The Rhythm of Our Story - Sabbath Rest

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday, Deen Salami continued the series on "The Rhythm of Our Story," talking about the Sabbath. He focused on Exodus 20:8-11, where the Israelites are given the Sabbath as part of the Ten Commandments. The Placement of the Command In the Ten Commandments, the first four are about loving ...

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Tags: rhythm, sabbath

Easter Scavenger Hunt for Families

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The final weeks’ leading up to Easter is a wonderful time for families to gather around the Bible and consider the life of Christ. After you find each “clue” takes a “selfie” together with the object you found so that by the end, not only do you have fun, faith-filled memories, you have ...

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Tags: easter, family devotional, kidztown

The Rhythm of Our Story - The Feast of Trumpets

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed continued his series on "The Rhythm of Our Story" by focusing on the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets is Rosh Hashanah.  The first day of the seventh month is the start of the year of the Babylonian calendar, so it became associated with the new year during the ...

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Tags: feast of trumpets, lent, rhythm

The Rhythm of Our Story

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last week, we began the Lent season with an Ash Wednesday service.  We had stations where we could think about Communion, Confession, Lamentation, and Sacrifice. Check Gateway's Facebook page to see pictures. On Sunday, Pastor Ed first met with Julie Abraham and Bryan Moaf from the Prayer ...

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Tags: atonement, lent, rhythm, sacrifices

Football Sunday

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday was Superbowl Sunday, and we had a football-themed meeting.  We met in the cafeteria, and included plenty of light-hearted activities.  People wore football jerseys and brought food to donate to Dulles South Food Pantry.  We donated 813 pounds of food! Be sure to check ...

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Tags: super bowl sunday, football sunday, soup-er bowl sunday, kingdom shift

Rightly Connecting to Key Relationships - Loving God

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Today Pastor Ed preached the third sermon in a series on Rightly Connecting to Key Relationships.  This one covered the most important key relationship: Loving God. Jesus makes three points about loving God in Matthew 11:25-30. 1)  God reveals Himself to those who are like little ...

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Rightly Connecting to Key Relationships

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last week, before the storm, Alex York preached the second sermon in a series on Rightly Connecting to Key Relationships He focused on investing in key relationships outside the church. He used as a text Luke 10:25-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. Opening our lives to people in need ...

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Tags: seeking, serving, sharing, storying, key relationships

Rhythms

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, Pastor Ed led us through making some resolutions together. This is going to be an important year for Gateway.  We hope to break ground on our Community Resource Center at the end of January or early February. Scripture acknowledges the rhythms of life.  Isaiah 50:4 "morning ...

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Tags: daily, festivals, new year, resolutions, rhythm, seasonal, weekly

Answered Prayer 2015

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This week, as is traditional for the Sunday between Christmas and New Year's, we're having a brunch together in place of the Sunday morning service. This is always a wonderful time to meet new people and to be able to enjoy food and sit down and talk with other Gateway folks. Since there's no ...

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HIStory - The Context

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

This week, Pastor Ed preached for the fourth week of Advent, continuing the series, "HIS Story."  We looked at the well-known passage, Luke 2:8-14, where the angels announce Jesus' birth to the shepherds. The context of the story is important. 1.  This story is set in human ...

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Tags: angel, context, history, shepherds

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