Mud Rev. Anna Woofenden 3.26.2017

3/26/17 Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church Listen to the audio Psalm 23
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
23:3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.
23:4 Even though I walk through […]

Go Forth Rev. Anna Woofenden 3.12.2017

3/12/17 Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church Listen to the audio   Genesis 12:1-4a 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 12:2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and […]

Moments that Shimmer Rev. Anna Woofenden 2.26.2017

2/12/17 Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church Listen to the audio 2.26.17 Rev. Anna Woofenden Sermon Title: Moments That Shimmer Text: Exodus 24:12-18
24:12 The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I […]

Choose Life Rev. Anna Woofenden 2.12.2017

  2/12/17 Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church 0:15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity.
30:16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the LORD your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, […]

Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly Rev. Anna Woofenden 1.29.2017

Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church 1.29.17 Readings:  Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12 Listen to the audio   Micah 6:1-8 6:1 Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 6:2 Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; […]

Follow the Star Rev. Anna Woofenden 1.8.17

Rev. Anna Woofenden Wayfarers Chapel 1.8.17 Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6 & Matthew 2:1-12 Listen to the audio A “star” symbolizes knowledges of good and truth, and in the highest sense, the knowledge respecting the Lord. –Emanuel Swedenborg  Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you…Lift up your eyes […]

A New Year – Rev. Anna Woofenden 1.1.17

Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church 1/1/17 Readings: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Revelation 21:1-6a Listen to the Audio Readings: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 3:2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up […]

Love Is Here – Sermon for Christmas Eve, Rev. Anna Woofenden 12.24.16

Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church 12/24/16 Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-14 Listen to the Audio When I was a child I loved Christmas. The candles, the carols, the filled stockings, and the way the presents appeared under the tree on Christmas morning, but something that I remember most vividly was this— We had […]

Revolutionary Love – Rev. Anna Woofenden 12.4.16

Rev. Anna Woofenden The Garden Church December 4, 2016 Listen to the Audio Isaiah 11:1-10
11:1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
11:2 The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, […]

Revolutionary Gratitude – Rev. Anna Woofenden 11.20.16

11.20.16 The Garden Church Rev. Anna Woofenden Scripture: Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Luke 1:68-79 Messenger by Mary Oliver My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my […]