Author: Rev. Joanna

from “The Question Box”

Every June, we have a “Question Box” service, where I answer submitted questions in lieu of a sermon. The questions are great, and I never have time to answer all of them. For the next year, I will occasionally be answering some of these questions.

“What … read more.

Don’t be afraid of some change …

Our new church year begins this Sunday! We are back to two worship services, at 9 and 11 am, with faith development classes at 10 am.

And the order and some of the elements of our worship service change, too! We do this every year, … read more.

Coming Home

What does “home” mean to you?

For me, home is where I can exhale. I can relax. There is a certain level of feeling that here, I can be myself. And I have experienced that in some different places and circumstances.

One sort of odd place was … read more.

Offering Sabbath

On a local Facebook group focused on being inclusive, a
person asked a question about how everyone is taking care of themselves,
mentally. It is a question for our time – how to recover and refuel so that you
are able to continue fighting for justice and building … read more.

Live Oak Members Show Their PRIDE

Members and friends of Live Oak marched in the Austin 2019 Pride Parade on August 10. Cheers often broke out when viewers of the parade saw a church come into view! We are discussing future parade efforts, especially participating in the Cedar Park 4th … read more.

Balancing Contradictions

Every June, we have a “Question Box” service, where I answer submitted questions in lieu of a sermon. The questions are great, and I never have time to answer all of them. For the next year, I will occasionally be answering some of these questions.

Today’s … read more.

The Learning Clergy

Some of the books I’ll be studying this summer.

A Live Oaker was interested in my study leave, and what
kinds of things I’m doing during this time. Maybe you’re interested, too?

First thing, I’m finalizing the liturgical calendar – the
calendar of worship services – for the … read more.