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Gathering & Clinging

Invocation Creating Spirit, We gather among friends, seeking your love, wisdom, & guidance. We squeeze into this small space,     to be with others who seek you. Though we know you are always present here, on that hill faraway,

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Turn Hearts & Minds Upon Jesus

Turn your hearts and minds upon Jesus! We turn now to God and     to the one who lived among us,        who taught us to avoid idols,     to live lives of faithfulness,     

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Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Matthew, Matthew 16, Matthew 16:24-28, New Testament

Our Flawed Ideas

Words of Humble Confession We confess we sin    individually against others,        we confess we repeat our            mistakes,      even though we know better.  We allow our actions to make it

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Church, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Matthew, Matthew 28, Matthew 28:6-7a, New Testament, Old Testament

We’ve Propped Ourselves Up

Words of Humble Confession  We confess we have propped ourselves up, letting pride claim special status for ourselves at the expense of our neighbors. You’ve told us that the vulnerable, those as powerless as children, are the greatest in your

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Church, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Matthew, Matthew 28, Matthew 28:6-7a, Old Testament

For Our Own Purposes

Words of Humble Confession We confess to you, O God, that we     too often claim to see the special      in others only to use it for our           own purposes.  We have

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The Challenge of Christian Call

She’d always tell them with a wink, “I may look mahvelous but I hurt more than you when I move.” Lorna had reached the prime age of 77.  She never left the house or opened the door without being well-groomed

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

Come! Come and Follow!

Come! Come and follow! We visit our friends on Mondays. Come! Come and follow! We buy our groceries on Tuesdays. Come! Come and follow! We go to book club on Wednesdays. Come! Come and follow! We go to senior meal

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

O Lord, Hear

O Lord Hear my prayer, O Lord Hear our prayers. Guide us to perceive your presence in this place and time. Heighten our senses, physical & spiritual so that we know you intimately this hour. O Lord hear our prayers.

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

Does God Play Favorites?

When I saw it, I thought apartment building. When she saw it, she thought Swiss cheese. Climbing the ridge I paused at the tree stump and exclaimed internally, Rodent Apartments! Moments later my hiking companion came up from behind and

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Posted in Luke, Luke 12, Luke 12:33, Matthew, Matthew 19, Matthew 19:21, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalm 113, Psalms, Sermon

Generosity

In the kingdom of God we find that generosity of spirit, generosity of possessions, & the radical sharing of skills are practiced openly. As the offering plate comes round, place your hand over it. Commit to God that you will use

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Posted in Matthew, Matthew 20, Matthew 20:1-16, New Testament, Offering
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