4/29/2016

10w for May 1st, Love Actually, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for May 1st, Love Actually, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Love to the World by Dakota Road from the CD Build Up.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

4/26/2016

10w for May 1st, Do You Want to get Well? E6.

The following is a 10 minute worship for May 1st, Do You Want to get Well? E6.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Abundant Life by Hans Peterson from the CD Harvest of the Heart. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at hanspetersonmusic.com

4/18/2016

1w for April 24th, Me, My, Mine, Mean, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 24th, Me, My, Mine, Mean, NL.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Baptized by the Jay Beech Band from the CD One Body Alive.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

10w for April 24th, the Closest Human, E5.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 24th, the Closest Human, E5. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The contributing pastor for today is Jim Klosterboer from Elkader Iowa. The song for the day is Everybody’s Got Something to Offer by Dakota Road from the CD, All Are Welcome.   Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at DakotaRoadMusic.com

4/13/2016

10w for April 17th, Mob Theology, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 17th, Mob Theology, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Invitation to the Unlikely by Heatherlyn from the CD Heatherlyn.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.heatherlynmusic.com

10w for April 17th, Listen, E4.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 17th, Listen, E4. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Show the Way by Ed Kilbourne from the CD The Grateful Ed. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at edkilbourne.com

4/06/2016

10w for April 10th, Wholeness, Healing, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 10th, Wholeness, Healing, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is The Healing Hand of Jesus by the Jay Beech Band from the CD Everyone Who Is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

10w for April 10th, Let's Go Fishin' E3.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 10th, Let's Go Fishin' E3. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Calling at the Crossroads by Bryan Sirchio from the CD J-Walking, Songs for Justice Workers.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at sirchio.com

3/30/2016

10w for April 3rd, Your Turn, E2.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 3rd, Your Turn, E2. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is He Has Been Raised by Dakota Road from the CD Build Up.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for April 3rd, Now What? NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for April 3rd, Now What? NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Fill The Earth with a Joyful Noise by the Jay Beech Band from the CD, Everyone who is Thirsty, Come.   Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

3/24/2016

10w for March 25th, Good Friday.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 25th, Good Friday. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Break These Chains by Dakota Road from the CD Break These Chains.   Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for March 27th, Resurrection Sunday 2016.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 27th, Resurrection Sunday 2016. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Rise up with Christ, by the Jay Beech Band from the CD, Everyone who is thirsty, come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

10w for March 27th, Easter 2016 NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 27th, Easter 2016 NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is No Hands but Yours by Dakota Road from the CD Break These Chains. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

3/15/2016

10w for March 20th, Palm Sunday.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 20th, Palm Sunday. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is: Weeping over Jerusalem by Dakota Road from the album Build Up. Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com


10w for March 20th, Palm Sunday.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 20th, Palm Sunday.   You can listen on the flash player below or download it to your favorite music program to sync with your mp3 player by clicking on download option. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of this 10W blog where it says "Please Join our email list" or on your phone by texting 10W to 22828. The song for the day is: Weeping over Jerusalem by Dakota Road from the album Build Up.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com


3/09/2016

10w for March 13th, It Filled the Air, L5.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 13th, It Filled the Air, L5. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is All Who are Thirsty by John Michael Talbot from the CD the Ultimate Collection.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at johnmichaeltalbot.com

10w for March 13th, Endings & Beginnings, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 13th, Endings and Beginnings, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Restore to life by Dakota Road from the CD Boundless Love. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

2/29/2016

10w for March 6th, Shama Love, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 6th, Shama Love, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Made for Love by Dakota Road from the CD Boundless Love. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for March 6th, The Lost Son, L4.

