“Praying Together In One Accord” KCRC Online Service for May 24, 2020.

  Today we welcome Rev. Marilyn Savage to KCRC.
Jesus has ascended to the Father. The disciples, their hopes dashed, go back to Jerusalem with mixed feelings to continue the ministry of Jesus on their own. How can anything ever be good again? Sound familiar? We are reminded that with the God that we serve what appears to us to be endings are often beginnings.

And so in this time of uncertainty, we prayerfully and humbly seek the Holy Spirit for empowered ministry to fill and renew us to be faithful ambassadors of the good news. We do this in unity with each other in obedience to Jesus and in anticipation of his return.  We hope you can join us, grab your bible we will be reading from Act 1:1-14.

During COVID-19 we are streaming our services, see link below for what is now an audio file. Wherever social distancing finds you today, your kitchen, your living room, by yourself or with your family, you are welcome please join us……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Link for Service Audio File: Praying Together In One Accord

And, hey, once this COVID crisis is safely over, and live worship resumes (yes, we’ll let you know), we’d love to have you join us in person for worship.
We usually gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride! STAY TUNED – we’ll let you know just as soon as Sunday, in-person worship resumes.

Cadet Sunday: “Hi God, it’s me.”

On February 9th, we celebrated the ministry to boys here at KCRC known as Cadets. They are a Christian Cadet Club (CCC), where men mentor boys in what it is to live an authentic life of faith in Jesus through the very real challenges of growing up and life in general.

Their theme this year is prayer-how interested is God in hearing from us? How hard is He to get a hold of? What difference can prayer make in our lives? We explored a bit of this from Jeremiah 29: 12 under the title, Hi God, it’s me.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…… Hi God, it’s me

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Yours Is The Kingdom!

“Our Father in Heaven… yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory. Forever. Amen.”
Ever noticed how not all Christians pray these words? And have you ever tried to find them in the Bible? Hint – it WON’T be in the places, like Matthew 6, where Jesus teaches the Lord’s Prayer.
So…… WHY do we pray these words?

This past Sunday was the end of our summer teaching series, “Praying With Jesus.” And we thought about the ending words of the Lord’s Prayer. How did they get tacked onto the prayer? Why do we keep them? And what impact might they have on our lives?
Glad you joined us for this conversation.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Yours Is The Kingdom
And here’s the study guide…….. Yours Is The Kingdom – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Deliver us!

“Our Father in Heaven… lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil….”
Ever wondered what those words of the Lord’s Prayer might mean?

Before we park the bus on our summer teaching series, “Praying With Jesus” we want to think about this challenging part of the Lord’s Prayer. This podcast, from the September 1st worship service at KCRC, wonders about where temptation comes from, what it looks like, how to face it, and what the odds might be of overcoming it.
Glad you joined us for this conversation.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Deliver us!
And here’s the study guide…….. Deliver Us! – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Forgive…

Forgive…. there’s a loaded thought. Whether we are looking for it, or wondering if we can ever do it.

As part of our summer teaching series, “Praying With Jesus” we’re working through the Lord’s Prayer. This podcast, from the August 25 worship service at KCRC, examines the explosive phrase, “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.”
We’ll consider why to forgive, what forgiveness might look and feel like, and what it most certainly is NOT.
Hope you can track with us not only for this podcast, but for the rest of the series.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Forgive…
And here’s the study guide…….. Forgive… – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Give us our daily bread

Welcome back to our adventure in prayer – tracking along with Jesus as he teaches us how to pray.

This podcast, from the August 18 live teaching time, deals with “Give us this day our daily bread.” Every little phrase in that request matters. And we’ll be ploughing through a bunch of Scripture, Old Testament and New, to see how God responds to the needs of his people over time.
We’ll also learn how this prayer shapes our own souls and minds – affecting the attitudes with which we face life.
We’re glad you’ve joined us. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Our Daily Bread
And here’s the study guide…….. Our Daily Bread – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Your Will Be Done

Welcome to another in KCRC’s study series on the Lord’s Prayer.

This podcast, from the August 11 live teaching time, deals with “Your will be done.” And to see that actually lived out, we followed Jesus into the Garden of Gethsemene, where he practiced what he preached.
We’ll be thinking on how this prayer is super connected to day by day choices.
How it starts small and grows.
And how it affects “spiritual inertia.”
We’ll also think a bit about how we can possibly discover what God’s will for us might be.

We’re glad you’ve joined us. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Your Will Be Done
And here’s the study guide…….. Your Will Be Done – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Praying With Jesus – Your Kingdom Come

Welcome to KCRC’s study series on the Lord’s Prayer. Earlier this season we did an overview of the whole praying thing – what is it? How does it work? How ought apprentices of Jesus strive to practice prayer?

We’ve moved on to study the prayer that Jesus taught us. And on August 4 we considered “Your Kingdom come.” How does the power and authority of the Creator manifest in this world? And what about battles with unseen spiritual forces which oppose the power of the Creator King? How are we part of that great, yet real, unseen conflict?

We’re glad you’ve checked in today. And really hope you’ll be able to travel with us for the remainder of this series on the Lord’s Prayer.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Praying With Jesus: Your Kingdom Come
And here’s the study guide…….. Your Kingdom Come – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Connecting Through Prayer – It’s Essential

We’ve been experimenting with prayer at KCRC – trying to stop regularly (like, say, every hour) to check in with God and see if he’s got something for us to notice, someone for us to connect with, or a word for us. Sometimes you have to stop and wonder – is it REALLY worth all the effort? Is it THAT important?

The June 16 podcast digs into John 6, where we see a bunch of disciples abandon Jesus. Causing him to turn to his 12 closest friends and challenge them – “Are you leaving, too?”
We’ll think about their answer, as well as the experiences of two people who took their words seriously – Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubach.
May their experiences and challenges be an inspiration to your spiritual journey!

We’re glad you’ve joined us for this podcast. Hope you can dig in with us for the remainder of the series, “Praying With Jesus” – we’ll be exploring the famous words of the Lord’s Prayer in coming weeks.

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Connecting With God – It’s Essential
And here’s the study guide…….. It’s Essential – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

What Happens When God Speaks To Us: A True Story

We’ve been experimenting with prayer at KCRC – trying to stop regularly (like, say, every hour) to check in with God and see if he’s got something for us to notice, someone for us to connect with, or a word for us. Does it work? And what might happen when/if God actually responds?

Join us for our latest podcast, from June 9, where Janne Ritskes, founder of Tabitha Ministries in Cambodia, shares her personal account of how this played out, real time, in her life over the last 50 years.
Be ready to be challenged, and encouraged to keep exploring your own prayer life and walk of obedient response to God’s promptings. Janne drew from Galatians 5:14 and Isaiah 61:1-5.
Thanks for joining us on the journey!
Hope you can track with us – not just for Janne’s story, but for our entire current teaching series, “Praying With Jesus.”

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast……..

What Happens When God Speaks To Us

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!