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Come On God, I’m Exhausted!

Message Title: Come On God, I’m Exhausted!Theme: Strength Through TrialsSeason: Ordinary timeMain Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9Scripture Reading: Psalm 98RCL Scripture: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; Psalm 98; Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38Focus: Haggai shares God’s words of perspective with Israel. Function: To grow the habit of turning to God first when … Continue reading Come On God, I’m Exhausted!

A Song of Forgiveness

Message Title: A Song of ForgivenessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:137-144 OR Psalm 32:1-7Scripture Reading: Luke 19:1-10RCL Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10Focus: David seeks forgiveness because of conviction through God’s Word.Function: To consider apologies, forgiveness, and making things right with God … Continue reading A Song of Forgiveness

A Song of Darkness

Message Title:  A Song of DarknessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:97-104 & Psalm 121Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-8RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8Focus: The psalmists turn to God for stability in uncertain times.Function: To embrace our moments of darkness as opportunities for growth. Other … Continue reading A Song of Darkness

A Song of Celebration

Message Title: A Song of CelebrationTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 66:1-12 OR Psalm 111;Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19Focus: The Psalmists HAD to celebrate God after witnessing God’s good works.Function: To find our reasons and methods for … Continue reading A Song of Celebration

A Song of Anger

Message Title: A Song of AngerTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 37:1-9 & 137Scripture Reading: Luke 17:5-10RCL Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 ; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10Focus: The Psalms reflect anger and jealousy towards Israel’s enemies. Function: To know God can handle our emotions … Continue reading A Song of Anger

Influence of Contentment

Message Title: Influence of ContentmentTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19Scripture Reading: Luke 16:19-31RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31Focus: Paul closes his letter to Timothy with a reminder to live content and generous. Function:  To give generously while pursuing contentment and … Continue reading Influence of Contentment

The Influence of Christian Hope

Message Title: The Influence of Christian HopeTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-7;Scripture Reading: Luke 16:1-13RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13Focus: Paul instructs Timothy on how to engage with the culture at Ephesus and remain in the Gospel. Function: To shift our focus and … Continue reading The Influence of Christian Hope

The Influence of a Changed Mind

Message Title: The Influence of a Changed MindTheme: Paul’s InfluenceSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17Scripture Reading: Luke 15:1-10RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10Focus: Paul was the 1 sheep that Jesus left the 99 to rescue from himself. Function:  To humbly open ourselves up to … Continue reading The Influence of a Changed Mind

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

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