The Bridge Church (Abbotsford) Podcast

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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 www.scottericksonartshop.com. 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...

November 10, 2020  

09 - Peacemaking: The Better, Harder Way Through

Today's Dean shares on Matthew 5:9.  'Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called /recognized as children of God.' A meditation for peace led by Janine. 

November 1, 2020  

08 - How Does Your Garden Grow?

This week's beatitude is from Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. On that theme, Sarah leads us in a meditation and Eden reflects on how becoming pure in heart is a lot like weeding a garden.  To connect further with our faith community, find us at www.thebridgeonline.ca

October 26, 2020  

07 -Connected by Mercy, an Inter-Faith Conversation

Eden Jersak led this week's meditation and Brad Jersak hosted a conversation on this week's beatitude: Blessed are the merciful, with our Muslim friends Safi and Eman Kaskas. This one is definitely worth the listen!

October 18, 2020  

06 - Disrupting Power, Finding Justice

Jeff leads us in a Lectio Divina practice for our meditation together and Karina shares on this week's Beatitude: Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Justice for they will be Satisfied. 

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