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Peacemaking

The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our reconciling God’s mission to those around the corner and around the world. One of our four special offerings of the PC(USA), we’ll receive this offering on World Communion Sunday, October 6, 2019, as a…

Changing of the seasons

Fall is upon us. As school starts up again, some things start up again at the church. For our children and youth, Sunday morning faith development is going to be tracking along with the Scriptures we’ll be using in Sunday worship. That means that our kids will study the text, and then they’ll hear it…

September 8, 2019 – 13th Sunday After Pentecost – Prayer, Table, Sending

I Corinthians 11:23-29, James 5:13-18, Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 10:1-17, Mark 6:7-13, Matthew 28:19-20, John 6:48–58 Table, Prayer, Sending            The things we do at the end of the service, or towards the end of the service are important, too. We gather at God’s table, we pray for ourselves, our neighbors, and our world, and we are sent out into the world. There’s some…

September 1, 2019 – 12th Sunday After Pentecost – The Word

Genesis 1:1-9, Isaiah 40:1-8, Hebrews 4:12-14, John 1:1-14, 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5            Our worship is centered around the word. We gather around the word, the proclaim the word, and we respond to the word. That’s the basic structure for our ‘normal’ worship service. The word can be the text of Scripture. It can be those words that we read from the Bible.…

August 25, 2019 – 11th Sunday After Pentecost – Confession

I John 1:5-10, Hebrews 4:14-16, I Timothy 1:15-17, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Matthew 13:13-16, John 6:52-69            Confession carries two meanings in our worship. It is the sense in which we own up to our wrong doings and our failings and shortcomings. It is also the sense in which we say what we believe. In both…

August 18, 2019 – 10th Sunday After Pentecost – Praise God!

Psalm 146, Psalm 150, Psalm 117, 2 Corinthians 1:1-5 Each of our worship services starts with praise. We call ourselves to worship by praising God. For what do we praise God? What words do we use to praise God? What stories do we tell to praise God? What is the tone of our praise?    This will be a ‘praise service’ that…