Sermon Audio: Canon R. Hurkmans
"Blessings" Laura Story
For most people the idea of spending five weeks looking at the topic of prayer is enough to make us say: "meh." Prayer is not exactly the most exciting topic for many of us. If we are honest we struggle with prayer. Some find it boring, some find it intimidating, some find the whole idea of prayer nonsensical. But what if way more was happening when we pray than you think? What if pray does change things: What if it changes us? What if it is God's primary way of changing our world? Would you be willing to spend five weeks with St. J & B looking again at the topic of prayer? Join a study group. Buy the book. Follow us on Sundays. Together we can experience the meaningful, vital, transformative power of prayer.
Most of us don't have a problem "feeling" grateful - we have a problem communicating our gratitude. Unspoken gratitude is often interpreted as ingratitude. Therefore it is essential for our relationships with each other (and with God) that we learn to "give thanks" and not just "feel thanks." Join us this Sunday at St. J & B!
“The ministry of mercy, then, is the best advertising a church can have. It convinces a community that this church provides people with actions for their problems, not only talk. It shows the community that this church is compassionate.” Today we conclude our five week series entitled "VITAL SIGNS" by looking at the fifth and final Vital Sign of healthy, growing churches: Loving Outreach.
A vital church is a church that wants something FOR people, not something FROM peoplpe. What does this mean for you? For me? For St. J & B? Join us this Sunday as Tami Zacharias helps us understand what VITAL churches are loving churches.
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.