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Open Our Perspectives, Hearts, & Actions

Confession of Sin Responsive Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,  we too often favor one over the other. Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,we too often favor the labor of some over

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Secular World, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Labor Day, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Matthew, Matthew 22, New Testament

Bask in the Joy of Love

Each blade of grass,And each hair upon our heads, were completed by the Creator.And God rested on the seventh day. Like the Creator loved Jesus,Jesus loved his disciples.“Remain in my love and keep my commandments,” he said. Look within. Look at

Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 2, John, John 15, John 15:9-15, New Testament, Old Testament

Call to Worship: When God Imagined Me

In the midst of darkness & chaos… God imagined. In the fury & darkness… God imagined a world filled with trees, and blue skies and fluffy white clouds. In the meadow, God stood and… imagined foxes, bluebirds, and slithering snakes.

Posted in Call to Worship, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Old Testament, Uncategorized

A Community Candlelight Gathering for One Who Died Too Soon

Below are my remarks and prayer from this evening as our small, eastern Oregon community gathered to grieve, lament, and be with one another following the tragic death of a beloved 17-year-old last evening. Opening Remarks Let me tell you

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Posted in After a Tragedy, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Old Testament, Special Times

Waves of Love & Commitment

Invitation God’s breath sustains the ever-creating universe. Divine love rode the waves with the baby Moses and is with you in every joy, heartbreak, and challenge. Let God’s love move you to commit to use your talents and financial resources

Posted in Exodus, Exodus 2, Exodus 2:1-10, Genesis, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Invitation to Offering, Isaiah, Isaiah 43, Isaiah 43:19-20, Offering, Old Testament, Prayer of Dedication, Uncategorized

The River of Life

Prayer of Invocation  Your divine breath swept across the waters, giving life to fish & child. You rode the waves with Moses, moving a sister to speak up, reuniting mother and infant. You revealed your pleasure in Jesus, as the

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Birth Pangs

*Confession of Sin & Call to Worship Across the waters, the restless breath blew. And God began to create. Through the centuries, God journeyed with humanity. And our forebears failed, to live up to God’s hopes. Forgive us, our forebears

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