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 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 […]

Life App for the week of the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3/18/18 to 3/24/18  

A way to live a mission in spiritual health: Concerning whomever or whatever you pray for, be confident that God’s way of love and justice will overcome all that resists it. Based on John 12:20-33 A way to live a mission in spiritual health based on John 12:20-33, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary […]

Life App for the week of the Fourth Sunday in Lent, 3/11/18 to 3/17/18

A way to live a mission in your leisure time:  In play time, choose the light of caring and being fair; not the dark of cheating and playing only to win.  Based on John 3:14-21  A way to live a mission in your leisure time based on John 3:14-21, a reading from the Revised Common […]

Life App for the week of the Third Sunday in Lent, 3/4/18 to 3/10/17

A way to live a mission in the wider world:    Be ready to change destructive ways of life for ways that build life up—with God’s help.    Based on John 2:13-22    A way to live a mission in the wider world based on John 2:13-22, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for the week of the Second Sunday in Lent, 2/25/18 to 3/3/18

A way to live a mission in your community:  Serve and help your community in Jesus’ way of caring and being fair; do not exploit or be hard on its members by being greedy or hard of heart.  Based on Mark 8:31-39  A way to live a mission in your community on Mark 8:31-39, a […]