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April 15, 2018: Easter - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Imagine trying to convince your closest friends that you're not dead. This is the bizarre predicament Jesus finds himself in on this Third Sunday of Easter. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge takes us into the gospel reading found in Luke 24:35-48, and we find the balance struck by Jesus between human and divine.

April 8, 2018: Easter - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, we continue the season of Easter by looking at the reading from John 20:19-31 about the disciple Thomas and his doubts. and Lead Pastor Scott Hodge poses the introspective questions: "how do we see the wounds of Christ in our own wounds and how do we see the wounds of Christ in the wounds of the world?"

April 1, 2018: Easter - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend the Orchard tribe celebrates Easter and the hope of the resurrection story. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge reminds us that the story of Easter is full of chaos, that God never adheres to our expectations, and that new life begins in the dark.

 

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March 25, 2018: Waking Up - Palm Sunday
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week - the week we join Christians around the world to reflect on Jesus' journey to the cross. On Palm Sunday, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge takes us into the riveting story of Jesus' procession into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11).

March 18, 2018: Waking Up - Lent - Week 5
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

As we continue into the fifth week of Lent, we continue to shake out of the familiar, look at things in a new light, and wake up to new observations about the life we are called to lead. Through this week's reading in John 12:20-33, Tammy Helfrich reminds us that there is no life without death, and that the power of Easter is not just that Jesus is alive, but that Jesus was dead. And we are reminded that this walk we are called to take, of taking up our cross and following Jesus into death, will result in our eternal life.

March 11, 2018: Waking Up - Lent - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, our Lead Pastor Scott Hodge took us into one of the most well known scriptures of all time - John 3:16. Exploring the context surrounding this passage and the conversation Jesus was in the midst of having with Nicodemus, Scott challenged us to consider what it means to truly “believe” in Jesus.

March 4, 2018: Waking Up - Lent - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge continues our Lenten journey with a message focused on Jesus' words from John 2: 13-22, which come to be understood as a call to maintain our physical bodies as temples of God, acting as the body of Christ in our world today.

February 25, 2018: Waking Up - Lent - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Down is up. Losing is saving. Death is life. On this Second Sunday of Lent, Scott Hodge took us into the paradoxical words of Jesus found in Mark 8:31-38: “Take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake...you will save it.”

February 18, 2018: Waking Up - Lent - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

On this first Sunday of Lent, our Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge took us into the story of Jesus being baptized and then led by the Spirit into the wilderness where he was tempted for 40 days (Mark 1:9-15). Reminding us that Lent is a season where we are invited to spend time in the wilderness, Scott challenged our community to do so remembering our true identity as God’s beloved, while also trusting that there are “angels” in the desert who offer us help, rest and strength.


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February 11, 2018: Epiphany - Week 6
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

In the final week of Epiphany and Transfiguration Sunday, Tammy Helfrich speaks about both the experience of the disciples as they witnessed Jesus' transfiguration, and the significance of Transfiguration Sunday as we move into the season of Lent.

February 4, 2018: Epiphany - Week 5
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

In this fifth week of Epiphany, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge takes us into the story of Jesus healing Simon’s mother-in-law (Mark 1:29-39) and explores how we can be truly present to those who are suffering and hurting.

January 28, 2018: Epiphany - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Scott Hodge takes us into the very interesting story about Jesus performing an exorcism in the synagogue, and helps us see that blessings come when we face the chaos in order to find wholeness.

January 21, 2018: Epiphany - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, the Epiphany series continues with Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge, takes us into Mark 1:14-20, the story of Jesus calling his disciples to follow Him. In this passage, we see the paradox between a call to embrace God's promise to grow us into the people we've been created to be and a call to let go of anything that keeps us from fully contributing to the Kingdom of God.

January 14, 2018: Epiphany - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Scott Hodge continues the Epiphany series by exploring how we can live with a similar posture as young Samuel who responded to God's call with the words, "Speak, Lord, your servant is listening."

