Monthly Archives: September 2014

Adding a little pink to the rainbow

On September 25 I found myself sporting a little pink at Westin Hotel in downtown Kansas City. Why? I, together with Joanna Harader, Stephanie Krehbiel, and Sarah Klaassen (pictured here) presented several documents to Mennonite Church Executive Board. Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Was the retreat a hoot?! You tell me!

Our 2014  church retreat began on Saturday September 20. As we registered our retreat leaders Paul Rudy and Lana Maree asked us to write down our favorite sound. I saw people write the following: Trains (close and far away, mainly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Taking the ouch out of touch

We will continue our worship series on “Sensing God” this Sunday. Sunday’s sense is TOUCH.  How do we draw the holy into life through touch? Or we might ask: How is the holy in life stolen or destroyed as a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Oh that we would recognize…

Luke 19:41 makes me ache every time I read it: As he [Jesus] came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If  you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Marjorie Jantz and stained glass ceilings

Today I am remembering MARJORIE JANTZ who died Friday September 12. Marjorie will be remembered for her calm, wise, confident, and thoughtful nature. Marjorie loved Rainbow and regularly prayed for this church. Marjorie was also committed to the church defined … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

“This is going to be a hoot”

Ten reasons to sign up for all or part of the church retreat the weekend of September 20-21. 1. We will be writing and recording a song with internationally-known composer Paul Rudy and educator Lana Maree. Paul thinks this song … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sounds, silence and the search for God

I’m working with the sense of sound/hearing this week and the ways we employ and celebrate that sense in our search for the Divine. Obviously not all of us hear or hear to the same degree. To that end, I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments