How to Relate to God: Corporate Worship

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday, Pastor Ed continued the series on "How to Relate to God" by talking about Corporate Worship.  The series is focusing on one of our core habits:  Practice creative devotion. The service began with a joyful baby dedication of twins. I am not healthily relating to God if I am ...

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Tags: gladness, practice creative devotion, relate to god, spirit and truth, worship

How to Relate to God: The Bible

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen continued his sermon series "How to Relate to God," which focuses on the Habit we cultivate at Gateway:  Practice creative devotion. And this week, he talked about the Most Important Thing in relating to God:  The Bible.  It applies to every single day of ...

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Tags: bible, up, relate to god, practice creative devotion

Response: Coming to God as a Merchant or as a Lover?

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Posted by Kevin Baugh on

Last week, we had a break from our typical Sunday services, celebrating "Soup-er Bowl Sunday."  Our food drive brought in 2,287 pounds of food for Dulles South Food Pantry -- 1,536 pounds from Falcons fans and 751 pounds from Patriots fans. Pastor Ed Allen interviewed Redskins punter ...

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Tags: lover, merchant, prayer

How to Relate to God: Prayer

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Pastor Ed Allen is preaching a series going through the seven habits for building balanced spiritual lives.  Today he began focusing on the second habit in the "Up" direction: Practice creative devotion. This week, we're starting at the beginning, with Prayer, the language of our connection ...

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Tags: child, lover, prayer, up, creative devotion

Sermon Response: Managing Our Bodies

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Posted by Kevin Baugh on

Over the past few weeks, we have been engaged in the study of "Self Management."  Though our previous examinations of "time management" and "financial management" were extremely important, their importance pales in comparison to today's study -- which focused on how we manage our ...

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Tags: bodies, body of christ, management, self-mangement

Sermon Response: Financial Management

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Here's the post with this week's devotional on Financial Management. This week, Pastor Ed Allen continued his series on Self-Management by talking about Financial Management.  This is continuing to discuss a practice we strive for as a congregation, Using our resources with wisdom and ...

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Tags: self-management, up, financial managment, using our resources

Sermon Response: Time Management

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

I'm thinking about trying something different in posting about Sunday's sermon.  In the past, I've posted detailed notes.  Now I'm wondering if we'd get more response if I just post a summary and ask for comments.  Did the sermon touch your life this week?  Did it remind you of ...

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Tags: resources, time management, up, self-management

Devotional: Self Management

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Posted by Ed Allen on

Using Our Resources with Wisdom and Purpose What follows is a series of short reflections designed to help us use our resources with wisdom and purpose.     Week 2:  Managing Your Finances Day 1 : Managing Your Finances   This week we will be contemplating the wise ...

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Tags: devotionals, sermon series, 7 healthy habits

Celebrating Christmas!

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This year, we won't be having regular Sunday services because of Christmas and New Year's Eve, but here's what we do have in store: Christmas Eve Services! This year, we're having two services on Christmas Eve.  The first, at 4:00, will be family-oriented, and will not have any fire. The ...

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Tags: brunch, christmas, christmas eve, new year's, prayer

Audacious Faith

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen preached another sermon in his Advent series, "Audacious," this one about Audacious Faith, looking at Mary's response to the announcement from the angel in Luke 1:26-38. We looked at the character of God-honoring faith. Sometimes faith is about Risk. Sometimes faith ...

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Tags: advent, audacious faith, mary, surrender

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