Keep connected to God & each other even while we’re apart.
Read about our re-entry plan here.
Education Hour (9 a.m.)
November 29-December 20
The Weary World Rejoices
I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? (Psalm 121:1)
Did the psalmist write this as a statement of fact or a question of reassurance?
Many Christians find themselves wondering the same thing in these uncertain times. Am I sure of the path I am on in my journey? How do I have Hope, keep my faith strong?
Join us for the 4 Sundays of Advent to explore our own personal journey. We will each look at our individual past through thanksgiving; our present with patience; our future through humility; and the promise of Jesus’ birth with joy.
**Bring a sheet of drawing paper or sketch pad and a pen, pencil or colored pencils with you to class.** A Zoom link will be provided in our weekly email and in our Facebook group. Facilitated by Rachel Chappell.
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.
Beginning December 14
on The Zoom
Each month, Cass Poncelow and Whitney Buckendorf will release a schedule of short podcasts that focus on the intersectionality of our faith and equity. They’ll then host a follow up conversation on each. Their selections will center on different groups within our community who live at margins of conventional society. Topics may include: the marginalized in the church, ableism, indigenous peoples & colonialism, and systemic racism.
You’re invited to listen the podcast beforehand, and reflect on the following:
- What is your favorite quote? Write down the time in the podcast when it is said so others can reference it.
- What made you feel uncomfortable?
- What inspired you?
- What or who did you relate to?
- Is there a question you wish the podcast host had asked?
December 14 – “Lutheran Minister Preaches A Gospel Of Love To Junkies, Drag Queens And Outsiders” Fresh Air: Nadia Bolz Weber, Listen here or here.
December 21 – Intersections of Faith and Love in a Time of Distress. An interview between Brene Brown and Rev. Michael Curry. Listen here.
December 28 – From The New Activist: Jemar Tisby – “The Church’s Complicity in Racism” Jemar is also a co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast and his first book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, is required reading. Listen here.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays (1:30 p.m.)
The Knitwits are gathering for a Zoom meeting to knit and chat. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
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.)
We’ll explore our frequently asked but seldom talked about theological questions. Bring your own beverage and come curious to explore topics of faith & theology for 30-60 minutes. No prep required. Theology literally means “God talk”–so no special degree is required either! 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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