The Trinity: Who is the Spirit?
Sunday August 12, 2018
Tanya Pile finishes the three part sermon series of the Holy Trinity. Of the three, the Spirit is the most mysterious. It is because we can't describe the essence of the Power of God. Is it a rush of wind? Is t descended like a dove? Perhaps the best description is a the breath we all take. In each moment the Spirit is taken in as we breath. Are you conscious of the Spirit a part of you, God, Jesus, and all things?
The Trinity: Who is Jesus?
Sunday August 5, 2018
Tanya Pile continues the exploration of the Holy Trinity by searching through "Who is Jesus?" Considered the 2nd of the three, Jesus is sent to be love and teacher. The Gospel of Mark clearly tells us that Jesus is ordinary, a human. Jesus ate, slept, and lived as a human. It is in his divinity that he is able to teach us the love of his father and the power of the spirit.
The Trinity: Who is God?
Sunday July 29, 2018
Tanya Pile begins an exploration of the Holy Trinity by asking the question "Who is God?" Can you answer the question to a 5 year old? Can you answer the question yourself? We use metaphors and experiences to help answer the question since language can not begin to put into words the wonder that is God.
Aaron Ronning: Love
Sunday July 22, 2018
What happen's when the message of Love is lost. Aaron give us a powerful message and the deep simple meaning of love. Aaron speaks of his journey of faith and hope. Can you survive the "Stick Test"? The test where all messages and meanings will stick when they come from Love.
Kate Kilroy: Hide and Seek
Sunday July 15, 2018
Jesus may have been the worst Hide and Seek player. When we seek Him, He reveals himself to us. We may take him for the gardener, the guy next to us at the coffee shop, or another person in our path. He reveals to us the way we need to see him. The gardener, the teacher, or the one who will let us put our hands in the scars. Join Kate in her journey of Hide and Seek with Jesus.
Summer of Stories: Rachel Byers
Sunday July 8, 2018
Please welcome our guest Reverend Rachel. Rachel reminds us that it is difficult to be a prophet and deliver the message in our home town. We may not be a prophet but each of us have a prophetic message to deliver. It is the courage that we embrace in our community to deliver the message of faith, hope, and love to all those around us.
Summer of Stories Series: Tanya Pile
Sunday July 1, 2018
Newly appointed local pastor Tanya Pile delivers this weeks message. It has been a long journey for Tanya to listen to God's plan for her. For 2,000 years we have taken the gifts of sacrament. We celebrate an open table in our church, including people who love, the people who deny, the people who doubt, and the people who betray. Rejoice in Tanya as begins her path God called to her.
The Body of Christ
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Pastor Tom Albright walks us through our struggles with what is means to be the body of Christ. Its to remember that each of us is as important to the whole body. We are the body, the family, that can agree to disagree so long as we remember what it means to be Christ's hands, his feet, his mind and his heart.
God Needs You to Ask Questions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
What if the very question you're wrestling and wondering about is the question God needs you to ask? The growth of our faith depends on the questions we ask. The questions somehow bring us life. God can handle any question we've got. Questions don't faze God. Got a question that will disrupt the system around you? Ask it anyways.
Clothing the Kids
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Genuine repentance flows into acts of social justice. If our hearts and lives are changing because of grace and love, then our behaviors change. We are to clothe, feed and care for others. Today, we celebrate ten years of clothing kids in Snohomish County and prepare for the next decade!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
"Come to me all who are thirsty", Jesus tells us. Kate Kilroy walks us through a festival of harvest. Jesus reaches out to us to fill not just our bellies, but to fill our hearts. Listen to Kate energize us to grow in our faith through Him.
A Palms Up Pentecost
Sunday, May 20, 2018
How would life change if God gave you something to encourage, sustain, empower and comfort you when life gets tough? We take a deep dive into what it can look like to notice and trust the movement of the Holy Spirit. We look at emptiness, filling up, pouring out and following the energy. Plus a little Prince Harry, Meghan, three year swim lessons and a holy moment in a hospital room.
How to Journey: Part Three
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Would you make a journey you can't complete? We're each writing a chapter in a book that's not at us. Our visions are lived out in community. Some generational theory reminds us how true this work is. We close with a blessing for the journey.
How to Journey: Part Two
Sunday May 6, 2018
How do you hold a vision for a long time? Let it breathe. Allow it to shift. Where are we holding onto "the way it's always been" so much that we can't see anything new?
How to Journey: Part One
Sunday April 29, 2018
As the Israelites moved confidently toward the Promised Land, they struggled with fear, distrust and doubt. In our different life journeys, we travel similar paths. In this message, we reflect on this question: Are you running away from something or walking toward something? The way we move, matters.
Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Rev. Dr. Bill Gibson shares a powerful message on what it means to follow Jesus with curious wonder and innovation. Chocolates, play-doh and doubting disciples help us see the truth that following Jesus often means being comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Vision Sunday: 10 in 30
Sunday, April 15, 2018
What if church could look different than we thought possible? What if helping create new expressions of church could be a life changing gift for our many friends who find themselves disillusioned with church as they know it? We're excited to help birth ten expressions of church in the next thirty years. Join us in the miracle of this work!
Resurrection of the Body
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Somewhere along the line, we started to separate our mind and body. We might believe God values our heart and soul more than our body. But what if Jesus' physical resurrection means we also get to explore a resurrection for our own bodies? In this message, we explore our spiritual task of putting all the pieces of ourselves back together.
Singing in the Dark
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We've all got some dark places in our lives. It feels like the end. Difficult relationships, illness, certain seasons of life. What does it take to be people who see a different story at work in the places that look like the end? What if we could sing in the dark? People who follow Jesus learn how to do that. We are people of the resurrection!
What happened on the cross?
Sunday, March 25, 2018
This is for anyone who's ever struggled with an angry, vengeful God who needed to kill a child to be connected to humanity again. What if there are multiple ways to view what happened on the cross? This look at atonement theology is a helpful beginning to Holy Week.
Better Together: Politics
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Ahh, politics. There is an anger in the air that we want to learn. We're tired of ignoring everyone who disagrees with us. Pastor Jenny takes us deep into the heart of Jesus' political life, what's not working in our life together (politikas), an insight from Jesus and a Pharisee, what Theo from YouTube can teach us and where we can go from here.
Better Together: Gender
Sunday March 11, 2018
What does it mean for us to be better together when it comes gender? Our invitation to find common ground invites us into new spaces of deep listening to female, male and transgender voices. This is holy, Jesus-following, kingdom-welcoming, stereotype-breaking work.
Better Together: Generations
Sunday March 4, 2018
What does it mean to live a in fifth or sixth generational world? It's not a competition. Or a race to impress our elders. Can we remember in the race of our lives to listen and build on the growth of the "monuments of our fathers?"
Better Together: Race
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Where does the color of our skin keep us separated? We explore where we find ourselves on our own understandings of our racial development. Do we truly know what it's like to move in our community in the color of our skin? We hear a needed perspective and process the work each of us have before us. Solid next steps lead us forward.
Better Together: Marysville
Sunday, February 18, 2018
What if we really are better together? We take a deeper look at who lives in Marysville, what they love, what they would change and we listen for where God might be calling us. A surprising experiment informs our work.
Heaven is Not in the Sky
Sunday January 28, 2018
Pastor Dave Beckett, our own Pastor Jenny's father gives us the message of hope and love today. Many are often taught hell is below and heaven is above. What if heaven is not the end goal, but the place where we are One with God here today? What will it take for you to be able to see the Heaven in unison with God here in our own lives?
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