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As Gently Fall the Leaves

As Gently Fall the Leaves Our campus is lined with trees that will outlive all of us. These deeply-rooted watchtowers that remind us how young we really are; this 180-year-old campus of a two-thousand-year-old church. This weekend, we stand as we ever have, looking always forward into the next thousand years of ministry.  This Mother Church has a role to…
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November 10, 2019
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October 13 – Stairways That Only Go Upward

The universe itself leads us into humility. Every milestone we reach reveals another that's just out of reach. Into our culture of perpetual upward mobility, Jesus speaks the word "Enough" both into and over us: There is enough. I am enough. You are enough.(Luke 14:1, 7-14) About the AuthorJosh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior…
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October 15, 2019
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September 29 – A Fascination of Angels

They're not mentioned often in the Scriptures, but when they are it's usually with other-worldly fascination.  Angels.  Messengers of God and witnesses of the unpredictable movement of God's Spirit.  This Sunday, we'll explore our fascination with these deeply spiritual enigmas of creation, and find commonality in our calling along with them. (Revelation 12:7-12) About the AuthorJosh Hatcher is a devoted…
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September 30, 2019
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September 22 – If Anything Passes for Normal

If Anything Passes for NormalWe're all products of a tremendous variety of human experience.  The way we think, the way we respond, the way we interact with each other, our whole way of being is formed by the history of our interactions with the world; none of which are exactly the same as anyone else's.  This Sunday, we'll look at…
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September 23, 2019
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September 1 – The Space Between Sacred & Not

What sets the sacred things apart?  If there are places and practices; if there are people who are holy than surely we know ourselves well enough to know where we do and don't belong?  Never one to shy away from turning the world upside down on itself, Jesus tells a parable in Luke 18 that crumples our distinctions of sacred…
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September 3, 2019
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August 25 – God Who Is Beyond Us

Drawing on Jeremiah's rhetorical questions, we find three aspects of God's character that distinguish God from all humanity.  God who is mighty and majestic control of all life; of our life, no matter how hard we might try or invincible we may think we are, no one can manipulate God's infinite plan for the world. (Jeremiah 23:16-24) About the AuthorSteve Albers…
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August 29, 2019
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August 18 – Over Cause & Effect

There's something satisfying about watching a string of dominos fall over on each other.  It gives us a sense that the world might be predictable, that the effects we navigate might have a cause behind them.  If we can understand then we can predict, and if we predict we can avoid, and if we can't avoid, we can at least…
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August 19, 2019
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August 10 – Because We’ve Lived This Life Before

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's…
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August 15, 2019
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August 4 – Because We Have Names

After the great seven-stanza hymn of creation, the early painters of Genesis move closer to home with another perspective on the beginning.  One that's a bit closer, a little nearer and more intimate.  God breathes into our nostrils.  He has a name and so do we.  This Sunday, we'll explore how we are and how we came to be as a humanity living to…
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August 5, 2019
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July 28 – Reclaiming a Balanced Life

"The Sabbath is a gift for over-scheduled people," Jesus says in Mark 2:27.  It's the freedom to say "enough" in response to too many demands on our time and too much emphasis on what we produce.  This Sunday, we'll explore the gift of Sabbath, and uncover a few practical ways to reclaim a peaceful, restful life of balance. (Deuteronomy 5:1,…
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July 29, 2019