January 7, 2018: Epiphany - Week 1
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

This week, we start off the new year and the Epiphany season by taking a look at chapter 1 of Genesis and seeing how creation and potential came from chaos, and Tammy Helfrich poses the introspective question: "what are you going to do with your chaos in 2018?"

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December 17, 2017: Advent - Week 3
Teaching by Anna Hammond.

This week, Anna Hammond continues our Advent journey with thoughts on Mary's Magnificat found in Luke 1: 46-55. When we take a closer look at Mary's words, we see the trust she had in God's love and find hope for the times we, too, are called to say "Yes" to God.

December 10, 2017: Advent - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Scott Hodge continues our four-week journey through Advent by posing a few introspective questions about the liminal, or in-between, spaces that we are invited to reflect on during this season.

December 3, 2017: Advent - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge begins our four-week journey through Advent. Advent is always a very special time for us as we prepare our hearts for a true and meaningful Christmas experience.


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November 26, 2017: Thadvent Experience
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, the Orchard Community gathers for a special, all ages gathering to pause and express gratitude for the things we're thankful for, while also preparing our hearts for the upcoming Advent season. 

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November 19, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 8
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge concludes our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the eighth and final Beatitude – “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

November 12, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 7
Teaching by Jon Huckins.

This weekend, guest and friend of The Orchard Jon Huckins continues our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the seventh of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God.”

November 5, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 6
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge continues our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the sixth of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

October 29, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 5
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

This weekend, Tammy Helfrich continues our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the fifth of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

October 22, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge continues our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the fourth of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are the those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

October 15, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge continues our series “The Jesus Sermon” by exploring the third of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

October 8, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge continues our series "The Jesus Sermon" by exploring the second of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

October 1, 2017: The Jesus Sermon - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend we begin a new series at The Orchard entitled “The Jesus Sermon.” Scott Hodge kicks off the series by exploring the first of eight Beatitudes – “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.”


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September 24, 2017: The Bible Tells Me So? - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott Hodge concludes the series "The Bible Tells Me So?" and we reflect on how we gain the most from the Bible, an ever-unfolding narrative, by reading it in community and with humility, all while acknowledging the context in which it was written.

September 17, 2017: The Bible Tells Me So? - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Scott Hodge continues our series, "The Bible Tells Me So?" by giving us several examples from the scriptures that show us a loving God constantly nudging and leading humanity into new and better ways of understanding God, themselves and the world around them.

September 10, 2017: The Bible Tells Me So? - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge kicks off the series "The Bible Tells Me So?", in which we look at the book that, for some, inspires and comforts; and for others feels confusing, overwhelming, and perhaps at times, even difficult. We begin our 3-week series with the thought that how you SEE the Bible determines HOW you understand and use the Bible.

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September 3, 2017: Labor Day Weekend
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend, Scott reflects on the changes The Orchard has gone through in the past year as well as the seasons of change we all experience personally. We are encouraged to rely on God through the uncertainty of these seasons and, through prayer and sacred practices like Lectio Devina, we ask God to use these challenges to bring us to a place of renewal and wholeness.

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August 20, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 7
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Scott Hodge wrapped up our Summer Film Series by exploring the Disney animated movie, “Moana.” Drawing from both the movie’s story and the story of Jesus’ baptism, Scott talked about the importance of knowing who we are at our core and how baptism is a symbolic step of declaring our identity as beloved sons and daughters of God.

August 13, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 6
Teaching by Daniel Ross.

This weekend our special guest Daniel Ross shares about his upcoming documentary titled "Love > Fear". Daniel shares stories from his life and work in Southeast Asia and how overcoming the fear of the unknown and acting out of love can change lives and communities for the better.

August 6, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 5
Teaching by Ben Hammond .

This weekend, Ben Hammond spoke about the movie "Noah" and the core message we see throughout; that the God of our narrative is one of mercy.

July 30, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Scott Hodge continues our “Summer Film Series” by sharing lessons on time, death, and love inspired by the movie "Collateral Beauty."

July 23, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Last weekend, Scott Hodge continued our “Summer Film Series” by sharing lessons on creativity, grit, failure and waiting inspired by the documentary, “Sky Ladder.”

