Posts Tagged 'awaken worship'

I am Jonah. part 2

This week we will continue the series, “I am Jonah”, that we started last week.  Last week we talked about running and chasing.  We talked about how often times we find ourselves running from the call, but God is always there right next to us.  Sometimes running away is part of the journey.  Tonight we find ourselves in part 2 of our series on Jonah.  We will be talking about grace beneath the waves.  Last week, when we left Jonah he had been swallowed up and was inside of a very large fish… lets find out what happens – tonight!  Tell a couple of friends to come and join us and bring a couple of more and we will see you all tonight. 

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Prayer Board for May 18th

Here is our prayer board from last night.  We ask that you use this board and be in prayer with us.  If you have something to add to the prayer board all you have to do is drop us a comment on this post and it will be added.  Let us know how we can pray with you.  

prayer board for May 18th

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Special Congratulations to all of you that graduated this year.
Corey, Andrew, Mel, Kyland, Kim, Tyler, Matt, Meghan, April!
Let us know if you graduated!

Awaken: May 18th

Tonight at Awaken we had a great time.  We began our worship with several songs.  After that we dove right into the message.  The series we are in right now is about Holistic Holiness and 5 practices to Holistic Holiness.  Tonight we talked about Intentional Faith Development.  We looked at the story of Jesus calling the first disciples and the intentionality they displayed in following Jesus.  We talked about what it means to be purposefully growing in what we believe.  Community provides a network for support and it is in those communities that we grow in Christ.  We heard the story of Zacchaeus and how he was intentional about his faith development.  Intentional faith development involves choosing to place ourselves where God’s Spirit can shape us into persons who show love of God.  The post before this has a question in it, “What Do You Want to Know“.  In being intentional about faith development we want to know what you want to study, hear, learn, and experience at Awaken.  Let us know.  

Come and join us next week as we look at Passionate Worship.  Bring a friend to join us and we will see you soon.  Check back here soon and often!  Be looking for information about our fun day at Glen Lake Camp.

What Do You Want to Know?

Tonight in worship we talked about Intentional Faith Development.  We talked about what it means to be purposeful about growing in what we believe.  You were asked to think about some learning opportunities.  You were asked to think about what you most want to learn about the faith?  Maybe some questions that you have. This will help us to plan different series that we will be doing at Awaken in the future.  Tell us what you think.  You can drop us a comment on this post (it gives you the option of going anonymous or not) or you can send us an email at – patrick@mbrookumc.org or awakenworship@hotmail.com

Intentional Faith Development

We are in week 3 of our series on the 5 practices of fruitful congregations.  The first week we talked about Holistic Holiness.  Then last week we talked about Radical Hospitality and how that looks.  We talked about the invitation, the welcome, the inclusion, and the support.  This week we will be talking about Intentional Faith Development.  What is intentional faith development?  Why is it important?  What does intentional faith development have to do with being fruitful?  I am sure you can come up with answers for these questions.  Think about it.  See you Tuesday night.  Oh and practice some of that radical hospitality and invite a friend to come with you tomorrow.

Prayer Board for April 13th

How can we pray for you?  Let us know.  If you have an joys, concerns, celebrations, or request please add them to the comments on this post.  This is our prayer board.  Theses are the requests that were made last night during worship.  We hope that you will be in prayer with us as we pray together as a community.  Check back here soon and often to see the request and be in prayer.  

Prayer Board for April 13th

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Awaken: March 23rd

We had a great time last night at Awaken.  We began our worship with several songs and some prayer.  After some singing we went into our Open Source sermon series.  Last night we talked about worship and the discipline of worship.  We talked about what worship is to us and we shared some ways and times we worship.  We talked about worship being when we know, feel, and experience God in our lives and in a gathered community.  We talked about worship being a response and as Paul says in Romans, “the only reasonable response is worship”.  We learn to worship by worshipping.  Practice is something that we have discovered is important in all disciplines.  This was a great night and it was great to hear all of the wonderful comments and some of our struggles that we can share with each other as a faith community.  Come and join us next week at Awaken as we conclude our Open Source Sermon Series on the Spiritual Disciplines by looking at the discipline of celebration.  Bring a friend to join you and we will see you soon.  Check out the prayer board in the next post.  


Some steps to help experience worship…
Practice the presence of God daily.
Have many different worship experiences.
Find ways to prepare for the gathered experience of worship.
absorb distractions with gratitude. 

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts.” – Col. 3:16