Welcome!

CLICK HERE for LIVE VIDEO AND ARCHIVES of our SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES

Click here for  archived video from the 2015 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference

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!  

Donate today online to keep the Living Stream flowing!

Unfortunately, we’ve had to disable comments on this website due to massive volumes of spam. But please feel free to email us your thoughts and questions!  contact <at> livingstreamcob <dot> org Thanks for visiting!  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Open Table Cooperative invites you join to their

BACK TO SCHOOL ONLINE BOOK CLUB

Starting August 9, 2015 and -1continuing through the fall, we’ll be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s new book, Learning to Walk in the Dark

  1. Read the book (or at least get started!)

* If you buy a copy online you can order through Amazon Smile by clicking here and a portion of the proceeds will go to OTC.

  1. Go over to the Open Table website by clicking here to read OTC readers’ reflections about each chapter of the book, posted every Sunday, and add your comments.
  1. Email Info@OpenTableCoop.org to let us know you’ll be joining us in Learning to Walk in the Dark
  1. Tune in to worship with us by clicking here  on Sunday evening, August 9, as we launch our 2015 Book Club with a live-streamed conversation with Open Table’s Elizabeth Ullery Swenson – and you!

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015

Heading to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference 2015 in Tampa, Florida?

Great!  Be sure to email us for notice about the Living Stream live meet-up over a meal!

If you can’t make it to Tampa, join us in the live streams of all the worship and business sessions at Annual Conference, thanks to the tireless work of Enten Eller!  Click here to join in the streams from Tampa.

Also, please note that on July 12, we will NOT BE HOLDING OUR REGULAR EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE. Instead, we invite you to watch the worship stream Sunday morning coming from Annual Conference. You can watch it live or in the archives at your convenience all day.  This is the one Sunday all year that the entire Church of the Brethren gets online to stream worship, as we do every week, so we are excited to join this international stream of Brethren worship!  And we are so grateful to Enten and his team of helpers who make it possible for us to take part in this way.

See you online and/or in Tampa this July!

Summer 2015: Living Brethren Heritage

This summer, we’ll be streaming worship to you from points across the country, including stops at many of the big Church of the Brethren gatherings, from National Junior High Youth Conference to Annual Conference to National Older Adult Conference.

Sarah_Righter_MajorWe’ll also have the chance to talk with several current voices within the Church of the Brethren, about everything from peacemaking to prayer caps to progressive preaching.

And so our theme will fit the spirit of these conversations and conferences: LIVING BRETHREN HERITAGE.

But what about you? How are you living out the heritage of the brothers and sisters who’ve gone before us?  And how are you shaped by what we’ve inherited?  Where are today’s trailblazers headed – and what could we learn from the trailblazers from the church’s history?

Join us throughout Summer 2015 at a new worship event link, by clicking here.

And if you like where we’re going as a Living Stream, please consider making a special offering to support our work.  Your pledges and donations are what allow us to keep streaming on a shoe-string budget.  Our pastors and board volunteer a lot of time to stream worship every week, and they pay their own way to get to the conferences we stream to you; your support will allow us to offset at least a fraction of their expenses.  You can always mail offerings by check to Living Stream CoB, PO Box 42332, Portland, Oregon 97242, or visit our Paypal page to donate electronically.

Thank you for your support and being part of the Stream that is LIVING a new stream of BRETHREN HERITAGE this summer and into the future!

Spring TwigJoin us for worship through Spring 2015 at a new worship link in livestream so click here to find our event streaming live!

We worship Sunday evenings live at 5pm Pacific time/8pm Eastern time.  But you can join us any time through the archives.  We are Easter People!  And this spring we’ll remember that in a number of ways:

  • Easter reflections
  • Wage Theft Sabbath
  • Worship streaming from Falfurrias CoB in Texas
  • …. and more

 

 

Screen shot 2013-03-26 at 11.06.58 AMWe have entered a long weekend drama, full of mystery and grief.

But on Sunday, Easter morning will rise – we know it to be so! – and we will gather that evening at our usual worship time, to proclaim,

CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED.

 

Join us.

Why?

A Prayer Poem by Mary Sue Rosenberger

When bombs kill innocent children,
the world asks, “Why?”
When earthquakes rip nations apart,
People ask, “Why does God
allow such tragedies?”
When injustice steals from the ‘have-nots’
to enrich the ‘haves’,
We ask, “Where is God
and God’s justice?”
Understandable but unanswerable questions
from a human perspective.
But,
Go back to Good Friday.
Take it upon yourself:
feel the innocent suffering,
watch the mindless cruelty,
experience the helplessness.
The answer is there!
Not in reason or logic,
but in the Logos of God
lynched on a cross.

4/4/2010 – mshr