The Promise for Generations to Come
Apr
30
10:30 am10:30

The Promise for Generations to Come

Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.”  ~Acts 2:38-39


Go! A Triennium Worship Service
Apr
23
10:30 am10:30

Go! A Triennium Worship Service

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  GO therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:18-20

Festive Easter Sunday Worship
Apr
16
10:30 am10:30

Festive Easter Sunday Worship

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.  ~ John 20:1-3

Easter Sunrise Service
Apr
16
6:15 am06:15

Easter Sunrise Service

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.  ~ John 20:1

Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Maundy Thursday Evening Service

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

Palm Sunday Service of Lessons and Anthems
Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Palm Sunday Service of Lessons and Anthems

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
    Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”  ~ Matthew 21:8-11

Wednesday Evening Series: Blues for Lent with Bill Carter and Al Hamme
Apr
5
6:15 pm18:15

Wednesday Evening Series: Blues for Lent with Bill Carter and Al Hamme

Our Evening Lenten series concludes with extraordinary jazz musicians Bill Carter and Al Hamme, presenting jazz, poetry and prayer for Lent. We hope you will join us for this wonderful event! We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for supper at 5:30, and in the Sanctuary for Evening Prayer at 6:15. All are welcome!

Lent 4: The Way of Healing
Mar
26
10:30 am10:30

Lent 4: The Way of Healing

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” ~ John 9:1-2

Lent 2: The Way of Letting Go
Mar
12
10:30 am10:30

Lent 2: The Way of Letting Go

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.  ~ Genesis 12:1-2

Lent 1: A Way Through the Wilderness
Mar
5
10:30 am10:30

Lent 1: A Way Through the Wilderness

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came...  ~Matthew 4:1-3

Shining
Feb
26
10:30 am10:30

Shining

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. ~ Matthew 17:1-2

The Hardest Commandment
Feb
19
10:30 am10:30

The Hardest Commandment

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.  ~ Matthew 5:43-45

The Disposition of the Heart
Feb
12
10:30 am10:30

The Disposition of the Heart

"So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift." ~ Matthew 5:23-24

The Light of Understanding
Feb
5
10:30 am10:30

The Light of Understanding

But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory... as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.  1 Corinthians 2:7, 9-10

Blessed Are
Jan
29
10:30 am10:30

Blessed Are

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  ~ Matthew 5:1-12

They Were Fishermen
Jan
22
10:30 am10:30

They Were Fishermen

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.  ~ Matthew 4:18-20

Every Spiritual Gift
Jan
15
10:30 am10:30

Every Spiritual Gift

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

~ 1 Corinthians 1:4-7

The Work of the Beloved
Jan
8
10:30 am10:30

The Work of the Beloved

And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”                          ~ Matthew 3:16-17

 

Image: Baptism of Christ. Jesus is Baptized in the River Jordan by John, by Dave Zelenka. Used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

Christmas in the Mean(est) Season
Jan
1
10:30 am10:30

Christmas in the Mean(est) Season

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.” ~ Matthew 2:13-15

Christmas Morning Worship
Dec
25
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Morning Worship

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. ~ Luke 2:8-11

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec
24
7:00 pm19:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered...All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. ~ Luke 2:1, 3-7

Advent 4: A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols
Dec
18
10:30 am10:30

Advent 4: A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.          ~ Matthew 1:18

Advent 3: Practice Patience
Dec
11
10:30 am10:30

Advent 3: Practice Patience

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. ~ James 5:7

Advent 2: Stay Fruitful
Dec
4
10:30 am10:30

Advent 2: Stay Fruitful

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” ~ Matthew 3:1-3