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Resources for Grieving Persons

In case you need them, here are some documents and links you can use for yourself or others as you move through the stages and tasks of grief. Bereaved Children Supporting a Grieving Person Nervous System Soothing Exercises Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Guided...

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Lecture Service – Luke 10:1-12 (Part 2)

Our message from Sunday, September 22, 2019 came from Karen Wilk, who serves as Team Leader for Go Local, part of Resonate Global Mission, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church of North America, our denomination. Karen introduced her message to us this way:...

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Lecture Service – Luke 10:1-12 (Part 1)

Our message from Sunday, September 15, 2019 came from Karen Wilk, who serves as Team Leader for Go Local, part of Resonate Global Mission, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church of North America, our denomination. Karen introduced her message to us this way: Will...

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Liturgy Service – Luke 10:1-12

Scripture - Luke 10:1-12 (New International Version (NIV)) Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is...

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Lecture Service – Move at the Pace of Guidance

Our message from Sunday, August 11, 2019 came from Pastor Rich Braaksma, who serves The Road Church in Calgary, Alberta. Rich is also our coach for our Go Local process. Rich introduced his message to us this way: Three big, weighty, robust bible words:  Time, day,...

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Liturgy Service – Move at the Pace of Guidance

READING #1 - Acts 1:4-9 (New International Version (NIV)) 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with...

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Liturgy Service – Embrace Surprise & Adventure

READING #1 Part of God’s surprises for us may be who he chooses to use to accomplish His work or send a message. There are many instances in the bible where God uses the marginalized, the unwanted or the perceived enemy to teach and expand His word. Those people, as...

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Go Local – Listening Walks

The second activity of our Go Local journey is to engage in neighbourhood listening walks. Have you noticed a theme yet? If you guessed that our first priority is active listening, both to God and our neighbours, you get a gold star! In this practice, we want to spend...

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Go Local – Lectio Divina

One of our very first activities with Go Local is to engage in the practice of listening to God through a practice of Lectio Divina. We have done many of these at GNF over the years, but this particular practice is focused on Luke 10:1-12 - the core driving verses...

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Liturgy Service – God’s Covenant Love

Acts 17:24-31 (NRSV) 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and...

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