Listening Party #1: Report

Thursday night we had our first “Listening Party”. This was not only a prayer meeting but it was also a time to discuss our experiences of personal and spiritual growth. I am curious. What was it for you? What event or experience has had the greatest impact upon your spiritual life? What has happened to…

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Statement of Faith

The last couple of weeks we have been reviewing our recently adopted statement of faith. For future reference, you may find this on the bar above or below.

Feel free to ask any questions that you might have about our Statement of Faith or share any observations. We will continue our discussion Saturday night and, in the mean time, you may share your thoughts in the comments below.

Our statement on Scripture and the Creed:

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Words for the Week … May 2

Psalm • Psalm 100 Old Testament • Num 27:12-23 Gospel • John 10:22-30 New Testament • Acts 13:15-39 Now, into our third week after Easter, we will be exploring some ideas about Jesus from the Apostles’ Creed. The Creed has more to say about Jesus than God the Father or the Holy Spirit. We won’t…

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Words for the Week + the CREED

Starting this Saturday night we will begin a brief series covering Wheatland’s statement of faith. While brief it is also rich and worth taking time to review in depth. For the next few weeks the our teaching time will not include the passages from the Lectionary. However, I am including them below for your own…

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Words for the Week + Missional Stuff

We will celebrate the second weekend of Easter this Saturday night. Let me encourage you to read through these passages in anticipation of our time together. Remember, Christ is risen! This is just as true this coming week as last. Psalm • Psalm 111 Old Testament • Job 42:1-6 Gospel • John 20:19-31 New Testament…

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John Chrysostom on Easter

Every Easter Vigil, or more precisely Pascha, the Eastern Orthodox church hears the same sermon read. Regardless of the priest, the location or the language the sermon is the same and it is 1600 years old. When I first heard of this I was shocked and thought that Easter must be very boring indeed with…

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Holy Saturday

Psalm 130 Job 14:1-14 John 19:38-42 I Peter 4:1-8 Holy Saturday is traditionally a day of quiet reflection. In the Roman Catholic tradition this is the only day of the year when one cannot receive communion. This is a good day to appreciate what the disciples experienced as they dealt with the loss of their…

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Good Friday

Psalm • Psalm 22 Old Testament • Genesis 22:1-18 Gospel • John 18:1-40 and 19:1-37 New Testament • Hebrews 10:1-25 All of the passages for today’s readings are long. This is only fitting because Good Friday is the longest day on the Christian calendar. Its only competition for this dubious title would be the day…

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