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From Your Pastor

59 EpisodesProduced by Jenelle HolmesWebsite

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59 Episodes | 2021 - 2023

Steady the Boat: Beliefs and Faith. The difference.

March 12th, 2023


We explore the difference between traditions or beliefs and faith. If you set aside one, do you lose the other? Let's hope not. 

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Steady the Boat: Take a breath.

March 5th, 2023


We explore how fear sidelines our faith journey and ways to breath our way through it. 

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Steady the Boat: Deconstruction is a good thing.

February 26th, 2023


We explore how the call to repent is a call to deconstruct. And God's got our back while we do it. 

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Presbyterian Flavor of Christianity: Jesus is a "revelation" of God.

February 19th, 2023


We explore a great framework for talking about who Jesus is and what Jesus reveals about God. 

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Presbyterian Flavor of Christianity: Priesthood of All Believers

February 5th, 2023


Your new identity, affection, and responsibility in Christ.

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Presbyterian Flavor of Christianity: Our sexiest word--Predestination.

January 29th, 2023


We've gotten bogged down in our tradition with predestination. Perhaps we got it a bit wrong.

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Presbyterian Flavor of Christianity: Leadership.

January 22nd, 2023


What is at the heart of leadership (despite the denomination).

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Presbyterian Flavor of Christianity: We are going to change.

January 8th, 2023


We explore the Reformer's commitment to that Latin phrase: the church reformed and always reforming. 

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Christmas Eve 2023

December 24th, 2022


Glory. Glory. Glory in our midst. 

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Advent Week 3: How to recognize God?

December 11th, 2022


You will know it is God (or Jesus) by the good fruit. 

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Advent Week 2: Imagine the impossible.

December 4th, 2022


Only if there are angels in your head, will you ever possibly see one. -Mary Oliver

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Advent Week 1: Not every sermon is your sermon.

November 27th, 2022


What do we do with a passage or sermon that seems to lack good news?

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Rest Week 3: Making the most of your time.

November 20th, 2022


We ask questions of discernment about how we spend our time--so that rest can actually happen!

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Rest Week 2: Jesus Insists

November 13th, 2022


Why does Jesus have to tell his disciples to rest twice? Turns out the real world is good at interrupting.

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Blast from the Past: Sabbath is where we begin.

November 7th, 2022


This is the first sermon for Ormewood Church as we switched to weekly worship in October of 2017. We started with a five Sunday sermon series on Sabbath and Rest. Revisit what (unfortunately) still needs to be said: …

Grief Requires Rest: All Saints Sunday

November 6th, 2022


This is the first Sunday of three where we'll look at the blessing of rest. This week we particularly look at its healing nature as we grapple with …

Your Seat at the Table: Fill Up on Mercy!

September 18th, 2022


With some help from Anne Lamott, Rev. Jenelle takes the leap from perfection to mercy as the prerequisite for church. 

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God made you, yes YOU, to be creative.

August 28th, 2022


We get some help from Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way in this episode!

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Imagination and Spirituality: When things are hard to understand.

August 7th, 2022


Our imaginations help us bridge the gap between the difficult and the everyday. 

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Imagination and Spirituality: Story and Parable and Prodigal-ness.

July 31st, 2022


We explore the power of stories and their ability to "teach" us through indirectness, surprise, and everyday life. 

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Imagination and Spirituality: Dwell in Possibility

July 3rd, 2022


When the weight of impossibility is too heavy, throw it off. 

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Imagination and Spirituality: God Is Creative and So Are We

June 12th, 2022


This sermon introduces the summer series on Imagination and Spirituality. We explore the grand creative endeavor that is Genesis 1 and reflect on how this imaginative telling of the beginning of the world helped exiled …

Pentecost Sunday: Good Power

June 5th, 2022


Power can be used for good or bad. We celebrate its transformative nature on this the church's birthday!

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Eastertide: Are you a toenail?

May 15th, 2022


The body is a handy metaphor for valuing all the parts of Jesus' community. Even the butt.

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Eastertide: Bringing Your Whole Self

May 8th, 2022


In Eastertide we're exploring the unexpected places we encounter Jesus. Looks like Jesus prefers the messy people and a good party to the Pharisees' …

Easter Sermon 2022

April 17th, 2022


No one wants to hear it, but God works best through change. 

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Lent Week Five: Surprise!

April 3rd, 2022


God is in the surprise business. Is that a good thing?

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Lent Week Three: Sitting Still Isn't Our Only Option

March 20th, 2022


God's care of us is not limited to Psalm 46's command to "Be still." Isaiah offers us a much more participatory way to sit at God's table of comfort. 