The following is a 10 minute worship for March 6th, The Lost Son, L4.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Nothing Can Separate by Andra Moran from the CD Harmony Groove.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at andramoran.com

2/24/2016

10w for February 28th, The Grapes of Wrath, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 28th, The Grapes of Wrath, NL.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is God of the Harvest by Dakota Road from the CD Boundless Love.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for February 28th, A Little Fertilizer Perhaps.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 28th, A Little Fertilizer Perhaps.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Calling at the Crossroads by Bryan Sirchio from the CD J-Walking; Songs for Justice Workers.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Sirchio.com

2/17/2016

10w for February 21st, Weeping Over Jerusalem, L2.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 21st, Weeping Over Jerusalem, L2.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Weeping Over Jerusalem by Dakota Road from the CD Build Up. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for February 21st, Oh Brother, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 21st, Oh Brother, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Open My Eyes by John Michael Talbot from the CD Worship and Bow Down.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at johnmichaeltalbot.com

2/09/2016

10w for February 10th, Ash Wednesday.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 10th, Ash Wednesday. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Healer of my soul by John Michael Talbot from the CD The Ultimate Collection.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at johnmichaeltalbot.com

10w for February 14th, The Temptation of Christ, L1.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 14th, The Temptation of Christ, L1.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Out in the Wilderness by the Jay Beech Band from the CD Everyone who is thirst, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

2/03/2016

1w for February 7th, Transfiguration.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 7th, Transfiguration. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Suddenly, Up on the Mountain by the Jay Beech Band from the CD, Everyone who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.baytonemusic.com 

10w for February 7th, Drop Kick Me Jesus, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for February 7th, Drop Kick Me Jesus, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Suddenly, Up on the Mountain by the Jay Beech Band from the CD, Everyone who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.baytonemusic.com

1/27/2016

10w for January 31st, The Sending, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 31st, The Sending, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Be Not Afraid by John Michael Talbot from the CD Table of Plenty.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at johnmichaeltalbot.com

10w for January 31st, Today, E4.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 231st, Today, E4. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is As Big As An Ocean by Hans Peterson from the CD Every Breath I Sing.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at hanspetersonmusic.com

1/20/2016

10w for January 24th, Your Mission Should You Accept It, E3.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 24th, Your Mission Should You Accept It, E3.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us by Andra Moran from the CD Harmony Groove.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at andramoran.com

10w for January 24th, the 12's, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 24th, the 12's, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Love Can Break Through by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

1/13/2016

10w for January 17th, The Good Stuff, E2.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 17th, The Good Stuff, E2.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Everyone Who is Thirsty, Come by the Jay Beech Band from the CD Everyone Who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.baytonemusic.com

10w for January 17th, Good Soil, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 17th, Good Soil, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Life is Bigger than Death by Hans Peterson from the CD A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.hanspetersonmusic.com

1/06/2016

10w for January 10th, A New Thing, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 10th, A New Thing, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Right by the Water by Dakota Road from the CD Break These Chains.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for January 10th, Baptism of our Lord.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 10th, Baptism of our Lord. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Baptized by the Jay Beech Band from the CD One Body Alive. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

12/30/2015

1w for January 3rd, Light In Us. C1.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 3rd, Light In Us. C1.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Yesterday I Saw Jesus by Bryan Sirchio from the CD J-Walking; Songs for Justice Workers.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.sirchio.com 

10w for January 3rd, And So It Begins, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for January 3rd, And So It Begins, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is The Healing Hand of Jesus by Dakota Road from the CD Everyone Who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.dakotaroadmusic.com 

12/23/2015

10w for December 27th, Just Knowing Inside, C1.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 27th, Just Knowing Inside, C1.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for December 27th, Hit the Ground Running, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 27th, Hit the Ground Running, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Follow Me (87 times) by Bryan Sirchio from the CD Justice and Love. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Sirchio.com

10w for December 24th, Christmas Eve.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 24th, Christmas Eve.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Silent Night by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at DakotaRoadMusic.com

12/18/2015

10w for December 20th, Do Not Be Afraid, A4.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 20th, Do Not Be Afraid, A4.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the day is Silent Night by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through.  Used with permission, you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.dakotaroadmusic.com

10wfor December 20th, Raising Faith, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 20th, Raising Faith,  NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up.

