March 11 – Lent: Forsaken

March 11 – Lent: Forsaken – Carl Heppner

March 4 – Lent: Here is Your Mother

March 4 – Lent: Here is Your Mother – Carl Heppner

Feb 11 - Truth Speaks to Power: Justice, Advocacy and our Prophetic Voice

We think of Moses as the mighty prophet leading his people to the promised land. Yet when we read the story of his calling to this prophetic task in Exodus, we see that his first reaction was to ask, “Who am I to do this?” Just as through a burning bush, God reveals his desire to help his people through Moses, God also calls us, his people to help those who suffer and cry out for His help.

Feb 4 - Truth Speaks to Power: Justice, Advocacy and our Prophetic Voice

When we look at the world around us we can feel overwhelmed by the brokenness, conflict and violence we encounter each day. We who have encountered the God of truth have been entrusted with the prophetic calling to proclaim God’s desire for justice. In our English language context we have often read texts like Matt. 5:6 and 5:10 as referring to personal righteousness when the original term is more often translated as “justice” in other languages. It sounds quite different to us to hear Matt 6:33 read as “seek first the kingdom of God and its justice.”

Leave Your Nets

January 21, 2018 – Leave Your Nets

Who’s Calling?

1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51

Epiphany: Yes! Let it be declared

Focus statement: Drawn by the light, we, like the magi, are sent forth in new directions. We are empowered to be God’s illuminating presence in the world. Arise, shine, for the mystery of Christ has been revealed!

Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Advent 5: Yes! Let it be new

December 31, 2017

Focus statement: We marvel at the vastness of God’s plan. We celebrate in exuberant praise what God has done and will continue to do.

Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:25-32

Advent 4: Yes! Let it be now

December 24, 2017

Candlelight service – Readings focused on theme of light

Advent 3: Let it Be Whole

Advent Worship led by Kid Zone Children’s Ministries

Focus statement: Rejoicing in God’s comfort, we catch God’s vision of shalom. We choose to join the Spirit that is already at work restoring creation.

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24