Join us as we continue engaging in rhythms of worship, prayer, and contemplation throughout this journey of Lent. As we begin to see Easter on the horizon, we consider the stillness of the desert, and are reminded that God’s love and provision is never dependent on our striving and activity. We are loved, you are loved, just as you are.
Pastor Chris Seay teaches from the Gospel of Luke; considering Jesus’ call for us to rid our lives of greed and anxiety and to be ready to respond at all times. He also shares heartbreaking stories from the ground along the Venezuelan border, and the opportunity that we have to join in areas of extreme need during this ongoing crisis. Gather with us over the coming weeks to hear more about how you can take part.
Ericka Graham leads us deeper into the desert of this Lenten season, considering the temptations and demons we all face throughout our journey. Just as the Tempter left Jesus for another opportune time, we will surely be met by temptation time and again, and must rely on the strength that Jesus has given us to stand firm in the past.
As we consider life in the desert, the invitation to continue in a season of scarcity and contemplation, join us in this opportunity to pray and reflect together as a community, seeking God’s guidance through this forty day journey of Lent. In the solitude, may we rest in the faith that we are never alone.
Pastor Sean Palmer invites us to continue our Lenten journey through the desert; sharing the story of Hagar and asking us to consider that, wherever we might find ourselves in the wilderness, God sees and is with us at every step.
Pastor Chris Seay invites us to participate in the kind of disruption that can lead us toward healthy change in this Lenten season. In preparation for Easter, we remember the words of the Prophet Isaiah, who reminds us that God is preparing something new. A way through the desert. How is God prompting you to examine and alter your rhythms through these sacred weeks?
As we consider life in the desert, the invitation to enter into a season of scarcity and contemplation, join us in this opportunity to pray and reflect together as a community, and to seek God’s guidance as we enter this forty day journey of Lent. In the silence, may our ears be tuned to hear God in new ways.
Pastor Sean Palmer shares vulnerably from his own story, inviting us to consider how we are called to prepare for and enter into the sacred season of Lent. The desert is a place which can feel barren and hopeless, but is where God comes to meet us separated from our ego and defenses. May these weeks of fasting and contemplation transform our experience of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and help us to faithfully walk the path he has laid before us.
Pastor Chris Seay brought us into the fuller context around the often quoted John 3:16 in order to consider Jesus’ unfailing heart for the outsider, the truth he continually proclaimed about who he is, and the invitation of eternal hope that he offered to Nicodemus just as he freely and lovingly offers it to us and to all.
This past Sunday, we shared an incredible story from some new Ecclesians, our friends who were forced to flee Nicaragua due to political persecution and are currently in Houston as they process an asylum claim in the US. In an effort to safeguard this precious family, we’ll be sharing their story in a more limited manner than our usual weekly podcast feed. At the moment, this is a story just for our community. If you missed their story, look for an email on Monday February 18th with a link to the content.