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 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 […]

Life App for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 6/3/18 to 6/9/18 

A way to live a mission in the wider world: Change laws that work hardships on other people  Based on Mark 2:23—3-6 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 6/3/18.  [Mark tells two stories from Jesus’ early ministry of his conflict with the religious […]

Life App for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18 to 6/2/18

A way to live a mission in your community: In your community, accept changes that work toward making community life more caring and fair.  Life App for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18  Based on John 3:1-17 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for Trinity Sunday, 5/27/18.  [Nicodemus is a serious inquirer […]

Life App for Pentecost, 5/20/18 to  5/26/18

A way to live a mission in your work: In your work be as competent as you can and call for the Spirit’s help in every action.  Based on John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15(see retelling below); a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Pentecost, 5/20/18.  [Jesus and the disciples are at their last meal together.]  The […]

Life App for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, 5/13/18 to 5/19/18

A way to live a mission in your home and with your friends: Be loving and fair at home and with your friends because being loving and fair are God’s ways with us.  Life App for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, 5/13/18  Based on John 17:6-9 (see retelling below); a reading comes from the Revised […]

Life App for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 5/6/18 to 5/12/18

A way to live a mission in your church life and outreach: Be ready to give of yourself to enable you congregation to serve some marginal group in your community.  Based on John 15:9-17; a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 5/6/18. [Jesus continues teaching his disciples at what […]