Sisters in Scripture
   

What is Sisters In Scripture?

Sisters in Scripture is all about making the scriptures alive and relevant today.  With every offering—bible studies, retreats or presentations, we enter into the scriptural story through the lens of various biblical characters—men and women, those who were there, who experienced what happened and were changed by it. 
 
Using both scholarship and creative imagination, we prayerfully engage the text to discover meaning for today and for our lives.  Our purpose is always to encounter our God in the Word and discover what meaning and direction that encounter holds for us. 
 
Often it is through the bystander, the one overlooked, that we can most readily enter a scriptural scene.  Thus, our early emphasis was on the women of scripture who frequently go unnoticed.  The cast of characters has expanded beyond that, however, and become "equal opportunity.”  Every bible story holds potential for this creative process.
 
 
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Randall
6/8/2018  Kathleen MacInnis Kichline

Friday it will be three months exactly; three months was how long they told him he had to live.  I will not know, of course, exactly when he goes.  We only met that one time.  
 
He’d come to Seattle for treatment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Center.  And now he wanted to go home, back to Arizona.  But here he was instead at our door.  A 2-hour bus ride had taken him north of the city in hopes of finding a last remaining elderly relative, only to discover she had died.  Then he landed briefly back in the local hospital and it was just a couple blocks walk from there to the church.  
 
He wanted anointing, the Sacrament of the Sick.  While we waited for the pastor to return, I invited him to my office and brought him a glass of water.  Grateful, he slumped into the chair, removed his cap, and quickly drank the glass of water.  He was tall, but bent, and thin, carrying too few pounds on his long frame.  He had two hospital bracelets on his bruised left wrist and though his skin was lined and ashen, his hair was still brown. His name was Randall and he was it turns out, just 51 years old.  
 
I remarked on his New York accent and yes, he was born in the Bronx. He’d been a NYC firefighter. He’d been in fact, one of the firefighters who’d responded on 9/11.  He did not offer the information easily, but church walls have a way of opening folks up.  It all came out.  His station had responded that day and they had all rushed into the north tower when his captain asked him and his buddy, Mike, to go back to the truck for a piece of equipment.  On their way out, they found a man in the stairwell with a broken leg and they’d carried him out.  Soon as they’d cleared a distance from the building, the plane hit.  Everyone else from their station was lost.  He and Mike and other firefighters spent the next several months pulling debris and parts of bodies from the ruins.  His voice broke and his eyes welled with tears.  "That man on the stairs was the only one we ever saved.”  
 
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Witnesses to Resurrection - Online Retreat 

What is Witnesses to Resurrection?
It is the Stations of the Resurrection.  As the Stations of the Cross help us connect with the Passion, the Stations of the Resurrection help us connect with Easter and the Risen Lord. Each week a different post-Resurrection appearance is featured and explored. 
What is an online retreat?
Like any retreat, an online retreat is an opportunity to set time aside to be with Jesus, to reflect on God’s Word, to consider God’s invitation in one’s own life and to be changed by that encounter. The only difference is it happens in your own home.
More information about Witnesses to Resurrection can be found on our Witnesses to Resurrection page. 

"This was the first time I feel I have really "done” Easter and was present to its mystery and gifts the entire season.”
– B. W., Seattle

    
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