EVERYTHING SUMMER | ORDINARY TIME 2018
IT'S SUMMER. THANK YOU JESUS!
In the summer we like to slow things down and simplify our life together. We call this season "Ordinary Time" and it's a time to rest in the grace and goodness of God. Ordinary Time will kick into high gear June 24, but we'll begin simplifying our Sunday Gatherings in early June. That doesn't mean we'll stop gathering or that God won't do big work in our lives. But it recognizes that sometimes God works in the smaller, slower rhythms of life, and we want to embrace them as gift.
If you are new to our community, welcome to our "Everything" page. Below you can find out all that is happening in the next few months in our community.
If there are any unanswered questions by the end of this, feel free to email Pastor Jill (email@example.com), Pastor Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Elders (email@example.com) and they will make sure to answer your questions!
Every Sunday gathering starts with coffee + tea at 3pm, with the service beginning at 3:30pm
We meet at 130 Victoria Ave North, Hamilton, Ontario.
June 3-August 26 | Working on a Building: Ephesians | Summer Sermon Series
June 3 - Annual General Meeting/Party at 1pm before service
June 24 - St John's Bible "Visio Divina" following service
July 1 - Farewell Potluck + Prayer for a Congregant following service
August 1 - Potluck after service
Film & Theology Night: There Will Be Blood
Professor Namaan Wood from Redeemer University will be joining us for a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece There Will Be Blood. Following the viewing we'll have a discussion about the themes of the film including capitalism, religion, and other smart stuff Namaan notices. Bring snacks and drinks.
Thursday July 26, 7:30pm
130 Victoria Ave N
Re-Acquire the Fire
Break out your Converse, chained wallets, and WWJD t-shirts. Eucharist (in our new building!) is hosting a fundraiser, reliving all the angst and passion of our favourite pizza fuelled get togethers. Video games, junk food, throw-back music, classic fear factor challenges, and finishing the night with a game of sardines.
Friday July 20, 7:30pm
130 Victoria Ave N
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Thursday 10-4pm the building will be open for anyone who wants to come by and work on their own stuff, pray or read in the sanctuary, or work on a building project.
The door to the office (on Evans Street) will be unlocked. Come hang out in the building.
Every Thursday at noon we are now praying at the building (130 Victoria Ave N)
We'd love to have you join us, and feel free to bring some work and stick around afterwards. The building will be open.
July 15 (every third Sunday of the month), after church, we'll be hosting a "Makers Meeting" for anyone interested in helping with music, art, or liturgy.
Bring an instrument, some ideas, and a willingness to dive in and get your hands dirty. There's so much potential in this new building and we're excited to do good work together.
SUMMER SERMON SERIES
This Spring Eucharist purchased a building, and we got to work right away. We had to strip off the old dead paint, remove windows so the details could be repaired, and get used to living in the mess.
To me that sounds a lot like being a follower of Jesus.
In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul writes:
"You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home."
Ephesians is a letter written to a community of people who realize they are a building. What does our work on this building tell us about God's work on us? Because we are His building.
That's what we'll be exploring this summer as we work through the book of Ephesians line-by-line.