A circle of friends on pilgrimage for the love of God

Choose This Day

Choose This DayPentecost +13Rev. Isaac BradshawDeuteronomy 30:15-30, Psalm 1, Philemon, Luke 14:25-33 In 1996, I was 15 years old, and the movie Trainspotting had just arrived in the United States. I probably should not have seen it at 15, but one of my friends in my circle wanted to see it because she had one of those teenage crushes on Ewan McGregor.…

Reflections After the Fire

Rev. Doug and Kelly Floyd Reflection After the Fire Doug So we’re going to talk a little bit about the fire, but also about just some reflections that the Lord put on my heart this week. So Monday morning I woke up at five, a little bit earlier than normal, but around that time to get ready for dialysis. So I have…

Transfiguration – Listen to Him

TransfigurationListen to HimAugust 7, 2022Rev. Isaac BradshawExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:13–21, Luke 9:28–36 In the late Victorian era, something strange began to emerge among the upper and middle classes of the Anglo-phone world; an explosion of secret fraternal clubs and supposed mystical societies. Having their origins in the curious combination of insurance companies…

Colossians 3

Pentecost 8+Rev. Doug FloydColossians 3 Years ago, Saturday Night Live had a skit that poked fun at the self-help and self-therapy industry. The character Stuart Smalley sat in front of a mirror and recited a series of affirmations like, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” The sketch was both funny and a little uncomfortable because the…

Colossians 2

Apart from the body of believers, our spirituality can become a form of indulgence in the flesh even though it may involve extreme asceticism or glorious experiences. To move toward Christ, we must move toward one another. Pentecost +7Colossians 2Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 18:20-33, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13 Paul is praying, struggling, and suffering…

Instructed Eucharist Part 3

Instructed Eucharist 3 This week we will seek to cover the following: The Sermon The Nicene Creed The Prayers of the People The Confession and Absolution of Sin The Comfortable Words The Peace The Offertory Sermon We begin with the sermon. Though it is important, the sermon is part of the larger movement of worship, focusing on the work of the Father…