“Communion Sunday” by Kevin Barwick

February 2, 2020

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Some of you might remember the Twilight Zone hosted by Rod Serling several decades ago. One episode in particular stuck with me all these years. It opened up with a man sitting in a chair talking about how nervous he was about the soon-to-be removal of his bandages over both his eyes. The doctors said the new surgical procedure would allow him to be able to see perfectly that next day. All his hopes rested on the successful unraveling of those bandages. The next day arrived to find him busting out with excited anticipation of the long-awaited day.…

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“An Appreciation of Fred Taylor” by Dave Lloyd

photo of Fred TaylorFebruary 1, 2020

Dave Lloyd, one of the original members of Seekers Church, was asked to speak at a Church of the Saviour gathering in memory of Fred Taylor, who founded Seekers along with Sonya Dyer in 1976.

I knew Fred for more than 40 years, from the early 1970s before the New Lands process that led to the creation of Seekers Church. When Sharon and I switched from attending the Church of the Saviour’s second service to the earlier one we got to know Fred and his family, and also Sonya Dyer and her family, Muriel Lipp and her family, and others who became the founding members of Seekers Church.…

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“Nurturing Seekers Worship Life” by Peter Bankson for Celebration Circle

January 26, 2020

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

When Celebration Circle decided to invite the mission groups of Seekers Church to bring the Word to worship during this Epiphany season, we knew that would require us to bring a Word some Sunday about our own call and how we support the call of the mission group to “… energize and structure the worship life of the Seekers Church, and provide a place for spiritual accountability and growth for each other.”

We didn’t review all the Scripture lessons for the season before settling on this date, but when I did that later, I thought the Psalm for today harmonizes with our vision for worship here:

One thing I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

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“Remembering Fred Taylor” by Marjory Bankson

January 19, 2020

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Yesterday, there was a fine memorial service for Fred Taylor at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. We will not try to repeat that here. The first Washington Post obituary, which is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway, made much of his role as Executive Director of FLOC (For Love of Children), but it made no mention of Seekers, and there was barely a mention of Church of the Saviour, so I will try to fill in some of those details. A second obituary did mention that he “co-pastored Seekers.”…

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“Songs of Time and Space” by the Time and Space Mission Group

January 12, 2020

The First Sunday after the Epiphany

We believe that the Holy One continues to speak to us, and that sharing what we have heard with one another enriches our common understanding of the divine voice. In this season between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, Celebration Circle has invited several of the Seekers mission groups to share their sense of call and ministry. Last week, we heard from Kolya on behalf of the new Earth and Spirit mission group. Today, the Time and Space mission group has offered to preach.

Time and Space grew out of Seekers’ decision to buy and renovate this building.…

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