Ordinary #21: Readings for Nov 7

Believe it or not, we are coming up on the end of the Church year. There are only three more weeks of what is called “ordinary time” and then, after that, we begin the Church year anew through celebrating the Season of Advent. The readings that align with each week on the calendar are there…

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“One thing I ask…” – Prayer from Sat

This is the prayer that we have prayed for the last several weeks at the beginning of our worship time. Saturday night we concluded our service with it after we discussed the first chapter in The Good and Beautiful God called “What Are You Seeking?”. The prayer comes from Celtic Daily Prayer and is based…

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“not many fathers”

Every once in awhile someone enters into our life creating such an impact that we cannot really know ourselves apart from some memory of their presence. Parents perform this function, of course, as do siblings, grandparents, and other family. Seldom do people outside of family leave such positive, lasting marks in our lives. Cecil Beaver…

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Ordinary #19: Readings for Oct 24

Psalm • Psalm 84 Old Testament • Jeremiah 14:7-22 Gospel • Luke 18:9-14 New Testament • 2 Timothy 4:6-18 This week’s Gospel reading contains within it the origin of one of the most celebrated and prayed prayer within the 2000 year history of Christianity, the Jesus Prayer. Here it is in both Greek and English:…

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James Bryan Smith @ Wheatland

This Saturday night James Bryan Smith, author of The Good and Beautiful God, will speak at Wheatland. Jim will share with us some of his ideas about spiritual formation and what motivated him to write the book. Starting the week of October 23rd our congregation will slowly and deliberately make our way through material of…

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Ordinary #18: Readings for Oct 10

This past weekend I was able to hear Donald Miller speak on the subject of story. He discussed how stories work, why we live by story, and how there is a larger, more meaningful story that we are all called to live into. We should read Scripture regularly, not for the sake of study, but…

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Ordinary #17: Readings for Oct 3

At sunset tonight Yom Kippur will come to a conclusion. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, one of the two Jewish high holy days. The purpose behind Yom Kippur is reconciliation between God and humanity, between persons, and with oneself. It is a good day for as Christians to remind ourselves that we our…

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