Keep connected to God & each other even while we’re apart.
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Lent: Again & Again
In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us.
We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again,
The story of Jesus on the cross repeats–every time lives are taken unjustly,
Every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals
Forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?”
And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain:
“I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.”
Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.
Adult Education | Lent Education Hour
February 21-March 28
Sundays @ 9 a.m. MST
The Christian form of Lectio Divina was first introduced by St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 330- 395), and also encouraged by St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-547), the founder of the Benedictine order. It’s a way of developing a closer relationship with God by reflecting prayerfully on God’s word. When we practice Lectio Divina, we can imagine we’re actually involved in the events of Scripture. It can be a very personal experience.
Visio Divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing. Visio Divina extends the Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina by the use of visual imagery. Traditionally, Visio Divina was accompanied by Benedictine iconography and illuminations; however, different faith traditions have adapted the process over time, utilizing contemporary images.
Join us each week as we practice both Lectio Divina & Visio Divina and enter more deeply into the sacred words (scripture) and images that will guide us through the season of Lent. No experience in either practice necessary to listen and learn together. Facilitated by Erin Tyler & Melissa St. Clair.
Worship (10 a.m.)
Since we will not be worshipping together in-person until it is safe to do so, you are invited to participate in an online service via livestream on these Sundays at 10 a.m. You have two options for this:
- Go to our Facebook page. If you wish, you’ll be able to participate via the comment thread when prompted – OR-
- Go to heartoftherockies.org/worship-live-stream to live-stream from your phone or desktop.
Instead of streaming, you may also call in for audio only via a cell phone or land line using the toll-free number 1-844-854-2222. Access code: 838675.
Each Sunday afternoon, a video of that morning’s online service will be posted to our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe here.
“What Does Revelation Reveal? Unlocking the Mystery”
Mondays, January 11 – March 1
from 6:30-8 p.m.
With so many horrible and difficult things happening all around us, it is not uncommon to hear someone say, “It feels like the end of the world!”
It is not hard to see how people feel desperate and hopeless in these times. Turning to scripture is a natural response for Christians. Unfortunately, Revelation can be scary, confusing, crazy-sounding, or even impossible to understand. Naturally, in these circumstances, people might assume the book says what it does not say at all. The good news is Revelation is packed with important messages of hope, strength, endurance, and comfort.
The class will be facilitated by Rachel Chappell and Donna Greene and will meet online for eight sessions. Resources needed for the class include your Bible and Dr. Warren Carter’s book, What Does Revelation Reveal? Unlocking the Mystery (Abingdon, 2011). Email Donna Greene if you would like assistance with ordering or purchasing the book.
NEW! Click here for the class outline, including readings for each week.
Knitwits | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (1:30 p.m.)
Starting on March 9, the Knitwits are planning to gather at the church to knit and chat.
Midweek Meditation (8 – 8:15 a.m.)
Join our pastoral staff online for a Midweek Meditation on Wednesday mornings for a brief devotional from and prayer together. You bring the request; we pray! A great way to stay connected and grounded during the week. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
Wednesday Night Book Study (7 p.m.)
The Wednesday night book study group is now reading “Reading Romans“, by Luke Timothy Johnson. We begin meeting at 7 p.m. New folks are always welcome to join this book study group. Contact Mark Turner (970.420.4142) if you’d like our conference call information to dial in.
Theology Thursdays (6:30 p.m.)
Gather with others–virtually and for an hour–as we share our thoughts and questions about a variety of topics, themes and scripture texts as suggested by participants. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
Other Ways to Stay Connected
Lavender Labyrinth at the Tylers
Come take a walk along the labyrinth, enjoy the view of the mountains, and just Be for a short time. No need to let us know ahead of time, just park along the labyrinth fence. Please be mindful of the property and stay within the labyrinth area. Read more here.
Connect with a Friend
We have friends in our congregation who would love snail mail during this time when we are not able to meet in person. Most of these adults do not have internet. Would your child like to send someone a picture or write a letter once a week to someone to share some love? Email Erin Tyler and we’ll get you connected.
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