12/11/2015

10w for December 13th, Difference is Good, NL.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 13th, Difference is Good, NL.   You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up,

12/09/2015

10w for December 13th, Simple, but not Easy.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 13th, Simple, but not Easy.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up,

12/05/2015

10w for December 6th, Come Emmanuel.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 6th, Come Emmanuel. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the week is O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Dakota Road, used with permission from their album, Love Can Break Through. You can find this album and others at dakotaroadmusic.com

12/03/2015

10w for December 6th, Advent Optics, A2.

The following is a 10 minute worship for December 6th, Advent Optics, A2. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up, The song for the week is Glory to the Love by Dakota Road, used with permission from their album, Love Can Break Through. You can find this album and others at dakotaroadmusic.com

11/28/2015

10w for November 29th, Rediscover and Rededicate, Advent 1 NL.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 29th, Rediscover and Rededicate, Advent 1 NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up.The song for the week is In the Bleak Midwinter Dakota Road, used with permission from their album, Love Can Break Through. You can find this album and others at dakotaroadmusic.com
   

11/25/2015

10w for November 29th, Come Long Expected Jesus, Advent 1.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 29th, Come Long Expected Jesus, Advent 1. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

11/19/2015

10w for November 22nd, Vineyard Song, NL.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 22nd, Vineyard Song, NL. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

10w for November 22nd, Christ The King

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 22nd, Christ The King.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Love to the World by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

11/17/2015

Poem based on Christ the King Sunday John 18:33-37

In Glory Christ came into our lives
in glory
as a King among his people
but a people
who did not know him
a people who wished
only to be let alone
and live in the bondage
they had become used to
the bondage created over the generations
the bondage
they no longer saw
this King came
victorious
In a world that knew not victory
to rule

a people loved.

live in that vision now

Sunday November 22nd, Daniel 7: As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him.  Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. This is one of the visions of the end times in the book of Daniel.  It was a vision that helped put in perspective the power and force of one of the mightiest nations in the world.  This nation had great power, and weapons and might, and was to be feared by all on earth.  It was the Super Power of the day and it ruled by use of that power, military might, influence and money to control by one means or another all within its grasp.  Perhaps, you could draw the parallels to other Super Power nations.   Compared to the Ancient of Days, the Lord God Almighty however, the power of the so called super powers is nothing, and perhaps one could also draw parallels on this issue also.   This section of Daniel is a call to place ones focus not on the power of this world, but where this world will ultimately be when the reign of God is finally manifest.  It is a call to catch the vision of the future and live in that vision now.  All of scripture can be summed up in the words, love God, love others.  The current discussion on refugees is one way we show our true colors in how we love others. That was good advice in Jesus day and it is good and God advice for today.  What is God’s all inclusive vision for your future?  Ponder on that and then live it in your life today.  

God's future

Monday November 23rd, Daniel 7: Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.  The horn of the beast in Daniel is the mouthpiece of the power of this world, the mouthpiece of military and monetary might.  In God's vision there is no place for it in the kingdom of God, the kingdom of the future, the kingdom of our future.  Other temptations are around us also, but their time is also limited.  When we catch this vision for God's future world, the world to which we are called, it is hard to get all caught up in the power plays of this world.  God's future is a world of peace; a world where all live as the children of God, a place where there is healing and wholeness for all the nations.  God's call is a call to start living that vision now, in our lives here today.  

true peace

Tuesday November 24th, Daniel 7: In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.  He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.  Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, God with us has come to be with us.  The sounds of Handel’s Messiah fill the air.  The Prince of Peace is given the authority, glory and sovereign power over all people, nations, rulers and multinational corporations, over all the sources of non-peace.  The Prince of Peace, who went to the cross to bring forgiveness to all the world brings true peace to you, here, today.  The Prince of Peace, the lamb who was slain for the forgiveness of sin for all people.  Catch the vision of the Prince of Peace and live the kingdom life starting now.  

