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Weekly Update for March 31

Blessings on this Holy Week, we hope the following items help you to stay connected with your church family. HOLY WEEK WORSHIP AND EVENTS There are several worship opportunities and events this Holy Week including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter vigil livestream services as well as an outdoor Youth Stations of the Cross on…

Weekly Update for March 10

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES Mid-week outdoor, in-person Lenten services continue tonight (March 10) at 7:00 p.m.  We will gather under and around the church portico at the main entrance to the church building.  Services will be brief with a short liturgy, the offering of communion…

Easter 7 Preview

In these days between Ascension (the 40th day after Easter and when we celebrate Jesus’ ascension to Heaven) and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name.…

Easter 5 Preview

As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, this Sunday’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the…

Holy Week and Easter

We are building a community of faith by God’s grace, and we are digitally gathering for Holy Week and Easter. Holy Week will be experienced differently this year. We will still have worship and devotional time, but our services will be different, in response to the Covid-19 crisis. We invite you to join us for…

Release the Alleluia!

If you were a fan of the movie The Clash of the Titans, you might remember one of the meme-worthy lines, “Release the Kracken!”  With those words the legendary squid like beast was unleashed upon the vulnerable sailors and ships within the vicinity of this powerful monster.  With much less fanfare, and with no sailors…

153 Questions?

New Day Sermon Third Sunday Of Easter In the three-fold question Jesus asks Peter … “Do you love me?” … we find ourselves being called to answer. What does it mean to be a modern day apostle in a complicated world. Sometimes the questions themselves, embody the answers we seek.

Words of Power

TRADITIONAL SERMON — EASTER 2 Words have power.  Even in a world like ours where words are vomited across every single communication platform that exists in far greater volume than ever before.  Amazingly, our regular misuse of our words has not diminished their inherent potency.  If I say something like “TOM!” … I immediately have…

Second Sunday of Easter Preview

“Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” (John 20:29)  In spite of all we have heard and all that we have seen, it is often hard to believe. Because it is hard to believe, we will invest ourselves in the Easter…