What Failure Taught Me About Serving the Poor
January 15th, 2017 - Pastor Ron Hockley
This week we talk Kingdom. We talk poverty and redemption. We talk about our impact and potential. Pastor Ron tells us of his personal journey and the important work that the Neo Fund is doing in some of the most impoverished places in the world.
Happy New Year!
January 1st, 2017 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Everyone has two birthdays: the day they're born and New Year's Day. Today we discover who we are, and the choices we have of who we are becoming.
December 18th, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Our Kids have been working all month, our teams have been working all month. This Sunday we gathering for our big ol Christmas Service. Lot's of songs. Kids performances. And Christmas snacks. It's gonna be great.
This One Weird Trick Will Help You Draw Closer To God
September 4th, 2016 - Pastor Charlie Sattgast
We kick off the month with a look at something that seems...outdated. Ya, I know. But we are going to look at the tabernacle of Moses. The Old Testament tabernacle seems pretty remote to our 21st century context. This Sunday we'll look at how it could become a key to a deeper experience of Jesus.
March 27th, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This is it. The big one. The day that our faith begins and ends. The one truth that we hold on to above all others: Resurrection. This Sunday, we get to celebrate what we celebrate most, that Jesus lives. Life wins. Hope is never lost. No matter how hopeless it might seem.
Finite Disappointment and Infinte Hope
January 10th, 2016 - Pastor Bob Vander Meer
This week we talk about Hope for the New Year. In the midst of chaos, hate, the city "changing", not to mention our personal lives. What is happy about this new year?
Christmas Cures Eye Rolling
December 20th, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This is it! Our biggest service of the year. Christmas! I love this service so much. Together we'll be looking back on 2015, celebrating this beautiful holiday, and reminding ourselves of the gift that we've all been given.
Living Life to His Fullest
September 6th, 2015 - Aimee Pahl
This Sunday, we get a chance to pause and reconnect. Back to God. Back to life. Back to the present. Special guest speaker Aimee Pahl asks the question, How can we create this throughout our week?
August 23rd, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Where you going? I've been thinking about that a lot lately. Mid-life crisis? Mabes... This week we look at where we're going, both collectively, and individually. Where are our eyes set? Is the destination known? What if we don't have a map?
August 9th, 2015 - Pastor Josh Pinkston
How are we going about discovering and practicing intimacy with God? How are we listening and looking for the sneaky intimacy of God’s love and presence in the mundane? Pastor Josh explains that the kingdom of God is within each of us.
Your Threshold Needs Some Work
August 2nd, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Where do I start? That's always my first question. I don't collect anything. I never have. I always wanted to, but never have. I've always felt like I needed to already have a lot of something in order to be "Collecting" whatever it was. So I never started, because I didn't think I could. This week, we talk about beginnings. Thresholds. Rites and Rituals. Where do we start?
Mythbusters: What is the REAL goal of Spiritual Growth?
July 19th, 2015 - Dr. Charlie Sattgast
Ever wonder about the REAL goal of your spiritual journey? This Sunday we’ll look at some popular myths about the Christian life and get to the heart of what our journey with God is supposed to be about. Don’t miss this… it might change your life! (It changed mine.)
April 19th, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
So, you may have noticed that thing we do at the end of each service. Where I have you stand up and I stretch my hands out awkwardly and speak Christianese for a bit. What's that about? This week, we learn. The Benediction. More than just the end part. It actually can define our lives.
Paganini and the One-String Church
April 12th, 2015 - Pastor Ron Hockley
Sometimes faith can seem like a one-note solution to life. Pastor Ron teaches us to use the full symphony of the Bible, and rediscover the sound spectrum of faith.
April 5th, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This Sunday, we get to celebrate the center of our faith: Jesus' resurrection. Together we will reflect on the power of Easter, it's meaning, representation, and power in our own lives.
January 18th, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This Sunday we get together to study and understand this thing that we call ourselves: Community. It's such a buzzword, it's not even a buzzword anymore. Seriously. So what is it? Where does it belong, and where do we find it? This is not a Sunday you want to miss.
John the Baptist: Hurry Up and Wait
January 11th, 2015 - Pastor Bob Vander Meer
This week, we take a look at the "greatest" guy. Seriously, that's what Jesus says. Crazy, right? Together we're going to look at the life John the Baptist. The guy was crazy, right? Living in the desert on his own. Wearing camel skin. Eating honey. Well, honey is good. I get that. But the rest. What?
