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Maybe, It’s Not Our Job

David has reached the pinnacle of his career. Jerusalem has been restored to the Israelites. You’ll recall that Jerusalem is sacred ground for the Jewish people. Outside of Shiloh, God has been traveling around in a box: the ark. That

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Posted in 2 Samuel, 2 Samuel 7, 2 Samuel 7:1-17, Exodus, Exodus 25, Exodus 25:9-22, Exodus 9, Matthew 5, Matthew 5:5, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon

Out of Trying Times

Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 3) The times were trying. The world was dangerous. Into those times Isaiah, son of Amoz speaks. The world is a place filled with violence and evil. Isaiah speaks God’s

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Posted in Advent Series, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 7, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew, Matthew 1, Matthew 1:17-2:2, Matthew 2, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Finding God in the Muck

Rev. Tim Graves preaches about the transition between King Solomon and the divided kingdom. Readings are 1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 and a quote from 1984 by George Orwell. Who has acted and who has done this, calling upon generation after

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Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 12, 1 Kings 12:1-17, 1 Kings x:25-29, Isaiah, Isaiah 41, Isaiah 41:4, Matthew, Matthew 11, Matthew 11:28-30, New Testament

Look & See: A Benediction

Look and see! I see Jesus walking    along the shore. Hear and listen! Jesus is calling    Simon Peter and Andrew.  And? Jesus is calling us, too. Follow and watch! Jesus is going to the edges    of our

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Benediction, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, New Testament, Old Testament

Look & See: A Call to Worship

Look and see! I see Jesus walking    along the shore. Hear and listen! Jesus is calling    Simon Peter and Andrew.  And? Jesus is calling us, too. Follow and watch! Jesus is going to the edges    of our

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Call to Worship, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, Old Testament

The Voice

Holy Voice, You are the voice that set creation into motion. Yours is the energy behind the sun, stars, and moon. You are worthy of our undivided attention. All praise is due for all that you have done for us.

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:11-4:1, Matthew, Matthew 4, Matthew 4:18-22, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

Lead Us Toward Your Will

  Offering Invitation Lead us not into temptation, but toward your will. Lead us not into temptation, but to the sharing of our gifts. Lead us not into temptation, but to love through actions and through how we spend our

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Matthew, Matthew 6, Matthew 6:7-21, Offering, Prayer of Dedication

Giving, Abundance

If we give the loaves and fishes we have, from it God will create abundance. We now give our talents, gifts, & money for furthering the realm of God in this time and in this place.

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Matthew, Matthew 6, Matthew 6:7-21, New Testament, Offering

Here, Gathered

Holy One, We are here, gathered. We now turn our hearts & minds toward you in this place. We turn toward you who abides with us in every place, We turn toward you, the divine one, who never abandons.  In

Posted in Invocation, Matthew, Matthew 6, Matthew 6:7-21, New Testament

Carrying the Extravagant Love of the Cross

Gracious God, Bless these gifts, money, & talent. May they carry the extravagant love of the cross into the world. Amen

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Posted in Matthew, Matthew 16, Matthew 16:24-28, New Testament, Offering, Prayer of Dedication
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