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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

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

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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Posted in Exodus, Exodus 2, Exodus 2:1-10, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Invocation, Isaiah, Isaiah 43, Isaiah 43:19-20, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 1:9-11, New Testament, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Can We Become Like Jesus?

Arriving home after a long day, she took one look around the place and exclaimed, “Why can’t you be more like your brother?!?” He fed 5000. He called the loathsome out of the tree and ate with them. He challenged

Posted in Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1:26-27, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Romans 8:29b, Sermon

Squinting in the Mirror: A Prayer of Confession & Hope

Creator of the immensity & mystery: You created us in your image,    squinting, we see you in the mirror. But we left your dream,    pursuing our own selfish,       idol-filled fantasies. You could not bear to

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1:26-27, Judges, Judges 10, Judges 10:16, Prayer of the Day, Romans, Romans 8, Romans 8:18-39, Romans 8:29b
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