To quote Luther, our theological father, "Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a [person] could stake [their] life on it a thousand times. I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide." This Guide is the mystery we know as God. The one whom we gather in the name of each time we come together as a community. The One whom we are baptized in, gathered around the table by and have our very life and being in. As a community we strive to cultivate this knowing of the Guide as we gather together. As Luther would also remind us “to be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.“ So, then, we breathe deep in the Spirit as we gather for fellowship, worship and prayer. Come, join us, breathe in the Spirit with us!
Is defined as "the process by which a...skill is ...embodied… [it] may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas (Wikipedia).” One of the greatest challenges for us as the church seems to be moving from head to heart. In a very real way this is a movement towards Incarnational faith. However, just like the muscles of our bodies, we too must exercise and practice this movement. Thus Praxis becomes an overarching word for all we practice as a community. Below you will find various opportunities to praxis.
Monday mornings @ 9:30am in the Library and via Zoom. Sitting in the Word is a time where we read and reflect on Scripture prayerfully. Anyone can join us!
Group Spiritual Direction is a time in which a group regularly meets in confidence in order to listen to God's voice and action in their lives. If you are interested please email pastor here.
Just as in Group Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Direction, is a time in which one listens to God's voice and action in the ordinariness of everyday life. The difference though is that one person sits with a trained spiritual director and the conversation is one on one and ongoing. To find out more email pastor here.