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Art Story Mission

Art Story Mission is a new podcast from Ecclesia Clear Lake, hosted by John Hatfield and featuring various voices from the ECL community. This podcast is an ongoing conversation about the journey of following Jesus as we explore themes of beauty, mission, and the stories that are unfolding in and around our faith community. We hope this show encourages you to dive deeper into the life that God offers in Jesus Christ. Like many of the things we do at Ecclesia Clear Lake, Art Story Mission follows the church calendar as a backdrop for our conversations. Each new season on the church calendar will bring fresh voices, new stories, and evolving discussions on art, beauty, and the mission of the Church.


Jan 1, 2020 · Season 2 · Episode 6

Hope, Lament, & Labor

Abel Cass shares a prayer from Paola Fuentes Gleghorn and reflects on how we can shaped by opportunities for reconciliation.

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Dec 28, 2019 · Season 2 · Episode 5

I Offer Myself to Thee

Ecclesia Clear Lake Elder Lacy Hilbrich offers the Third Step Prayer and a reflection on belonging.

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Dec 18, 2019 · Season 2 · Episode 4

Let the Advent Trumpet Blow

Brandon Deitz shares a prayer from Howard Thurman and reflects on how the coming of Christ disrupts our routines and reorients our lives.

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Dec 12, 2019 · Season 2 · Episode 3

오소서 (O So Suh)

ECL Lead Pastor Coby Cagle shares a prayer from Korean composer Geonyong Lee, and a meditation on the role of lament and intercession in Advent.

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Dec 4, 2019 · Season 2 · Episode 2

I Shall Ask with Every Mouth

Lauren Kussro offers a prayer from 4th century Syriac church father, St. Ephrem of Syria, and reflects on the posture of the heart on the Advent journey.

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Nov 28, 2019 · Season 2 · Episode 1

Rightful Advocate of Peace

Art Story Mission returns for Season 2. This Advent we will explore multicultural and historical prayers together. In Episode 1, Lori Arnold leads us in a beautiful prayer by Aneth Lwakatare.

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Apr 10, 2019 · Season 1 · Episode 6

The Celebration of Transformation

In the final episode of our Lenten season, we meditate on the culmination of our journey, the pursuit of beauty, and the freedom of emotionally healthy spirituality.

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Apr 3, 2019 · Season 1 · Episode 5

The Sacredness of Stillness

In episode 5 we meditate on the practice of stillness, the role of art in cross-cultural communication, and physiological responses to chronic anxiety.

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Mar 27, 2019 · Season 1 · Episode 4

The Treasure of Simplicity

In the fourth of our six Lenten episodes, we meditate on simplicity, discuss depth perception, and explore emotional health in the context of community.

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Mar 20, 2019 · Season 1 · Episode 3

The Power of Self-Denial

In the third week of Lent, we explore themes of self-denial, authenticity and artistic expression, and symptoms of emotional and spiritual un-health in a community.

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