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Gabriel’s Assurance

Prayer of Confession We confess we focus on the noise and fail to hear you. We are visited by angels and still don’t get it. Forgive us. As we pause in the silence may we once again hear Gabriel’s words

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament

Gabriel Answers

We’ve been through the exile. We’ve returned home to Jerusalem. The Temple has been rebuilt. The faith has been rebuilt. Then why? Why are we still repeating the same mistakes? Why do we grieve the human condition so? We crave

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:1-4, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament

Sharing the Alighted Flame

Confession of Sin When we receive the flames of love and fail to share it. God, have mercy. When we share our gifts with those like us forgetting the poor and oppressed and imprisoned. God, have mercy. When we let

Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-4, Luke, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, New Testament

The Fast We Have Chosen

Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house…                                       (Acts 2:2 CEB) A flame

Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:42-44, 47a, Call to Worship, Isaiah, Isaiah 58, Isaiah 58:6, Luke, Luke 10, Luke 10, Luke 10:37, New Testament, Old Testament

Why church? What’s the point?

Why church? What’s the point?We come to connect with one another. Why church? What’s the point?We come to find healing and hope in a world of hurt, hate, and disregard. Why church? What’s the point?We come to confess and repent

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

Esther & Easter

Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen, Indeed! Nearly five-hundred years before Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, the exiled Jewish people looked for an earthly leader for their salvation from genocide. In grief & despair, the Jewish people yearned for a future

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Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Easter, Esther, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 24, Luke 24:1-12, New Testament, Old Testament
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