The Future: Imagine It!

This is the third – and final service that focuses on our Capital Campaign Theme – Honor the Past; Live the Present; Imagine the Future. We have been quite passionate about the first two aspects of the theme. In some ways, “Imagine the Future” is the most challenging – not only because we can’t ever know exactly what the future holds for us, but because it requires a huge dose of humility on the part of those of us for whom the future is the not ours to live. I’m talking about the crowd in the the “Baby Boomer and Older” age bracket.

The folk song says it in a rather straight forward way: “Your old road is rapidly agin’. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand, for the times – they are a’changin’.”

Our texts are Isaiah 2:1-5 – Isaiah imagines a day when swords will be turned into plowshares and we won’t learn war anymore. Think about it – for those who already have learned war, the prophet may not be speaking to them! And then, we will consider the text from Mark 8:31-38. Jesus foretells a future that Peter just cannot bring himself to imagine.

The message: The Future: Imagine It!

We hope to see you in church on Sunday morning!

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The Times Are a’Changin’

Owl City – This Is The Future

John Lennon – Imagine

The Psychology of Time – Philip Zimbardo

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.