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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.

Jul 9, 2017

TEXT:

Ephesians 5:21 

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Listen to the podcast Us & Them. It is very good.
  • Pray for opportunities to confront and dismantle your Us & Them.
  • Spend some time listening to and reading voices you would normally avoid.

 

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.

Jul 2, 2017

TEXT:

Exodus 25:1-22 

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • What are we saying or making or doing that makes a place for us to be present to God?
  • Pay attention this week for the mercy seat
  • Tell us about what happened between Sundays

 

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.

 

Jun 25, 2017

TEXT:

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 

 

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.

Jun 18, 2017

 

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.

Jun 11, 2017

TEXT:

3 John

 

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.

Jun 4, 2017

TEXT:

Ephesians 5:11-21

 

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.

May 21, 2017

TEXT

Mark 12:38-44

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • If you're not already doing so, begin to practice the generous principle of tithing to your local church for three months.
  • Eat lunch at FoCo Cafe in the next week or two and pay it forward.
  • Make a financial donation to some form of art that enriches your life.

 

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.

May 14, 2017

TEXT

John 6:1-5

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Give something away this week
  • Thank someone for their excellent customer service

  • For one day, answer the phone every time it rings no matter who it is

 

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.

May 7, 2017

TEXT

Luke 7:36-50

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Next time I start telling myself an ungenerous story about someone, remind me of the words of Jesus, “Do you see…?”
  • Next time I start telling myself an ungenerous story about someone, instead engage with the person generously.

  • Next time I start telling myself an ungenerous story about someone, turn it into a generous story.

 

BENEDICTION

Yours, Lord, is the greatness 

and the power and the glory 

and the majesty and the splendor,

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.

Yours, Lord, is the kingdom…

Amen.

Apr 15, 2017

It is finished.

Apr 9, 2017

During the lenten season, we are using the book Pauses For Lent by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

TEXT

John 12:12-26

 

BENEDICTION

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done, 

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power,

and the glory.

Amen

 

TAKEAWAYS

What am I doing to fit in?

We'll am I doing to set myself apart?

Apr 2, 2017

During the lenten season, we are using the book Pauses For Lent by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

TEXT

John 8:2-11

BENEDICTION

The True Love by David Whyte

There is a faith in loving fiercely

the one who is rightfully yours,

especially if you have

waited years and especially

if part of you never believed

you could deserve this

loved and beckoning hand

held out to you this way.

 

I am thinking of faith now

and the testaments of loneliness

and what we feel we are

worthy of in this world.

 

Years ago in the Hebrides

I remember an old man

who walked every morning

on the grey stones

to the shore of baying seals,

 

who would press his hat

to his chest in the blustering

salt wind and say his prayer

to the turbulent Jesus

hidden in the water,

 

and I think of the story

of the storm and everyone

waking and seeing

the distant,

yet familiar figure,

far across the water

calling to them,

 

and how we are all

waiting for that

abrupt waking,

and that calling,

and that moment

we have to say yes,

except, it will

not come so grandly

so Biblically,

but more subtly,

and intimately, in the face

of the one you know

you have to love.

 

So that when

we finally step out of the boat

toward them, we find

everything holds

us, and everything confirms

our courage, and if you wanted

to drown you could,

but you don’t,

because finally

after all this struggle,

and all these years,

you don’t want to any more,

you’ve simply had enough

of drowning,

and you want to live and you

want to love and you will

walk across any territory

and any darkness,

however fluid and however

dangerous, to take the

one hand you know

belongs in yours.

 

 

Mar 26, 2017

During the lenten season, we are using the book Pauses For Lent by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

TEXT

Genesis 4:1-2

TAKEAWAYS

  • When I feel justified in my disappointment, I need to practice gratitude.
  • When I feel jealous, I need to practice generosity.
  • When I am down or out and about to do something to deal with it, I need to ask this question: Am I intentionally doing harm to part of God's creation?

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Mar 19, 2017

During the lenten season, we are using the book Pauses For Lent by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

TEXT

Luke 14:16-22

TAKEAWAYS

  • Sometime soon, talk to someone holding a sign, tell each other your names and your stories (not just his or her story)
  • If being poor is lacking something, we're all poor
  • Visit Serve 6.8 and learn some about what they do

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Mar 12, 2017

During the lenten season, we are using the book Pauses For Lent by Trevor Hudson as a guide. 

