4-17-2016: Organic Religion


Scripture readingJohn 15:1-101 Corinthians 12:12-14, 19-27

This Sunday we focus on the church, small “c” and capital “C”, understanding it, as Paul writes in his letters, as the Body of Christ. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ means that humanity has been organically bound together forever, in an endlessly mysterious and endlessly life-giving way. It is the task of the Church and of individual Christians to testify to this to those who do not yet know of it. This aspect of the Gospel brings special joy to those who have striven to be faithful members of the Body of Christ and yet have experienced the pain of conflict and division, seemingly within the very Body. But the life of the Body of Christ continues and grows and deepens, thanks be to God. See you Sunday!


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Reverend Jeff Utter Reverend "During this time of pastoral transition, we welcome Reverend Jeff Utter, who will begin officiating Sunday services starting April 3. Rev. Dr. Jeff Utter has been a UCC minister since 1968, and in 1990 he was granted ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has enjoyed a varied career, having been the settled pastor of three UCC congregations, and the interim pastor of four UCC and five Disciples congregations."