July 16, 2017: Summer Film Series - Week 2
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

This weekend, Tammy continues our Summer Film Series by exploring the lessons we can learn from the recent film, Wonder Woman. We learn how to look for goodness and beauty, as well as affirm and create goodness and beauty in the world around us.

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July 2, 2017: Trusting God With... Question & Response - Week 11
Teaching by Scott Hodge and Tammy Helfrich.

This weekend, Scott and Tammy wrapped up the series "Trusting God With" by giving their thoughts on a few topics not covered throughout the series, including trusting God with our failures, our future, and death.

June 24 & 25, 2017: Trusting God With OUR SEASONS - Week 10
Teaching by Mark Miller.

This weekend, our special guest and friend, Mark Miller continues our "Trusting God With" series by exploring the various seasons we experience in life.

June 17 & 18, 2017: Trusting God With OUR MANHOOD - Week 9
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This weekend our Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge continues our “Trusting God With” series. Drawing from the classic story of David and Goliath, Scott challenges and encourages the men in our community to embrace their identity as beloved sons of God who have been given everything they need to be the men they’ve been created to be.

June 10 & 11, 2017: Trusting God With - Week 8
Teaching by Dave Gibbons.

This week, The Orchard welcomes special guest and friend Dave Gibbons. Dave reminds us about the healing power of forgiveness and how every one of us is called to do great works in Jesus' name.

June 3 & 4, 2017: Trusting God With OUR THOUGHTS - Week 7
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

In this teaching, our Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge, continues our “Trusting God With” series by exploring the power and impact of our THOUGHTS. Scott challenges us to reframe three questions we often go to when faced with change, risk and opportunities to grow.

What do I LACK? -> What do I HAVE?
What CAN’T I do? -> What CAN I do?
What could be LOST? -> What could be GAINED?

May 27 & 28, 2017: Trusting God With OUR ENEMIES - Week 6
Teaching by Ben Hammond .

As we continue the series "Trusting God With," Ben Hammond explores the difficulties of trusting God with our enemies. Ben shows us the parallels between the stories of Jonah and Jesus; we see how God cares for even our enemies and that God's kingdom is one of mercy and forgiveness.

May 20 & 21, 2017: Trusting God With OUR WORRIES - Week 5
Teaching by Mark Scandrette.

As we continue the series "Trusting God With," friend of the Orchard, Mark Scandrette, shares about the relatable struggle of trusting God with our worries. Mark helps us to understand that our worries are attachments to a particular outcome that is ultimately beyond our control and shows us some practical ways we can let go of our worries and come to rely on God.

May 13 & 14, 2017: Trusting God With OUR CHILDREN - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge & Orchard Mothers.

Trusting God is not a one-time decision, it is a daily posture. This weekend, our Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge, continued our series, "Trusting God With." And since it was Mother's Day, Scott invited a few Orchard mothers to share about their personal journeys and some of the lessons they've learned along the way. Don't miss this moving and inspiring conversation!

May 6 & 7, 2017: Trusting God With OUR EMOTIONS - Week 3
Teaching by Joy Thomas.

Trusting God is not a one-time decision, it is a daily posture. As we continue the series "Trusting God With _____," Joy Thomas speaks about trusting God with our emotions. Joy shares how she has learned, through recent experiences, that God gives us emotions for a reason and that approaching our emotions with an open mind and curiosity can help us better understand God's intentions behind our emotions.

April 29 & 30, 2017: Trusting God With OUR DOUBTS - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Trusting God is not a one-time decision, it is a daily posture. As we continue the series "Trusting God With..." Lead Pastor Scott Hodge guides us through the issue of trusting God with our doubts. We often think there is a duality between faith and doubt or that doubt is the enemy of faith, but Scott shows us that embracing both and living in the tension between the two can help strengthen our faith and our relationship with God.

April 22 & 23, 2017: Trusting God With OUR DECISIONS - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Trusting God is not a one-time decision, it is a daily posture. This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge kicks off the series "Trusting God With..." by speaking about how to listen to God when it comes to our decisions.

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