This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, November 25, 10:15 am

Revelation 1:4-8
This Sunday marks the end of the church year, as we’ll start a new year with Advent. Well before the ball drops in Times Square, it is a time to reflect on the ways God has been at work in our world, life, and self throughout the past year. Before we enter fully into Advent and preparing for the Christ child, this gives us a moment to pause, to prepare for what is yet to come, a time to marvel at the present. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on God’s time and ways that God is with us from the beginning to end, and everything in between.

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, November 18, 10:15 am

Matthew 6:25-33
Let’s face it, most of us are worriers. We tend to fret over our jobs, our homes, even what clothes to wear. Sure, we take occasional breaks from our worry. Thanksgiving is time to relax, if only for a few hours, and give thanks for the abundance God has provided. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt preaches on how we can turn Thanksgiving into ‘Thanksliving’ all year round.

Stewardship 2019

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Sunday, October 28, November 4, and November 11

Here at Lakewood UCC we are truly blessed! We are a thriving congregation with many activities and opportunities to participate in the life of the church. This year’s stewardship theme is, “What Gifts Can We Offer?” I Peter 4:10 encourages us to “…serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” We thank God for all of the many gifts we have among us and we seek to use them to serve the Lord through this church. This year’s stewardship campaign will be held on October 28, November 4, and November 11. Pledge cards will be dedicated during the November 11 service, and afterward, the Stewardship Committee will host a thank you luncheon for the congregation. Come join us as we discover what gifts we can offer and praise God for all of our blessings! Read the 2019 Narrative Budget.

 

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, October 21, 10:15 am

Mark 10:17-27
A rich young man came to Jesus and asked what it takes to inherit eternal life. Jesus answers, “You already know. Keep the commandments.” But the young man wasn’t satisfied. He wanted to do more. He wanted to go the extra mile. And Jesus responds, “In that case, you lack one thing.” Each of us lacks one thing. Some of us more than one, but all of us have something that’s holding us back from becoming the fullest version of ourselves. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the things we have, the things we lack, and the journey of going the extra mile.

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Sunday, October 14, 10:15 am

James 1:19 
Many people are feeling hurt and angry right now. The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh have again raised questions about sexual assault, rape culture, and the credibility of women speaking about their own experiences. And then we get this quote from the book of James, “let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.” My response, “neither does acceptance or silence.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on using our voices (and anger) to produce the kind of change we need.

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Sunday, October 7, 10:15 am

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday offers us a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the head of the church. On this day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers.

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, September 30, 10:15 am

Praying As Jesus Taught

Matthew 6:7-13

How often do you pray the Lord’s Prayer? Daily? Weekly? Every now and again? The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar to most of us that we sometimes can pray it without really thinking about what we are saying. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on giving new voice and new meaning to a prayer we know so well.

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Sunday, September 23, 10:15 am

Coming In Second

Mark 9:30-37

We receive messages every day telling us, “more is better.” We are told we need to buy more, consume more, and have more. The push to compete and achieve is hard to resist. But Jesus saw things from a very different perspective. He teaches that the last shall be first and that serving others is our true calling. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the spiritual discipline of saying, “enough is enough.”

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Sunday, September 16, 10:15 am

There’s a Psalm for That

Psalm 19

Beloved Pastor and translator of the Bible into The Message, Eugene Peterson names the Psalms as his entry into poetry, metaphor, and prayer. From praise to lament, from despair to joy, the Psalms give us rich words to call out and cry out to God. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches and we are invited to bring our whole selves before God, especially through the lens of the Psalms.

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Sunday, September 9, 10:15 am

Be Opened

Mark 7:24-37

Believe it or not, Jesus wasn’t actually perfect. He was fully human and that fully human part of him occasionally messed things up. In today’s reading, he calls a woman a dog, right to her face. Not exactly the warm and fuzzy Jesus we like to imagine in our minds. But what’s beautiful about this interaction is that Jesus is the one who is changed by it. Jesus is the one who learns from his mistake and shifts course. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the humanity of Jesus, the ways we all learn from our mistakes, and the call to remain open to the movements of the Holy Spirit so we can be transformed again and again.

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