Life Apps

Life apps are short texts and reflections to spur member mission on a weekly basis. Each week, we offer a reflection and several quotes. To read the entire week's entry, click on its title.

Life App for the Week of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/12/18 to 8/18/18

A way to live in the mission field of church life and outreach: The church centers in Jesus for bread to meet the hunger of everyone.  Based on John 6:35, 41-51(see a retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, 8/12/18.  Some of the crowd of […]

Life App for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, 8/5/18 to 8/11/18

A way to live in the mission field of your spiritual health: Follow Jesus’ way of love and justice and you will have food and drink for your spirit.  Based on John 6:24-35 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, 8/5/18.  The […]

Life App for the Week of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/29/18 to 8/4/18

A way to live in the mission field of leisure: See your leisure time, your play time, or your rest time, as also time when God feeds and cares for you. Based on John 6:1-21(see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/29/18.  […]

Life App for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/22/18 to 7/28/18

[The writer is away but will return next week.  Write your own life; hints follow.] Read Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 in your favorite translation or in the The Message by Eugene Peterson.  Meditate, before and after you read, about your life app in this week’s mission field of the wider world (from living with current social […]

Life App for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/15/18 to 7/21/18

A way to live in the mission field of the community: Avoid promising too much to someone who pleases you. Based on Mark 6:14-19 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/15/18. Herod hears of the works of Jesus and his disciples.  […]

Life App for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 7/8/18 to 7/14/18

A way to live a mission in your daily work (paid or volunteer): Do you work well even if others do not value it.  Based on Mark 6:1-13 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 7/8/18. Jesus and his disciples come to […]

Life App for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 7/1/18 to 7/7/18

A way to live a mission in your home and with your friends: Begin learning about healing prayer with a sore throat; put a hand on your throat and pray, “Lord, heal my sore throat.”  Based on Mark 5:21-43 (see a readable retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the […]

Life App for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 6/24/18 to 6/30/18

A way to live a mission in your church’s life and its outreach: When it is hard to take on the evil forces in this world, trust God to work through and with you to overcome the evil forces.  Based on Mark 4:35-41 (see retelling); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the […]

Life App for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 6/17/18 to 6/23/18

A way to live a mission in your spiritual health: Be patient with your own spiritual growth in being loving and just; it will come slowly but surely.  Based on Mark 4:26-34 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary to the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 6/17/18.  The kingdom of God […]

Life App for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, 6/10/18 to 6/16/18

A way to live a mission in your leisure time: Loving and fair activities in leisure time empower you to return to your regular responsibilities refreshed and eager to make life better for yourself and all others and free of selfish or exploitative actions. Based on Mark 3:20-35(see retelling below); a reading that comes from […]