Justice goes both ways

Wednesday November 25th, Revelation 1:    Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.  To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen.  7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. The Revelation vision is one of the Prince of Peace coming to bring peace to you and I and to all the world. It is that “all the world” part that often includes those for whom we wish not peace but revenge.  Sometimes we call it justice, but what we really mean is revenge.  Justice goes both ways and speaks more about our calling than about the other. This Prince of Peace is the beginning and the end, a part of, and yet beyond all time, the one who freed us, and those for whom we sometimes wish “Justice” from sin.  All have  pierced this Prince of Peace and all the people of the earth will mourn because of him.  Mourn because our sins will be laid out before us.  Not in judgment, but in purification.  The manifestation of all the sin in our lives will bring about a great deal of mourning, the forgiveness of those sins is the vision of the New Jerusalem, God’s presence with us all.    

small seed of hope

Thursday November 26th, John 18: 33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"  I imagine Pilates voice to be half mocking, half wondering, and yet with a hint of hope.  In the midst of our mocking and wondering at the prospect of peace in this world, are we too are filled with just a bit of hope?  Hope that the message of Jesus is true.  Hope that the forgiveness of sins is true.  Hope that the gift of grace, the forgiveness of sins and life eternal, is true.  Hope!!  Are you the one, Pilate asks?  There is a part of each one of us that wonders and asks the same question.  But also within us, in the very core of our being there is the small seed of hope that yells out, YES!!!!!  And that gives us a reason to live.  

not of this world

Friday November 27th, John 18: 36 Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place."  The kingdom of God simply is. All too often we want to make the kingdom our property, our domain, where we are the supreme recipients of God’s grace and all others can learn to deal with it.  But the kingdom is not our property, never was, never will be.  The Kingdom of God is for all people created in the image of God and called good.  Division, war, discrimination, voter restriction, us and them, refugees either welcomed or turned away, they are all our domain, our kingdom, and it is far from the kingdom of God.  God calls us to a new reality, one where the ruler is the Prince of Peace.  Where our being is dependent upon our learning to live with one another as brothers and sisters because that is what we are, were and always will be.  My kingdom is not of this world, and it is a kingdom of peace in which you and I and those we would call enemy live together and in the process learn to be brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God.    

I wonder as I wander

Saturday November 28th, John 18:  37 "You are a king, then!" said Pilate.  Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."  Jesus came to testify to the truth.  The truth is that the gift of life is given to all people.  Once in a while we get a glimpse of this vision, this truth, and for that brief moment life makes sense.  Most of the time however we wander around wondering if it could be true or perhaps just all an illusion.  I wonder as I wander out under the sky, how Jesus the Savior did come for to die for poor ordinary people like you and like I.  I wonder as I wander out under the sky.  Live a life of wonder today as you wander and welcome one another as brothers and sisters on the journey.

11/11/2015

10w for November 15th, Shinny Things, P25.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 15th, Shinny Things, P25. You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is What a Blessed Assurance by Andra Moran from the CD Harmony Grove.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at andramoran.com

10w for November 15th, Faithful to the end, NL.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 15th, Faithful to the end, NL.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Let us Go to the House of the Lord by the Jay Beech Band from the CD Everyone Who is Thirsty, Come.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at baytonemusic.com

sorry

I haven't posted much lately.  The flu kicked my kind of hard and there was just not the time or energy.  Back at it now.  enjoy.

Poem based on 25th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 13:1-13

Always striving
always searching for a way
to know
to have the inside track
searching for that clue
thinking secretly
we should have looked just on more way
then we would know
searching the heavens
and the scriptures for a sign
some sign
any sign
to let us know
to give us some feeling f being in control
to say to God
and our fellow travelers
I Know
I don’t really need you
because in the end
I Know!
The time will come
and even then we will not know
even then there will be enough doubt
to turn our eyes from ourselves
to the God who made us
and saves us

in that time we fear most.

