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Sunday morning teachings and guest speakers from Timberline Old Town. At Timberline Old Town we gather to remind each other who we are…that we are all created in the image of God and have chosen to accept that, accept God’s love, take care of each other, and participate in God’s kingdom as followers of Jesus Christ.
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These are the weekend teachings from Timberline Old Town Church in Ft. Collins, CO. Darren Fred is the primary communicator, though there are a smattering of guests spread here and there. Also, check out the Speaking of Art segments. We love art, we love what artists have to say about art. For more info about who we are, visit timberlineoldtown.org.

Jan 7, 2018

 TAKEAWAYS:

  • More fun.
  • More time.
  • More compassionate.
  • More generous.

 

Dec 31, 2017

We wanted our time together during the Advent season to be set apart. Instead of our normal rhythm of congregation, we put together an order of service that might serve as an interruption to how we normally gather. Perhaps it will wake us up to hear new things, or give us pause to consider something from a different perspective, or...who knows?

Each week, the liturgy is lead and the homily are given by different folks - different voices making up the mass of humanity anticipating the arrival of the Christ Child.

 

Interruptions Of Wonder | 12.31.17 | Look

 

Opening Prayer

Madisen Golden

Recognition of Souls

Chris Deigert

Reading of Wonder

Madisen Golden

Homily - "Look"

Chris Hess

New Year Benediction

Madisen Golden

Dec 24, 2017

We wanted our time together during the Advent season to be set apart. Instead of our normal rhythm of congregation, we put together an order of service that might serve as an interruption to how we normally gather. Perhaps it will wake us up to hear new things, or give us pause to consider something from a different perspective, or...who knows?

Each week, the liturgy is lead and the homily are given by different folks - different voices making up the mass of humanity anticipating the arrival of the Christ Child.

 

Interruptions Of Wonder | 12.24.17 | Shepherds

Welcome & Pause

Chris Hess

Opening Prayer & Recognition of Souls

Chris Hess

Reading of Wonder - "The Shepherd" by Frederick Buechner

Chris Hess

Homily - "Shepherds"

Darren Fred

Advent Benediction

Chris Hess

Dec 17, 2017

We wanted our time together during the Advent season to be set apart. Instead of our normal rhythm of congregation, we put together an order of service that might serve as an interruption to how we normally gather. Perhaps it will wake us up to hear new things, or give us pause to consider something from a different perspective, or...who knows?

Each week, the liturgy is lead and the homily are given by different folks - different voices making up the mass of humanity anticipating the arrival of the Christ Child.

 

Interruptions Of Wonder | 12.17.17 | The Magi

Welcome & Pause

 Darren Fred

Opening Prayer

Katrina Tomlin

Recognition of Souls

Maggie Shafer

Reading of Wonder - "Wait" by Antoinette Portis

Katrina Tomlin

Homily - "Joseph"

Chris Hess

Advent Benediction

Katrina Tomlin

Dec 10, 2017

We wanted our time together during the Advent season to be set apart. Instead of our normal rhythm of congregation, we put together an order of service that might serve as an interruption to how we normally gather. Perhaps it will wake us up to hear new things, or give us pause to consider something from a different perspective, or...who knows?

Each week, the liturgy is lead and the homily are given by different folks - different voices making up the mass of humanity anticipating the arrival of the Christ Child.

 

Interruptions Of Wonder | 12.10.17 | Joseph

 Welcome & Pause

 Chris Hess

Opening Prayer

Darren Fred

Recognition of Souls

Ben Jewell

Reading of Wonder - Excerpt from "Traveling Mercies" by Anne Lamott

Darren Fred

Homily - "Joseph"

Steve Griffin

Advent Benediction

Darren Fred

Dec 4, 2017

We wanted our time together during the Advent season to be set apart. Instead of our normal rhythm of congregation, we put together an order of service that might serve as an interruption to how we normally gather. Perhaps it will wake us up to hear new things, or give us pause to consider something from a different perspective, or...who knows?

