The gift of the Holy Spirit was meant to give birth to a church that carried on the work of Jesus. So what do we do with a church that so often betrays Jesus? At the end of this weekend’s gatherings, we were reminded that each of us shares in the communion of saints and we got to celebrate the baptisms of 6 of our community members.
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During Lent, we’re reflecting on the ways that life often calls us to let go. Relationships. Visions of our future. Old ways of doing things that aren’t fruitful anymore. In this weekend’s gatherings, our friend, Becky Ykema, led our community in some practices to reflect on and engage our own stories of letting go. Sometimes letting go of these things can feel a bit like dying, but that’s why Lent is a good time for this reflection. And as we make our way to Good Friday and Easter, we remember Jesus’ death and resurrection, knowing that he walks with us in those small deaths.
Today’s gathering includes the practices of singing, breath prayer, communal reading, open floor, holy space, and the Eucharist. If you would like to join us in the practice of Eucharist, make sure to have some form of cracker or bread and wine or juice.
In today’s gathering, we focus ourselves on gratitude by exploring the good out in the world and the good within our own lives. Instead of listening to a teaching today, we ask that you join us in practices intended to center ourselves on a spirit of thankfulness and that lead us to the Eucharist table together.
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Join us as we enter into a time of prayer and reflection based on Psalm 27. Using resources from the Book of Common Prayer and the New Zealand Book of Prayer, we center ourselves in the here and now with new language intended to expand our experience of the Divine Mystery at the center of the Universe.
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In this Sunday’s gatherings, families of all kinds came forward to dedicate themselves in the sacred work of raising kids, and we as a church affirmed them and committed ourselves to walking with them. We culminated our time with the Eucharist, so if you’d like to join us in that practice, feel free to grab crackers and juice of some kind.
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Family Dedication – 13:25
Eucharist – 36:03
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This weekend we spent time in practices to point us towards gratitude and hope. Between singing songs, reading from the Lectionary, and listening to each other during an open floor, we celebrated with thankful hearts and hoped for future moments of gratitude.
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