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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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Liturgy Service – “Love, Justice & Mercy”

Reading: The Bible places equal emphasis on both mercy and justice. The ancient prophet Micah succinctly summarizes God’s design: “He has told you, oh man, what is good and what the Lord desires of you—that you love mercy and do justice and walk humbly with your God.”...

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Resonate – Go Local: Discernment Needed!

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, I (Krista) attended an on-line webinar to learn more about a CRCNA initiative called "Resonate - Go Local". Following is a summary of what I learned and some of why I think it would be a great framework for GNF to use to begin to move...

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“The Power of Praise” Liturgy Service Readings

Please find below the readings used on Sunday, February 3, 2019: Reading: (From the book Radical Gratitude by Mary Jo Leddy [p. 54-5; 63]) As was mentioned, this month we are focusing on the Power of Praise. We have inherited our traditions of praising God through...

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Love for Daryl and Corrie

We thought it would be a good idea to have all of the things we have going on for Daryl and Corrie in one place on our website. Here's a link to Daryl's blog: https://cancer-reviews.com/ Here's a link to the Prayer Train: https://bit.ly/2shMxYS If we start up the Meal...

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