Resurrection, not Resuscitation
Looking to the sacred text of John’s gospel, and the sacred text of creation, Pastor Megan ponders resurrection as not only a powerful Way of Life, but specifically as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic and begin our journey of return to incarnational community together. Bear witness to the powerful witness of fireweed at Lawetlat’la (name given by the indigenous Cowlitz people for the mountain many know as Mt. Saint Helens), regeneration of a renewed landscape of life, and the resilience of creation. [Sermon begins at 19:42]
Megan M Ramer
Summer-Ordinary Time 2021
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish
- Call to worship adapted Nancy Townley at Ministry Matters
- Prayers adapted from Nancy Townley at Ministry Matters
- Blessing our Offerings: Donate
- “Hybrid Church: A Way Forward for Leaders,” The Rev. Tim Schenck, 2021.
- Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, adrienne maree brown, AK Press, 2017.
- Lawetlat’la / Mount St. Helens: Reflections from 30 years later (from Andrea Thompson, Live Science), and 40 years later (from Warren Corwall interviewing Charlie Crisafulli, Science magazine), about fireweed from the ashes (from Christian Science Monitor), from NPS, and amazing aerial images from NASA
- Image: “Regeneration at Lawetlat’la (Cowlitz name for Mount St. Helens),” taken by Megan Ramer, May 2021
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- Now the Green Blade Rises, Music: French Traditional, Words: James Clemens. © 2001
- You’ve Got a Place at the Welcome Table. words and music: Joel Raney. © 2019 Hope Publishing Company
- Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God. Words: Romans 8. Music: James E. Clemens, © 2008 James E. Clemens
- Tuma Mina. Words and Music: Traditional South African