We gather here together on this Thursday chapel service in the spirit of the principles that we believe in.
We gather here together in the spirit of acceptance and in the worth and dignity of those around us as well as ourselves.
We gather here together in the spirit of community.
And as a woman, a lesbian, and a transwoman, I am grateful to be welcomed here as I am. Whether you are a guest, a student, or a member of the faculty, I hope that whoever you are; wherever you are on your life’s journey; know that you are welcome here.
43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ 46Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’
18 A certain ruler asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 19Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 20You know the commandments: “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honour your father and mother.” ’ 21He replied, ‘I have kept all these since my youth.’ 22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ 23But when he heard this, he became sad; for he was very rich.
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
All: Thanks be to God.
“I Choose Love”
Bishop John Schol
Sacrament of Holy Communion
What racial, cultural, theological, or other social concerns prevent you from having courageous conversations about gender and sexuality?
“Draw the Circle Wide”