The Church of the Crowded Table

This is the church of the crowded table
Our elbows bump, we whisper apology
And murmur absolution, and
Receive community and offer it to
The person next to us

The crowded table is an open table
Whoever you are
Whomever you love
All genders, all cultures
With whatever spirituality that guides you
All who are … read more.

Faith Development 11.23 to 11.29.20

There are no Religious Education classes this Sunday, 11/29

Be sure to pick up your PreK Activity Box for December if you registered for one. You may pick up on Sunday, 11/29 from 1 to 2, or on Saturday, 12/5 between 9 & 10 AM.

Faith Development … read more.

Grumbling Gratitude

I am not a fan of forced gratitude and have even preached about it. I’ve pointed out if that if we make a cult out of gratitude, we establish denial its chief sacrament.

But you know, some years break the rules. And 2020, with … read more.

Faith Development 11.16 to 11.22.20

Winter Speech Choir

On December 13, the worship will be a winter speech choir with participants of all ages invited to contribute to the video. If you are interested in reading, or just holding up some very important signs for the camera, please fill out the … read more.

Patience

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. The last Friday the 13th was March 13. The Live Oak Board and I had just sent out a letter that we would be moving to virtual services after that weekend. Even then, we thought it would be short-lived. We … read more.

Faith Development 11.9 to 11.15.20

Live Oak Pet Memorial Garden (created 11/8/2020)

Winter Speech Choir

On December 13, the worship will be a winter speech choir with participants of all ages invited to contribute to the video. If you are interested in reading, or just holding up some very important signs for … read more.

Live Oak Members Speak Up for Non-Discrimination

Live Oak members of all ages attended the October 22 meeting of the Leander ISD school board meeting to voice their support for non-discrimination language to be added to LISD’s policies. During the citizen’s comments section, Rev. Joanna and Stephani Bercu addressed the school board. … read more.

Waiting

When you’re hit with a crisis
Where uncertainty fills the room
Like a giant balloon leaving
Little space for anything else

Slow down, move back
Narrow your vision so that
You can only see a few steps
In front of you

What will you do this next hour?
Make the coffee, feed the pets
Set … read more.

The Longest Week of the Longest Year

It’s Tuesday, November 3, as I write this post. Election Day! I know many of you voted early and some will stand in line to vote today. Some of you will glue yourselves to the screen today (or for the following days) watching results come … read more.

Faith Development 11.2 to 11.8.20

Winter Speech Choir

On December 13, the worship will be a winter speech choir with participants of all ages invited to contribute to the video. If you are interested in reading, or just holding up some very important signs for the camera, please fill out the … read more.