Post Tagged as ‘Journey’

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? – by Roberta LaHue Brown

In my years of attending church, I have had many wonderful relationships.  Some have been friends, some have been mentors, some teachers, others family, some all of these things in one.  I met my husband in church.  My children attend church with me and are learning about and praising God right beside me.  But my biggest reason for going to church is that attending devotes time to my relationship with God and the others I encounter.  Being intentional keeps me focused on the purpose of all this.  Intentional means ‘done with purpose.’  Forming ‘intentional relationships’ is one of the reasons […]

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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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“Called to Serve” – by Cindy Weaver

Today’s theme speaks to me in so many ways.  The word “called” makes me think of a journey, and being a servant really is a journey.  When Jeff started being a servant, I really, really didn’t understand how he felt so strongly about it.  It wasn’t until I was well into my own journey that I did understand.  “I’m just going to” is how it started.  I’m just going to go to the Christmas play, the Thanksgiving potluck, the Christmas dinner, the carol sing.  This turned in to “I need to” or “they” need me to.  For example, learning more about […]

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