Food and Faith 4 – Food as Healing

A Mindful Eating Meditation (grab a grape and join in!)
A Reflection on the Goodness of Food and Feeding our True Hunger

By: Peggy Farah


Seven Spiritual Hungers we crave:
Presence
Peace
Freedom
Joy
Self-love
Connection
Alignment
How might we fill these, not with food or technology or other things, but by connecting with others, with our true selves, and with God?

 

Food & Faith Series:
At the table we meet God, one another, and the stranger. Food can be an idol, but also an expression of worship. It can cause us to stand in judgement of others, or it can be an encounter with grace. Food roots us in stories and heritage. Eating can even be an act of liberation!

Food and Faith 3 – Meeting the Stranger at the Table

By: Joanna Roddy


Movie Clips in this Sermon:

At 1:42 minutes into Sermon : stopped to watch Babette’s Feast movie clip (1:12:14 through 1:15:05)
At 7:04 minutes into Sermon : stopped to watch Babette’s Feast movie clip (1:36:49 through 1:41:05)


Food & Faith Series
:
At the table we meet God, one another, and the stranger. Food can be an idol, but also an expression of worship. It can cause us to stand in judgement of others, or it can be an encounter with grace. Food roots us in stories and heritage. Eating can even be an act of liberation!

Food and Faith 2 – Meeting Each Other at the Table

How do we meet one another at the Table?
How do we hold our own values about food while staying open to others?

 By: Joanna Roddy


Ending Prayer:
“O Lord, refresh our sensibilities. Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in, and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with, and casseroles that put starch and substance in our limp modernity. Take away our fear of fat and make us glad of the oil which ran upon Aaron’s beard. Give us pasta with a hundred fillings, and rice in a thousand variations.
Above all, give us grace to live as true [men and women] – to fast till we come to a refreshed sense of what we have and then to dine gratefully on all that comes to hand. Drive far from us, O Most Bountiful, all creatures of air and darkness; cast out the demons that possess us; deliver us from the fear of calories and the bondage of nutrition; and set us free once more in our own land, where we shall serve Thee as Thou hast blessed us – with the dew of heaven, the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Amen.”

– Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection


Food & Faith Series
:
At the table we meet God, one another, and the stranger. Food can be an idol, but also an expression of worship. It can cause us to stand in judgement of others, or it can be an encounter with grace. Food roots us in stories and heritage. Eating can even be an act of liberation!

 

Food & Faith 1 – Meeting God at the Table

Does God care what we eat? How do we approach food?
What is food’s role in our worship of God?

 By: Joanna Roddy


Food & Faith Series
:
At the table we meet God, one another, and the stranger. Food can be an idol, but also an expression of worship. It can cause us to stand in judgement of others, or it can be an encounter with grace. Food roots us in stories and heritage. Eating can even be an act of liberation!

 

Philippians Week 5

Philippians 3:17 – 4:4

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Friendship is how Paul understands who God is, God’s mission in the world and in the life of Jesus,
and what God continues to do in the life of the Church through the Spirit right now. Through friendship.

So beloved, God bless your friendships

God bless those that you wish to imitate

God bless those that bring you to tears

God bless those that were once dear to you and now you are apart from

God bless your friendships.