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September 16, 2018: Not Like Me - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

Lead Pastor Scott Hodge continues our series, "Not Like Me", by taking us into one of the most well known, yet least understood parables of Jesus: The Parable of The Good Samaritan.

September 9, 2018: Not Like Me - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge begins a new series called "Not Like Me", exploring how we can move beyond the tendency to defend, dehumanize and distance ourselves from those “not like us” and instead live a life that honors our differences & celebrates our oneness.

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September 2, 2018: Catch Our Breath
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

September is here! Which, for most of us, means a change in rhythms - school rhythms, work rhythms, family rhythms and more. This week, we take some time to open our hearts, catch our breath, and move into this next season with a greater awareness of God's presence in our lives.

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August 19, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 9
Teaching by Scott Hodge & Aaron Niequist.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge and friend of The Orchard, Aaron Niequist, conclude the "Summer Voices" series with a conversation about Jesus' invitation to embrace our role as a part of the Kingdom of God, found in Matthew 11: 28-30.

August 12, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 8
Teaching by Jenna Perrine.

This week, guest speaker Jenna Perrine enlightens the Orchard Community on the brain science behind three aspects of liturgical and spiritual practices: repetition, embodiment, and silence. 

August 5, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 7
Teaching by Samuel Marks.

Our "Summer Voices" series continues with friends of the Orchard, Samuel and Lindsey Marks visiting to lead us in worship and Samuel sharing about the paradox of God being for us by being against us, as seen in this week's Lectionary readings from 2 Samuel 11:11-13 and John 6:24-35.

July 29, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 6
Teaching by Jason Feffer.

This week, guest speaker Jason Feffer continues our "Summer Voices" series by showing us the power of letting go, like we see in the Genesis story of Abraham being called on by God to sacrifice his only son. Jason also guides us through a meditative spiritual practice that invites us release what we may be clinging to.

July 22, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 5
Teaching by Anna Hammond.

This summer, we've been hearing from some great voices, and this week is no exception as we hear from our very own Anna Hammond. Anna talks about the radical love of hesed found in the story of Ruth and how we can draw inspiration from the spiritual imagination and love used to right a broken situation. When we read these stories and experience them with open hearts, our perspectives can shift about the broken situations in our lives too.

July 15, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 4
Teaching by David Wenzel.

This week, guest speaker David Wenzel continues our "Summer Voices" series and shares his riveting journey of being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 27 and how, through the unexpected ups and downs, he has found that faith is confidence in what we do not see.

July 8, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 3
Teaching by Jim & Judy Larson.

Our "Summer Voices" series continues with friends of the Orchard, Jim and Judy Larson, sharing their story of mission work in Thailand. Jim and Judy share some of the lessons they have learned as well as stories of the power of the Gospel and compassion. 

July 1, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 2
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

This week, Tammy Helfrich continues our "Summer Voices" series with reflections on freedom and what it means to find freedom in becoming who God created us to be.

June 24, 2018: Summer Voices - Week 1
Teaching by Mark Miller.

This weekend, friend of the Orchard, Mark Miller, kicks off our Summer Voices series with a message about courage, resolve, and strength of character, also known as GRIT, and how the power of passion and perseverance is vital to our faith.

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June 17, 2018: Becoming - Week 5
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, we conclude the series "Becoming," which explores some of the ways God is continuing to shape us - both as individuals and as a community - into becoming a unique and beautiful presence in our city. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge wraps up the series by talking about the value of "story" and shares part of his own story and how it has shaped him.

June 10, 2018: Becoming - Week 4
Teaching by Scott Hodge, Heatherlyn, Ben G.

This week, special guests Ben Grace and Heatherlyn join Lead Pastor Scott Hodge for an insightful conversation about one of the Orchard Community's core values, wholeness. In this conversation, they discuss how acknowledging the source of pain allows for inner transformation, and how, by pursuing what gives us life, we can bring wholeness to the world.

June 3, 2018: Becoming - Week 3
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge continues the series "Becoming" by exploring what it looks like for The Orchard Community and its individuals to choose the narrative of abundance over scarcity and to live out the value of generosity in our world.

May 27, 2018: Becoming - Week 2
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge continues the series "Becoming" by exploring what it looks like for The Orchard Community and its individuals to live out the value of goodness and beauty in our world.

May 20, 2018: Becoming - Week 1
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, we begin the new series "Becoming", which explores some of the ways God is continuing to shape us - both as individuals and as a community - into becoming a unique and beautiful presence in our city. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge kicks off the series by talking about grace and how being a grace-filled community means we are accepting, authentic, and believe in second chances.

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May 13, 2018: Easter - Week 7
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

This week, we conclude the Easter season by celebrating Ascension Sunday, and hear the gospel story about Jesus ascending into heaven. Scott relates how this story of beginnings and endings can teach us about the beginnings and endings in our lives.

May 6, 2018: Easter - Week 6
Teaching by Anna Hammond.

This week marks the Sixth Sunday of Easter, as we continue our celebration of new life and God's gift of unfailing love by exploring the words of Jesus found in John 15:9-17.

April 29, 2018: Easter - Week 5
Teaching by Scott Hodge.

On this Fifth Sunday of Easter our Lead Pastor, Scott Hodge, took us the words of Jesus found in John 15:1-8: “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” 

April 22, 2018: Easter - Week 4
Teaching by Tammy Helfrich.

On this Fourth Sunday of Easter, we continue our celebration and exploration of new life and resurrection. We walk through the familiar Psalm 23 together as we explore the idea of God as our Shepherd.

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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