Archive for June, 2008

A Cup of Cold Water

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Rev. Elder Nancy WilsonOur special guest at this service was Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, Moderator of the Metropolitan Community Churches.  She gives us an inside look at the mission and future of our denomination.

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Sacred Pause

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

This sermon concludes the series on prayer.

We’ve talked for weeks now about all these different methods of praying.  Maybe you’ve experimented with some of them, but they haven’t “worked” or  seemed just OK.

This sermon explores how life can move to a sacred rhythm, where prayer — whatever form you use — will be deep and meaningful.

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When Words Fail

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Do you ever feel “stuck” in prayer?  Like you’re just saying the same words over and over?  Or maybe you’ve run completely out of words, and don’t even know what else to say.

This sermon looks at two ways to pray that are “beyond” words — one conventional, one unconventional.

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Dreamers and Doers

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

On this Pride Weekend, we’re taking a look at a story of hope from the Old Testament — the story of Nehemiah.

Nehemiah and his compatriots made their mark on history, and we — who live when, for the first time ever, GLBT equality is within sight — can do the same.  Listen for a message of great encouragement.

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Stairway to Heaven

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

We’re continuing our series that looks at the many ways there are to pray.

Have you ever heard of people praying with icons? What’s that all about? Some swear by it, while others say it’s contrary to scripture.

Listen as we investigate yet another ancient form of prayer and assess its relevance to us today.

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Near, Far, Wherever You Are

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

We’re continuing our series that looks at the many ways there are to pray.

This sermon looks at praying with home altars. This may be something you’ve never considered before (or you’ve considered it with suspicion), but it can help break down the false division between sacred (church) and secular (home).

This ancient form of prayer may be just the thing that works for you!

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