Opening Litany based on Psalm 16




Pastor: Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.

Congregation: We said to the LORD, “You are our Master! Every good thing we have comes from you.” The godly people in the land are our heroes and we take pleasure in them!

Pastor: Troubles seem to multiply for those who chase after other gods.

Congregation: We will not take part in their sacrifices or pretend to follow in their ways for the LORD alone is our inheritance, our cup of blessing.

Pastor: You guard all that is ours. The land you have given us is a pleasant land and a wonderful inheritance!

Congregation: We will bless the LORD who guides us; even at night our hearts instruct us to follow the ways of the Lord. Therefore we know the LORD is always with us and we will not be shaken, for the Lord is right beside us at all times.

Pastor: No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. I rest in safety knowing the Lord walks with us and will not leave us to the powers of death.

Congregation: The Lord will show us the way of life, granting us joy of living in the presence of the Lord forever.

rules

Sunday November 15th, Hebrews 10: By his one sacrifice he has forever set free from sin the people he brings to God. The Holy Spirit also speaks of this by telling us that the Lord said, “When the time comes, I will make an agreement with them. I will write my laws on their minds and hearts. Then I will forget about their sins and no longer remember their evil deeds."  The gift of life is ours.  It is a gift from God brought to us by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  How we are to live in this time is written on the hearts of humanity and it is not rocket science.  Love one another!!  Love your neighbor as yourself!!!  That which you do onto the least you do onto me!!!  Love God with your whole heart!!!  It reminds me of that list of kindergarten rules (http://www.peace.ca/kindergarten.htm).  It shouldn’t be hard, but we sure act like it is.  Most of our problems come from one of the many forms of greed, they come from wanting to see the world as all about Me instead of all about We.  We want something that is not ours, so we find a way to get it and our excuses as to why that is a good thing we make up along the way.  Now that you don’t have to do anything, what are You going to Do?  Christ Died, Christ Rose, Follow the rules of love that are in your heart!  It’s that simple, and it is that difficult.  Travel well together on your journey and dance once in a while along the way.  

between

Monday November 16th, Hebrews 10: My friends, the blood of Jesus gives us courage to enter the most holy place by a new way that leads to life! And this way takes us through the curtain that is Christ himself. We have a great high priest who is in charge of God's house. So let's come near God with pure hearts and a confidence that comes from having faith.  In days of old, only the high priest could enter through the curtain into the holy of holies, considered to be the very presence of God.  During the crucifixion, the curtain in the temple tore from top to bottom, which is God’s declaration of what had just taken place.  The curtain that separates has been replaced with the Christ that welcomes in.  What had taken place was that there was no longer any separation between God and humanity.  God’s love, God’s forgiveness, God’s gift of life is open to all, no longer mediated by “the church.”   We no longer go to church; we are the church.  We still struggle with that.  We want someone to tell us what God wants, and all too often we listen to people willing to fulfill that role.  Instead, Christ invites you into the presence of God.  There is no longer a priest between you and God telling you what scripture says, only a pastor inviting you to open your scriptures and join in the discussion of what it says to you.  Failure to do so is the same as telling God you are not interested.  

dance

Tuesday November 17th, Hebrews 10: Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord's coming is getting closer.  OK, so we Lutherans have a problem.  We finally seem to have gotten the point across that we are saved by Grace, and then, as the children of God we say, O Good, that means we don’t have join together for worship anymore. Ooops!! Grace is a gift from God not a ticket away from God.  Not living in that grace is living less than you are called to live.  Gathering for worship is our recognition of that gift of grace in our lives and an acknowledgement of our need for it.  Gathering for worship is being there for one another as a manifestation of that gift in our lives and in theirs.  Gathering for worship is our living out a life of thankfulness for that gift of grace.  Gathering for worship is our nurturing of that grace.  Being saved by grace means you don’t have to go to worship to be a child of God but you choose to go to worship because you are a child of God.  True joy comes when you realize that you get to gather together and experience the love and grace of God in new ways.  Grace is like music, you may hear the music and enjoy it, but it takes you to a whole new level when you join the dance.

