Sunday, January 8, 2017

Our “Message for All Ages”, Sermon, and Departing Music Video for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany, also known as “Baptism of Christ” Sunday. Message for All Ages: “Let There Be Light!” Sermon: “Hearing the Gospel” Departing Music Video: “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” (by Ray Stevens)

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Our Sermon, Benediction and “Departing Music Video” for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Sermon: “Loving Creation” (Pastor Allen) Benediction (from John 1:1-14) Departing Video: “Exploring God’s Creation” A Reminder: coming up on Saturday, December 24th at 4:00pm is our Christmas Eve service. (Our next Sunday Morning service will be a communion service on January 8...

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A Clean Heart: Sunday October 16, 2016

A partial transcript and links to material presented as part of this week’s worship service… Centering Music: “Summertime” by George Gershwin, as performed by The Pianos of Cha’n. Opening Prayer (unison, from Psalm 121) One:    I lift up my eyes to the hills– from where will my help come? Many: Our help comes from the...

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Centering Presentation: “Elegy for the Arctic”   by Ludocivo Einaudi A Message for All Ages: “Faith with a Capital ‘F'”  Scripture Readings: Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16,39-40 (NRSV) Luke 12:32-40 (NRSV) Sermon: “What is Faith?” Pastoral Prayer Creator God, maker of stars and seashores, reveal your Word to us this day. Redeemer God, call us, light our lamps and dress...

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Sunday, June 19, 2016: Evil

Centering Presentation: “Remembering Orlando and Charleston” A Message for All Ages: Fuzzball’s Run Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-15a (NRSV): Elijah Seeks Refuge on Mt Horeb 1 Kings 18:36b-40 (NRSV): Elijah at the Alter Sermon: Evil Pastoral Prayer Lord God, forgive us for demonizing others. Forgive us for condemning others for simply being who they are....

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Sunday May 1, 2016, “Discipleship”

The Sixth Sunday of the Easter Season… Centering Music: Hello/Lacrimosa (Or, what if Adele and Mozart dated?) arr. The Piano Guys A Message for All Ages: “Why Isn’t Jesus a Girl?” Scripture Readings: Acts 16:9-15 (read aloud during the service) Revelation 21:10,22-22:5 (passed over due to time constraints) John 14:1-7 (referred-to within the sermon) Sermon: “Discipleship” Benediction   (…an Irish...

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Fifth Sunday of the Easter Season, and the first Sunday where we use our new logo! Centering Music: Water Music Suite (by G. F. Handel, featuring Alison Balsam) Call To Worship   [by Prince Rogers Nelson, aka “Prince”] One:      Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today All:      To get through this...

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Third Sunday of the Easter Season. Our Centering Music: “Clean Bandit (Brooklyn Duo cover)” A Message for All Ages: “Blue” Scripture Readings: Acts 9:1-6 John 21:1-19 Pastor Allen’s Sermon: “Feed My Sheep” Our Departing Music: “Charlie Brown Medley (The Piano Guys)”  

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2014.08.31 On Being Imperfect

by Sharon Bartels   Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21 Moses has a pretty good life at that moment.  Happily married, working for his father-in-law as a shepherd, living his life.   This flaming bush that was not on fire was a very curious thing.  Naturally, he had to take a closer look. ...

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