Jesus and Film (week 2 of 6), Wed., Feb. 21, 6pm at Hillcrest Chapel

This Wednesday, February 21st, The Table continues its 6-week discussion, “Jesus in Film.” There are many “Jesus” films out there, some more “sacred” than others. But how do they compare to the gospel accounts of Christ? Jesus in Film will compare the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry in the scripture with how it is portrayed in film, with the aim of deepening how we follow Him. While the grown ups are discussing Jesus in Film, the kids will participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org), a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play. Invite a friend! Everyone is welcome!

These sessions will start at 6pm and go until 7pm. If you’re able to make it, join us at 5:30p for a shared potluck meal.

**Please note the location change! During the season of Lent (February-March), The Table will meet at Hillcrest Chapel’s Community Room (1400 Larrabee Ave.). We will return to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on April 4th.

Jesus and Film (week 1 of 6), Wed., Feb. 14, 6pm at Hillcrest Chapel

This Wednesday, February 14th, The Table begins its 6-week discussion, “Jesus in Film.” There are many “Jesus” films out there, some more “sacred” than others. But how do they compare to the gospel accounts of Christ? Jesus in Film will compare the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry in the scripture with how it is portrayed in film, with the aim of deepening how we follow Him. While the grown ups are discussing Jesus in Film, the kids will participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org), a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play. Invite a friend! Everyone is welcome!

These sessions will start at 6pm and go until 7pm. If you’re able to make it, join us at 5:30p for a shared potluck meal.

**Please note the location change! During the season of Lent (February-March), The Table will meet at Hillcrest Chapel’s Community Room (1400 Larrabee Ave.). We will return to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on April 4th.

February Prayer Letter

Watering Unexpected Seeds. This season has been a pleasantly surprising one. For instance, since moving to Wednesday nights, our kids’ population has more than doubled. Many of these kids have never been to church, and we are seeing God move in their lives. For example, a young boy from a “not yet believing” home prayed before our snack time saying, “God, I super love you. And, thanks for this feast.” What a joy to see God moving in this boy’s heart! Another unexpected surprise comes from one of our outreaches, called “Pub Theology.” Most of the men who attend Pub Theology are not yet Christians, but after building trusted relationships they excitedly come to a local pub for a facilitated discussion focused on Jesus. At our last Pub Theology, 8 men gathered to discuss the “Spiritual Discipline of Noticing” employed by Christ. These men included a few skeptical atheists, a free loving pantheist, a Unitarian, and a couple evangelicals. All were sharing and listening to one another, heard the Good News of Jesus, and were asking when the next gathering was. What an unexpected joy to share and dialog with such an open and diverse crowd!

Jesus in Film. During this season of Lent, The Table’s Wednesday series will be “Jesus in Film,” where we will examine different scenes of Jesus’ passion week, look at how those scenes are depicted in different films about Jesus, and then discuss what the text teaches us about Christ and how these films are true (or not) to the scripture. It’s a study designed to help us consider the work of Christ, and how we can best discern culture’s opinion of Him.

It is an exciting season at The Table.

 

Please join us in prayer:

  1. For a regular children’s helper, who we will hire to aid the teachers of Godly Play
  2. For our next session, “Jesus in Film,” a study of how we can confront our culture’s consumerism as we celebrate Jesus’ incarnation/birth. This is a 6-week study from February 14-March 28 at Hillcrest Chapel (come join us!)
  3. For God to draw folks/families who have expressed interest in our Wednesday sessions to come, and for us to display God’s hospitality
  4. That the kingdom of God would grow in Bellingham

Table Worship, Wed., Feb. 7th, 6pm at OSLC

The Table is worshipping this Wednesday, February 7th, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave.), starting at 6pm. We will sing, pray, look at the scriptures, and receive the Lord’s Supper. If you are able, come at 5:30p and share a meal with us. Then at 6pm we dismiss the kids for “Godly Play”, and the grown ups will have a worship service.

Next week, Wednesday, February 14, the grown-ups will start a 6-week look at Jesus in film. Stay tuned for details.

Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

Week 3 – Jesus: The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything

Join The The Table at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave.) this Wednesday, January 31th at 6pm for week 3 of 3 of: Jesus – The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything, lead by John D. Barry. You think you know Jesus. You have a picture in your mind, based on what you’ve seen on screens and heard people say. But the real Jesus will shock you. In this 3-week session we will look at Jesus’ parables, and find a rabbi who will turn our world upside down. And that’s a good thing.

