“What is Written on Your Heart?” by Deborah Sokolove

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldOctober 20, 2019

Recommitment Sunday for Church of the Saviour Communities

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

I often preach during the recommitment season. As a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of a 12 Step fellowship, I recommit turn my life and will over to God pretty much every day—indeed, sometimes multiple times every day. But I don’t think as often about my commitment to Seekers Church, so this season is an opportunity to reflect on what I am committing to as a member and a Steward in this community.

This is an important day in the life of this body, so when I signed up to preach today, I had not bothered to look at the readings because I knew it was recommitment Sunday and that was what mattered.…

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“A Recommitment to Seekers, God, and Mother Earth” by John Morris

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldOctober 13, 2019

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This is the final week before Recommitment Sunday.  I never have any trouble deciding whether to recommit to Seekers.  Seekers is my spiritual home, my extended family, and I think you’d have to look far and wide to find a church that does as much good, with as little nonsense, as Seekers does.  Moreover, I still feel the way I did when I first showed up here: The percentage of people I like at Seekers is amazingly high.  I can only hope they like me too.

Amen.

Well, if that’s all I had to say to you, it wouldn’t be much of a sermon, though it would be short, which is always welcome.…

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“To Do What is Ours To Do” by Marjory Zoet Bankson

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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Now that you’ve heard from David Lloyd and Jacqie Wallen during this season of recommitment, you know that Learners & Teachers Mission Group sees the School for Christian Growth as an integral part of the commitment process at Seekers. Next week, you will hear the final offering from our mission group by John Morris. I look forward to hearing his take on recommitment too.

I had not checked the lectionary when I signed up for this week, nor had I checked the calendar when I told Doug Dodge that I would be glad to throw a few pots on my potter’s wheel to attract visitors to the Seekers booth at the Takoma Park Street Fair today.

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A Service in the Style of Taizé for the season of Recommitment 2019

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldSeptember 29, 2019

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Several times each year, Seekers Church takes time out from its regular preaching schedule for a service of chant, prayer and reflection modeled on the worship of the Taizé Community in France. This Sunday was one such time. Repeating the chants together until they die away into the silence provides rest for our world-weary spirits as well as an opportunity for individual reflection on our faith journeys. As we joined in spirit with the monks at Taizé, we were nourished by their faithfulness as well as by their music.…

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“Being a Wise Steward” by Jacqie Wallen

sillouette of skyline suggesting cities around the worldSeptember 22, 2019

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

I am a member of the Learners and Teachers Mission Group. Members of this Mission Group traditionally offer sermons during recommitment season, the time leading up to Recommitment Sunday. During this time, we Seekers are all asked to review our commitment to God and to Seekers Church. Some key questions that we are advised to ask ourselves are:

  • What am I being called to offer to God and God’s creation?
  • How can being a part of Seekers Church support my response to God’s call?
  • What do I need from and through this community in order to deepen my commitment to Christ?

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