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“Come & See”

John points to Jesus. And two follow. Jesus called to Philip. And Philip found Nathanael. Beckoning spirit, we crave you. We ache for connections and peace and wholeness.  All around us we see hatred, brinkmanship, and suffering neighbors. Why? How

Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Epiphany, John, John 1, John 1:35-51, narrative lectionary, New Testament, Seasons of the Church

The Wind at Our Backs

The wind at our backs, we entered Jerusalem. Only to watch him die on the cross. It spiraled so quickly. Trial. Torture. Crucifixion. Death. But on the third day the breath of God blew new life into our futures. Forty

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Posted in Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-15, Acts 2:1-4, Call to Worship, Eastertide, Invocation, New Testament, Pentecost

Esther & Easter

Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen, Indeed! Nearly five-hundred years before Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, the exiled Jewish people looked for an earthly leader for their salvation from genocide. In grief & despair, the Jewish people yearned for a future

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Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Easter, Esther, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14-17, Luke, Luke 24, Luke 24:1-12, New Testament, Old Testament

An Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Prelude  *Call to Worship                                                                         

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Lent, Liturgy, Seasons of the Church, Uncategorized

So This is Christmas: A Christmas Eve Liturgy

Multimedia Prelude Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over), Jake Shimabukuro, Yo-Yo Ma Video: Snow_Loop, Work of the People Call to Worship And so this is Christmas! We gather again to mark the birth of the one who comes to turn the world upside

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Posted in Christmas, Christmas Eve, Daniel, Daniel 6, Daniel 6:6-26, Days of the Church, Isaiah, Isaiah 61, Isaiah 61:1-11, Joel, Joel 2:12-13, 28-29, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, Luke 2, Luke 2:1-20, New Testament, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Offering: Promises & Signs

Invitation There are many signs we claim for our faith but ultimately it is our active love that reveals who we worship. As the plate comes around commit to give of your whole selves. Give of your talents and material

Posted in Days of the Church, Exodus, Exodus 12:1-13, Exodus 13:1-8, Invitation to Offering, Lord's Table, Offering, Old Testament, Prayer of Dedication, World Communion Sunday

Signs of God & Faith

God asked the enslaved Jews in Egypt to mark their doors with a sign of their faith. God promised freedom from slavery. We adorn our sanctuaries with the cross upon which Jesus hung as a sign of our willingness to

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Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Exodus, Exodus 12, Exodus 12:1-13, Exodus 13, Exodus 13:1-8, Old Testament, World Communion Sunday

Come. Listen.

Come, children, listen to Jesus. Jesus, teach us how to honor the Lord. Do not jockey for power and position. Jesus tells us, you don’t know what sitting at my side means. Jesus tells us, that the one who wishes

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Posted in Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 35-45, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 34, Psalm 34:11-14, Psalms

Ash Wednesday – Call to Worship

*Call to Worship Out of the earth, we are formed. Out of the divine breath, we become God’s hopes. Let us pray together. Creating One, You reach to the earth and from dust you form each of us. You lift

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Call to Worship, Days of the Church, Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 2:7-9, Old Testament, Uncategorized

We Didn’t Start the Fire

Words of Wisdom: We Didn’t Start the Fire, Billy Joel Sacred Words: 1 Kings 18:21-39 Note: There is a short gap in the video due to a problem with the video equipment. We get it wrong, too. Like the Baalist

Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 18:21-39, Acts, Acts 2, Acts 2:1-4, New Testament, Old Testament, Pentecost, Sermon
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