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Influencing Liberation

Message Title: Influencing LiberationTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Philemon 1:1-21Scripture Reading: Luke 14:25-33RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; Deuteronomy 30:15-20;Psalm 1; Philemon 1:1-21; Luke 14:25-33Focus: Paul used his influence to help liberate an enslaved man.Function: To embrace our role in mercy.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 14:25-33 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. Turning … Continue reading Influencing Liberation

Faith in Surplus

Message Title: Faith in SurplusTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Scripture Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14Focus: Faith requires hospitality with genuine motivations.Function: To celebrate our blessings and surplus without holding onto them like a security blanket. … Continue reading Faith in Surplus

Faith Without Control

Message Title: Faith Without ControlTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 12:18-29;Scripture Reading: Luke 13:10-17 Jesus is lord of sabbath (he is the priest)RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17Focus: God is in charge of creation’s cleansing & restoration. Function: To release our need to control the Gospel and … Continue reading Faith Without Control

Faith in Persecution

Message Title: Faith in PersecutionTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 11:29-12:2; (we are not persecuted)Scripture Reading: Luke 12:49-56RCL Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19; Jeremiah 23:23-29;Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56Focus: God’s faithful servants were steadfast regardless of their circumstance.Function: To embrace the uncomfortable messiness of faith and walking the redemption journey.Other Notes: faith practiced … Continue reading Faith in Persecution

Faith in Waiting

Message Title: Faith in WaitingTheme: FaithSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16Scripture Reading: Genesis 15:1-6RCL Scripture: Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40Focus: Abraham had faith in God to fulfill God’s promises.Function:  To release our need to be people of certainty in stoic answers and find the … Continue reading Faith in Waiting

Maternity photo shoot

Thank you Tatym Green for getting some sweet photos of us before Baby comes! Feel free to enjoy the humor told through these photos. If you can’t tell, I’m deeply in love with my husband and overwhelmingly excited about our baby! There is a post about the progress of our pregnancy that I update regularly.

The Value of a Label

Message Title: The Value of a LabelTheme: Active FaithSeason: EasterMain Text: *Acts 9:36-43;Scripture Reading: John 10:22-30RCL Scripture: *Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30Focus: Faith in Jesus is more about actions than words. Function: To put our actions where our words are by holding nothing back in our faith for Christ. Other Notes: MOTHER’S … Continue reading The Value of a Label

Franny the Queen Bee

not how I thought today would start… Franny (St Frances, aka Queen Fran aka Franny Bannany) is not ok. A trip to the vet has concluded that her quality of life isn’t great and it’s time for good byes. we’re loving on her today and grieving while we make plans. this sweet girl came into … Continue reading Franny the Queen Bee

The Blind Side- Turn the Other Cheek

Message Title:  The Blind Side- Turn the Other CheekTheme: Active FaithSeason: EasterMain Text: *Acts 9:1-20Scripture Reading: John 21:1-19RCL Scripture: *Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19Focus:  God doesn’t give up. Function:  to find pathways for restoration, redemption, and reconciliation that are guided by God’s Spirit. Other Notes: COMMUNION SUNDAY| STORIES OF ACTIVE FAITH … Continue reading The Blind Side- Turn the Other Cheek

Can A Story Change Your Life?

Message Title: Can A Story Change Your Life?Theme: Active Faith (St francis quote about preaching the gopsel at all times)Season: EasterMain Text: *Acts 5:27-32;Scripture Reading: John 20:19-31RCL Scripture: *Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31Focus:  The knowledge of the Resurrected Jesus is transformative. Function:  To align our priorities and loyalties with Christ … Continue reading Can A Story Change Your Life?

