Embrace the Ordinary

A summer series through Ordinary Time
June 6, 2021 – July 25, 2021

Even as we come to terms with the fact that there is no “normal” in our future, we can embrace the idea of ordinary time, the long season on the Christian calendar without major holidays or festivals. Because after all, we believe that God can and does meet us in the course of everyday life!

Message line-up:

6/6
Mothers, Brothers, and Kings
Pastor Scott Austin
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The readings this week contain a prophet’s warning against earthly kings and Jesus’ apparent rejection of his earthly family. Are these the natural result of Paul’s observation that “what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal”, or is there something else going on?

Psalm 138; 1 Samuel 8:4–10; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:31–35
6/13
Seeds, Trees, and Faith
Pastor Scott Austin
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The readings this week contain spiritual teachings using agricultural metaphors. Any gardener can affirm Paul’s claim that “we walk by faith, not by sight”—and Jesus’s hopeful reminder that “the earth produces of itself”.

Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
6/20
Questions at Sea
Pastor Scott Austin

The story of Jesus calming the storm while on a boat with his disciples is famous for his declaration to the wind and the waves: “Peace! Be Still!”. Yet there are four questions in this short passage, and these also hold much meaning for us.

Mark 4:35–41; Psalm 107: 1–3, 23–32
6/27
Love and Lament
Pastor Scott Austin

In the midst of grief and pain, it is natural to ask the big question: WHY? And as people of faith, we want to know where God fits in all of it. The book of Lamentations offers us no tidy answers for our pain, but it does point us toward Love.

Lamentations 3:22–33
7/4
BYO Backyard Brunch

No service today. Join us for our BYO Backyard Brunch.

7/11
July 11th
7/18
July 18th
7/25
July 25th

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