GROWING UP SACRAMENTAL

Participating in Christ from Birth to Death

Spring 2021 Sermon Series

After a year like 2020, many of us are hungry for renewal. We want good news and healing from Jesus, but our days feel bland and disconnected. How can we connect the dots between the abundant life of Jesus and our own broken, tired and overly-digitized lives?

Growing Up Sacramental is an interactive teaching series about the grace of Jesus working its way into every stage of our lives, from our infancy to our deathbed. Together, we’ll learn how to recover our life in Christ through humble rituals, tangible practices and liturgies of grace and healing, so that our sufferings can be redeemed and our joy can be shared.

In this series, we will discover the grace of God in every nook and cranny of our lives. We will taste and see how the life of Jesus Christ – God in the flesh – brings life, flavor and meaning to our homes, jobs, sufferings, love lives, parties, parenting, and ordinary mornings and evenings. As we recover our soul and remember our calling, we will turn outward in the strength of Christ’s church to push back the darkness with sacramental art, justice and gospel witness.

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30AM, online or in person.

Series Topics

EPIPHANY

Cradle

  • Baptism
  • Households
  • Babies
  • Kiddos
  • Coming-of-Age

LENT

Cross

  • Warfare
  • Leadership
  • Suffering
  • Confession
  • Death

EASTERTIDE

Crown

  • Healing
  • Hospitality
  • Hugs & Kisses
  • Time & Space
  • Miracles

PENTECOST

Commission

  • Evangelism
  • Justice
  • Art
  • Vocation
  • Mission

Home Blessing

A Home Blessing Liturgy helps us “remember and reimagine that our common places are, in fact, places of holy habitation—sacred space that is set apart, where we ought to expect to encounter God in every room, at the table, inside the closet, and behind every nook and cranny.”

On January 17th, Father Aaron preached about “Sacramental Households” and trained our church how to do a home blessing. (View video below!) Immanuel is providing supplies for you to do a Home Blessing in your own home! You can pick up chalk and Home Blessing liturgy booklets at AIC during Eucharist pick-up on January 24th and 31st. Gather the whole household (and any others who may want to join) to do the home blessing together!

To pick up chalk and booklets: Drive up to the back entrance of AIC (parking lot at 639 W. Bittersweet Place) between 9AM and 10AM on Sunday mornings, January 24th or 31st. (If you can’t make it to pickup, you can download the PDF below and whatever chalk you have on hand at home!)

Ways to Participate

Print “Growing Up Sacramental” coloring pages for kids!

Purchase BCP or Catechism through Immanuel at a discounted rate.

ARTIST HIGHLIGHT

The vibrant watercolor artwork for this series was created by Allie Beck Buursma, an Immanuel artist.

View more of Allie’s work below:

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