In anticipation of "rainy days" during this season of outdoor church gatherings, we've created some simple and spacious prayer services to call on when needed. This first "Rainy Day" gathering was created by David Darnell and a handful of others in our Parish community. We encourage you to find a quiet space to meet with God as this video guides you in a 25 minute time of prayer.
Learning to release control is imperative to spiritual formation. Robert Mulholland says, "Spiritual formation is the great reversal: from acting to being acted upon, from being the subject who controls to being a person who is shaped by God." Listen along as we continue the journey of being shaped to the image of Christ.
Join us as we discuss Spiritual Formation and the journey of becoming more Christlike. This morning Jordan suggests this question of Spiritual Formation: in which direction are we being formed: as agents of God’s healing or carriers of the sickness of the world?
We see a mountain top experience on Transfiguration Sunday: Christ clothed in glory among Moses and Elijah and the disciples in awe of it all. Peter suggests they stay up there for a while longer, but Jesus must descend back down the mountain. This Sunday we explore what Henri Nouwen calls "downward mobility," and we share a breath prayer saying "for the love of Jesus, I will let go."
This prayer guide walks you through the process of charting your losses in this season then looking with fresh imagination for how God might raise you up to fresh purpose on the other side of pain. We encourage you to take 30 minutes this week and use this worksheet to guide a time of journaling and prayer.
Jordan shares this morning the story of Peter's mother-in-law. She was sick and alone when Jesus raised her up and restored her health, and in this new place of life, she discovers a resurrected purpose and a Christ-like service.
This week Jordan leads us through 1 Corinthians 8 and its implications in a pandemic world. Listen along as we discuss Paul's words, "Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up," and hear his response to cultural affairs of that time.
This week Jordan dives deeper into the stories of Samuel and Eli and into the story of Jesus' baptism. Just as Samuel hears the voice of the Lord in the evening and Christ hears the voice of the Father in the water, we too can hear His voice speak love over us, His children and His servants. Listen along as Jordan unpacks the hope in being spoken over.