Current Theme: Facing the End of Life As People of Faith


July 29: Committed to Re-Member
Joshua 22:21-28

No, we built the altar to remind us, and you, and the generations to come, that we will worship the Lord." - Joshua 22:27

This Month

Current Theme:
          Grave Talk

Facing The End of Life As People of Faith

July 22: There Is No Going Alone
2 Kings 2:1-12

The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?" And he answered, "Yes, I know; be silent." - 2 Kings 2:5

July 15: Taking Time to Grieve
Ruth 1: 1-13

But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave youor to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

During July, Admiral has spent time during and after worship discussing another of the most taboo topics in our culture: death. Pastor Andrew's sermons will serve as a jumping off point for our Grave Talk café discussions after worship, and congregants are invited to begin their end-of-life planning, if they haven't already.

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Previous Theme:
          Strength in Weakness

The Power of Failure for Spiritual Growth

July 8: Called Into Relationship
Micah 6:8

“The LORD has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8

June 24: Our Ministry of Reconciliation
2 Corinthians 5:11-21

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17

June 17: Staying Connected to the Eternal
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

“So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day." - 2 Corinthians 4:16

June 10: Our Weakness Reveals God's Strength
2 Corinthians 4:5-12

“But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us." - 2 Corinthians 4:7

The Christian story is, in many ways, one of failure rather than success. When viewed through the lens of achievement and merit, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is dangerous non-sense, threatening our hard-fought identites, our sense of accomplishment and pride, and our status in a world that often seeks to tear us down. And that is exactly the point. Join us for a walk through Paul's thoughts on weakness and true strength from his second letter to the church in Corinth, a church struggling to make sense of the Gospel while steeped in a culture of "success".



Do you trust that God has a vision for your life? Are you willing and ready to be led by the Spirit? During September, we will be exploring the source and purpose of human creativity, thinking deeply about what God might be calling us to and how we might prepare to follow without fear.

LENT 2018

Practical Resources for Real Freedom

"The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God's love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one's life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society."
                                                                               -from Google Books

Click Here to Read Excerpts from Breathing Underwater Used in Worship