Each week, the liturgy is lead and the homily are given by different folks - different voices making up the mass of humanity anticipating the arrival of the Christ Child.

 

Interruptions Of Wonder | 12.3.17 | Mary

Welcome 

Opening Prayer

Dick Foth

 

Recognition of Souls

Chris Hess

Reading of Wonder - Excerpt from "Godric" by Frederick Buechner

Dick Foth

 

Homily - "Mary"

Mackenzie Matthews

Advent Benediction

Dick Foth

Nov 27, 2017

During the Advent season, we are using Pauses for Advent: Words Of Wonder by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

Each entry in the guide - beginning November 27 - follows the rhythm of Pause-Meditate-Practice

On this particular Sunday, we took time to try and catch the rhythm as a congregation.

 

PAUSE

Mark 1:1-3

 

MEDITATE

Darren's homily

 

PRACTICE

  • Find a place that is abandoned. Look at it for awhile. Pray.
  • Reach out to a person that is in the wilderness. Write a note. Share a coffee. Make a call.

  • Sit on some grass. Ask some questions and take some notes. What do I want right now? Why do I want that? Who am I? Who am I not?

  • When you are waiting somewhere sometime soon - and you will wait - look around, see people, and pray.

  • Listen to Oprah’s Supersoul conversations podcast with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: “My Stroke of Insight”

 

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know. 

Be still.

Be.

 

Nov 20, 2017

TEXT:

Luke 17:5-6 ; 11-19

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Read Psalm 1 in the morning.

Write “meditate day & night” on a 3x5 card.

Stick it in your pocket.

When you take the card out of your pocket, think about that phrase.

 

2
Ask God and yourself who you need to apologize to. Write that name on a 3x5 card and put it in your pocket.

Apologize.

Shred the card.

 

3
Write a note on a 3x5 card to someone you haven’t seen for a month.

Put it in an envelope.

Address the envelope.

Mail it.

 

4

Write “Nicely Done” on a 3x5 card.

Sign your name.

Leave it under a paperclip on a report from a kid, or on a keyboard, or under the plate at a restaurant. Or just look at it before you go to bed.

 

BENEDICTION

May the Lord bless you and keep you, May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May the eyes of your heart be open to all the blessings which surround you; may this awareness produce a harvest of generosity in your spirit.

May thankfulness rise up within you, not just during this short season, but day after day, from the early morning watch until you retire for the night.

May your prayers reflect gratitude, while also acknowledging the needs of others whose situations are so drastically different.

May the thoughts of Jesus fill your mind, and thanksgiving be your response.
Amen.

Nov 12, 2017

Every year, we take 5 weeks to go through our Coat Of Arms. It's always about identity. This time, we're looking at it through the lens of access.

 

TEXT:

Matthew 13:10-15

 

TAKEAWAYS:

  • What do you do? [job]
  • What do you do when you do what you do? [vocation, inclination]
  • Why do you do what you do when you're doing what you do? [motivation] 

BENEDICTION:

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.
Nov 6, 2017

Every year, we take 5 weeks to go through our Coat Of Arms. It's always about identity. This time, we're looking at it through the lens of access.

 

TEXT:

Genesis 11:4

Genesis 28:10-17

John 1:43-51

 

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Where will you be at this time tomorrow?
  • What are the gaps that need to be filled?
  • What are the spaces you wish you could climb out of?
  • If you could put a ladder in those spaces, what do you wish would climb down into them?
  • When we are in spaces we wish we could climb out of, pray for the Kingdom to climb down.

 

BENEDICTION:

I slow myself down for a moment, and try to realise that God is present.

To me. Here and now. He is present in what I do,

in the people that I meet, and the situations I find myself in daily.

How can I make this reality real for myself?

 

I remind myself that I am in the presence of the Lord.

I will take refuge in His loving heart.

