Easter Service 2021

Reading Mark 15.33- 39 Matthew 28:1-20

At Easter we are met by a living, free Lord, the
risen Christ. To be met by the living God is a bit frightening because it means God will not be locked in the past, will not be imprisoned in history or within our limited notions of what God can and cannot do. Jesus is raised and NOTHING will ever be the same. It certainly wasn’t for the
Centurion…who was there and waits…by an
empty tomb.

 

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Covenant: A Lenten Sermon Series Part4: Unbroken

Reading Ephesians 2:1-10

 

Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 4: Unbroken

Ephesians 2.8 is really the

cornerstone of our faith. We are saved through no work of our own. So why do we try so hard sometimes?

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Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 3: Covenants and Contracts

Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 3: Covenants and Contracts
Reading Exodus 20.1-17

What does God do with our inability to keep up our end the contract? He makes a covenant. A contract is governed by the rules of bargaining. A covenant
is governed by the irrational but eternal love of God. It is a deep, soul-level connection and commitment that cannot bebroken. No matter what. And so, it that God covenants with
us.

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Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series)

This series will seek to explore the difference between a covenant and a contract. The latter is based on distrust as opposed to the former. In this first sermon of the series, we will think together about the promise of God after the great flood. Is there a role we can play in ensuring God will ‘never again destroy the earth?’

 

 

“Covenant: A Lenten Sermon Series”  Part 1: “Flood Waters”

Genesis 9: 8-17 (NRSV)

This is the 1st Sunday in Lent. Over this and the neat few Sunday’s, we hope you enjoy this Lenten Series. For this virtual service,please bring a bowl of water to the sacred space to fully experience and enjoythis worship service. As this is the First Sunday in Lent. The bowl will need to be large enough to dip your hand into for a moment. You may also want to have a small towel nearby, but that is not critical.

Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 2: Drawn to Barrenness
Reading Genesis 17.1-7,15- 16

In Part 2 of our Lenten Covenant series, we will think together about how God was drawn to the faithfulness of Abraham and Sarah but also to their barrenness. What is empty in us that God needs to fill? 


Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 3: Covenants and Contracts
Reading Exodus 20.1-17

What does God do with our inability to keep up our end the contract? He makes a covenant. A contract is governed by the rules of bargaining. A covenant
is governed by the irrational but eternal love of God. It is a deep, soul-level connection and commitment that cannot bebroken. No matter what. And so, it that God covenants with
us.

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Part 2: Drawn to Barrenness

Covenant: (A Lenten Sermon Series) Part 2: Drawn to Barrenness
Reading Genesis 17.1-7,15- 16

In Part 2 of our Lenten Covenant series, we will think together about how God was drawn to the faithfulness of Abraham and Sarah but also to their barrenness. What is empty in us that God needs to fill? 

 

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Part 1: Flood Waters

“Covenant: A Lenten Sermon Series”  Part 1: “Flood Waters”

Genesis 9: 8-17 (NRSV)

This is the 1st Sunday in Lent. Over this and the neat few Sunday’s, we hope you enjoy this Lenten Series. For this virtual service,please bring a bowl of water to the sacred space to fully experience and enjoythis worship service. As this is the First Sunday in Lent. The bowl will need to be large enough to dip your hand into for a moment. You may also want to have a small towel nearby, but that is not critical.

 

 

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Divine Distance

In case you missed the point
LAST week, it’ll be made here
again this week. This is the way
of Mark’s gospel…time and time again he makes it clear that there will be gaps in our
thinking…there will be mystery that will remain so. I mean who can REALLY know what Jesus is about…especially when some are healed, and some aren’t. We have to leave much to the divine distance between our free God
and who is independent from us and our desires.

Mark 1:40-55

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There Are Going to be Gaps

We have to be comfortable not knowing why Jesus makes some of the choices he does…with the gaps between the ages, between our thinking and stories of the Bible. After, all what’s most important is NOT to have all the answers, but to have Jesus, Jesus in all of his life-giving presence.

Mark 1:29- 39

 

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On Looking Out For Number 2

Listen to the Word of God as proclaimed by Pastor Bob.

1 Corinthians 8: 1-13

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A Voice in the Night

Listen to the Word of God as proclaimed by Pastor Bob.

1 Samuel 3: 1-21

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