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That We Hear AND Listen

Jesus tells the disciples for a third time what is to come:The Human One will be handed over…They will ridicule him, spit on him, torture him, and kill him. After three days, he will rise up.” (Mark 10:33–34 CEB) And

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Lent, Lent 2, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 35-45, Mark 10:29-45, Mark 10:32-52, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Easy to Say; Hard to Do

Prayer of Confession We confess it is easy to claim to follow you and much harder to act on it. Forgive us when we forget that Jesus showed us the way. Remind us that though it is hard, you make

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, narrative lectionary, New Testament

It is not an easy path.

The call is made to each of us.It requires much. The call requires that we follow the ten commandments.It requires more. God asks for our whole selves. Christ asks that follow his teachings and example whit all we have and

Posted in Call to Worship, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Anoint us, O God (short)

*Call to Worship responsive We gather to worship the One whose love knows no bounds. We gather in unity with friends from other churches. Anoint us, O God! But our hearts are heavy. Outside these walls the world is fragmentation and

Posted in Call to Worship, Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy 15:4-11, Lent, Matthew, Matthew 26, Matthew 26:6-13

Despite Rain & Risk

Faithful, Mordecai reveals his trust in God. Rain continues falling, thunder threatens. Falling into despair he dons the sackcloth of grief. Thunderous evil persists, death will surely follow. Esther’s life at risk, she chooses the most loving action in “just

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14, Invocation, Lent, Lent 3, Old Testament

Come & Worship in Just Such a Time as This

Come and worship! How can we worship in “such a time as this”?  Yes, the world feels hopeless but come and worship! Why worship in “such a time as this”? Yes, human kindred don’t listen to one another. Friends worry

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent, Lent 2, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Faith in “Just Such a Time As This”

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/faith-in-just-such-a-time-as-this.m4a We were tough on media consumption  Never thought about keeping from Bible *** After deposing Vashti, Ahasuerus gets lonely. contestants go thru a demeaning pageant—even by ancient standards Mordecai cousin who raised Esther works in palace sees that Esther

Posted in Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent 2, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church, Sermon

An Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Prelude  *Call to Worship                                                                         

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

Nope. Not Steak.

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nope-not-steak.m4a Mitchell Point  Windy Cold Snow, sleet Crawled Later could handle Risk. This what passes for risk in my life It’s nothing compared to Queen Vashti’s risks *** Queen Vashti married to King Ahasuerus not a good guy some evidence

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Posted in Esther, Esther 1, Esther 1:10-22, Lent, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:30-31, New Testament, Old Testament, Sermon

Birth Pangs & Midwifery

Offering Invitation The mother’s labor is beginning. She screams out at the birthpangs. We join in chorus, “the world is coming to an end!” forgetting that new life is born out of pain.  Choose to be a part of the new

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Lent, Mark, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, New Testament, Offering, Prayer of Dedication
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