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The Cultivating Cares Community Garden

We got a call on March 9th to see if we would be willing to provide space for a Community Garden to provide fresh food to local food pantries. Fresh food is expensive, and often too expensive for those who are food insecure or the agencies that provide aid to the food insecure. Session was excited about the idea, and since that…

Community Lenten Services 2021

We gather again this year for Lent, and to gather as the community of God gathered in mission, service, and worship together in Marion. This year, our worship will be online, and shared with our community in a prerecorded format. Videos will be posted to premiere at 6 pm on Tuesday evenings in Lent, as woudl be our time if we were…

Worship Updates

Friends, The Session wanted to relay to you some of our discussions about worship as we head into the fall and Advent and Christmas. We have been worshiping via Zoom for 7 months now, and we have begun to have a small group of people back in the worship space.  In the short term, we will continue holding a hybrid worship service.…

Online Worship Updates

For the foreseeable future, our worship will be based online. We are using Zoom as our worship platform. You can download Zoom from https://zoom.us/download or from your mobile platform app store. For the connection information please contact the church office. If you’d like to follow along in worship later, then we have two options: You can find our online worship recordings on…

September 19, 2021 – Word of Promise- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 God gives Abraham and Sarah a son in their old age. Abraham is told to sacrifice his son, but God provides the ram. I don’t think this is anyone’s favorite passage. It brings up far more questions than answers, and the ‘happy’ ending probably showed up on the 3500BC Jerry Springer show. Abraham and Sarah have received a blessing,…

Worship Update – September 2021

A vaccinated member of the congregation that was in attendance on Sunday, Sept 5, has tested positive for COVID. With the health and safety of our congregation being our concern, Session has decided that we will hold virtual worship only for at least the next 2 weeks. If you were present in worship at the church on September 5th, please monitor your health. Those that…

August 29, 2021 – Say Her Name – The 14th Sunday After Pentecost

Luke 8:3, Luke 24:10 Joanna There are so many names mentioned in passing in Scripture. Part of our growing in faith is learning many of the names beyond the top line, and after learning the names, learning the stories behind the names.  Joanna is one of those. She’s healed by Jesus, she is married to power, and in passing it is mentioned…

August 22, 2021 – Fishing for Taxes – The 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Matthew 17:24-27 This passage is nestled in between the second prediction of Jesus’s death and resurrection and the passage where the disciples ask who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. As such, it probably isn’t a passage that we’re exceptionally familiar with, which is part of why Wils picked it. (The fishing may also play a role.) There is a…

August 15, 2021 – Cursed Figs – The 12th Sunday After Pentecost

Mark 11:12-14, 20-25 This passage occurs around in intertwined with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the Palm Sunday passage, in Mark. Matthew also has a version of this story. Jesus enters, looks for figs out of season, doesn’t get any, curses the fig tree, goes in to the temple, chases out the money changes, and comes back the next day to a…

Worship Update – August 2021

Your session is reaching out to give you a heads-up about a decision we have made to help ensure, as much as possible, the health and safety of all. You may be aware that the new Delta variant of the COVID virus is highly transmissible and that COVID cases in our county are currently rising…