 

TEXT

John 4:13-14

 

 

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Mar 5, 2017

TEXT

James 3:3-10

2 Kings 2:23-25

Luke 6:27-28 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Use some words to tell someone you are sorry for some words you said
  • Use some words to bless someone you've not spoken to in some time
  • Learn a new joke and tell it to many people

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Feb 26, 2017

TEXT

Ephesians 5:1-20 

TAKEAWAYS

  • To put on the new self, we might need to put ourselves in some new places
  • Read the instructions, and talk to the old timers
  • Think about this: where have I gotten hard hearted?

 

 

BENEDICTION

 

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still

Be

Amen

Feb 19, 2017

TEXT

Ephesians 4:7-32

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • To put on the new self, we might need to put ourselves in some new places
  • Read the instructions, and talk to the old timers
  • Think about this: where have I gotten hard hearted?

 

 

BENEDICTION

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors.

Amen.

Feb 12, 2017

TEXT

Ephesians 4:1-6

Acts 15:36-40

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Is there a relationship where I currently need to bring repair?
  • How can I help nurture and strengthen unity in our life together as church?
  • Temperamentally, am I a 'jazz player' in life?
  • Who listens well to the rhythm of your heart as well as your words?

 

 

BENEDICTION

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors.

Amen.

 

Jan 29, 2017

When we arrive at a month with a 5th Sunday, we take it as an opportunity to spend the morning moving through three liturgical movements. Each movement looks like this:

  1. Scripture/teaching
  2. Story
  3. Song
  4. Prayer

We also follow a theme during each Movement Sunday. In January 2017, the theme was Leaving, with the following movements:

  1. Leaving
  2. Leaving Again
  3. Leaving Peace

Here is the entirety of the Liturgy of Leaving for the morning:

  • Song of Gathering - "Come Ye Sinners"
  • Welcome & Explanation
  • Song of Invitation - "The Fire and the Flood"
  • Movement I: Leaving
    • Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9
    • Story: The Relatives Came pt. 1
    • Song: "Oceans"
    • Prayer: "A hard, deep call to obedience" by Walter Brueggemann
  • Movement II: Leaving Again
    • Scripture: Genesis 13:5-11
    • Story: Excerpt from Listening To Your Life by Parker Palmer
    • Song: "Jesus, We Love You"
    • Prayer: A poem by Wendell Berry
  • Movement III: Leaving Peace
    • Scripture: John 14:25-31
    • Story: The Relatives Came pt. 2
    • Song: "Oh God"
    • Prayer: The Prayer Of St. Francis
    • Communion

Because part of our recording was corrupted, we have included the original studio recordings of the songs on the podcast instead of our live recordings. Text for the prayers are below.

 

A Hard, Deep Call To Obedience
You are the God who makes extravagant promises.
We relish your great promises
of fidelity
and presence
and solidarity
and we exude in them.
Only to find out, always way too late,
that your promise always comes
in the midst of a hard, deep call to obedience.

You are the God who calls people like us,
and the long list of mothers and fathers
before us,
who trusted the promise enough to
keep the call.
So we give you thanks that you are a calling God,
who calls always to dangerous new
places.
We pray enough of your grace and mercy among us
that we may be among those
who believe your promises enough
to respond to your call.
We pray in the one who embodied your promise
and enacted your call, even Jesus.
Amen.

 

From A Wendell Berry Poem

As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motion of your mind,
lose it.
Leave it as a sign to mark the false trail, the way you didn’t go.
Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection. 

 

Prayer Of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Jan 22, 2017

TEXT

Romans 15:1-13 MSG

TAKEAWAYS

  • Let's tell someone congratulations this week, even if they got what we wanted.
  • Let's reach out to someone this week that is hurting and maybe we've been distancing ourselves from them.
  • Let's find someone new at work or church or in the neighborhood and give them a treat and tell them we're glad they are here. 
  • Let's circle back around with someone with whom we didn't do goodbye very well and try again.
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