Airing Our Dirty Laundry
Looking at Jeremiah 13: 1-11, guest speakers Rev. Debbie Eisenbise and Rev. Bobbi Dykema reflect on the convergence of Yom Kippur with our service on the 27th, and call us to confession. What might we as 21st century folks who call North America home have in common with 6th-century folks in Judea, being called to account by a performance-artist prophet while the Babylonian army breathes down their necks? How did they, and we, do some fearless moral inventory work in the face of a variety of existential threats? We come before God as individuals, a church, a nation, a people, looking squarely at who we are knowing God values our integrity and meets us with mercy.The sermon concludes with a call to confession. You are invited to continue on in silence in God’s presence after the sermon ends.Pastor Debbie is a spiritual director and end-of-life doula currently serving as interim pastor at the Goshen City Church of the Brethren (IN) and Pastor Bobbi is serving the Springfield (IL) First Church of the Brethren. They are both members of the pastoral team of the Living Stream Church of the Brethren meeting online for 9 years at www.livingstreamcob.org.