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Logo Living Stream CoB…. Welcome to the Living Stream Church of the Brethren!  We worship together online on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm Pacific Timezone (6:00 Mountain Time, 7:00pm Central Time, 8:00 Eastern Time).  Join us then at our web streaming host to find the doorway to our online gatherings, with friends from around the country and around the world. All are welcome here!

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You may be wondering what this “online church” is all about.  Click here for a quick sampling of our worship, in introduction videos by Enten Eller. This is a new thing we are doing, but it is firmly rooted in the traditions of love, communication, adventure, and respect we have inherited from our roots in the Church of the Brethren.  Please find out more about who we are and hope to be, and how you can connect with us!  

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Lent 2015

Screen shot 2013-03-26 at 11.07.19 AMJoin us for worship this liturgical season with an exploration of LENTEN MYSTERIES. From theologies of the Atonement to scapegoats to disciples’ confusion, the truths revealed in the stories of our Scripture only seem to unfold new mysteries to ponder.  And what is the calling for peacemakers through this long, difficult season of Lent?  Where is the hope and good news in the midst of suffering?

Explore with us and join in worship, every Sunday evening at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern) for worship streaming from this link.

ASH WEDNESDAY

By MARY SUE ROSENBERGER

God’s Plus Sign
– the cross –
surrounds us in myriad forms:
as jewelry and trinkets,
on church walls and windows,
in cheap art and elegant sculptures.
That symbol of torture now graces our world in
rough beams and polished wood,
gold plate and solid silver,
stained glass and wrought iron,
cheap paint and expensive oils,
childish scribbles and priceless masterpieces,
familiar forms and imaginative images.
But,
on Ash Wednesday,
made of ashes,
it becomes an X that marks the spot
God longs to scrub out clean
and fill with love!

- 17 Feb 2010

martin-luther-king-jr-quotes-9The new year is starting out well with worship opportunities live every Sunday evening at 5:00 pm Pacific time (7:00 Central, 8:00 Eastern). You can catch up on services you might have missed in the archives, located at the same link as the live streaming page.

For Epiphany season (January – mid February), join us by clicking this link.  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., singing new songs for Sabbath, exploring the ‘masks’ we wear every day (not just Mardi Gras!), and a look at iconoclasm and ‘love icons’ – you are invited to join us for a fresh new worship experience week after week.

Living Streamer Lyn Guyer urges us to take action on this Amnesty International case, regarding her daughter’s friend in Gambia.  She writes,

As people all about justice,  I am writing to ask you to consider writing two emails on behalf of Kay’s Gambian friend, Sait Matty Jaw.  He is a human rights worker that is going on trial December 23rd. Kay was a student with him in The Gambia.  The attached Amnesty International Action sample letter can be used so the emails will take only a few minutes of your time.  It is a way to give international attention so the Gambian government knows we are concerned.   Thanks for considering this as a Christmas present of using your influence to help bring justice.

Please write to the following Gambian officials regarding this case:
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Basirou Mahoney,
AG Chambers Ministry of Justice Marina Parade
Banjul, Gambia
Email: info@moj.gov.gm
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bala Garba­ Jahumpa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad 4, Marina Parade Banjul, Gambia
Email: info@mofa.gov.gm Fax: +220 422 7917
Here is a sample letter for you to tailor in writing to these officials:
Re: URGENT ­ RELEASE SAIT MATTY JAW AND CO­ACCUSED
Dear Minister,
Pursuant to Amnesty International’s action alert, I call for your intervention in securing the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Sait Matty Jaw, along with his colleagues Seth Yaw Kandeh and Olufemi Ernle Titus. Their imprisonment compromises Gambians’ right to freedom of expression and is an unfortunate injustice in a country so dedicated to maintaining freedom and peace. Sait has always loved his country, worked hard as an honest citizen, and helped countless Gambian youth, women, and children.
I urge you to ensure that:
    • ­the right to freedom of expression is protected and treated with respect; ­
    • human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without hindrance or harassment; and

Sait Matty Jaw, Seth Yaw Kandeh, and Olufemi Ernle Titus are released immediately and with all criminal charges dismissed.

Yours sincerely, …