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January 18, 2021  

18 - Come and See!

It was a Good News kind of Sunday.  Eden led us in Lectio Divina through portions of Psalm 139. Steve and Karen lead communion using a traditional reading from the Anglican church and Sarah preaches a great message full of honest hope on the lectionary text of John 1:43-51. 

January 11, 2021  

17- Making the Path Straight for Everyone

This week's service included Lectio Divina using Psalm 29 with Sarah, A communion service with a focus on the importance of symbols with, their misuse and their redemption with Karina, and a great sermon from Mark 1:4-11 from Eden on straightening paths for everyone and what it's like to make more room at the table.

January 4, 2021  

17 - An Honest Hope

Karina, Eden & Sarah lead us through our first service of the new year. It is both special and difficult. We are mindful of the honest hope we have in Jesus,  and we take some time to make room for our experience of loss and remember a special member of our community, Paul Redekopp, who died suddenly this past week.  We are grateful to be in community with all of you. 

December 27, 2020  

16 - Together at Home for Christmas

This one has too many people who lent their voices and participation to name, but boy was it fun! We did our last advent reading and lighting together, had a special communion service, a completely accurate retelling of the Christmas story with a cast of many (come for the Christ child but stay for the sheep who steal the show!), and a timely word and benediction for all of us who are part of the Bridge family. A Happy and Honest Christmas to all!

December 20, 2020  

15 - Honest Advent: Birthing

On our last Advent Sunday - Eden shares her thoughts on Birthing, Karen does our advent lighting, Bonnie reads from Honest Advent, and Karina brings a sermon on Reimagining Mary. 

December 15, 2020  

14 - Honest Advent: Journeying

This week Karina starts off the service with a meditation on our advent theme of Journeying.  Dean & Janine light the advent candle and Sylvia reads an Honest Advent chapter before Sarah shares her thoughts on what Journeying means for us at the Bridge.

December 8, 2020  

13 - Honest Advent: Accepting

In this week's service, we have a mediation on Accepting by Sarah, candle-lighting by the lovely Judy, Jeff shares a reading from Honest Advent and Dean preaches an important message for all of us. 

December 1, 2020  

12 - Honest Advent

We begin our advent journey this week as Eden shares thoughts on the first theme of "Waiting", The Klassens share an advent reading, Dean reads a meditation and then Scott Erickson, author of Honest Advent shares on Vulnerability.   Check with your local or online bookseller to get a copy of Scott's book. Order prints and other amazing swag created by Scott at Artwork for this series by Scott!

November 25, 2020  

11 - Even Though

The last in our Beatitudes series! Karina shares a Lectio Divina/ Imaginative Prayer meditation on Psalm 23:4 and Sarah concludes the series on the Beatitudes along with an exercise that helps us write our own Psalm to help us through times of difficulty. (Pandemics have lots of difficulties, you'll want to listen to the whole thing - you'll be glad you did!)

November 16, 2020  

10 - See, Contend, Immerse, Restore

Eden shared a beautiful meditation on co-suffering love and Saskia opened our eyes, expanded our thinking, and challenged our hearts this morning as she spoke on Matthew 5: 10-12 - Blessed are the persecuted...

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