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Condemned by the Righteous

Condemned by the Righteous

March 16, 2020

March 15, 2020
Matthew 26: 69-Matthew 27: 2 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

John said “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear expects punishment. The person who is afraid has not been made perfect in love. We love because God first loved us.”
Within each crisis lives an opportunity. It could be that within this world health crisis, God is unveiling the futility of thinking that we live as individuals, that our actions are independent of others, that our lives don’t touch others. And God is giving us the opportunity to live in a more purposeful community and in a more intentional interconnectedness.
That could be why scripture teaches us to love your neighbour as yourself. When we love each other as ourselves we move away from self-serving self-preservation, to ensuring that everyone participates in and enjoys the fruits of community.

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The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

March 10, 2020

March 8, 2020
Matthew 26: 36-54

Melanie Delva
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

This weekend, FLC played host to the CLAY (Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth) production team composed of the band, drama teams and the keynote speaker, as they gathered for a creative development weekend. As a thank you for the use of the FLC space, the production team led worship.

CLAY is a national youth gathering that happens every two years and welcomes youth aged 14-19 from across Canada. This year the event takes place here in Calgary at SAIT Polytechnique from August 20-23. Registration for the event is now open at https://events.eply.com/CLAY2020.

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The Last Supper

The Last Supper

March 3, 2020

March 1, 2020
Matthew 26: 26-29

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

As you come to receive the bread and the wine, the body and blood of Jesus, in this meal of hope, think about where you need hope. Where do you need the presence of Christ in your life? Where do you need a fresh start? Where do you need forgiveness? Where do you need healing? Where do you need love? Where does your story need to change?

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The Lenten Fast

The Lenten Fast

March 3, 2020

February 26, 2020
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

The Lenten Fast is to remind you of your human limitations. The Lenten Fast is a bodily indication of your mortality. And the Lenten Fast is a moment in time when you reflect on your moments, for however many or few they may be.

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Transfiguration Sunday

Transfiguration Sunday

February 25, 2020

February 23, 2020
Matthew 17:1-9 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

Have you ever had a mountain moment of Transfiguration, a moment of mystery, an encounter with God that transcends human language?

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The Kingdom of Heaven

The Kingdom of Heaven

February 19, 2020

February 16, 2020
Matthew 5:21-37 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

The Kingdom of Heaven is Mercy and forgiveness. The Kingdom of Heaven is freedom. The Kingdom of Heaven is love for God and love of one's neighbour.

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The Light of the World

The Light of the World

February 11, 2020

February 2, 2020
Matthew 5:1-12 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

You are the embodiment, the living expression of God’s promises, because Christ, who fulfilled all of God’s promises, lives within you.
Stop hiding yourself. Stop hiding what God is doing in your life. Show everyone what is happening in your life. Don’t be afraid to let your life proclaim that God who lives within and among you.

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The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

February 4, 2020

February 2, 2020
Matthew 5:1-12 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

I’ve noticed that it’s in our hardship that we connect most deeply with others. It’s in our shared broken humanity, knowing that we are not alone in our suffering, that we receive a blessing. It’s from the cross that we receive resurrection

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Following Jesus

Following Jesus

January 29, 2020

January 26, 2019
Matthew 4:12-23 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

How would you know God's voice if you heard it? How would you describe that voice to your friends?
However you hear it, God's call on our lives can be a fearful thing. And it's ongoing. It never stops. Life in Jesus is a life of service and a life of transformation. It's a life that embodies good news.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

2019 Annual General Meeting

January 29, 2020

The Annual General Meeting of First Lutheran Church. Read the annual report here.

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