Live the vision

Wednesday November 18th, Daniel 12: 1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.  Way back in the time of Daniel, they got a part of the vision of what God’s grace looks like.  Everyone whose name is found in the book will be delivered.  Jesus brings that gift to all people.  We are destined for heaven.  That is the goal and the ending of this drama called life.  We are called to enjoy the journey here and now.  We are called to live that vision.  Live the vision of Revelation 21 with the presence of God open to all people.  Live the vision of healing for all the nations.  Live the vision of God’s presence with all of humanity.  Live the vision and begin to live now, this very day, this very moment.  There is nothing to buy that will help bring this about, only your presence and participation in the kingdom that begins now and goes on forever.  Live it and learn to love.  

stuff

Thursday November 19th, Mark 13: 1 As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!"  2 "Do you see all these great buildings?" replied Jesus. "Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."  Oh, my!!! How we are impressed by things, big things, little things, cheap things and expensive things, shiny things, but in the course of God’s vision for humanity, just things nonetheless.  The disciples were impressed with Herod’s building project; Jesus reminds them that next to eternal blessings, it is just a pile of stuff.  Don’t let the stuff in this world get all your attention.  Keep your focus on the things eternal, then life here and now will finally come into focus.  Until then, all that stuff is just….. well……. Stuff. 

something that matters

Friday November 20th, Mark 13:  5 Jesus said to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many.  What gifts do you want to hold up for your children to see?  What principles do you want to hold up for society to value?  When we get to the end of our lives and all that stuff we have collected is just old and dusty, what do you want to hold onto?  What wisdom would you want to pass on to your grandchildren?  There are many who come to deceive in the name of Christ just like there are many who come to deceive in the name of commerce.  They give a false sense of our being in charge if only we do or buy or believe this or that.  Be a part of something that matters, to the world, to your children, to great grandchildren, nieces and nephews yet to come, and most of all, to yourself.  Be a part of something that matters, be a part of the kingdom here and now.  

here and now

Saturday November 21st, Mark 13: 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.  When you hear of a prediction of when the world will end, put a mark on your calendar, and call it a day of celebration.  You can be assured that the end as you know it will not be on that day.  We are called to live life in the here and now not for some day that may or may not be.  We are called to live in the kingdom in the here and now.  We are called to love like the kingdom was here and now.  When we do so, we discover that the kingdom is here and now.  In the book of Revelation, the Holy City, the kingdom of God comes down to earth and with it the Christ of the world.  This begs the question, where are all those people being raptured going?  We are called to live in the world of here and know and live in it as the Kingdom of God it is called to be and someday will be.  

11/04/2015

1w for November 8th, Winning the coin toss, NL.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 8th, Winning the coin toss, NL.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is The Greatest Enemy by Bryan Sirchio from the CD Justice and Love. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at www.sirchio.com

10w for November 8th, Mighty Mite, P24.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 8th, Mighty Mite, P24.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Rebel Jesus by Dakota Road from the CD Love Can Break Through. Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com 

10/28/2015

w for November 1st, All Saints Unbinding.

The following is a 10-minute worship for November 1st, All Saints Unbinding.  You can listen on the flash player below. You now also have the option of receiving these notices each week and on festival days by signing up for the 10W constant contact email list on the right side of the 10W blog where it says "Please Join our Email List or you may text 10w to 2828 to sign up. The song for the day is Break these Chains by Dakota Road from the CD, Break these chains.  Used with permission you can find this and other gifts for ministry at Dakotaroadmusic.com

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