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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.

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.

Jan 24, 2016

14ers is a 4-week series taking place across the Timberline organization, addressing the mountains we want to climb together. 

 

Text:

Mark 9:1-13 

 

Takeaways:

  • We are part of a huge story
  • Our stories are informed by people we can see and people we can't.
  • In the stories of the Kingdom, everyone is always there.
  • Practice gratitude for people who've given us access to a better story.

 

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 17, 2016

14ers is a 4-week series taking place across the Timberline organization, addressing the mountains we want to climb together. 

 

Text:

Matthew 28:16-20

 

Takeaways:

  • Discipleship is about what we do and who we are while we're going places and doing stuff.
  • People don't want to be told what to believe by people they don't like.
  • There's really only one command we gotta get right - love.
Jan 10, 2016

14ers is a 4-week series taking place across the Timberline organization, addressing the mountains we want to climb together. 

 

Text:

Matthew 28:16-20

 

Takeaways:

  • When I lose hope, I need to talk to someone who loves me.
  • We are the worshipers and we are the doubters. We are always both.
  • Whatever we do and wherever we go in His name, Jesus is with us.
Jan 3, 2016

It is the first Sunday of 2016 and we are reminded again of our chance at Newness.

 

TEXT

Ecclesiastes 1:4-9; 3:1-22

Dec 27, 2015

2 days after Christmas there are moments of bells and moments of canons as we head into a new year. What will we hear? What will we do? 

 

TEXT

Isaiah 9, Psalm 127

 

PRAYER

Occupy Our Calendars by Walter Brueggemann

Our times are in your hands:

But we count our times for us;

we count our days and fill them with us;

we count our weeks and fill them with our busyness;

we count our years and fill them with our fears.

And then caught up short with your claim,

Our times are in your hands!

Take our times, times of love and times of weariness,

Take them all, bless them and break them,

give them to us again,

slow paced and eager,

fixed in your readiness for neighbour.

Occupy our calendars,

Flood us with itsy-bitsy, daily kairoi,

in the name of your fleshed kairos.  Amen

Dec 20, 2015

Advent Prayer:

In our dark nights, we cry to you
In our bright days, we forget what we longed for

May our cries echo
May our longing be immediate

In our sharp minds, we pray for your coming
In our wavering hearts, we can't decide if the road is open or closed

May you clear the decks
May we raise the gates on our tollbooths.

Here we gather as hopeful witnesses to revolutionary birth.
Going from here we encounter oppression in mind and action.

Disrupt us to new life
Advent us to your longing for your children.

Let not sorrow be ruler.
Clear the way for Joy as the undexpected King.

Amen.

Dec 13, 2015

Scripture: 

Psalm 23

 

Advent Prayer:

In our dark nights, we cry to you
In our bright days, we forget what we longed for

May our cries echo
May our longing be immediate

In our sharp minds, we pray for your coming
In our wavering hearts, we can't decide if the road is open or closed

May you clear the decks
May we raise the gates on our tollbooths.

Here we gather as hopeful witnesses to revolutionary birth.
Going from here we encounter oppression in mind and action.

Disrupt us to new life
Advent us to your longing for your children.

Let not sorrow be ruler.
Clear the way for Joy as the undexpected King.

Amen.

Dec 6, 2015

Scripture: 

Psalm 44

 

Advent Prayer:

In our dark nights, we cry to you
In our bright days, we forget what we longed for

May our cries echo
May our longing be immediate

In our sharp minds, we pray for your coming
In our wavering hearts, we can't decide if the road is open or closed

May you clear the decks
May we raise the gates on our tollbooths.

Here we gather as hopeful witnesses to revolutionary birth.
Going from here we encounter oppression in mind and action.

Disrupt us to new life
Advent us to your longing for your children.

Let not sorrow be ruler.
Clear the way for Joy as the undexpected King.

Amen.

 

 

Nov 29, 2015

Advent Prayer:

In our dark nights, we cry to you
In our bright days, we forget what we longed for

May our cries echo
May our longing be immediate

In our sharp minds, we pray for your coming
In our wavering hearts, we can't decide if the road is open or closed

May you clear the decks
May we raise the gates on our tollbooths.

Here we gather as hopeful witnesses to revolutionary birth.
Going from here we encounter oppression in mind and action.

Disrupt us to new life
Advent us to your longing for your children.

Let not sorrow be ruler.
Clear the way for Joy as the undexpected King.

Amen.

 

Scripture: 

Psalm 30

 

Advent Benediction:

A Future Not Our Own by Archbishop Oscar Romero

It helps, now and then, to step back
and take the long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of
the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying
that the kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about:
We plant seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything
and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something,
and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

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