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Unless stated otherwise in the title, Senior Pastor Curt Preston provided the sermon.

 

03/17/2019 The Eye of the Storm

Psalms 46:1-11
Psalm 46 says, “Be still, and know that I am God!” While it is short, this verse says a lot. It says, “God is God and we are not.” It says, “the world will keep spinning even if we take a break for a minute.” It says, “while we may know these two truths, we often don’t live like we believe them.” Lent is a time to slow down, to be intentional, and to reflect on our relationships with God, self, and neighbor. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on finding a quiet place in the midst of the tumult and how our spiritual practices can help us “do” less and “be” more.
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03/10/2019 Welcome to the Wilderness

Isaiah 43:16-21
We’ve all had experiences of feeling lost, confused, and out of sorts. Sometimes it feels like the world is out to get us specifically. Bad news is often followed by more bad news. Broadly we can call any or all of these experiences as “wilderness.” But wilderness isn’t always bad. Sometimes, in fact, wilderness is just what we need to realign our values and our priorities. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on what gifts can be found in the wilderness and how we might even be able to offer a welcome to the wilderness.
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03/03/2019 What’s Lent

Luke 4:1-13
Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness fasting, praying, and facing temptation. This is the story is the root of our modern 40 day Lenten journey as we prepare for Easter. What is Lent? Why is it celebrated in the ways it is? What are some Lenten practices we can all participate in to get ourselves spiritually ready for Easter? Join us this Sunday for an intergenerational service all about Lent.
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02/24/2019 Expecting Nothing in Return Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Luke 6:27-38
Jesus is back at it again, calling us to the seemingly impossible, of loving our enemies and not judging others. Easier said than done, especially when it seems increasingly difficult to talk with someone who has a different viewpoint, much less love an enemy.  As Jesus continues his “Sermon on the Plain,” he leaves us pondering these words: “expect nothing in return.” What happens when we expect nothing in return from a conversation, a gift given, a relationship? Could it paradoxically open us to be more generous, loving, able to truly love those we think impossible to love?  Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the freedom of loving when we expect nothing in return.
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02/17/2019 On Blessings & Woes

Luke 6:17-26
Sometimes the Jesus we meet in scripture isn’t warm and fuzzy. Sometimes the Jesus we meet in scripture is angry, frustrated, and downright judgy. Which seems pretty strange coming from the person who said, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on both blessing and woe, and how God’s vision of how the world could be means some hard truths for a lot of us.
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02/10/2019 Deep Waters

Luke 5:1-11
When Jesus calls the disciples, he doesn’t ask them any questions. He doesn’t ask what they believe, or who they think he is, or what their thoughts are on the state of the world. He doesn’t ask how often they pray, or if they read the scriptures, or if they go to worship regularly. He simply invites them to follow him. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on fishing, following, and what God is able to do in our lives when we are willing to put out into deep waters.
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02/03/2019 What We Borrow Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt and Youth

Jeremiah 1:4-11a
Jeremiah was “only” a young boy when he was called and equipped by God to be a prophet.  Age, among many identities, is not a determining factor to be called and to serve God! Today, many challenges face our world and future, one of the most stark is Climate Change. As people of faith, our response to caring for all of creation needs to be bolder than ever. Join us this Sunday as we hear from our young people and Rev. Mollie about both the fears of the effects climate change will have on their future and the hope they are still grounded in despite an uncertain future.
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01/27/2019 Fulfilled

Luke 4:14-21
Do you have a word, a phrase, a mantra, or a scripture that inspires you? When you think about how others would describe you what comes to mind? When Jesus had the opportunity to preach his very first sermon, he chose a passage about good news for the poor, release for the captives, sight for the blind, and freedom for the oppressed. These concepts inspired and defined him and his ministry. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on failure, fulfillment, and finding just the right inspiration to keep us going.
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01/20/2019 Lessons on Serving Good Wine

John 2:1-11
Many of us are familiar with the biblical story of Jesus turning water into wine. And while this is an impressive feat, the question still remains why? What point was Jesus trying to prove? Was he just showing off, or was there a different reason he chose this miracle at this time? Join us on Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the Wedding at Cana and why gallons of good wine isn’t the only reason to celebrate.
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01/13/2019 In Water and Holy Spirit

Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22
We tend to think of baptism in one of two ways: something we do to infants and children to bring them into the Christian faith, or as something a person chooses for themselves because they want to commit their lives to following Jesus. But Jesus was a full-grown adult when he was baptized and didn’t seem to want to follow himself. Which begs the question, “how did we get from Jesus’ baptism to our modern understandings of the sacrament?” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on water, Spirit, ritual, and how shifting our thinking about baptism can shift our perspective on who we are and who God can be.
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01/06/2019 Return Another Way Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Matthew 2:1-12
Merry Christmas! This Sunday we will celebrate the last day of Christmastide and Epiphany. We will hear a beloved part of the Christmas story: the three Magi traveling to Bethlehem to meet Jesus Christ, God-with-us. But this is not just a sweet story of Three Kings bringing gifts to baby Jesus. After meeting the Christ child, the one who disrupts the established power, the Magi discern they are to return home another way. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches and we explore what happens when we meet and acknowledge the Christ amongst us and cannot remain the same.
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12/30/2018 A collection of Christmas stories

John 1:1-18
Merry Christmas! While many secular organizations have moved on from Christmas, churches celebrate an entire season of Christmas. The twelve days of Christmas are actually the 12 days between December 25 and January 6. So we are right in the midst of Christmas. This Sunday, Pastor Curt shares some favorite Christmas stories, readings, and poems which speak to the heart of the season. We’ll also be singing many of our favorite carols. We hope you’ll join us as we keep celebrating what the birth of the Christ child means to us in Christmas, and all year long.
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12/24/2018 The Weary World Rejoices

First Lesson: Isiah 9: 2, 6-7
Second Lesson: Luke 2: 1-7
Third Lesson: Luke 2: 8-20
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12/23/2018 Bearing the Light Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Luke 1:39-55
On this fourth and final Sunday of Advent, we hear the story of Elizabeth greeting her cousin Mary with joy and love. Both women are in the midst of surprising and history-altering pregnancies. Out of this greeting of blessing, Mary goes on to sing a song we know as the Magnificant, a proclamation of the Gospel. Mary’s and Elizabeth’s stories remind us that we all bear light and love of Christ, and are called to sing our own magnificants. Join us in worship this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches and we explore what embodied love looks like in Advent and beyond.
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12/16/2018 Joy Anyway

Philippians 4:4-9
In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Our heart may say “yes” to Paul’s command, but our head often says, “not so easy.” Does Paul know anything about difficulty and loss? He can’t really mean always, right? Paul, in fact, knows plenty about loss and difficulty and yet he still believes in the power of rejoicing anyway. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the Advent theme of Joy, and how a weary world rejoices.
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12/09/2018 Do We Find It, or Make It

Isaiah 2:1-5
Most days the world doesn’t seem like a very peaceful place. Across the globe and in our own homes there is far too much violence. The prophet Isaiah spoke of a time when swords would be beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. Weapons of war would be transformed into tools for tending and growing. Nobody is against peace, but many of us struggle with what it takes to make it and to find it. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the ways of peace and how to hold on to them is a season and world that seems anything but peaceful.
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12/02/2018 Hope Has a History

Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11
Advent is a 4-week season of waiting and preparing for Christ’s rebirth at Christmas. It is a season rooted in the hopeful visions of the ways the world could be and should be. The prophet Isaiah had seen the worst of what the world can offer: war, devastation, division, and exile. And yet, he preached a word of hope to God’s people. Our theme for Advent this year is, “A Weary World Rejoices.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on hope, incarnation, and how we can continue to rejoice in the midst of a weary world.
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11/25/2018 Alpha and Omega Rev Mollie Landers Hatt

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.
Due to copyright issues, the song selection that was part of today’s sermon has not been included in the audio file.
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11/18/2018 Thanksliving

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.
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11/11/2018 A Piece of the Puzzle Rev Mollie Landers Hatt

Mark 12:38-44
As our stewardship theme reminds us – we all have gifts to offer!  From the old to the young, from the working full time to fully retired, no matter how much or little we have in our savings accounts, we all have gifts to offer.  Join us this Sunday in worship as Rev. Mollie preaches on our gifts, abundance and scarcity, and the call to be givers, no matter where we are on life’s journey. Bring your pledge cards for this joyful morning worship service!
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11/04/2018 Who Is My Neighbor Rev Tamara Boynton

