This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Luke 11:1-13
How did you learn how to pray? Did someone teach you? Did you memorize certain prayers? Did you discover prayer on your own? Jesus’s followers asked him to teach them how to pray. It seems that they either didn’t know how or thought there was a “right” way to pray. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the gift of prayer and how we sometimes make it more complicated than it needs to be.

 

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Luke 10:37-42
In this week’s reading we meet Mary and Martha. These two sisters receive and welcome Jesus into their home. But while Mary is fawning over Jesus’s every word, Martha is left in the kitchen to do all of the work. She asks Jesus to ask Mary to help her. Jesus’s response may surprise you. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on Mary and Martha and finding balance between work and wonder.

 

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Sunday, June 23, 10:15 am

1 Kings 9:1-15a
The sounds of summer are in full swing – barbecues, splashing in pools and lakes, kids running around the neighborhoods, crackling of campfires. In the midst of the start of summer, we hear the story of Elijah seeking God’s presence on a mountainside. Elijah, who has experienced God in big and loud ways, now hears God in an unexpected way- in the sound of silence. How do we make space to hear God in obvious and unexpected ways? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the sounds of silence and the substance we find in the pause.

 

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Sunday, June 16, 10:15 am

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
In this week’s reading from Proverbs, we hear a new voice—Woman Wisdom! She stakes her claim at the busiest intersection in town and shouts to the passers-by how she was present with God before creation began. What might Woman Wisdom have to say to us? What might she implore us to shout at the busiest intersections in town? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on bold proclamation and how participating in PrideFest is a critical part of our witness to God’s unconditional love.

 

BorderLinks

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Several UCC churches from the greater Denver area are planning a joint trip to BorderLinks September 23-27. BorderLinks is a nonprofit organization that offers experiential learning opportunities that explore the difficulties of migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border. The cost is $680 per person, inclusive of room, food, trainings, etc. It does not include flights to and from Tucson. Pastor Curt is planning on going. Please contact him if you are interested as space is limited. Learn more about BorderLinks here.

 

A World Full of Neighbors: Conversations to Heal Divides

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Friday, June 28 – Saturday, June 30
This brand new retreat program is a joint effort of La Foret and Living Room Conversations, both non-profits seeking to make the world a better place. Living Room Conversations is an organization with a simple concept that is surprisingly powerful—respectful conversations that build relationship across divides. There is more information at https://www.laforet.org/events or take a look at the flyers on our Welcome Center.

 

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, June 9, 10:15 am

Pentecost is more than a fiery dove descending on the heads of the Apostles and imparting the ability to speak in tongues. Pentecost is alive for us today in Lakewood UCC in the ways that invite us to act on God’s Spirit of Divine Love. We recognize that the Holy Spirit is accessible to everyone on our community. We act on that Spirit as the hands, head, and feet of God in the world.  But what expectations do we have for resolving the problems and challenges we face? Come join us this Sunday as guest preacher Dr. Paul Michalec preaches on a modern interpretation of Pentecost as a gift given to all, a call to action, and the challenge of accepting the truth that our actions may not change the world in our lifetime.

 

This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, June 2, 10:15 am

This Sunday is a big day in the life of our church. We’ll have a baptism and also will receive communion. Plus, we have a congregational meeting following church. In John’s gospel, Jesus prays for his disciples “that they may all be one.” Not only is he talking about those disciples, but ALL of Jesus’ disciples, including us. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on sacraments, unity in the midst of diversity, and what oneness in Christ means to us.

 

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