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Our Authentic Purpose

Hannah yearned for purpose in a world in which women’s worth was only childbirth and nurturing children. Like Hannah, we live in a world which defines our worth by standards not all of us can meet. Like Hannah, we hurt

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 1, 1 Samuel 1:1-20, Call to Worship, Old Testament

Installation of Leaders in the Church

Installation of Leaders of the Church Pastor: In the night, Samuel heard a voice.  Now the boy Samuel was serving the Lord under Eli. The Lord’s word was rare at that time, and visions weren’t widely known. 2 One day Eli,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Installation of Deacons, Installation of Leaders, Installation of Officers, New Testament, Old Testament, Romans, Romans 12, Romans 12:4-6

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

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

Here I Am!

The story of Samuel is the story of a transitional time in Israel’s history. The nation, really a rag tag collection of people who share a common faith and identify, yearns for greatness. They yearn for glory. They want a

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Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Mark, Mark 15, Mark 15:34, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon

Here I Am! Open Our Minds, Equip Us, & Move Us

Calling Spirit, In the quiet of this space, quiet our minds & hearts. In this moment, help us to be present with you. [TIME OF SILENCE] We confess that when you call, the noise of our televisions, of our friends,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

A Statement of Faith: Here I Am!

We believe in the divinity, within each creature, plant, & human being. We believe that spark was placed there by the one we name God, the one who created humanity in the divine image. God manifests as Creator, Savior, Sustainer,

Posted in 1 Samuel, 1 Samuel 3, 1 Samuel 3:2-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Statement of Faith
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