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Peace Like a River | Women’s Book Club

Sunday, January 11 – Our next book will be Peace like a River by Lief Enger In Enger’s first novel, young Reuben Land has little doubt that miracles happen all around us, suspecting that his own father is touched by God. When his older brother flees a controversial murder charge, Reuben, along with his older sister and father, set off on a journey that will take them to the Badlands and through a landscape more extraordinary than they could have anticipated. Enger’s novel is at once a heroic quest and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world. Bring your lunch if you like, and we will eat before discussing the book. We’ll start at about 12:00, but […]

Advent 4: Sunday, December 21

Readings: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26  / Romans 16:25-27   /   Luke 1:26-38 Advent 4: In the last week of Advent we concentrate on love. The Gospel reading this week tells a story of love: the love of God in coming to earth through Mary’s womb in the form of baby—and Mary’s love for God which produced these renowned words: “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” But this love is daily challenged by what Brueggemann calls our neurotic need to secure our lives by increasing levels of multitasking. In the relentless pursuit of various commodities, we can’t even fully stop our frenetic activity to worship God. “Multitasking”, according to Brueggemann is “the drive […]