Current Sermon Series

December 3-24: Anacrusis

anacrusis 

(1) one or more unstressed syllables at the beginning of a verse

(2) one or more unstressed notes before the first bar line of a piece or passage

 

The musical term anacrusis refers to the note or a sequence of notes preceding the first downbeat of a musical composition. The season of Advent provides an anacrusis for the Christian year, the beginning, the preparation, for all that is to come.

That sense of expectation pervades a season through which past, present, future and eternity all weave.  The beloved scriptural passages and seasonal rituals remind us of that which exists for all time (God’s saving grace), that which existed in a particular time (God’s love in flesh), and that which is yet to be (God’s vision of creation reconciled and made new). For some, the days of Advent can become harried time. But we are invited into a holy time of preparation, into an anacrusisIn these sermons we will consider time, how the beginning points to the end, and how the end affects the way we live now


December 3, Advent 1: Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37, "When?"

December 10, Advent 2 / Special Music Sunday: Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, "In Breath"

December 17, Advent 3 / Christmas Pageant: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, John 1:6-8, 19-28, "Call Time"

December 21, Longest Night Evening Worship: TBA

December 24: 

  • 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM - Advent 4: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, Luke 1:26-38, "Time Collapse" 
  • 6:00 PM- Kid Friendly Christmas Eve
  • 8:00 PM - Candlelight Service: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20, "Opening Night" 

More information about our Advent Season is available here

Note:

  • All Sunday Services and High Holy Day services are live streamed. 
  • Sermon transcripts and audio recordings/podcasts are usually available the week after Pastor Ginger preaches. They are available on our Previous Sermons page and our Podbean channel


2017-2018 Theme: 

Faith Remastered

Faith Remastered 

remaster -  to make a new copy of a musical recording or film with the sound or image improved

The master copy of a composition is the original version.  Now, with the aid of technology, musical recordings and films can be remastered.  Often the remastered versions reveal new depth, clarity, and richness of color and tone. Remastering enlivens enjoyment of classics by those who have long cherished them, and makes them available and accessible to new listeners and viewers.

This year at Foundry, we will play with the concept of remastering as we return to the classics of our faith tradition.  We will examine the core teachings and tenets of Christian faith – stories from scripture, worship practices, theological concepts, and dynamics of covenant relationship. Together, we will pick up these powerful stories and practices, dust them off, and consider them afresh as resources for our journey. The language of music and melody will weave throughout the year as we deepen and renew our living faith.