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 is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conce
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 summer with our leadership team. It is our best articulation of what we’re doing here as a church--why we’ve started, what our priorities are, what we feel like God is asking us to do, at least for this first year.
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 will be found sitting at the gate. To fix one's thought on her is perfect understanding, and one who is vigilant on her account will soon be free from care, because she goes about seeking those worthy of her, an
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 welcome everyone to explore the living God in our neighborhoods. I’m going to give you some background on this mission statement before I read the scripture for today. This mission statement was birthed out of the