When Jesus uses metaphors from the animal kingdom, what animal does he use to describe himself? You might think a lion. After all, religions have a long history of associating divinity with the powerful lion. But Jesus compares himself not with a powerful lion who devours his enemies, but with a hen who loves her chicks. Join is for more about Jesus’ transformation of our understanding of God today as we gather for worship!
Prelude – Jean Herrera Welcome – Pastor Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle - Michael Garcia and Raleen Hungate All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture Readings – Call to Worship One: God desires to gather us. All: She gathers us together. One: Her wings spread out before us. All: Her presence is all around us. One: To nurture is her nature. All: To mother is her gift. One: In her we find our justice. All: In her we find our peace. Amen. Children’s Moment Passing of the Peace Song: She Is, by Raleen Hungate Offering Prayers Sermon - God: Our Divine Mother Benediction May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26