He is my strength in times of weakness.

He is my comforter in times of sorrow.

Oct 29, 2017

Song of Invitation

"Give Me Your Hand"

 

Mvmnt 1: Recognition

Text

1 Corinthians 1:18,26-31

Song

"Oh Lord, You're Beautiful"

Prayer

Recognition Of Souls

 

Mvmnt 2: Affirmation

Text 

Luke 19:1-10

Song

"You Found Me"

Prompts for contemplation:

  • Ask the Father to bring to your mind one person in your life who has administered the healing touch of Jesus to you.If a person comes to mind, practice gratitude.
  • Now ask the Father to bring to your mind one person in your life who needs that same healing touch. Think how you might return the favor.

 

Mvmnt 3: Invitation

Text

2 Samuel 9:1-11

Reprise Song Of Invitation

"Give Me Your Hand"

Benediction

Take, O Lord

and receive my entire liberty, 

my memory, my understanding and

my whole will.

All that I am and all that I possess, thou hast given me:

I surrender it all to Thee to be disposed according to Thy will.

Give me only Thy love and Thy grace;

with these I will be rich enough and will desire nothing more.

Amen.

 

Oct 22, 2017

Every year, we take 5 weeks to go through our Coat Of Arms. It's always about identity. This time, we're looking at it through the lens of access.

TEXT:

Luke 1:13-17

TAKEAWAYS:

  • What is your full name? What does it mean?
  • Did anyone ever give you a nickname?
  • What is the name you want God to call you?
  • Draw the Crown. Under the crown, write the name.

BENEDICTION:

To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is Love.

Love is my true identity.

Selflessness is my true self.

Love is my true character.

Love is my name.

Amen.

Oct 19, 2017

On Nov. 10 & 11, we're hosting a workshop called Exploring The Enneagram. The Enneagram is something a lot of folks are into and a lot of folks have questions about right now. Leading up to the workshop, we're having quick conversations with a few of our friends to hear about their Enneagram experience, and why this workshop might be beneficial for us to attend. 

Oct 15, 2017

Every year, we take 5 weeks to go through our Coat Of Arms. It's always about identity. This time, we're looking at it through the lens of access.

 

TEXT:

Matthew 19:13-15

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Where do you come from? Draw an image or place a photo in one quadrant of your coat of arms that represents where you come from. Share that in your small group this week.

  • Ask someone you don't know very well where they were born.
  • Listen to the interview with Rupi Kaur at npr.org
  • Check out Dick & Ruth Foth at known.fm
  • In small group time and/or personal time, read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

 

Oct 8, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

TEXT:

Luke 13:1-9

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Take an inventory with these questions in mind: What do I need to add? What do I need to subtract?

  • Talk to two people about that inventory. Give those two people permission to ask you about it. 

  • Ask someone who loves you, "Who do you think I was meant to be and what do you think I was meant to do?"

  • Pray for the Spirit Of Truth to tell you the truth.

  • For one week, carve out a half hour per day for still movement.
Oct 1, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

TEXT:

Phillipians 4:4-9

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Start a conversation with someone in your orbit who you don’t know and think you don’t want to know. It doesn’t have to be heavy right off. Ask good questions.
  • Re-engage with someone you used to love and with whom you used to agree, but now maybe you don’t. Again, it doesn’t have to start off heavy. Ask good questions.

  • Listen to or read someone with whom you disagree. Do so with an open heart.

  • Before doing any of this, pray the Jesus prayer: 

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

  • Next time you are angry and your fingers are on the keyboard or the words are heading for your mouth, stop.

    You can stop, stop, stop.

    For a girl can someday be a lady, and a boy can someday be a man.

Sep 26, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

TEXT:

John 14:15-23

TAKEAWAYS:

  • A place where everybody or at least some of em know your name

  • A place full of grace.  And truth.