January 4th, 2015 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Are we delusional? Pastor Ryan challenges us to not put our hope in wealth, but to trust in God, who richly provides.
December 21st, 2014 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This is it! Our favorite Sunday of the year. With a special performance from our kiddos. Chestnuts roasting have nothing on us. Join us as we celebrate this BEAUTIFUL holiday, and reflect on what it means for us as followers of Jesus.
August 17th, 2014 - Pastor Ryan Saari
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing but encouraging one another." Pastor Ryan reexamines the tenets of our faith community.
The Texas Two-Step and the Foxtrot
June 15th, 2014 - Pastor Ron Hockley
Pastor Ron teaches us to consider how we respond to others, being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
June 1st, 2014 - Pastor Ryan Saari
We do not go to church, we ARE the church. Pastor Ryan teaches us that the Gospel is not real unless it is a lifestyle of Good News that is lived out Monday through Sunday.
April 20th, 2014 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Celebrate the resurrection of Christ with us!
The Year of New
January 5th, 2014 - Pastor Ryan Saari
If anybody really knew who I was, they would know I'm not from Boston.
Christmas Service - Simeon's Song - The Nunc Dimmitis (2:29-32)
December 22nd, 2013 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Can we learn to cherish each moment? Pastor Ryan teaches us of the spectacular birth of Christ and the miracle of life. The worship team joins the podcast for a very special Christmas service.
September 8th, 2013 - Pastor Jason Thomas
"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind."
Your Life... The Good Sermon
May 19th, 2013 - Pastor Bob Vander Meer
Please welcome our new Associate Pastors, Bob and Rebecca Vander Meer! Listen as they take us on a journey though their trials and the grace God has shown them throughout their lives.
Children of Eden
May 12th, 2013 - Pastor Ron Hockley
Learning about our past has a lot to show us about our future. Pastor Ron teaches us of his lineage.
May 5th, 2013 - Pastor Ryan Saari
The pub is opening! How did we get here? What journey have we taken to finally get to this point?
Happy Birthday, Oregon Community!
April 14th, 2013 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Come celebrate our third birthday! Where have we been and where are we going? It is an exciting time to be a member of The Oregon Community.
March 30th, 2013 - Pastor Ryan Saari
We all know the history the Easter, but what is the living, breathing feeling of it? Pastor Ryan puts this most important day into context.
Jesus and the Other
February 10th, 2013 - Pastor Tony Kriz
Guest Pastor Tony Kriz takes a break from our series to talk about those less fortunate, and connecting with people in need.
Listen to the sounds of a whole 'nother O, The Oregon Community! Join Pastors Ryan Saari, Ron Hockley, Bob Vander Meer and special guests as they pontificate on love, life, and the Bible. From Acts to Zion, the word of God is spoken into our ear-holes and absorbed into our eternal-souls. Join us, who knows, you may learn something!
Together, we're going to go through the life of Jesus. His teachings, and his death and resurrection. Discovering all along the way what this Gospel is. At every step, every stage, it's God flipping civilization on it's head. Reconstructing, not only the questions, but most definitely, the answers.
Holidays, guest speakers and special sermons. Here you will find them all.
This week we kick off our New Series! Together, we'll be spending the Fall going through the Book of Ephesians. We're calling it "Your Church is Too Small".I can't wait for us to dive into this book that is about, among many things, what "the Church" is. Or, maybe more importantly, WHO the Church is. Looking forward to what we discover together.
Throughout this series, we're going to be looking at various ideas, relationships, practices and theories and simply ask, "Is this outdated?" Have we been banging our heads against the wall, trying to break through. Trying to understand. Trying to grow. But in reality, we're approaching the whole thing wrong. It's antiquated. It's outdated.
Our new series is called Words and Stories. We will be looking at, you guessed it, words and stories that Jesus told. Some are the ones we gloss over because they don't make any sense, others we gloss over because we've heard them again and again. But there's more. There's always more.
This isn't going to be another "Put your best foot forward" kind of series. This is going to be a battle, a war. The choice to follow the Spirit, to be lead by our muse. Engage in the power and beauty of this life, or be conquered by it, and just be another epitaph: born this day, died this day. I'm excited to win this war, together. Come join us...
Together we're going to study each of the Fruits of the Spirit, and talk about how they're more than just "good things" that we should do. It's more than just a list of virtues. Right?
As our church approaches a milestone birthday, we take a look once again at who we are.
I thought I read everything... until I read this!
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannont see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. Ecclesaistes 3.11