Rivers of the Bible – Week 2

This Sunday we’ll be hosting our annual Outdoor Summer Worship – under the maple trees at the home of Steve Smith and Mary Lynn O’Shea, a few doors south of the church (you can park at the church and walk over).

Rivers of the Bible week 2 – Moses and the Nile

Moses found in the river. Fresco from the Dura-Europos synagogue, Syria, 244–255 CE

Rivers of the Bible – 2019 Sermon Series

Join us this Sunday, 8/18 at 10am as we commence with our 2019 summer sermon series on the topic of the “Rivers of the Bible.” A follow up to studies on Birds, Trees, and Clouds, for the next 6 weeks we’ll be continuing with our “Field Guide” approach to the Bible.This Week: Genesis and the Rivers of Paradise … “And a river went out of Eden, to water the garden…” Genesis 2:10

“The Four Rivers of Paradise,” from the illuminated homilies of James of Kokkinobaphos, 12th century, Constantinople (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Christmas Eve – Candlelight Service – 5pm

grandma moses christmasGrandma Moses, Christmas, 1958, oil and tempera on pressed wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Clouds of the Bible 6 – Jesus Rays

“When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” – Acts 1: 9

ascension image

“Jesus’s Ascension,”  by Woonbo Kim Ki-chang

Clouds of the Bible 5 – Cloud of Witnesses

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” -Hebrews 12:1


Sky Above Clouds II, 1963, Georgia O’Keeffe

Clouds of the Bible 4 – The Dust of God’s Feet

“God’s way is in whirlwind and storm,
    and the clouds are the dust of God’s feet.” – Nahum 1:3

Storm at Sea circa 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

JMW Turner, Storm at sea (1824)

Clouds of the Bible 3 – Cloud of Unknowing

“As they found themselves buried in the cloud, they became deeply aware of God.” – Luke 9: 34 (The Message)

Cloud Study 1822 by John Constable 1776-1837

Cloud Study, John Constable, 1822