Mark 12:28-34
This Sunday is the second sermon in a three-week series called, “What Gifts Can We Offer?” which is our theme for 2019 Stewardship. Stewardship is a churchy word for using what we’ve been given to participate in God’s work in the world. Sometimes that means money, but it also means our gifts, talents, and time as well. In this Sunday’s scripture, Jesus tells us, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength,” and, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Join us this Sunday as we explore the question, “Who is our neighbor?”
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10/28/2018 Buried Treasure

Matthew 25:14-20
This Sunday we begin a three-week sermon series called, “What Gifts Can We Offer?” which is our theme for Stewardship. Stewardship is a churchy word for using what we’ve been given to participate in God’s work in the world. Sometimes that means money, but it also means our gifts, talents, and time as well. In this Sunday’s scripture, Jesus tells the story of three stewards of gifts. Two risked everything getting great results, while one buried his gifts in the ground out of fear. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on buried treasure and how we can use what God has given us to the greatest impact.
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10/21/2018 Not Even a Gold Watch Rev Jerry Eslinger

Deuteronomy 34:1-6
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10/14/2018 Doers of the World

James 1:19-25
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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10/07/2018

Mark 10:13-16
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.

Today’s sermon consisted of multiple sensory stations that individuals could experience. As a result, there was no sermon.

09/30/2018 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.

Due to the contemplative nature of the sermon, there is no audio of today’s sermon.
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09/23/2018 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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09/16/2018 There’s a Psalm for That Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

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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09/09/2018 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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09/02/2018 Open Table

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15
Some churches seem to have a lot of rules. You have to be a member before you can serve in certain leadership roles. You have to attend a training before you can read scripture in church. You have to be confirmed or a member before you can receive communion. Back in Jesus’s day, there were a lot of rules too. But he didn’t seem to be a big fan following the rules. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on Jesus’s radical hospitality and how we seek to live into that same hospitality as well.
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08/26/2018 On Holy Ground Rev. Curt Preston and Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Exodus 3:1-12
Join us for our annual “Worship in the Park” service, held this year at Anderson Park* (4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). We’ll get things rolling with a pre-service sing-a-long, then an hour of worship followed by a picnic lunch. Rev. Curt and Rev. Mollie will be co-preaching on where we find holy ground and what makes it holy.
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08/19/2018 Dressed for Success

Ephesians 6:1-17
How do you decide what to wear on any given day? Is it based on what you have planned?  Who you are going to see? How you feel as you stare into your closet? What is the right outfit for doing battle with the cosmic forces of evil? Confronting racism? Standing firm in the face of injustice? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on matching your shoes to your belt as we proclaim the gospel of peace.
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08/12/2018 Taizé

Taizé-style worship comes to us from an ecumenical Christian group based in France. Songs consist of simple, repeated phrases, and instead of a sermon, there’s an emphasis on contemplation and silence. Some describe it as “a massage for the soul.” Everyone is invited to join us as we quiet our minds, still our hearts, and wait for the wind of God to blow among us.

08/05/2018 No Comparison Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Ephesians 4:1-16
This week’s reading from the letter to the church in Ephesus starts beautifully – and with a difficult charge. “Live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.”  Just how do we live a life worthy of the calling that God has called us to?  Can we live out our callings without getting overwhelmed or bogged down by should-haves and could-haves? Join us in worship on Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the joy of living a life rooted in God’s call to us all.
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07/29/2018 Letting It All Go

2 Samuel 6:105, 12b-19
When was the last time you felt truly free to be joyful and silly and not care about how it looked to others? Can you remember a time when you were so present in the moment you lost track of everything else? For most of us, these moments are few and far between. This Sunday is the third and final week in our series on King David. This week we find him stripped down to his skivvies, dancing in the streets before the Ark of the Covenant. Why is David so happy he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on dancing, joy, and letting it all go when we come into God’s presence.
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07/22/2018 Five Smooth Stones

1 Samuel 17:19-40, 48-49
Most of us know the story of David confronting Goliath. It’s a classic story of the underdog winning the day. In part two of our sermon series on David, we’ll explore our own Goliaths and reflect on what tools we have within our reach that can help us stand tall, face down difficult odds, and stay hopeful in the face of tumult and strife. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how five smooth stones and God’s presence can make all the difference.
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07/15/2018 As Seen Through God’s Eyes

