Off lectionary as a response to Dallas and other shootings
Because of the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives, we can partner with God to turn toward love, mercy, unity even in difficult times as our country is grappling with the problems of race, guns and violence. This is a Christian response to shootings that occurred by police in LA and MN and on police in Dallas the week of July 4th, 2016. We do not have to live in fear and division. We can use this opportunity to learn about ourselves and reach out to those different from us and to learn from them. This is the work of Christ, bringing down dividing walls and ending hostility. And it is our call as well.
Rev. David Ivie, Pastor
We have a problem with race, guns and violence. This is a statement of fact but also a confession and a lament...
1 Kings 19:1-15a Elijah runs from Jezebel's threat and finds God in the sheer sound of silence
5th Sunday after Pentecost, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
We have options when it comes to dealing with difficult people, and we can do better than sitting around stewing and complaining about others. We can't change others but we can change the way we deal with others. Whether we leave, confront or ignore difficult people, God will find us and lead us in the faithful way, through earthquake, windstorm, fire, or even still small voice.
FPC Forney has a vital role to play in our community, an important voice at the table.
Rev. David Ivie
You might have heard about it on the interwebs or the news: First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine, Iowa (where I was pastor for 5 years before returning to Texas in 2012) made the news this past Sunday.[i] It made the news because