Sunday, February 22, 2015

What have we witnessed here today?

Luke 10:25-42 Good Samaritan

 A Song of Faith states, "Through word, music, art, and sacrament, in community and in solitude, God changes our lives, our relationships, and our world." We will explore the parable of the Good Samaritan through story, through communion and through word, music and art and like the people in the story we are called to witness to the Spirit working amongst us in ways that we wouldn't expect. God indeed changes our lives. How has God changed yours? How has God changed the life of this congregation?

This was a Whole Family Worship service, and thus there was no formal sermon.
We invited the congregation to explore the story of the Good Samaritan through storytelling and art.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Brokenness unveiled, bears witness to beauty.

Luke 9:28-45 Transfiguration & healing
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Act with great boldness "But they did not understand this saying and they were afraid to ask him about this saying." We, like the disciples, suffer from an addiction to certainty and satisfaction and the pursuit of happiness. It is time to break this addiction, it is time get out of the way of the Spirit and allow the church, ourselves and our faith to be transfigured. Let us engage our story of faith through the practice and discipline of prayer and the arts and unveil our brokenness and create beauty in our suffering.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Amazement and Compassion

Luke 7:1-17 Centurion's slave and Widow's son

Jesus found the centurion`s faith amazing and he was moved to compassion by the plight of the widow. His experience of the world around him shaped his response to the people he met. Thus today we would rightly wonder, What did the world look like to Jesus? What was it like to look at people through his eyes? What does the world look like to us today when we see it with the vision of Christ? How would the "God's-eye" point of view shape our response to life?

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sabbath Grace

Luke 6:1-16 Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

The religion of the Scribes and the Pharisees had become dogmatic and legalistic and thus, for many, hard-hearted and empty. And so, for many, there was refreshing vitality in Jesus' new vision of a gracious gospel and and open heart. Similarly today, we hear from people who are pleasantly surprised to find a church that is truly life-giving. So many in our world today still think that religion should be rigid, dogmatic, and dictatorial. How do we live the new vision? How do we state our truth clearly and engage the ones who will follow?

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