Pastoral Transitions at the Garden Church 8.7.2017

Dear Friends, Three years ago this week I moved to San Pedro with a question and a vision, “Could we re-imagine church in the context of an urban farm and sanctuary?” Thanks to hundreds of people, from funders to farmers, people who prayed and people who have come through the gates and participated, this vision […]

“Making Friends” Rev. Anna Woofenden 6.18.2017

April 18th The Garden Church Rev. Anna Woofenden Listen to the audio Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
18:1 The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.
18:2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he […]

A Meal that Tasted of Freedom Rev. Anna Woofenden 4.13.2017

April 13th 2017 Maundy Thursday The Garden Church Rev. Anna Woofenden Listen to the audio “On the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus gathered with his faltering friends for a meal that tasted of freedom.” These words from a communion liturgy have been haunting me. A meal that tasted of freedom. Faltering […]

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 […]