Table Worship at Marty and Cheryl’s, Sunday, August 13 at 4:30pm

Join The Table at 4:30p this Sunday, August 13th at Marty and Cheryl’s (contact us for directions) for a worship gathering. Together we will eat a shared meal (so bring something to share), sing, look at Acts 2, and then pray and discuss the future season at The Table.

Invite a friend. Everyone is welcome!

August 5/6 Hospitality Weekend – No Gathering

This weekend is our monthly Hospitality weekend. We are a church on mission, and so we intentionally schedule time for our folks to spend time w/ neighbors and friends – doing what they’re doing, inviting them over, and/or serving w/ them. May you be blessed as you reach out this weekend.

Our next gathering will be worship on August 13 at Marty and Cheryl’s.

Day of Plenty Thanks!

Thanks to all who contributed and hung out during the Day of Plenty!

The next Day of Plenty neighborhood produce exchange will be August 27th. Mark your calendars!

The Day of Plenty – Sunday, July 23, 10a-1p

It’s here (almost)!

The 5th Annual Day of Plenty neighborhood produce exchange is THIS Sunday July 23rd from 10a-1p at the Firehouse (1314 Harris Ave.). This event brings neighbors together to swap veggies and other produce. The idea is that you bring the excess from your garden/farm and walk home w/ a combination of other people’s excess from their garden/from – picture a free farmer’s market.

So come join us! Grab something to share from your yard, and celebrate the season!

Body Surfing w/ Jesus

As The Table is in a season of discerning how God would have us serve Him in the coming season, I’d like to offer a few thoughts. I would like to base these thoughts today from the book of Malachi, and then consider how we might approach our discernment.

Malachi was written by the prophet to confront God’s people w/ their sin and ultimately restore their relationship w/ God. Malachi addresses priests and people who were offering defective sacrifices to God. He reminds them of their original purpose, which was to help bring God’s peace and life to His people. He calls them to repent, and pursue God w/ authenticity. The good news of the book of Malachi is that God desires relationship w/ His people. He desires for us to swim in His waters of love – that we would set aside the stale water bottles we cling to, and drink from His crisp fountain of life. He desires that when all things are completed we would live into the picture of Malachi 4:2, when is says: “But [in that final day] for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.” The good news is that God desires that for us; He desires relationship w/ us.

In sharing this good news, the prophet Malachi is living into the meaning of his name; he is bringing God’s message of restoration. This is my prayer for all of us, that God would give us such an incredible picture of His peace, that we would be saturated by His love – and that we could not help but be His messengers of grace, bragging about the waters of life and leading fellow thirsty people to the waters of refreshment.

So my question is: How then do we go? All too often we psych ourselves out or rely on stale water bottles, choosing safety. We feel alone in stepping out into the water, or that God wants to kick us in the deep end when we barely know how to swim. But the truth is that we are not alone, nor is that the heart of God for us.

God impressed that point to me last week. We took our kids to the peninsula to camp and play at the beach. The waters were cold, and waves choppy, but my daughter was braving the conditions and went out on her own up to her waist. I knew she wanted to go further and wanted someone to join her. So I sucked it up and went out. I stood beside her and said, “Come on let’s go out further together, it will be fun.” She and I went out into the cold waves, body surfing, diving into the oncoming breakers, getting blasted and laughing the whole way. I was confident in her ability to handle herself in the waters. Her confidence was high b/c she knew I was there to grab her when a big wave came. It was an awesome time w/ my daughter, and afterwards we stared at each other in a new loving way. It was the highlight of my trip. Later, when the kids were asleep and my wife was reading by the fire, I walked the beach at sunset. I praised God for the day and for my time w/ my daughter in the waves. And then I was stuck powerfully by a thought. I believe God was smiling upon me and saying: “That’s what I desire for you and Me, Aaron, that you would trust me, and we would adventure together.” I had been praying about this next season at The Table and some upcoming family decisions, and it was as if God was saying: “Come on let’s go out further together, it will be fun.”

I believe God is saying that to each of us today. “Come on let’s go out further together, it will be fun.” I think as a community, we have learned how to swim and we want to head out and be messengers of His peace. As individuals we desire to be Kingdom builders in the fashion God has designed us to be. And like my daughter on the beach, we want to go further, and want someone to join us. The good news is that God desires to adventure w/ us, for us to swim in His waters of love, drinking deep. He desires for us to be messengers to those who are thirsty for His peace. And I believe He is standing next to us today, saying: “Come on let’s go out further together, it will be fun.”

So as we as a community and individuals discern how God would have us serve Him in coming season, know this: You are not alone. God the Father is smiling upon you, desiring to adventure w/ you and fill you up so you can serve Him w/ gladness. It is my prayer that God would give us such an incredible picture of His peace, that we would be dripping in His love, and that we could not help but be His messengers of grace.

So as we discern as a community and individuals, consider this question: How would you answer God today if He asked you, “What fun thing can we do together, that would build my Kingdom?” What would give you life, while building His Kingdom?

 

May God refresh you this season, as you consider how you/we might serve Him.

It’s Coming…

Get ready. The 5th Annual Day of Plenty neighborhood produce exchange is coming on Sunday July 23rd from 10a-1p at the Firehouse (1314 Harris Ave.). This event brings neighbors together to swap veggies and other produce. The idea is that you bring the excess from your garden/farm and walk home w/ a combination of other people’s excess from their garden/from – picture a free farmer’s market.

This week, be thinking what you’d like to contribute, or how you can help us organize.

The Table will not be gathering this weekend (July 15/16), our next gathering will be for the Day of Plenty.

Hurray for Malachi!

The Table celebrated Malachi’s baptism this past weekend. It was a wonderful time of worship w/ church and family.

Thanks to all who came!

Table Worship at Berthusen Park (Lynden), Sunday, July 9th at 4:30pm

Join The Table for a special worship gathering at the 2nd pavilion (near the playground) at Berthusen Park (8837 Berthusen Rd, Lynden) on Sunday, July 9th. We will start at 4:30pm sharp with baptism service for Malachi. This will be followed by a shared meal and hang time. Bring a summer dish to share, and join us for this special service!

The Table’s 7th Birthday Party, June 25, 11a-2p Fairhaven Park

We’re turning 7! Come celebrate with us!

Join The Table this Sunday, June 25 from 11a-2p at Fairhaven Park (107 Chuckanut Dr.). Bring a dish to share. We’ll be in the pavilion by the play ground. We’ll eat, play, hang out, and briefly recap our short history and share vision of the the future. Invite a friend; everyone is welcome to come celebrate w/ us!

Birthday Reflections

As The Table is preparing to celebrate its 7th birthday this weekend, I am reflecting on the past. Below is a excerpt from my blog after The Table held its first worship gathering.

Last night was our first worship gathering as a church plant. It was awesome! We all showed up at our home at 5:30pm and ate a meal together for about 45 minutes. Then the kids left and did their own Bible lesson and activities, while we sang sangs, prayed, had a discussion on Mark 1 (I lead the discussion while sitting on my hamper…funny), and then took communion together. Then the kids came back and we hung out and ate dessert. It was so encouraging to see so many people in my small apartment. It was so much fun to see our small community come together and worship and party together. I look forward to seeing what God will do in the future.

This coming Sunday, June 25th, The Table will celebrate its 7th birthday! Join us at Fairhaven Park from 11a-2p to celebrate all that God had done through The Table over the years and what He will continue to do.

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