Posts by Barbara Hutchinson (Page 2)

Posts by Barbara Hutchinson (Page 2)

Worship Services for July 12th

To access our bulletin for our “Church in-person” Worship Service for 8 a.m., please click below. To access our bulletin for our “Church in-person” Worship Service for 10 a.m., please click below. To access our bulletin for our “Church at home” Worship Service, which you can watch anytime throughout the weekend, please click below. To watch the “Church at Home” Worship Service, please click below. To access Mother Barbara’s homily only, please click below.

Worship Services for July 5th

To access the bulletin for our 8 am “Church in-person” worship service, please click below. To access our “Church at Home” worship video, please click below. To access our “Church at Home” worship bulletin, please click below.

Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians

We gathered this past Wednesday to explore Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians as part of our exploration of the Early Church Writings. We explored such topics as 1) affliction and consolation, 2) power in weakness, 3) the gospel being the treasure in clay pots (we’re the clay pots), 4) the development of the notion of a judgment day and the role of the resurrected Christ at that time, and 5) Paul’s emphasis on mercy and compassion. We always study…

Worshipping together

We are an incarnational people. Our faith tradition believes that God came within the human person of Jesus, to reconcile humankind and all of creation to God. That’s what the incarnation means — “in carnate” or in the body. Our faith also believes that it is within and with our body that we worship God. This is why the beauty of the church, the “smells and bells” (incense of sanctus bells), the flowers, the bread and wine — all these…

Worship Services for June 28th

To view the worship bulletin for our in-person service at 8 a.m., (Rite 1, which is a quiet, spoken service) please click below. To engage in our recorded worship services, with music, scripture, prayer, and reflection by downloading the worship bulletin, please click below. To view the worship bulletin for our recorded service so you may participate in the singing of the hymns and the worship responses, please click below. To join the conversation in Mother Barbara’s homily, please click…

Worship service for June 21st

To access a bulletin so you can sing along to the hymns and know the verbal responses, please click below. To listen to the homily only, please click below. To learn about the spiritual practice of creating peace prayer flags, please click below.

Peace Prayer Flags

Sometimes, invitations come across our computer screen and our hearts seem immediately turned toward curiosity and engagement. That was true for me as I saw the offering by Oasis Ministries, through which I did my spiritual director training, for Contemplative Prayer Flags. I must admit, I was also intrigued enough by the thought that we could do this together sometime, so I wanted to see how they oriented this spiritual practice. I gathered my materials: 9” squares of fabric in…

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

We gathered on Wednesday evening (by Zoom) to lean into the truth and affection found in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We are reading New Testament scripture in the order that it was written and are still in the very early letters, before the first gospel was written. Our conversation absorbed the information about the date, authorship, and context of this letter and then focused on the key concepts and passages found in this gem of an epistle. We explored…