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SERMON: January 14, 2017 “What Good Can Come Out of a Crap Hole Like Nazareth?”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel John 1:43-51 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come … Continued

Out of the Waters: Resisting the Power of Fear

Sunday Morning Bible Exploration Jan. 7-Feb. 11 ~ 10:10am Originally, stories in the Bible were not read from a formal lectern; they were vividly shared around the campfire and urgently passed on from one generation to another. Coming out of an oral culture, the stories were recorded in a way that invites the listener to get to know the characters—to see them as relatable, fully human beings, rather than distant “holy heroes.” These classes each begin with reading a portion … Continued

SERMON: January 7, 2018 “Reflecting the Light of Christ”

(listen along for a more enhanced sermon experience!) Gospel Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and … Continued

Blue Christmas 2017

Blue Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 21 ~ 7pm For many people, the holidays are not merry and bright, but a difficult time. Maybe you have lost someone you love, or are finding all the commercialism exhausting and shallow. If so, you are invited to be with us on the longest night of the year for ‘Blue Christmas,’ a service of remembrance and hope.  Refreshments will follow the service. Childcare available.

Gretchen’s Article on Advent — the season, not the child.

I love Advent.  I mean, clearly – I love it enough to name my child after it – Addi is short for Advent.  Advent is my favorite season of the church year, hands down.  The name Advent shares the Latin root adventus meaning “a coming, approach, or arrival.”  It’s part of the word “adventure” – which I love!  Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas Day – not just the first 24 days of December.  In a way, Advent wreaths … Continued

Lucia Fest 2017 –  “The Girl with Candles in her Hair”

Sunday, Dec. 10 ~ 5pm YOU are invited to join in the fun of an Our Redeemer’s tradition! Each year the youth of Our Redeemer’s bring the story of Sankta Lucia to life and continue a treasured tradition. This is a beloved tradition in Sweden and Our Redeemers is delighted to bring Lucia’s message of light and charity to the community with a traditional tåg (procession), music, food, dancing and costumes. You’ll learn a little Swedish and have a great … Continued

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