2/26/16

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, and BEYOND

New Horizons in the news - view Q13FOX clip







Not only is New Horizons home to the second largest youth overnight shelter in the state; turns out they are the ONLY privately funded such shelter in Washington.
Emmaus Road dinner night: WEDNESDAY, 3/2/16, 6-8:30PM

Sunday, February 28th 

Mark 1:40-45 - Jesus and a Leper, Jesus and You 


Likkel's Lections 

Psalm 5:1-3,11-12
OT: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 
Epistle: Hebrews 9:12-14 

Church Calendar 

March 2 - New Horizons Dinner; 6:00-8:30 PM
March 5 - Youth Mentor peer training and conversation #2; 2:30-4:00 PM @ First CRC
March 6 - One hour delay; worship @ 11:30 AM to avoid disruptions w/Hot Chocolate Race 2016
March 13 - Daylight Savings begins; set clocks ahead Saturday night
March 25 - Good Friday; 7:00 PM combined worship @ Harbor Church, with Sanctuary
March 27 - Easter Brunch (help wanted needed for brunch coordination)
April 3 - Alternative location TBA (no Seattle School)
April 28 - Theology Pub Thursday; 7:00 PM @ Razzi's; topic: Gospel Ecosystem

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The Emmaus Road Story

In the winter of 1997, we began as a small team of about 10 people, committed to gathering and growing a church that would connect with others like ourselves; people interested in connecting with God, in the person and work of Jesus Christ, but disconnected from the activity of many mainstream congregations. With the financial support of a larger church organization, our pastor was able to work full time with the team in planning, leadership development, and meeting people in the community.

Our first meetings were open discussion forums. We talked about prayer, scripture, spiritual discipline and the issues with which we all struggle. As friends talked to friends, the first group expanded and we multiplied into two.

Inspired by the journey process as a metaphor for spiritual growth, we searched for a name which would reflect that idea. In the resurrection narrative of Luke 24, we found our name "on the road to Emmaus."

After our first worship event on Good Friday of 1997, both groups began to gather together for worship once a month. In various coffee shops and rental spaces, we gradually increased our worship times to twice a month, and in September of 1998 we decided to gather every Sunday. Since the beginning, numerical growth has been gradual but steady, most often through the personal contact of friends talking to friends.

Today, several small groups continue to meet for open discussions on prayer, scripture, and the process of encountering God in daily life; we all gather for worship each week.