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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.

Jul 10, 2016

Text:

 

Luke 11:37-54

Takeaways:

  • Contemplate this question: What is the flaw that I most quickly identify in other people?
  • And another: Where am I trying too hard?
  • And another: What are my litmus questions?
  • This week, give someone a kitty. Just kidding, but do surprise someone with generosity.

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

Jul 3, 2016

Text:

Matthew 12:46-50

Matthew 13:53-58

Takeaways:

  • Always remember, Jesus hardly made everybody happy.
  • Being awake to the values of the Kingdom may sometimes look unpatriotic.
  • Don't be a jerk.

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

Jun 26, 2016

Text:

Luke 10:38-42

Takeaways:

  • Three times this week, get in a good space and sit for 20 minutes.
  • Take a fast from social media for 48 hours.
  • Ask a busy person how they stay still inside.
  • Read or watch a Bill Murray interview.
  • Listen to The Liturgists Podcast interview with Richard Rohr. 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

Jun 19, 2016

Text:

Luke 9:1-17

 

Takeaways:

  • In the next month, attend a live music performance.
  • Sometime this week, eat fish with a friend and talk about dynamic compression or sports or music. Definitely Jesus
  • Be grateful for dynamic compression. But always remember there is more.

 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

Jun 12, 2016

Text:

Luke 7:36-50

 

Takeaways:

  • Have a stare down with someone this week and count.
  • Practice making eye contact with people.
  • Have a conversation with someone you've been avoiding.
  • For one whole day, drive the speed limit or under.

 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

Jun 12, 2016

As circumstances allow, we like to have the visual artist(s) for the current month take a few minutes to give us a word about their art and what goes into it.

Jun 5, 2016

Text:

Luke 5:27-32

Takeaways:

  • Who am I in this story? The one laying something down or the one picking something up? Both?
  • Can I remember a time or times in life when I was awakened, when everything changed?
  • Start a journal. Record the leaving behinds and the picking ups.
  • Break a bad habit. Start a good one.

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

May 29, 2016

Text:

John 17:20-26

 

Takeaways:

  • Who am I becoming?
  • Who is becoming me?
  • Is that a good thing?

 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

May 22, 2016

Text:

Matthew 12:34-37

 

Takeaways:

  • Pay attention & count this week how many sentences start with "I will..."
  • Choose set times this week, every day, to pay attention and just listen.

 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

May 15, 2016

Text:

Matthew 16:23-28

Takeaways:

  • Remember that pride goes before a fall
  • Remember who is following whom
  • Take inventory: Where might I be feeling a little too good about myself?
  • And...remember that even after the fall, Jesus still wants us to be with Him.

 

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

May 8, 2016

Text:

Proverbs 31:1-9

Philippians 2:1-8

 

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

May 1, 2016

Text:

Matthew 5:14-16

Takeaways:

  • What voices do you need to stop listening to?
  • Think of one person who needs to know they belong. Let them know they do.
  • Keep open house; be generous with our lives.

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Apr 24, 2016

Text:

John 15:14-17

Takeaways:

  • You are my friends, if you love each other.

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Apr 17, 2016

 

Text:

Luke 6:30 

Takeaways:

  • Give to everyone who asks you
  • Listen to the voice; the voice will tell you what to give

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Apr 10, 2016

Text:

1 Corinthians 4:4

Proverbs 8:1-17

 

Takeaways:

  • Is there a truth that I have stopped hearing because the voice has gone silent?
  • Is there a truth that I am withholding from someone I love?
  • This week, ask someone who loves us what we need to start doing and what we need to stop doing.
  • This week, practice radical listening to our best friends.

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Mar 27, 2016

Easter felt like a party this year, and we were reminded of what matters.

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

 

 

Mar 20, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

Text: Luke 9:28-44

Takeaways:

  • Do I want something to be true more than I want to find Truth?

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

Mar 13, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

Text: Isaiah 55:1-3, John 18:37-38

Video: 4'33'' by John Cage

Takeaways:

  • The sound of God is not limited to our notions of a voice.
  • If you recognize the truths of Jesus, you recognize the sound of God.
  • This week, conduct your own performance of 4'33".

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love

Mar 6, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

Text: Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

Takeaways:

  • When we go into rooms this week, instead of thinking "Here I am," let's think, "There you are."
  • Spend one whole day not looking at our own reflections.
  • Begin every day this week saying out loud "I am Abba's Child. I am beloved."

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

Feb 28, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

 

Text: Luke 18:35-19:10

Takeaways:

  • Knock the hustle
  • Jesus is surprising if we allow him to be. Don't look past what is in front of you.
  • Where or by whom do I need to allow myself to be seen?
  • Who do I - actively or passively - isolate?
  • Read a good poem

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

Feb 21, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

Text: Acts 16:1-10

Takeaways:

  • In the story, there is movement
  • Wherever we go, Jesus is there
  • Take a walk this week, see what happens
  • Pay attention to the coincidences

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

Feb 14, 2016

As circumstances allow, we like to have the visual artist(s) for the current month take a few minutes to give us a word about their art and what goes into it. In February 2016, the portraits of the MULA (most urgent | least available) exhibit made their way onto the walls at 144 S Mason. Photographer Steve Stanton shares about letting the folks in these portraits know they are seen, and that we are all seen. 

 

More information at donatemula.org

Feb 14, 2016

As a guide through the Lenten season, we are reading Alicia Britt Chole's 40 Days Of Decrease as a congregation and allowing it to inform the teaching each Sunday morning. 

Text: John 12:12-19

Takeaways:

  • Instead of regretting who I was or wasn't, what do I need to start or stop right now?
  • What regret do I need to fast?

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

Feb 7, 2016

Text:

John 17:20-23

 

Takeaways:

  • There is no trying for his glory. We have received his glory.
  • Have I received his glory?
  • What do I need to clean up, to let out?

 

Benediction:

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Jan 31, 2016

Text:

Romans 12:1-16

 

Takeaways:

  • Practice who you want to be.

 

Benediction:

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

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