Life is demanding and often disheartening! Our culture immerses us with empty diversions, we face very real global and national perils, and our lives are often heavy laden with anxieties and concerns. Is there a way we can journey through life with hope, meaning, efficacy, and joy? Yes!
The Priest Father Frank Fahy writes, “Pilgrimage is essentially a journey in faith with at least an element of faith expectancy in it. To be a pilgrim, is to believe (however faint it may be) that there may be a purpose and meaning in life in which we are somehow involved. To be a pilgrim is to open our minds and hearts to that search for meaning in our uncertainties. It is life searching for life in bodies that seek the grave.” Frank asks the question, “Are you a pilgrim or a tourist?”
The person and spirit of Jesus calls us to become his friend and join him on a pilgrim’s journey. A pilgrimage with Jesus offers us something true, deep, and transformational: our friendships and sense of community deepen, our relationship to the transcendent grows, and our purpose in the world becomes clearer. This three-part sermon series will explore how to become a pilgrim and what can happen when we make a pilgrim’s journey.
Aug 14, 2022 Sermon – Making Friends with Jesus
“I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know
what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because
I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.” John 15:15
Special Music: “I Believe” by Drake/Graham/Shirl sung by Curt Daly
Aug 21, 2022 Sermon – Devotion the Jesus Way
“Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12
Aug 28, 2022 Sermon – Saying Yes to the Call
“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.” Matthew 4: 19-22