This Sunday we continue to experiment with our practice of FEASTING together, as a we put some of our Salt House Core Practices into practice – gathering around tables, because good and sacred things happen when we eat together. Join us at the table as we hear Jesus' question asked of us: Who do you say that I am?
Questions are often the catalysts that lead to transformation in us and how we experience our world. Yet so often we don't have the time, space, bandwidth, courage to form and face big questions. This Sunday Pastor Sara invites us to make space to form our questions. What are the questions you are carrying?
Jesus was Jewish - and our experience as Jesus-followers is deepened beyond measure when we make room to listen to the stories, experiences and teaching of our Jewish friends. This Sunday, we welcome back Rabbi Ted Falcon as we turn to parts of the Creation Story in Genesis (and one of God's questions found there), letting our questions form (and form us), together.
During our First Sunday Feast Pastor Sara invites us to consider the story of Zaccheus. As Jesus extends the invitation to eat with this less-than-respected man, we have to ask ourselves some questions about who is invited to the table.
We dive more fully into our summer series FORM!NG QUE?TIONS. This week, we turn our attention to the psalms as we spend some intentional time listening for God in scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina.
Sister Liz Colver shares part of her story inviting us into the risky and vulnerable space where we are both known and come to know one another more deeply.
Our summer series FORM!ING QUE?TIONS kicks off with our series trailers, some orienting information, a bit of Pastor Sara's story, and an eye-opening perspective on the Moses + Burning Bush text found in Exodus 3.
Every Pentecost Sunday, which falls 50 days after Easter, churches around the world read this weird text from Acts 2. It is such a beautiful opportunity for us in this modern moment to reflect on what the heck the Holy Spirit is and what it is about and why this matters for us, today.
Pastor Sara takes some time to set us up for our annual meeting. And while this particular sermon is about how we can engage in our meeting, it's also the posture we take for the vitality and community life at Salt House!
Pastor Sara invites us to consider the importance of servant leadership as we hear from two new council nominees, Macy and Linnea. Also, as we approach Memorial Day Weekend, we look toward the practice of sabbath as there will be no gathering at Salt House that Sunday.
The Jesus-story teaches us about our universal rhythm of Deaths & Resurrections: that we, as God's Beloveds, must always move toward those who are suffering.
Amanda Phillips, our Meals Team Leader invites us into how we understand hospitality, eating together, and the presence of God - especially with the stranger.
Guess what? Easter isn’t over. In fact: death and resurrection is the way of things, so we’re spending the next few weeks experiencing this on Sunday mornings. Today, we engage with the story of "Doubting Thomas."
What's up with Easter? Why is it such a big deal? Is Jesus' resurrection miracle, myth, or both? Or maybe the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus points us to a deeper truth about our shared humanity and the goodness of God.
STORIES MATTER! That is one of our core practices at Salt House: hearing and sharing our stories together. Today we engage in our final prayer practice (intercession) through Sarah Urie's Salt House Story.
Our culture doesn’t know what to do with tears and the complexity of emotions that fuel them: most often anger, sadness, and disappointment. This Sunday we explore what we can do through the prayer practice of lament. Lament is an often neglected vocabulary in our lives that uniquely accesses and expresses the deep sighs and griefs of our lives and world. Join the experience Sunday, on our journey through Lent, together.
The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you. -David Lynch.
This Sunday’s Lenten prayer practice is meditation. Do you know the well-documented and widespread benefits of meditation? Whether meditation is new to you or a regular practice, join us Sunday as we make space to grow in awareness – and become more and more ourselves – through three forms of meditation.
When it comes to prayer, practicing prayer doesn’t make perfect but it does have the powerful potential to change the way we think, live, and love. We take time to explore and pray together by engaging with the practice of fasting. Fasting uniquely equips us and grows us through the process of emptying and ceasing.
How do we connect with God through the physicality of our bodies? Sunday, we explore this with special guest Karen Ullery, who will lead us into simple, grounding practices of prayer that involve our hands, our feet, our breath – practices we can do throughout our week to release stress and connect with our God who is with us, always.
Lent begins with a question - WHO AM I? Pastor Sara invites us into the Lenten journey of self discovery and goodness of God's blessing in our lives this season.
What do you know of Islamic prayer? This Sunday, we welcome Omer Iqbal from M.A.P.S. (Muslim Association of Puget Sound) to deepen our understanding and experience of Islamic prayer. In our conversation on PRAYER, we welcome this chance to hear the voice of our Muslim neighbors.
Omer works for Microsoft, is a husband and dad, and chairs the Interfaith and Outreach Committee for M.A.P.S, a team focused on fostering conversation and relationship outside the Muslim community.
What does it look like to pray for healing in a progressive community? Pastor Sara explores this question with the Salt House community and invites us to engage in a guided practice of healing prayer.
Our PRAYER series continues as we welcome Pastor Chris Ode to Salt House. Chris currently serves as the pastor at Living Stones Prison Congregation in Shelton, WA and is preaching on what it looks like to pray as someone and as a community that is incarcerated.
Into our conversation on prayer, this Sunday we turn our attention to one of the great poets and prophets of our time, Mary Oliver, who died this past week. In her work, she wove together nature, beauty and Spirit - poetry as prayer.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
"When Jews Pray" is an introduction to the evolving world of Jewish prayer. Beginning with the call to Blessing, an affirmation of Oneness, and an opening to Love, and flowing into prayers of Praise, Petition, and Thanksgiving. Rabbi Ted shares the spiritual dimensions of ancient words.
As we contemplate the story of the Magi who visited Jesus after his birth, we begin to see that our experience of Christmas extends far beyond a one-night celebration with candles. Epiphany is a season of light, and as the light continues to grow with the changing of the seasons, we turn our hearts and minds to the practice of prayer - our series focus for this winter season.
Pastor Sara preaches a Christmas Eve sermon about the hope in the darkness: God with us - even here.
Our Advent series, DETOUR: When Life Gets in the Way, leads us into the detours both Elizabeth and Mary faced in the months leading up to Jesus' birth (Luke 1). Like these two women, what can we hope for and anticipate in our own detour times?