Blessing, Sat. 3/28 at 10am / Worship, Sun., 3/29 at 5:30pm

60594lgJoin us this Saturday, from 10a-1p, at Larrabee School (1409 18th St.). We’ll be sprucing up the educational garden, laying soil, pruning, etc. Bring any garden tools you favor, we’ll have some tools on site. Invite a friend and come out. Let us know if you have questions. 

Join us this Saturday, from 10a-1p, at Larrabee School (1409 18th St.). We’ll be sprucing up the educational garden, laying soil, pruning, etc. Bring any garden tools you favor, we’ll have some tools on site. Invite a friend and come out. Let me know if you have questions. See you soon!This Sunday, March 29 at 5:30pm, The Table is gathering for a worship gathering. Join us at Fairhaven Library basement (1117 12th St.) as we continue the season of Lent by studying the prayers of Jesus. We will start with a shared meal (bring something to share, if you’re able), then we’ll pray, sing, look at Jesus’ prayers from the cross, and then take the Lord’s Supper together. We hope you can make it. Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

How Can I Pray for You?

Thunder Knob @ the top #2If you are ever curious about how you can pray for a loved one, but you do not have the words, one option is to simply pray the words of Colossians 1:9-12. It is a beautiful prayer. May you be blessed by it.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”

Table Worship, March 22nd, 5:30pm – Fairhaven Library Basement

jesus-iconAs we continue in the season of Lent, a season in the church calendar where we prepare for the Easter weekend, we invite you to join us for a worship gathering this Sunday, March 22, at the Fairhaven Library basement (1117 12th St.). We will begin at 5:30pm with a shared meal. Bring something to share if you’re able, or just show up and eat (there’s always enough). After this, we will continue our study of the prayers of Jesus by looking at His prayers in The Garden before His betrayal. What to these prayers teach us about Christ’s relationship with God?

Invite a friend; everyone is welcome! See you soon.

When to Pray

acts 3“I don’t want to bug God with my little concerns,” said a friend of mine last month. Ephesians 6:18 came to mind. I says, “18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” How often should we pray to God, and for what things? This verse teaches us to pray on “all occasions.” This is congruent with the heart of God. God is our loving Father; He desire to be in relationship with us, and prayer is the conversational piece of our relationship. God desires to hear from. “All occasions” includes when you are happy, annoyed, curious, desiring help, and on, and on, and on. God is not bugged by you, so talk to Him.

Table Worship, March. 15th, 5:30pm – Fairhaven Library Basement

The last supperJoin us at 5:30pm this Sunday, March 15th, for a worship gathering at the Fairhaven Library basement (1117 12th St.). We will begin by sharing a meal together (bring something to share if you’re able), and then we’ll continue our study of the prayers of Jesus, by looking at His prayer for the disciples, in John 17. We hope you can join us. Invite a friend! Everyone is welcome.

Characteristics of a Prayer Warrior

UnknownThese are the characteristics of an intercessor as stated by Alvin VanderGriend in hid book Love to Pray, p. 120. This list is good food for thought, and challenges those of us who desire to be better prayers for others.

 

-Persistent and Bold (Luke 11:1-8)

-Knows that prayer matters to God

-Knows that God hears our prayers

-Knows that the power of prayer is in God Himself

-Knows God’s heart

Table Worship, March 8th, 5:30pm – Fairhaven Library Basement

Count-Rugen-Daylight-Savings-TimeDon’t forget Daylight Savings begins this weekend (this is the one where you lose sleep)!

This Sunday, March 8th, we continue the season of Lent, and our study of the prayers of Jesus, with a worship gathering at the Fairhaven Library basement (1117 12th St.). Beginning at 5:30pm, we’ll gather for a shared meal. Bring something to share, or just show up and eat. Following the meal we will pray, sing, take the Lord’s Supper, and study the parable of persistent widow Luke 18. What is Jesus teaching us about our relationship with God through this story?

Invite a friend; everyone is welcome!

Getting What We Pray For

pray.21 John 5:14-15: 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

This passages hinges on the statement “according to His will.” We have many “gimme” prayers, selfish plans that we ask God to endorse. But here we read that whatever we ask according to His will, He hears. God listens to the requests that correspond to His desires, His plans. Plans that we create, based off purely selfish desires, He will not respond to. He knows what is best for us, and He gives to us according to His will.

So how do we know His will? We can ask Him to give us understanding. We can stay connected to Him in His word. And we can listen to His Spirit. If we are not sure about what His will is, we can always be honest and say to Him, “God I’m not sure about this, but if it is Your will, make it so. Help me to hear Your voice and Your will for me.” God wants to converse with us, so converse. He is listening.

Table Worship, March 1st, 5:30pm – Fairhaven Library Basement

jesus1Join us for a worship gathering this Sunday, March 1, starting at 5:30pm at the Fairhaven Library basement (1117 12th St.). We will begin with a meal, so bring something to share if you’re able. After the meal we will continue the season of Lent by studying the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11. If prayer is the conversational piece of our relationship with God, then how did Jesus model conversation with His Father?

Enjoy your week, and we’ll see you Sunday!

Confidence in Prayer

dailybreadHow do we view our relationship with God? Is it one where we cower before Him, as if about to receive a beating? Or are we giving Jesus a high-5 because He is our homeboy. Either way, we approach God in prayer with our perceptions in mind. 1 John 3:21-22 says, “21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.” Because of the work of Christ on the cross, we can freely approach God with confidence. We are allowed to be in God’s presence, because of Jesus. And, in His presence God welcomes us to converse with Him about what is on our mind. As we walk with Jesus, seeking to do His will, we have increased confidence.

So, what do you desire to converse with God about today? Know that He welcomes you into His presence.

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