Post Tagged as ‘Christ’

A summer that’s renewing, relevant and based in relationship…

If your family is like ours, you’re starting to dream of summer plans. The spring sunlight invites us to grab our calendar and quickly fill it with plans and ideas for grand adventures. But is our church family’s calendar looking the same way? Are we looking for opportunities to participate in our church’s life with the same excitement and enthusiasm? This summer, I invite you to focus not only on schedules and ‘busy’-ness, but also on renewal, relationships and being relevant. Many of us find these opportunties through communal worship in our faith community. How can you help provide worship […]

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Why Church? – Anonymous Responses

WHY CHURCH? Anonymous Responses from March 16, 2014 Worship Service 1 Reorient personal perspectives Closer relationships with other members Gain scriptural knowledge in context of “community” Experience God’s presence   2 To keep one focused on God & blessings To give one hope To relate with people there To feel wanted and loved (acceptance) To broaden outlook on the world To bring our cares and needs and share them To help where we can at church and in our communities To enjoy being with others To remember what I think is my purpose for being here   3 Helps me […]

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“The Path Reflections” – by Rob Garwig

Psalm 122: 1 says in part, I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” The first Sunday in Lent at TCC was just that kind of a glad time for me. I walked many miles on The Path which formed our worship experience.  The Path is a direct set of meditations to help worshippers meet and experience the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  The six stations on the Path include The Grove which used imagery of a doorway for reflection on where God is leading; The Return of the Prodigal offered personal space to […]

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“Be Reconciled” – by Roberta Brown

Today’s theme (or as Erik reminded us not today’s theme but Christianity’s theme) was Be Reconciled.  During the worship, we were lead through the spiritual practice of Lecito Divina, and feasted on the words of one of our new hymns: The Weight of Past and Fruitless Guilt (Community of Christ Sings Hymn #214).   The practice lead me to engage in a much deeper way with the hymn than I would have had we simply sung through it once.  As Erik lead us through the four portions of the Lectica Devina, (Reading, Meditation, Prayer and Contemplation), I was drawn to ponder […]

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“Follow Christ” – by Doug Brown

Today’s worship really brought the spirit of connecting the old and the new.  The use of the song “The Old, Old Path” first as part of the scripture really gave me the opportunity to reflect on the words of the song.  The old version also caused me to feel the spirit that has been tied to that song since my baptism.  We also had a wonderful message which talked about people who were at one time lost and then finding Christ.  Now they are leading others to Christ.  It made me think about how I should ask others to follow […]

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