Messages from a small church seeking the center of God’s heart and will.

January 9, 2022

God’s Back Porch

Series: Temple--The Meeting of Heaven and Earth #1

9 January 2022

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Along with learning some niche jargon (apophatic and cataphatic, anyone?) let's talk about how and why God really created, and what the point of humans being made in God's image is.

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

December 26, 2021

A Great Light: Light for Revelation, Glory for God’s People

Luke 2:22-40

Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

December 19, 2021

A Great Light: Love-Shaped

1 John 4

Love is the power behind the universe. And love has a shape. It's human.

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini-Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

December 12, 2021

A Great Light: Shepherding Joy

Ezekiel 34:10-16

Bad shepherds, no shepherds, and the Good Shepherd...

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

December 5, 2021

A Great Light: Preparing for Peace

Isaiah 40:1-11

When peacemaking is more like terraforming than cool ocean breezes...

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

November 28, 2021

A Great Light: The Lamppost of Hope

First Sunday of Advent: Hope 

Isaiah 9:1-3

A people walking in darkness have seen a great light!

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message and Main Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

November 21, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): The Kingdom of the Heavens is HERE

Matthew 28:1-10; 16-20

Now that Jesus has changed the rules, how do we live right-side-up?

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

 

November 14, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): Am I Right orAm I Right…eous?

Matthew 27:11-14, 27-31, 38-54

How important is it to you to be right or make sure other people are doing/believing/expressing the right things? Why? What's at stake? Is it possible that the "need to be right" is more an impulse of Empire than a way of the Kingdom? 

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan (03:27)

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte) (08:51)

November 7, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): Priorities

Matthew 26:1-41

Are you playing Empire's game or living Kingdom's life? 

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

Communion Song: Tim and Sandi Gunderman

October 31, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): But Not Those Expectations

Matthew 24

What will be the sign of the end of the age and Jesus' coming into His Kingdom? (A few reminders about biblical prophecy...and the Temple.)

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini-Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)