This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Exodus 1:8-2:10

In this week’s Scripture, we have the origin story of baby Moses, set by his mother in the river to save him from death, drawn out of the water by Pharaoh’s daughter. This tender story is set with a backdrop of Pharaoh’s order to kill all the Hebrew’s sons, based in false fear of the Hebrew people. Moses, who grows up to lead his people (the Israelites) out of captivity and slavery, to the promised land, was raised, in part, by Pharaoh’s daughter. This story brings up questions that are just pertinent today – why does one group of people fear another group of people? What happens when we truly care for each other’s children, not just our own? Join us in worship this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the compassion of caring for all God’s children.

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Genesis 32:22-31

This Sunday we hear the story of Jacob wrestling with an angel. This moment marks a turning point for Jacob. Prior to this event Jacob has been a pretty shady fellow. But after struggling with an angel all night he is ready to turn over a new leaf. And he gets a new name, Israel, in the process. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on wrestling with God and the transformative power of a blessing. 

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Romans 8:26-39

Some Christians seem to think that God’s favorite thing is keeping score. They think there is a column for each of us with things we’ve done right and things we’ve done wrong. And if we get to the end of our days and there is more stuff in the “done wrong” column then we are in big trouble. But in his letter to the Romans, Paul makes it crystal clear that God isn’t keeping score. God’s love revealed in Jesus threw away the divine pen and paper forever. What is able to separate us from God’s love in Jesus? According to Paul, absolutely nothing! How does it change the way we think about God when we know God’s not keeping score? How does it change the way we live? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how we cannot be separated from God’s love and how that truth changes everything.

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

Mission and Outreach Opportunity

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In this time of social distancing, it may be hard for some of us to find a way to reach out to our community. In past years, we have asked congregants to bring donated school supplies to church for the Action Center’s annual distribution in August.The Action Center provides almost 5,000 Jefferson County homeless children in Pre-K through Grade 12 with a bag of school supplies and a new backpack. This year we can still donate school supplies – but it will be done online!  The MOE Board has set up a donation page for LUCC as a team endeavor.  The goal is to donate $500 of school supplies – but perhaps we could even surpass that figure! In order to donate as part of the Lakewood UCC team, please go to the following site:  roonga.com/lucc. On that page, you will see a list of the school supplies needed by the Action Center and you can select which supplies to donate. It’s quick, it’s easy, and you can make a difference for these kids!  They will be distributing the supplies on August 10-15, so make sure you do it soon. If you have any questions, contact Carolyn Ewald at 303-937-1577.Thank you!

Rev. Mark Miller

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Former Lakewood UCC pastor, Rev. Mark Miller, has published his autobiography. It is entitled “A River Runs Through Me” and is available on Amazon and Kindle. If you’d like more information about Rev. Miller’s book, or would like a signed copy, please contact Pastor Curt.

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Mark 4:25-41

This Sunday’s lesson begins with several short parables and concludes with the story of Jesus taking a nap while the boat he is in is being swamped by a storm. The disciples wake him terrified and exclaim, “Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?” Many of us know the experience of finding ourselves in the midst of a storm. Many of us have felt the waves crashing about us and have wondered if anybody cares. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on rest, renewal, and finding a place of calm in the midst of the storm.

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

John 8:31-36

In the Gospel of John, Chapter 8, Jesus says “you’ll know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (v. 32) and “if the heir – the Only Begotten – makes you free, you will be free indeed” (v. 36). In between, he talks about slaves. Given the current unrest in our nation, Jesus’ language makes us uncomfortable. The good news is we aren’t free in Christ just for ourselves; we’re charged to use our freedom to co-create “a just world for all.” Please join our guest Rev. Wendy Kidd this Sunday for her sermon “Freedom Isn’t Free.”

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

Racial Reckoning: Let’s Engage

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All of us have been impacted by the recent events related to the Black Lives Matter Movement and protesting throughout the country and world. The time for making meaningful and lasting change related to race relations in America is something many of us are finally ready to face. As Christians, we know that Jesus was a strong advocate for justice and took a stand on the side of the oppressed. So we ask, what do we do next? Many have wondered how we, as a church and as individuals, can get more education about racism and what we can do to dismantle it in ourselves and in our institutions, including the church. This will be ongoing and evolving work. This summer, through the power of a sermon, a movie and a book, we will engage in conversation about race, racism, and the work of anti-racism. As a church, as individuals, our goal is that through these offerings we will be better informed and more educated, and better able to face the systemic racism in ourselves and our institutions. For some, this may be continuing education and work we are already engaged in, for others, this may be a starting place. Please come with openness to be changed as this work is ongoing. Tuesday, July 21 we will together watch a sermon, “The Cross and The Lynching Tree” preached by Rev. Otis Moss III, followed by discussion and conversation. August 11, we will have conversation and discussion of the film Just Mercy. It is also a book, we will focus on the film version. Please watch or read Just Mercy before August 11. It is available on many streaming platforms, and if accessibility is an issue, please see one the Pastors. September 1 and 15, we will dig into a book (title is still TBD.) Conversations will be facilitated by Rev. Mollie and/or Pastor Curt. Join us as well all continue to learn and do the work of dismantling racism.

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

This Communion Sunday, we hear some familiar and comforting words from Jesus “ 28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest…For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Yet, we know the yoke of following in the ways and teachings of Jesus is anything but easy, and there is a heavy burden from caring about others and the earth. So how do we reconcile this call for rest and comfort with the reality that following Jesus is hard work? How do we engage in the world changing work with Jesus while not running ourselves ragged? And is it possible to take breaks and still be working for justice? Join us for worship this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches this paradox.

All the tools you’ll need to join us this Sunday!

In this time when we are not able to gather together in person, we are happy to provide our Sunday Worship service to you from the comfort of your home. Below you will find everything to join us. You will need access to Adobe Acrobat to view the bulletin. You can download that for free here.

Service begins promptly at 10:15 am on Sunday, and though we can’t all be together in person, we strongly encourage singing along and participating in any way you’d like! The service is accessible through your phone as well as your personal computer just by clicking on one of the link below.

Help us see who is joining us for service! Even if you’ve been with us for years or just checking us out, please click here if you’re joining us this Sunday morning!

Bulletin and Announcements: Click here to view the Sunday bulletin and announcements*

YouTube Live Stream Service: Click here to join our 10:15 am live stream

Giving Online: We are now happy to offer the opportunity to give online with Tithe.ly! Please click HERE to learn more or text GIVE to (844) 909-1782.

To sign up for automatic withdrawal through Vanco, please fill out this form, attach a voided check, and mail it to the church at 100 Carr St. Lakewood CO, 80226. Thank you.

*Updated Bulletin will be posted the Friday before worship

Pastors and Staff Out

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Pastor Curt is on vacation June 29-July 14.
Rev. Mollie will be pastor on call until July 8.
Rev. Mollie will be on vacation July 8-July 15.
Rev. Nancy True will be pastor on call July 8-July 14.
If you need to reach Nancy her cell is 720-394-3421.
Allison Booth, Director of Communications, will be out of town from July 11-July 17 for a funeral. She will have occasional access to email for any communications or scheduling inquiries you may have.

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