Lenten Devotional

Check out this amazing resource to support you through our Lenten series: Release. Take part in daily spiritual practices that equip you in encountering forgiveness in all kinds of ways.

Prayer Beads Workshop

Click the video on the left to join author Kristen E. Vincent for a workshop on the significance of prayer beads, how to use them as a daily spiritual practice, and a tutorial on how to make a set of your own. Not sure you want to make your own? That's okay! Visit Kristen's shop to buy a pre-made set!

"The Passionate Journey of Lent"

Forgiveness is at the heart of our faith, of Lent, of Easter, and yet it is deeply challenging and also very possible. Intro to the series and to forgiveness in at least three directions: God forgives us. We forgive others, and others forgive us.

Matthew 5:1-12; Matthew 18:21-22

 

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz, Princeton

Rev. Skitch Matson, Kingston

"Feel the Pain"

As we are honest with the pain of our brokenness (that others wrought on us or that we wrought on others), we can be free to feel the feelings of being poor in spirit, and mourn what has happened, knowing that the Kingdom of Heaven is with us, that God is with us and is sparking hope that forgiveness may come.

Matthew 5:1-12

 

Emma Worrall, Princeton

Pastora Ashley Gonzalez, Kingston

"Thirst for Righteousness"

Sometimes a yearning for forgiveness comes from a hunger and thirst for righteousness. We feel an innate sense that our world isn’t as it should be, and this hunger reminds us that the Holy Spirit is inviting us to participate in transforming our communities.

Matthew 5:1-12

 

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz, Princeton

Rev. Skitch Matson, Kingston

"Seeing Through God's Eyes"

Releasing those who wounded us from our inner prison of resentment sets us free as well. We receive mercy by being merciful. As healed beings, we begin to see our wounders through God’s eyes and sense the presence of God’s splendor within ourselves.

Matthew 5:1-12

 

Alex Hoshino, Princeton

Rev. Skitch Matson, Kingston

"Living as Whole Persons

Among the Unreconciled"

The word “peace” (”shalom”) does not mean the opposite of conflict. It means wholeness, well-being, a deep and energized harmony of body and soul. What does it mean to live as a whole person? Sometimes it may mean facing the painful truth that we’ve wounded others, that we may be standing in the way of others connecting to God.

Matthew 5:1-12

 

Rev. Skitch Matson, Princeton

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz, Kingston

"A Singing, Shining Enemy"

On Palm Sunday Jesus enters Jerusalem as hero to some, enemy to others,

and his passion and forgiveness reach a penultimate expression as he

moves toward the cross.

Matthew 5:1-12; Matthew 21:1-11

 

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz, Princeton

Emma Worrall, Kingston