Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jesus-izing Some Actions

Here are the a few reflections on how to Jesus-ize our responses to some difficult situations. Do you think the boys or ladies did a better job?

Peace Be Still

The Power of Love and Luke 6

Here's the video for you to respond to. Remember we are trying to figure out the nature of God's kingdom and mission in the world. Review the sermon on the plain (that's the fancy title for Ch.6 of Luke) and post a response comment. How does the video interpret and apply these teachings of Jesus? What questions come to mind? What does Jesus say that challenges you and how you view the world? Is Jesus crazy?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Confirmation Schedule


17: Luke (1-3)

24: Luke (4-6)

31: Luke (7-9)

7: Luke (10-12)

12-15 Feb-Camp @ Pilgrim Pines

* 20 Rob Bell: Drops Like Stars

21: Luke (13-15)

28: Luke (16-18)

7: Luke (19-21)

14: Luke (22-24)

* 20 Homeboy Hoe-Down



4 - Confirmation Sunday Planning

2- Confirmation Sunday @9am service

* = non-Sunday
* & BOLD = required non Sunday
-note: if you did not attend the opening retreat you must attend Feb camp. It is optional for everyone else.
- You may only miss two (that is right TWO) Sunday gatherings. Any issues must me taken up with Jesus and he will tell me if they are valid excuses.

Confirmation Components

Confirmation Components

1. Responses to the Gospel of Luke
- at least one composed response per chapter
- responses can take a variety of forms such as journaling, poetry, art, music, interpretations, prayer writing etc
- these will assist the conversations during our group time

2. Confirmation Project
Choose One of the Two Options
- The life of a person from Church History or the Bible
- A story, parable, or symbol from the Gospel of Luke
you will have an assigned session in which you will share your project with the group

3. The 2 Big Questions
-What is a Disciple? \ What do you say of Jesus Christ?
- These answers will frame your own response to the confirmation process

4. Homeboy Hoe-Down
- help plan and put on the fundraiser
- share the Homeboy story with congregation

5. Confirmation Worship Service
- everyone will participate in the planning and in carrying out the worship service

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prayers from 1/17 Gathering

O Lord,

give us a mind

that is humble, quiet, peaceable,

patient and charitable,
and a taste of your Holy Spirit
in all our thoughts, words, and deeds.
O Lord,

give us a lively faith, a firm hope,

a fervant charity, a love of you.
Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation

and all dullness in prayer.

Give us fervor and delight in thinking of you,

your grace, and your tender compassion toward us.
Give us,good Lord,

the grace to work for

the things we pray for.
--St Thomas More, 1478-1535

My Lord God
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean
that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that my desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire
in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
you will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear,
for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.
- Thomas Merton