Lent Week Two: The Practices of Hope

March 13th, 2022


As we witness the violence in Ukraine this week, we also explore the change we can enact through practices of hope thanks to our Psalm 27 writer.

Lent Week One: What kind of "you" will you be?

March 6th, 2022


Join us for Week 1 of our Lent series, in partnership with Sanctified Arts, "Full to the Brim." We will look at how the wilderness asks Jesus what …

Discipleship: Love (final lap!)

February 27th, 2022


We wrap up the discipleship series with the signature move for all disciples: love. 

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Discipleship: Making Mistakes

February 20th, 2022


Today we talk about the insidious nature of perfectionism and the freedom and transformation in making mistakes. 

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Discipleship: Rest

February 14th, 2022


We explore what it means to "inhale" before you "exhale" through the story of the sisters Mary and Martha. 

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Discipleship: Getting each other where we need to go.

February 6th, 2022


This week we explore how discipleship is all about community. We can't do this road alone. Also, Troop Beverly Hills is the key to understanding our …

Discipleship: Evangelism

January 30th, 2022


This week we repair some of the damage done to the word evangelism. 

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Discipleship: Suffering, Rejection, Death, and New Life--Yikes!

January 26th, 2022


Being a disciple is sometimes pretty rough. Also, there's a bit of Encanto in this podcast--definitely take some time (before or after this podcast) …

Discipleship: Who is Jesus?

January 16th, 2022


If we are Disciples of Christ, it's probably a good idea to get to know him. So, we visit the Gospel of Mark and start from the very beginning: Jesus …

Discipleship: Being a lifelong learner.

January 9th, 2022


Join us as we begin our series on discipleship as we unpack some of the shame of being a "learner" and prepare ourselves to be transformed in Christ. 

Christmas Eve 2021, A light in the dark!

January 4th, 2022


Join us for our Christmas Eve message. Also, apologies for the sound of a soccer ball at the end. Truly God's grace was made for virtual learning in …

Advent 2021, Week 4

December 19th, 2021


Like Ted Lasso says, sometimes you just have to believe. 

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Advent 2021, Week 3

December 12th, 2021


"You better be lightning Jesus!" This sermon features a poem by Andrea Gibson from her collection You Better Be Lightning.

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Advent 2021, Week 1

November 28th, 2021


It's hard to wait. This week we talk about our different postures of waiting--some good, some not so much. We also introduce our church's Advent …

Prayer Series, Part 2

November 14th, 2021


Today's sermon is a short one that explores the Lord's Prayer from the Gospel of Matthew and then sends us out to try the many pathways of prayer. 

Prayer Series, Part 1

November 7th, 2021


What is prayer and how do we do it all day long without ceasing? 

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October 24, 2021, Belonging Series

October 24th, 2021


Today we examine what it means to be selfless like Christ without pretending you don't exist. 

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October 24, 2021, Belonging Series

October 24th, 2021


By belonging to each other, do we sacrifice our "self"?

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October 17, 2021, Belonging Series

October 17th, 2021


Today we examine what breaks down belonging. You also get a glimpse at the end of the sermon into our weekly post-sermon "small group" time at …

October 10, 2021, Belonging Series

October 10th, 2021


Today we explore that admirable church in Acts chapter 2, and we ponder what made their belonging so grand!

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September 26, 2021, Belonging Series

September 26th, 2021


In this episode we explore how our belonging in the world is made of creative stuff and creative relationships, but most of all it is created and …

September 12, 2021, Belonging Series

September 12th, 2021


This is the first episode in our Belonging series at Ormewood Church. The story at the beginning of the sermon is from Vivek Murthy's amazing book Together. We highly recommend reading the book or listening to his …

Baptism Series: Death & New Life; Sin and Grace

May 16th, 2021


In this episode we follow the movements of baptism: going under the water and rising again. We consider what that means theologically as we wrestle …

Baptism Series: Righteousness is about relationship.

May 2nd, 2021


This week we look at Jesus' baptism, and why he would need to be baptized in the first place. Turns out it is all about participating in …

Baptism Series: Water is a powerful metaphor.

April 18th, 2021


This week we take a look at how the metaphor of water is sprinkled throughout the Bible as a way to articulate something profound about the invisible …

Baptism Series: What is a sacrament?

April 11th, 2021


We get a little help from our Celtic Christian friends as we explore how the invisible breaks through to the visible. The John O'Donohue references …

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