If you can come at 5:30p, please join us for a shared meal. At 6pm, while the adults engage in their study, the kids will participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org)a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play.

We hope you can make it. Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

Week 2 – Jesus: The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything

Join The The Table at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave.) this Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm for week 2 of 3 of: Jesus – The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything, lead by John D. Barry. You think you know Jesus. You have a picture in your mind, based on what you’ve seen on screens and heard people say. But the real Jesus will shock you. In this 3-week session we will look at Jesus’ parables, and find a rabbi who will turn our world upside down. And that’s a good thing.

If you can come at 5:30p, please join us for a shared meal. At 6pm, while the adults engage in their study, the kids will participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org)a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play.

We hope you can make it. Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

Week 1 – Jesus: The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything

Join The The Table at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave.) this Wednesday, January 17th at 6pm for week 1 of 3 of: Jesus – The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything, lead by John D. Barry. You think you know Jesus. You have a picture in your mind, based on what you’ve seen on screens and heard people say. But the real Jesus will shock you. In this 3-week session we will look at Jesus’ parables, and find a rabbi who will turn our world upside down. And that’s a good thing.

If you can come at 5:30p, please join us for a shared meal. At 6pm, while the adults engage in their study, the kids will participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org)a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play.

We hope you can make it. Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

Table Worship, Wed., Jan. 10, 6pm at OSLC

We’re back! Hope you had a great Christmas break!

The Table is resuming its Wednesday gatherings, starting this Wednesday, January 10th. As always we begin each month w/ a worship gathering, where we sing, pray, look at the scriptures, and receive the Lord’s Supper. If you are able, come at 5:30p and share a meal with us. Then at 6pm we dismiss the kids for “Godly Play”, and the grown ups will have a worship service.

Next week, Wednesday 17, the grown-ups will start a 3-week discussion on Jesus’ parables.

Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

What to Expect at The Table on Wednesdays

Join us January 10th at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave., Bham), at 6pm for our January worship gathering. Starting January 17, we will begin a 3 week session on the parables of Jesus. Then on February 14 we will begin a 6-week session looking at Jesus in film.

Below are all the details on what to expect when you come:

What to Expect. The Table welcomes everyone to all our gatherings. We’re a casual, friendly bunch. Our primary gathering is on Wednesday evenings, starting with an optional potluck meal from 5:30p–6p, followed by children and adult classes from 6–7p. The first Wednesday of every month is a worship service, where we sing, pray, hear a Bible-based message, and share in the Lord’s Supper. On the remaining Wednesdays we examine Jesus’ life and teachings via discussion, in 4–6 week themed sessions. Join us for a session!

What about the kids? From 6–7p every Wednesday, the children of The Table participate in Godly Play (godlyplayfoundation.org), a curriculum that helps kids explore the Christian faith with story, wonder, and play.

About us. The Table is a church practicing discipleship, hospitality, and blessing in the name of Jesus. We love Jesus and desire to serve Bellingham. In addition to our Wednesday gatherings, we join our sister church, Mosaic, in monthly service projects around Bellingham. The Table is led by Pastor Aaron Walters, who along with his wife Kate and a crew of others founded The Table in 2010.

Winter 2018 Sessions!

Join us January 10th at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave., Bham), at 6pm for our January worship gathering.

Starting January 17, we will begin a 3 week session on the parables of Jesus. Then on February 14 we will begin a 6-week session looking at Jesus in film. Below are all the details:

Eating, Conversation, and Jesus.

Wednesdays @ Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (1720 Harris Ave.)

5:30p Shared Meal | 6–7p Children / Adult Classes

 

WINTER 2018

Jesus – The Rabbi Who Told Stories and Changed Everything. January 17, 24, 31. You think you know Jesus. You have a picture in your mind, based on what you’ve seen on screens and heard people say. But the real Jesus will shock you. In this 3-week session we will look at Jesus’ parables, and find a rabbi who will turn our world upside down. And that’s a good thing.

Jesus in Film. February 14, 21, 28; March 14, 21, 28. There are many “Jesus” films out there, some more “sacred” than others. But how do they compare to the gospel accounts of Christ? This 6-week session will explore the life of Jesus by comparing notable passages of scripture with how they are portrayed in film, with the aim of deepening how we follow Him.

Worship Services. January 10; February 7; March 7.

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