1 Samuel 16:6-13
Many of us know of King David as one of the great rulers of ancient Israel. But before he was king, he was just a shepherd boy. David had a lot of older brothers who would have been the obvious choice to lead God’s people. But as is so often the case, God doesn’t go with the obvious choice. More often than not, God doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies the called. God has a way of seeing past the surface into the hearts of humans and drawing forth the gifts we don’t even know we have. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches the first of a three-part sermon series on David and how he became the leader God knew he could be.
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07/08/2018 Take a Buddy Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Mark 6:1-13
At church camp and during the Western Regional Youth Event, anytime a young person needs to go somewhere away from the group, they are asked to “take a buddy!” For safety, for caring, to learn from one another, to help one another be brave, going out into the world with a buddy seems like a great idea. Jesus sent the disciples out two by two in our Gospel reading for this Sunday. Beyond keeping one another company, what do we learn from going through this life with a buddy or buddies? How does God work differently through two or more gathered in God’s name? Join us this Sunday in worship as Rev. Mollie preaches on the joys and challenges of “taking a buddy.”
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07/01/2018 Teach Us to Pray

Luke 11:1-13
Many of us feel inadequate when it comes to our prayer life. I often hear people say, “I’m not good at prayer.” What’s that about? What does being “good” at prayer even mean? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt leads a special intergenerational service with communion, prayer stations, and a sermon on what Jesus teaches about prayer. Children will participate in the worship service rather than leaving for Children’s Faith Formation. We will have nursery care for those 3 and under.
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06/24/2018 Mr. Sessions, Please Keep Reading

Romans 13:1-10
Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned to the Bible to defend the current administration’s immigration policy. Mr. Sessions said, “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes.” If any public figure is going to quote this section of Paul’s letter to the Romans, perhaps they should keep reading, at least through verse 10. What does Romans 13:1-10 say and what does it mean when people in authority quote it? What other passages in scripture are relevant when considering how we treat immigrants and asylum seekers? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches, “Mr. Sessions, Please Keep Reading”—a sermon about the power scripture has to harm and to heal and how we can respond to a world that seems to only have bad news.
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06/17/2018 Cultivate Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Mark 4:26-34
At first glance, the parable of the Mustard Seed is one of the shortest, simplest parables. Jesus tells the disciples that the Realm of God is like a small seed growing into a great shrub, providing a home for the birds of the air. The small is made great in God’s love, providing shade and rest for others. What are the mustard seeds in our lives? Whether the seeds that grow when we embrace our authentic self or the seed that grows when we live in community – how do we cultivate growth in ourselves and others? In light of Pride month and the pride parade, what messages of God’s transformative power still needs to be cultivated and grown? Join us in worship this Sunday, whether in the streets of the Pride parade or the pews of our sanctuary as Rev. Mollie preaches.
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06/10/2018 Visions Spread Wide

1 Samuel 3:1-10
There are many stories of people being called by God in the Bible. We think of people like Isaiah, Jonah, and Moses at the burning bush. This Sunday we hear the story of the call of Samuel. We are told that “the word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.” And yet God’s call came not to a king or prince, not to a person of means or someone with persuasive powers, but to a young boy. Why would God pick Samuel to be a messenger of hope? Surely there must have been someone better or more qualified. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on God’s knack for using the gifts that most people overlook.
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06/03/2018 Love Over Law

Mark 2:23-3:6
Having rules and following rules is important. While they may be annoying and frustrating at times, laws are one of the ways we govern our behaviors so that we can create a safe and mutually beneficial community together. But what about laws that are unjust? What about when laws do more harm than good? Jesus was a good and faithful Jewish man who understood the importance of keeping the law. But he also knew that sometimes breaking the rules was the only way to bring God’s desired healing and justice to the world. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the love of the law and the law of love and how following Jesus sometimes means breaking the rules so that love can rule our hearts, our homes, and our communities.
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05/27/2018 Spirit Living Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

