After the events of Holy Week, the disciples are devastated. They are in the midst of full-blown grief and disbelief. Into the heart of that grief came a stunning revelation–life had overcome death. God’s faithfulness would build them up once again–will bind them together. Is this possible in our lives? Our faith reminds us, “Yes, it can! Come and see! Live and love! This is the heart of the matter!”
Sunday May 24, 2020
“Open the Eyes of Our Hearts”
This Sunday we will wrap up our “Heart of the Matter” series with the story of Jesus’ ascension. What can this bizarre, mystical tale teach us about living in our own strange times? Join us as we imagine together!
Sunday May 17, 2020
“Kept In Our Hearts”
This Sunday was the great 2020 Zoom Outage so, unfortunately, we were not able to engage our full worship. However, you can watch Pastor Jason’s sermon on the Spirit, “Kept in Our Hearts,” on Facebook.
Sunday May 10, 2020
“No Trouble In My Heart”
This Sunday we will hear the risen Christ’s desire for our hearts “not to be troubled.” Even if a heart untroubled might be beyond our wildest dreams, might we imagine a heart at least less troubled?
In addition to your stone and food and drink, bring a piece of paper and pen.
Sunday May 3, 2020
This Sunday we will engage what some consider the most encouraging passages of scripture, the “Shepherd passages,” Psalm 23 and John 10. As we find ourselves in the darkest valley of Covid-19 and physical distancing, how might we look to the good shepherd, the risen Christ, for guidance.
Along with your food, candle, and stone this week, bring a glass of water, filled to the brim for our action ritual. Also, if you have the opportunity, send us a selfie, or a picture or video of you dancing, or a past picture of you dancing for our “Praise God!” segment of worship. We will look forward to being together!
Sunday April 26th
“The Heart of Creation”
This Sunday we celebrate the intimacy of the risen Christ as experienced in community, and the glory of the risen Christ in all of creation. Grab a “worry stone,” a candle, and a bit to eat and join us as we gather virtually for worship.
In preparation, you can be thinking of a response to “I see love shared _____________ (in, when, where)?” You can also hear some music we will be singing below…
Sunday April 19th
Join us this Sunday at 10:30 as we engage the topic of “With Glad Hearts” and start to explore the difference the risen Christ can make in our lives and in our world. We’re asking you to do a bit of preparation for our time together:
If you have one, bring your worry stone with a heart (or something else) drawn or written on it.
Bring a candle to light during the service.
And bring something to eat as we break bread together.
We will be singing some new but simple songs together. If you would like to hear them or maybe even practice them before Sunday, you can find them below:
There are many similarities between the circumstances of those early Jesus followers at the time of Jesus’ death and the circumstances we find ourselves in today. They were scared. The world was changing. They were locked in their homes.
Our faith, our spiritual journey, recognizes there are times of fear, death, even crucifixion. However, we engage those parts of life with the knowledge and experience of the heart of the matter – new life, Resurrection.
How do we apply this understanding to the nitty gritty of our everyday life and experience – that is what we will ponder and practice together on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
Prepare yourself a little something to eat and we will follow the lead of some of the first proclaimers and practitioners of resurrection in Acts 2 by spending time, breaking bread, praising God, and having goodwill together.