Sunday, October, 22, 2017-Bible 101-“Jesus Walks on Water” at 11:30 a.m.
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Posts by Jon Wortmann

Why Meditate

Every Wednesday night in the Sanctuary, something changes. At 7 pm, a small group gathers to sit. Peter Martin who leads the service welcomes folks, reads scripture, and offers a brief spoken reflection. That lead in is to differentiate what happens next. We sit. That’s it. For twenty minutes we just sit. Why? Because when you find the power of stillness, that’s…

Why Las Vegas Happens

Las Vegas. Another tragedy. This is wrong. This is scary. What is this? This is a world where people of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds feel alone. We feel disenfranchised from our governments. We feel helpless confronting the daily problems of our lives. We too often don’t know what to do. We don’t know exactly why Stephen did what he did. I…

Do You Know God Is With You?

In the middle of the storm, if you know God is with you, you feel different than most of the people around you. The feeling is not an absence of fear. Fear pops up. It is not that doubt stops rearing its head. Doubt is there to remind you what matters. Sadness is an eternal experience, created to force us into rebuilding…

How to Help Houston

As the rains stop in Houston, the recovery is going to take years. What we learned from arriving in New Orleans 9 months after the storm, disaster of this size takes a generation. “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for” is the reminder in Hebrews 11. We hope for recovery and compassion as this disaster raises our consciousness of our interconnected…

A New Era of Learning

In the old days, to learn at church you came to worship or Bible study. You attended Sunday School or Confirmation class. This fall, learning at Pilgrim enters the next phase of church life. Institutions of all forms and sizes have been doing virtual learning for years. If you want to train on how to work kids, the Scouts of America have…

DC 2017 Day Five – The Finish Line

Are you generous? Our scripture yesterday was the parable of the mustard seed. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,” Jesus says. It is the tiniest of seeds until it grows. It grows into a tree big enough for birds. When I was 15 years old I went on my first mission trip to Conway, SC cleaning up after hurricane…

DC 2017 Day Four – The Final Countdown

Day #4: The Final Countdown In what way are you poor? We often think about the poor as those who have less. It’s the wrong frame. Poverty isn’t just a lack of financial resources; poverty is emptiness, ill health, and lonliness. I keep walking around the city seeing the men sleeping on benches. As we drive to our church site, there is…