John 3:1-17
The story of Nicodemus and Jesus’ interactions gives us much to ponder as Jesus challenges Nicodemus to move beyond his intellect to embodying his faith. Do we have to abandon our knowledge and intellect to live as Spirit-filled people?  Or is it an invitation to be challenged and stretched, living into what we cannot explain or define away? Is it an either/or, or a both/and? Join us in worship on Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on one of the most commonly used, and perhaps most misunderstood verses of the Bible.
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05/20/2018 When the Spirit Descends

Acts 2:1-21
Have you ever talked with a person and felt you simply couldn’t understand what the other was saying? You speak the same language but see the world so differently that you can’t talk across the divide? The story of Pentecost from Acts 2 is the story of the Holy Spirit coming upon the people and giving them the ability to understand each other even though they all speak different languages. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on current day Pentecost moments and how the Holy Spirit unites us in our diversity.
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05/13/2018 What Love Is

1 John 4:16b-21
What is love? How do we experience it? How do we demonstrate it? How do we receive it? We hear at church all the time that God’s love is unconditional, but how does that change how we live? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how experiencing God’s love means that we have to love the people in our lives, whether we like them or not.
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05/06/2018 Today’s sermon was by three youth as a part of Youth Sunday

1 Kings 29-14a
Is church an eye in the storm of life, a place of safety and refuge? Is church a place of encountering and being challenged by differences? Perhaps it is a bit of both – a community of sanctuary and rest, while being a place of challenges and growth as we bump into each other’s differences. Join us in worship this Sunday as our Youth share their perspectives on what church is to them: an eye in the storm, a place of accepting and embracing differences, community based in unity, yet without uniformity. We will celebrate communion during this creative intergenerational service.
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04/29/2018 What’s to Prevent Me?

Acts 8:26-38
Can a person have privilege and also struggle to overcome long odds? Can a person wield power in one part of their life, and yet, face oppression in another? The fancy term for it is. “intersectionality.” It means that none of us fit neatly into a single category or box. In today’s reading from Acts, we meet an Ethiopian Eunuch riding in a chariot. He’s an outsider and also a person of wealth. He’s denied full participation in temple worship, but has power and influence at the same time. And he wants to be baptized. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how far we are willing to go to be welcomed and to welcome others into the church.
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04/22/2018 Soil, Sower, and Seed Tom Keefe

Psalm 65:8-13; Mark 4:1-20
The Parable of the Good Soil. One of the most famous of the 46 Parables of Jesus, but what relevance does it have in our world today? Is it a parable about the Earth, or an invitation to be Stewards of the Earth? Continuing our table-turning study of the Good News, Mark 4:1-20 is told anew by the Care for Creation Ministry and LaPuente Mission Team, with Tom Keefe preaching.
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04/15/2018 Can I Get a Witness Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Luke 24:36-58
In the midst of the season of Easter, still in a world that is full of hurt, pain, injustice, and sadness, we are asked to witness to the resurrection.  How do we tell our own stories of new life and transformation in the midst of the hardships of the world? In a time where evangelism seems like a word we’d rather not utter, how can we share the importance of our faith with others?  Join us this Sunday in worship, as Rev. Mollie preaches and we are invited to walk side by side with one another, as we tell our stories and witness to the stories of others
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04/08/2018 Peace Offerings

John 20:19-31
For Christians, Easter is a season, not just one day. In fact, living as resurrection people is something we are called to all year round. Whatever happened on that first Easter morning has reverberations that go beyond Easter Sunday. This Sunday begins several weeks of stories of Jesus’s resurrection appearances. Jesus, again and again, is trying to convince the disciples that he is not gone but is actually still very much among them. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on doubt, faith, and what happens when we are open to believing in what we can’t see.
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04/01/2018 Easter Fools

Luke 24:1-12
Christ has risen! Easter is the high point in the Christian calendar and a day of great joy and celebration. Again this year, we will be creating a “living cross” as a symbol of resurrection and new life. All are invited to bring a flower to put on the cross prior to the worship service. We will have plenty of flowers available if you are unable to bring your own. We will celebrate the resurrection with an intergenerational service on Easter, with Faith Formation staying in worship.
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03/25/2018 The Donkey Parade Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11
Holy Week kicks-off with a humble parade of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey. Is this just a story fulfilling an ancient prophecy? Or does the humble but table-turning parade resound in our world and lives today? Join us this Sunday in worship, as we wave palms, shout Hosanna, and reflect on the humble parade that turned the tables.
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