  • A place with good welcomes and good farewells

  • A place where you can be real, and they won't run away

 

Sep 17, 2017

Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

TEXT:

 

Psalm 8:1-2

Micah 6:8

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Laugh
  • Make someone else laugh
  • Relax
  • Help someone else relax
  • Three times in the next week:
    • Sit still in silence for five minutes, with nothing on the agenda but being open to what the Lord may - or may not - have for you.

BENEDICTION:

 

For anyone who says yes to Jesus

For anyone who 

believes what Jesus said

For anyone who 

will just reach out to take it

Then God will give them

 this wonderful gift:

To be born into

A whole new Life

To be who they really are

Who God always made them to be --

Their own true selves --

God’s dear

Child.

Sep 10, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between with teachings that encourage us to do so.

Sep 3, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

 

BENEDICTION:

May love be stronger in us than the fear of the pain that comes with caring.
 
May we learn to make good out of what we're given Rather than only make sense of it. 
 
May we find freedom in limitation- to fully give ourselves to what we can do rather than worry about what we cannot. 
 
May we have the courage to believe that everything we do matters. 
 
Amen. 
Aug 27, 2017

Tempus Per Annum means "Time Throughout The Year". In the liturgical church calendar, it is known as Ordinary Time - the long stretch between Easter and Advent. This is sometimes a grind and sometimes exhilarating and always Holy. We want to settle in and recognize this time of between.

 

TEXT:

John 6:1-15

 

TAKEAWAYS:

  • What for you is essential, what is good, what is trivial in this season? 
  • Where is Jesus inviting you to trust him with the seemingly impossible? 
  • Where are you? What do you have? Who are you with? 
 
Consider sharing answers with a friend. 

 

BENEDICTION:

May love be stronger in us than the fear of the pain that comes with caring.
 
May we learn to make good out of what we're given Rather than only make sense of it. 
 
May we find freedom in limitation- to fully give ourselves to what we can do rather than worry about what we cannot. 
 
May we have the courage to believe that everything we do matters. 
 
Amen. 
Aug 20, 2017

TEXT:

Psalm 77:1-6a

TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • Think about songs that have been there for your times
  • Listen to them again...and remember
  • Listen to Asaph by Loudharp
  • Share a song with someone for this time
  • If possible, thank an artist for the song they gave you for a time

BENEDICTION:

REPENTANCE AS PROTEST

Father, forgive us

For the hate that we deny

Father, forgive us

For turning a blind eye

Teach us to love,

To lay down our lives, like you

Aug 13, 2017

TEXT:

Ephesians 2:8-9

James 2:14,17

Philippians 2:12-13

 

TAKEAWAYS:

I want to get better at adding value.

I want to get better at real vulnerability.

I want to get better at disagreeing.

I want to get better at there you are.

I want to get better at proximity.

I want to get better at helming find the unique gifts in people.

I want to get better at prayer.

 

BENEDICTION:

With the city of Charlottesville in mind:

REPENTANCE AS PROTEST

Father, forgive us

For the hate that we deny

Father, forgive us

For turning a blind eye

Teach us to love,

To lay down our lives, like you

Aug 6, 2017

TEXT:

1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • For one week, practice the Jesus prayer

  • For one week, practice giving full attention to those who arrive in the middle of your things.

    Ask the Lord in that moment if it is in fact you who are arriving in the middle of Kingdom things.

  • Google:

    “Ancient Prayers of the Church”

    Find a prayer of one of the saints and make it your prayer for awhile.

 

BENEDICTION

 

The Jesus Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

Jul 24, 2017

TEXT:

Mark 10:35 

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Who do I know to whom I can tell my truth?
  • Start telling that person your truth.
  • Interrogate your motivations in your relationships.
  • In what relationships have I found equilibrium?

 

BENEDICTION

Lord, turn our praises into hands that clothe the naked, arms that comfort the afflicted, tables that host the stranger, and shoulders that support the weary so that your name may be praised by those who live and die with their backs against the wall. 

Amen.

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