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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…

Details about Sunday, March 15th and going forward

Friends,   Session has been hard at work and prayer trying to discern a path forward in the middle of rapidly changing circumstances. Here is where we are at, out of an abundance of caution, and concern for our physical health. Sunday, March 15th –  We will gather for Sunday School and Worship.  We will not have our usual fellowship meal.  We will record this service for…

Advent in 2020

Advent means ‘”coming.” Well, it has come, and it is upon us. We are waiting and preparing for the coming of the Christ. Each new liturgical year starts with Advent, and then enters into the life of Christ at Christmas. You can find more about Advent here. Together we will journey towards Bethlehem, towards the…

November 22, 2020 – Christ the King – Getting out of the Middle

Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28 and Jeremiah 31:31-34 Jeremiah has a word from God for the king and the kingdom that the king doesn’t want to hear. Jeremiah is barred from the God’s house, so he sends a scroll with Baruch to the house of the Lord to read the scroll. The scroll makes its way to the king, and as the king…

November 15, 2020 – The 24th Sunday after Pentecost – Touched by Fire

Isaiah 6:1-8 Typically the call of Isaiah is preached at things like ordinations, sometimes at graduations, or at commissioning of missionaries. We end up focusing on the end lines, “Here I am, send me!” When we do that, we miss so much from this encounter. Isaiah has a vision that puts him in the presence of God, in God’s throne room. Isaiah’s…

November 1, 2020 – All Saints’ – At the Edges

1 Kings 17:1-16 [17-24] Elijah is one of the big names in the Bible. People this Jesus is him, and that should place him in the power and memory structure of the people of God. So it isn’t really surprising that God does some work to keep Elijah alive during a famine. The first way in which God keeps Elijah alive is…