“But it’s not Christmas” — Holy Ordinary Series   Message Notes Summary: God points us to God’s abiding presence in the world even when it feels out of step. Key GIF: (Only it is Ordinary Time and Christmas… it’s O’Christmas) Key Scripture: “See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the […]

Day by Day — Holy Ordinary Series   Message Notes Summary: While God occasionally makes a grand maneuver to create renewal, most of the time, God creates renewal through small steps. Key GIF: Scripture: But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, […]

Called and Sent — Holy Ordinary Series   Message Notes Summary: While most people do not have Jesus giving them a calling as clear as Samuel receives, God brings us to do holy work in everyday situations. Key GIF:   Scripture:  Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in […]

Serendipity — Holy Ordinary Series   Message Notes Summary: God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, works through the ordinary times, places, and objects in our lives. Key GIF:   Scripture:  In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs […]

Empowered Anew — Learning Life Anew series   Message Notes Summary: The Holy Spirit empowers us to partner in the work of the Triune God in healing the whole Cosmos. Key GIF:   Key Scripture: “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons […]