Reverend Melora Lynngood – On this first Sunday back from parental leave, Rev. Melora introduces the co-ministers’ preaching theme for the year (through June, 2013), “Living our Mission: Growing in Spirit.”. Our mission has four parts: growing in spirit, supporting one another in compassion, seeking enrichment through diversity, and healing our world. This year, we focus on growing in spirit, and look at how spiritual growth might ground, inspire, and inform our work on the other parts of our mission. This sermon will begin the conversation.