December 24, 2017

Luke 2:1-20

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town o...

December 11, 2017

Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,

who will prepare your way;

the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

‘Prepare the way of the Lord,

make his pa...

December 4, 2017

Mark 13:24-37

“But in those days, after that suffering,

the sun will be darkened,

and the moon will not give its light,

and the stars will be falling from heaven,

and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great po...

November 26, 2017

Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord...

November 20, 2017

These first three weeks of November we’ve been exploring the the Mission Statement for Ormewood Church: welcoming everyone to explore the living God in our neighborhoods. This statement came out of many Wednesday night conversations and prayers this past spring and sum...

November 13, 2017

Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16

Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her. One who rises early to seek her will have no difficulty, for she w...

November 7, 2017

Today we are starting a new exploration. We’re all rested up from our month spent on Sabbath and we’re ready to explore the next good thing. So here it is: we’re going to look at our mission statement. Sounds exciting right? For this year our mission statement is to we...

October 29, 2017

Leviticus 19:1-18 Selected Verses (NRSV)

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. You shall each revere your mother and father, and you shall keep my Sabba...

If you’ve been gathering with us since we started worshipping regularly two weeks ago, you know we are talking about Sabbath. That God-blessed, God-ordained day or hour or moment of rest. Sabbath is that time of stopping set aside by God, declared not just good, but bl...

October 22, 2017

Note #1: In this service we had a rhythm of reading scripture, having a mini-sermon, and then trying one of the practices together. We did this three times. You'll see the three sections as you read through the "sermon." 

Note #2: Also, there are soooooo many good...

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