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Comparison is a Thief

6/6/2021 Message Title: Comparison is a Thief Theme: Reruns & Glory Days Season: Ordinary Time Main Text: 1 Samuel 8 (Israel demands a king/Saul) Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 RCL Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) or Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130 or Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 Focus: Israel demands a king … Continue reading Comparison is a Thief

The Word Made Flesh

Message Title: The Word Made FleshTheme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: John 17:6-19Scripture Reading: Psalm 1RCL Scripture: *Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19Focus: Jesus prays for his disciples.Function: To engage with scripture academically and spiritually.Other Notes: Next week is Pentecost! SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 1 The truly happy person … Continue reading The Word Made Flesh

Tv survey thing

I saw this little TV survey while wandering the interwebs. I thought I would check it out and reflect on it. How LOW can you go? Lower than me??? My score is : ___ out of 100🤦🏼‍♀️ You never realize how much/little TV you watch until you fill out a list. Put a 💜 by … Continue reading Tv survey thing

What Friends Are For

Message Title: What Friends Are ForTheme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: John 15:9-17Scripture Reading: Psalm 98RCL Scripture: *Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17Focus: Jesus charges his disciples to act as friends. Function: To engage with the Chosen Family of God rather than divide.Other Notes: Mother’s Day SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm … Continue reading What Friends Are For

Palm Sunday: A Man with The Promised Plan

Message Title: A Man with The Promised PlanTheme: Holy WeekSeason: LentMain Text: Isaiah 42:1-9; 49:1-7; 50:4-9a; 52:13-53:12Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-11RCL Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 or Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 or Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)Focus: God promises deliverance through the Suffering Servant of Isaiah.Function: To believe in … Continue reading Palm Sunday: A Man with The Promised Plan

WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)

originally preached on 4/18/2021 Message Title: WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)Theme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: Luke 24:36b-48Scripture Reading: Psalm 4RCL Scripture: *Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48Focus: The resurrected Jesus reveals the truth through a snack. Function: To look for the physical redemption of creation and not just … Continue reading WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)

Prunes or Pruned?

Message Title: Prunes or Pruned?Theme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: John 15:1-8Scripture Reading: Psalm 22:25-31RCL Scripture: *Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8Focus: Jesus uses an analogy to prepare his disciples for his absence.Function: To reflect on the fruitfulness of our lives and prune off things that don’t help us … Continue reading Prunes or Pruned?

Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2021 at 6:30pm Instructions: sit in your quarantine groups. These are people you’re comfortable sharing food with, hugging, and sharing conversation. We will participate in the Maundy Thursday story together not only in action but in conversation. To get us started, I invite you to go around your table (introduce yourself if needed) … Continue reading Maundy Thursday

Easter Sunday: Unlikely Voices

Message Title: Unlikely VoicesTheme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EASTER!Main Text: John 20:1-18Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24RCL Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18; Mark 16:1-8Focus: Women were the first to witness the resurrectionFunction: To realize that God can use me and join the celebration of hope.Other Notes: … Continue reading Easter Sunday: Unlikely Voices

Is Christianity Stuck in the Past?

Message Title: Is Christianity stuck in the Past?Theme: Record Breakers & RedemptionSeason: LentMain Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34;Scripture Reading: John 12:20-33RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33Focus: God establishes a new covenant with his people.Function: To see the complexity of our faith and In the midst of our convictions, we can … Continue reading Is Christianity Stuck in the Past?

Promise Breakers & Weird Record Makers

Message Title: Promise Breakers & Weird Record MakersTheme: Record Breakers & RedemptionSeason: LentMain Text: Numbers 21:4-9Scripture Reading: John 3:14-21RCL Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21Focus: God keeps God’s promisesFunction: To stop wishing for Egypt and look forward to breaking cycles by stepping forward with GodOther Notes: Guinness Records in Indiana https://www.indystar.com/story/life/2014/10/09/guiness-book-world-records-hoosiers/16960841/Continue reading Promise Breakers & Weird Record Makers

Laws Made To Be Broken

Message Title: Laws Made to Be BrokenTheme: Record Breakers & RedemptionSeason: LentMain Text: Exodus 20:1-17;Scripture Reading: John 2:13-22RCL Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22Focus: God makes a covenant with Israel through Moses.Function: To separate ourselves from the legalism of religion and enter into the spiritual journey of a faith focused on … Continue reading Laws Made To Be Broken

Fancy Titles & Big Gestures

Message Title: Fancy Titles & Big GesturesTheme: Record Breakers & RedemptionSeason: LentMain Text: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16Scripture Reading: Mark 8:31-38RCL Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9Focus: God makes a covenant with Abram & Sarai and seals it with a sign.Function: To return God’s commitment with a commitment of our … Continue reading Fancy Titles & Big Gestures

Does God Break Promises?

Message Title: Does God Break Promises?Theme: Record Breakers & RedemptionSeason: LentMain Text: Genesis 9:8-17Scripture Reading: Mark 1:9-15RCL Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15Focus: God makes a covenant with all creation through Noah.Function: To set our minds for the season of lent and a renewed dependance on God.Other Notes: Guinness Records in … Continue reading Does God Break Promises?

Jesus Gets A Makeover

Originally Preached on Feb 14th, 2021 Message Title: Jesus Gets a MakeoverTheme: Flopped Inventions & New DiscoveriesSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Mark 9:2-10Scripture Reading: Psalm 50:1-6RCL Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9Focus: Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James, & John.Function: To acknowledge how we have changed the image of Jesus & Christianity … Continue reading Jesus Gets A Makeover

Silly food survey

“CAN I TAKE YOUR ORDER?” • STARBUCKS- venti iced caramel latte decalf w/ almond milk • SUBWAY – 6″ italian herb & cheese, chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese, ranch, spinach, green pepper, black olive, & tomato (but only if they look good) • McDonald’s – either a 2 cheese burger ketchup only w/ diet coke … Continue reading Silly food survey

God Invented Rest

Message Title: God Invented RestTheme: Flopped Inventions & New DiscoveriesSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Mark 1:29-39Scripture Reading: Psalm 147:1-11, 20cRCL Scripture: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39Focus: Amid Jesus’ ministry, he took time to rest.Function: To accept the gift of rest and find time to recharge our own metaphorical batteries.Other Notes: Alfred L … Continue reading God Invented Rest

Can We Really Know?

Service originally recorded on 1/24/2021 Message Title: Can We Really Know?Theme: Flopped Inventions & New DiscoveriesSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Mark 1:14-20Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:5-12RCL Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20Focus: Mark depicts Jesus calling his first disciples different from John’s Gospel.Function: To find peace in the exploration of scripture by acknowledging … Continue reading Can We Really Know?

A Message from Beyond — quarantined service

Service from 1/31/2021: I was contact traced during COVID and required to stay home for 10 days (incubation time) until I could test negative. This service was broadcast on Facebook live from my home. Message Title: A Message from BeyondTheme: Flopped Inventions & New DiscoveriesSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Mark 1:21-28Scripture Reading: Psalm 111RCL Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; … Continue reading A Message from Beyond — quarantined service

Silly cooking survey

Who can really cook? No boxed Mac N Cheese or Stouffer’s lasagna. I know there are several of you that can really cook.I look forward to seeing your surveys.Who can cook real food, not stuff prepackaged or in a box? HAVE YOU EVER?1. Made biscuits from scratch? 🤔🤔I do t think so2. Fried fresh okra? … Continue reading Silly cooking survey

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