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 a mission shaped church..
             Jesus-centred
Share Jesus’ priorities
  Feeds the hungry, gives drink to the thirsty
  Invites the stranger in
  Clothes the naked
  Looks after those sick
  Visit those in prison
a mission shaped church..
 “Go and make disciples…”
a mission shaped church..
        “Go to…”
        as well as
       “Come to…”
 a mission shaped church..
Will think differently about itself
a mission shaped church..
     will know itself to be..
Gathered for worship and teaching
               and
      Scattered for mission
a mission shaped church..

    both, and
mixed economy—a both/and church
                                    Rowan Williams


       help inherited churches
       become “mission-shaped”


      establish fresh
      expressions of church


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• Water is always H2O

  – Not H3O, which is
    Hydronium Ion
  – Not H2O2, which is
    Hydrogen Peroxide
  – Not H4O, which is
    Hydrogen-Bonded Water
  – Not Ho, which is Holmium

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• The container may change
  with the culture
• The H2O must remain the
  same
• But which is which?



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                                      Church . . . in a
                                      beautiful old building?




Church . . . under a tree?

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                                     Church . . . with an
                                     organ?




Church . . . with
steel drums?

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Church . . . with no
sacraments but
social justice?

       Church . . . with liturgical
       worship but no social
       justice?
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    What is the “H2O” of church?
• Jesus went up the mountain and called to him
  those whom he wanted, and they came to
  him. And he appointed twelve, whom he also
  named apostles, to be with him, and to be
  sent out to proclaim the message, and to have
  authority to cast out demons.
                           (Mark 3:13-15)


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    What is the “H2O” of church?
• Jesus went up the mountain and called to him
  those whom he wanted, and they came to
  him. And he appointed twelve, whom he also
  named apostles, to be with him, and to be
  sent out to proclaim the message, and to have
  authority to cast out demons.
                           (Mark 3:13-15)


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          What is Church?
           one answer . . .
• The community of the followers of
                 Jesus
• gathered for Word and Sacrament
 • scattered for service in the world
     • connected to one another



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       another answer. . .

The community of those who have
responded to the Gospel,
and have become a part of God’s
work in the world.
               Holy
            Worship
             Up


 Mission                            Community
    Out                             In
Apostolic                           One


               Of
            Connexion
            Catholic
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• The container may change with the
  culture
• The content, “H2O”, must remain
  the same
• What is essential?
• What can change?
• How can people in our culture get
  to drink the living water?



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take a break . . .
                           Isaiah 43
14 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For
your sake I will send to Babylon and break down all the bars, and the
shouting of the Chaldeans [Babylonians] will be turned to
lamentation. 15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel,
your King. 16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path
in the mighty waters, 17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and
warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished,
quenched like a wick: 18 Do not remember the former things, or
consider the things of old. 19 I am about to do a new thing; now it
springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the
wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20 The wild animals will honour
me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness,
rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, 21 the people
whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.
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fresh expressions of church

    • Night Shift
    • Cameron House
    • Somewhere Else




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building planes
. . . in the air
                       Prayer
• Lord, thank you for calling us to be your children and
  your servants. Thank you for those traditions of the
  church which have nurtured us and comforted us
  over the years. We grieve for those who have never
  experienced your love, and for those have turned
  away from you. We think of friends and family
  members of whom that is true.

• Have mercy, Lord

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• Thank you that you are the God of new beginnings—
  for creation itself, for your call to Abraham and
  Sarah, for bringing Israel out of slavery in Egypt into
  the Promised Land. Thank you for bringing the
  people back from exile in Babylon, and giving them a
  fresh start in the land. Above all, thank you for the
  new beginning represented by the coming of your
  Son Jesus to our world. And thank you for the times
  in our own lives when you have given us grace to
  begin again.

• Thank you, Lord.
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• We confess to you that we are often afraid when you
  put new challenges in front of us. Forgive us the
  times when we have missed opportunities to serve
  you in new ways through fear or selfishness or simply
  being too comfortable.

• Have mercy, Lord.




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• As we face changes in our world, we are grateful that
  you go before us and “prepare good works for us to
  walk in.” Thank you that you know the future, and
  that you promise us all the resources we need in
  order to follow you. Be with us as we move into
  your good future, whatever that may mean for us
  and our churches.

• Thank you, Lord.


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  worship

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know and never be the
 same?
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be
                                                   known?
Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or
 scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me? 31
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Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my
   name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In Your company I'll go where Your love and footsteps
   show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
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breaking and sharing bread

    “May Christ strengthen you . . . as you
             seek to follow him.”




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Merciful God, creator of the peoples on earth
and lover of souls, have compassion on all
who do not know you as you are revealed in
your son Jesus Christ. Let your Gospel be
preached with grace and power to those who
have not heard it, turn the hearts of those
who resist it, and bring home to your flock
those who have gone astray; that there may
be one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen
                     Solemn Collect for Good Friday
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Next week . . .

    “Where do we go from here?”

             See you then!



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