Easter Sunday

Message Title:Theme: EasterSeason: EasterMain Text:  All Scripture ReadingsScripture Reading: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12RCL Scripture: *Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12Focus: Jesus resurrected for all people to be invited to the family of God. Function:  To be … Continue reading Easter Sunday

Good Friday

Welcome & Instructions: Thank you for joining us this evening. Our previous gathering was last night for Maundy Thursday where we left the place in candle light. Tonight, the room will get even darker. Readers will come and read a passage then extinguish candles.The room will grow dark as we progress through the story of … Continue reading Good Friday

Palm Sunday

Message Title:Theme: Holy WeekSeason: Palm SundayMain Text: Luke 19:28-40Scripture Reading: Luke 19:28-40; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Isaiah 50:4-9aRCL Scripture: Psalm 31:9-16; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Luke 19:28-40; Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49; Philippians 2:5-11Focus: Jesus enters Jerusalem and God keeps God’s promises. Function: To form a celebratory heart for Holy Week. Other Notes: … Continue reading Palm Sunday

Labels and Identities

Message Title:  Labels and IdentitiesTheme: A Season for GrowingSeason: LentMain Text: Philippians 3:4b-14Scripture Reading: John 12:1-8RCL Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8Focus: Christ is the foundation of our identity.Function:  To redefine the labels we use to build our identity and our mission.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: John 12:1-8 Six days before Passover, Jesus … Continue reading Labels and Identities

 A Bee By Any Other Name Would Sting

Message Title:  A Bee By Any Other Name Would StingTheme: A Season of GrowingSeason:  LentMain Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21Scripture Reading: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 RCL Scripture: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32Focus:  The blessing of being in the family of God transforms our behavior. Function:  To recognize our role as ambassadors NOT … Continue reading  A Bee By Any Other Name Would Sting

Fancy Words & Family Trees

Message Title: Fancy Words & Family Trees Theme: A Season of Growing Season: Lent Main Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Scripture Reading: Luke 13:1-9 RCL Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9 Focus: Jesus and Paul want to see people transformed by their faith. Function: To release our grip on heritage or fancy prayers … Continue reading Fancy Words & Family Trees

Can new life grow from ashes? – Ash Wednesday

Opening Song: Great Are You Lord by All Sons & Daughters Closing Song: Dry Bones by Lauren Daigle Message Title: Can new life grow from ashes? Theme:  Ash WednesdaySeason: LentMain Text:  Ezekiel 37:1-14Scripture Reading: invite others to read as a spiritual practice this weekRCL Scripture: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; … Continue reading Can new life grow from ashes? – Ash Wednesday

When Opposites Repel

Message Title:  When Opposites Repel Theme: A Season of GrowthSeason: LentMain Text: Philippians 3:17-4:1;Scripture Reading: Luke 13:31-35;RCL Scripture: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35; Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)Focus:  Paul and Jesus test the allegiance of their audience. Function: To choose to align ourselves with God or to align ourselves with the world.Other Notes: … Continue reading When Opposites Repel

Do the Roots Run Deep?

Message Title: Do the Roots Run Deep?Theme: Lent: A Season of GrowingSeason: LentMain Text: Romans 10:8b-13Scripture Reading: Luke 4:1-13RCL Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13Focus: Paul coaches the romans to root their faith in belief in Jesus.Function:  To take time to remember WHY we believe in Jesus. Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: … Continue reading Do the Roots Run Deep?

Is It Contagious?

Message Title: Is It Contagious? Theme: TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY Season: Epiphany Main Text: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Scripture Reading: All RCL Scripture: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36 Focus: Paul connects Moses’ transfiguration with our faith transformation. Function: to open ourselves up to the transformation possibilities brought from a relationship with God through spiritual … Continue reading Is It Contagious?

It’s Alive!

Message Title: It’s Alive!Theme: “Here Is the Church” 1 Corinthians seriesSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50;Scripture Reading: Luke 6:27-38RCL Scripture: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38Focus: Paul speaks of the resurrection of our bodies.Function: To allow questions to remain unanswered while being filled with a focus on our … Continue reading It’s Alive!

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