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Sunday, November 17, 2019

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

This Sunday’s sermon title is, “The Impossible Will Take a Little While,” which is shamelessly stolen from a collection of poems and essays of the same title edited by Paul Rogat Loeb. The book a brilliant reminder that the work we are about as Christians does not happen overnight. In fact, a lot of the work we are called to do as Christians unfolds over generations and centuries. It can be both disheartening and comforting to remember that we are in this for the long haul. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on what it means to take the long view and how we can keep up our hope in the meantime.

Pillow Cases Needed

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We need about 30 light-colored, plain pillowcases for the Advent Event. If you have any that you would like to donate,  please drop them off to Rev. Mollie before Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance!

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Isaiah 43:14-21

It’s easy to get discouraged. Even a cursory glance at the news carries stories of all that isn’t going well in the world. Division and disagreement feel like the norm. Many of us are overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the problems we face. Enter Isaiah. God’s prophet speaking to a people who are lost, confused, and overwhelmed. “Do not remember the former things,” Isaiah says. “I am about to do a new thing . . . do you not perceive it?” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on water in the desert, God’s new thing, and how we were made for times such as these. We’ll be concluding our Stewardship Campaign, dedicating our pledge cards and other gifts, and gathering after worship for a free celebratory lunch. You don’t want to miss this Sunday!

Centering Prayer

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We are now beginning centering prayers on Sundays! This is a time we welcome any and all prayer backgrounds and syles to join us before service in a moment of centering and meditation. We hope you’ll join us for this beautiful start to our Sunday mornings.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

This week we celebrate a baptism, communion, and our second Sunday of Stewardship. We’ll be hearing part of Paul’s letter to the church of the Thessalonians, giving thanks for the church there and affirming their growing faith and love for one another. We know growing in faith and love for one another isn’t always easy, but when we can do it, God’s Spirit bursts forth in beautiful, unexpected ways. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the opportunity that new faces and gifts bring a community, from babies to octogenarians.

Sockgiving Update!

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November is National Homelessness Awareness Month and the #1 clothing need of men, women, and children is SOCKS! The RMC has put out the challenge to see how many new pairs of socks might we collect for those in need in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Temperatures are dropping and socks fall apart fast. The #1 reason someone experiencing homelessness goes to the ER is a foot issue and the #1 way to prevent that from happening is for them to be able to wear clean, dry socks on a regular basis. Keep those socks coming in and help us make a social impact one pair of socks at a time! We will continue to collect through November 17.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Genesis 28:10-22

Our scriptures are full of stories of people getting messages from God through visions and dreams. Does God still speak to us through our dreaming? Here at Lakewood UCC we are doing some collective dreaming of our own. Where is God calling us to new ministries? What ministries need tweaking or possibly even retiring? This Sunday begins a three week season of Stewardship where we focus on what gifts and blessings we’ve received and how they can be used to further the mission and ministry of Lakewood UCC. Join us as Pastor Curt preaches on Jacob’s dream at Bethel and our dreams for the new things God is doing in our midst.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

The Bible is a fascinating and challenging collection of writings. It’s been used to condemn and to liberate, to open conversations and end arguments, to inspire new paths and to hold people in their places. Progressive Christians often have an uneasy relationship with our sacred texts. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on what we mean when we say that the Bible contains “the Word of God” and how God is indeed, still speaking.

Stewardship 2020

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This year’s stewardship theme is “Leading the way to the future.”  Isaiah 43:19 says, “I am about to do a new thing…..do you not perceive it?” There are so many possibilities to look at for the future at Lakewood UCC! The stewardship campaign will be held on three Sundays: October 27, November 3, and November 10.  Our pledge cards will be dedicated during the church service on November 10, and the Stewardship Committee will host a thank-you lunch for the congregation. Please join us as we talk about how we will be leading the way to the future.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

A long time ago, God’s people were living in exile far away from what they considered their home. They were facing new customs and new norms. Everything around them seemed strange and joy was hard to come by. Enter the prophet Jeremiah and his word from God that the people should not wait for home before they start living again. “Plant gardens,” he says. “Get married. Enjoy your family. Don’t wait. Now is the time for living.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on our current experiences of exile and how God calls us to enjoy life now, even when so much around us seems strange and unfamiliar.

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