The Intergenerational Church
July 25, 2021 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
'For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…' These were the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. These few but profound words also give us an insight of what it means to be the Church - a passing down from generation to generation about the love and faithfulness of God. On this Epic Sunday, we also get to hear from Brittany Mead some of her story, which beautifully stands as a testament to the faith that says, "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you.
The Sacrament of Creation
July 18, 2021 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
"In a society that prioritizes bottom lines, products, and consuming, it can easily become the lens through which we relate to everything. The Church, on the other hand, is meant to be entirely different. As "the Sacrament of Creation" the Church is to imitate the divine design of life - that true life is not found in getting, consuming, or accumulating, but in giving of one's self."
The Gift of Participation
July 11, 2021 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
We all have different experiences, and we all bear different stories. We also house gifts that are not our own, given by the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Body, the Church. These "grace-gifts" are not just a gift to us but are also a gift through us. Each person is a necessary part of the Body, and when we come to the ecclesia in the fullness of who we are - with our unique experiences, skills, knowledge, and "grace-gifts" - we embody the very gift that strengthens and nourishes the Church through the ages.
The Church As A Body
July 4, 2021 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
One of the most striking and powerful images of the Church given in the New Testament is that it is the Body of Christ. Meant to communicate more than just organization, structure, or cooperation, it's specifically Christ's own Body. Using our own personal experiences, we are able to get into the very physical and visceral nature of this intentionally specific image and allow it to give new light to our understanding of what we're talking about when we talk about "The Church."