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 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 […]

Life App for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 4/29/18 to 5/5/18

A way to live a mission for your spiritual health: Keep following Jesus and his teaching for a way of life that helps us all.  Based on John 15:1-8 (see retelling below)  Life App for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 4/29/18  This reading comes from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, […]

Life App for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 4/22/18 to 4/28/18

A way to live a mission in your leisure: Even in your leisure, risk loss of any kind to stay close to the ones you love.  Based on John 10:11-18, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 4/22/18. Jesus says that the good shepherd is one who lays down […]

Life App for the Third Sunday of Easter, 4/15/18 to 4/21/18 

A way to live a mission in your community: Receive power to proclaim forgiveness for all wrong in community life; being forgiven frees us from guilt to move on to making communities more loving and just—as always with God’s help.  Based on Luke 24:36b-48 (see retelling below)  Life App for the Third Sunday of Easter, […]

Life App for the week of the Second Sunday of Easter, 4/8/18 to 4/14/18 

A way to live a mission in your community: See the loving and just events and people in your community as God’s work and support and join both the events and people.  Based on John 20:19-31  Life App for the week of the Second Sunday of Easter, 4/8/18 to 4/14/18  A way to live a […]

Life App for Easter Day and the week of Easter, 4/1/18 to 4/7/18 

A way to live a mission in your work (paid or volunteer): While you can expect to meet Jesus in your daily work, he will not appear in normal human form.  Based on John 20:1-18 (see below) Life App for Easter Day and the week of Easter, 4/1/18 to 4/7/18  A way to live a mission […]

Life App for the week of the Sixth Sunday in Lent, 3/25/18 to 3/31/18  

A way to live a mission in your church and its outreach:  As a church member, work peacefully with others, do not try to over-power them.  Based on Mark 11:1-11  A way to live a mission in your church and its outreach based on Mark 11:1-11, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the […]