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FAITH COMMUNITY

An Ecumenical Church

How Do We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?

We are a small, diverse ecumenical church with members from different faith backgrounds and ways of expressing our faith. We hold in common the desire to follow Jesus through peacemaking, work for justice (especially economic justice), and environmental sanity.All are welcome, regardless of faith (or lack of it), religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, wealth (or lack of it), ethnicity, or any other characteristic that ordinarily separates us from one another. We are open and affirming and value the differences among us. Check us out! We meet at the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Rd NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington.  Our church services begin at 10:00 AM Sundays. Click here for map.

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I’m in a Resurrection State of Mind

Kate Lasso

April 16, 2017

Text: John 20:1-18[i]

When I accepted the invitation to share this morning, a phrase kept coming to me, to the tune of a Billy Joel song:  "I'm in a Resurrection State of Mind."[ii]  At first I was amused at my own silliness.  But then I started to wonder what does that mean? What is a Resurrection State of Mind anyway?  1 Corinthians 2:16, tells us that, as believers, we "have the mind of Christ,” meaning that we are to order our thinking, our inner lives, according to Christ's example.  In turn, putting on the mind of Christ leads to actions that are also ordered in accordance with Christ’s example, and God's desire.  If we submit ourselves to the lordship of Christ, both Romans 6:4 and Colossians tells us that we are both buried and raised with Christ.  Here's what Colossians 2:12-13 says:

12  And having been buried with Christ in baptism, you were raised with Christ through your faith in the power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. 13When you were dead in your trespasses and ... your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ.

Servants of Christ in Relationship

Kent Beduhn

Texts:
Philippians 2:1-10[i]
Isaiah 53:10-12[ii]
Ps 31:15-17[iii]

What do we really NEED from one another?  When you come right down to it—and this comes up again and again in our Servants mission group as we care for one another in the Body and Mind of Christ—what we NEED from one another is relationship.  Connection and attachment to one another for the highest and best purposes but also for ordinary and extraordinary purposes.  Friends, I encourage you today to do this!  To be with and for one another in this kind of unity would make all of our joy complete.

In all the highs and lows life brings, may we hold one another, esteem and value one another in such a way that wonderfully keeps us mindful of how others are, in fact, better.  How often do we actually SEE one another in our totality as "better"?  Jesus did.  Even his disciples, as he took leave, were left with many gifts of his presence and poise in the center of the most traumatic situations one can imagine.  Jesus found ways to, directly and indirectly, relate to others for their relational responses, their connection to him and to his life's—and death's—ultimate meaning.

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