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Stewardship Series Week 3 - October 25, 2020

Psalm 98

This series has been grounded in the psalms. They cover a broad range of topics from lament, to blessings, to searching for God. In the first week of our series, we focused on the 23rd Psalm and God as our shepherd. We were invited to imagine the “pastures” of the middle east, not as acres of green alfalfa, but as tufts of grass that grow from the water of the morning dew and to know that sometimes God’s provision can be hard to spot….it isn’t always acres and acres, sometimes it’s just enough for today.

The second week we heard a call to act for justice and were invited to think about our relationships before our doing. We were called to learn

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Stewardship Series Week 2 - October 18, 2020

Psalm 82

When I was in seminary, I became friends with a man named Brian, who went on to be ordained. He served a couple of established churches before being appointed to a restart in downtown Asheville. Brian isn’t your typical pastor and he was not prepared to restart a typical church. He agreed to the new start but said he would do it his way, not theirs. And so he did. Brian serves at Haywood St in Asheville, which is a pretty affluent city, with lots of 5-star restaurants and places like the Biltmore. Asheville also has a pronounced homeless ministry and Brian wanted to work with those folks. It’s been 11 years and Brian’s ministry has grown immeasurably. Their motto is “Holy Chaos” and they really believe in being in ministry with people. One of their guiding principles is “relationship above all

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Stewardship Series Week 1 - October 11, 2020

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is one of the most familiar and most memorized pieces of scripture there is. Even those who are only marginally religious and those who avoid religion at all costs generally know at least the first verse when they hear it. Psalm 23 has become so ubiquitous in American culture, it is a piece of literature that can stand apart from its original source. Its phrases are ones that reflect a time of turmoil and trial and bring comfort in the midst of doubt, pain, and shock.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters. He leads in paths of righteousness for his namesake. Yeah, though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff,

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World Communion Sunday - October 4, 2020

Isaiah 58

Oh, the prophets...it’s wonderful when they speak truth to someone else….a little bit different truth when they speak to us. Right?

I assume the message I gleaned from scripture hasn’t been so subtle that you missed it. That in a lot of ways, the chaos we are living in (separate from the pandemic, but highlighted by it)...inadequate health care, racial injustice, polarized politics, systemic bias...I’m kind of of the mind that those are the consequences of our own actions. Or maybe not our actions...we’re all blameless, of course….but our actions...as in the

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Romans 8

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