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


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!

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?”

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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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.

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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03/18/2018 Law and Love

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Sometimes religious people think that it’s all about the rules. Do this. Don’t do that. Here’s a sin, there’s a sin, everywhere a sin, sin. Rules themselves aren’t bad, but when it becomes more about the rule itself and less about the reason for the rule we can run into some trouble. In this week’s reading the prophet Jeremiah declares that the covenant between God and God’s people is not about external rules. It’s about what’s in our hearts. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on law and on love and how God turns the tables on keeping covenant.
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03/11/2018 The Gift of Grace

Ephesians 2:1-10
In our world, we often hear that people get what they deserve. We hear that we make our own destiny. We hear that through hard work we can accomplish anything. But in God’s world, we receive even when we don’t deserve. In God’s world, being spiritually dead is an opportunity to find new life. In God’s world, good works are the result, not the means, of our salvation. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how our salvation has nothing to do with hell and everything to do with living in the here and now.
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03/04/2018 Acting Up

“The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables.” John 2:13-22
As a child, I never knew that sometimes even Jesus got angry. The story of Jesus cleansing the temple is not one we typically teach to our children or often hear preached from the pulpit. We don’t like the thought of an angry Jesus. But some anger is justified. Some anger is a righteous anger at the injustice and indignities of the world. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how the right kind of anger can be just what is needed to bring about the change God’s kingdom demands.
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02/25/2018 The Upside Down

“Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” Mark 8:31-37
We tend to think of Jesus as a gentle, lamb-holding, sage figure who wanders from town to town dispensing easily digestible wisdom. And sometimes this is who he is. But today’s reading offers another side of Jesus. He’s angry with Peter because Peter’s focus is on the short term, not the longer term. He needs his disciples to know that following him will bring difficulty and challenge. But also that it is worth it. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the topsy-turvy kingdom of God and how sometimes losing is just what we need in order to find what we never knew we were missing.
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02/18/2018 Rainbow Promises Rev Mollie Landers Hatt

“Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, ‘As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.” Genesis 9:8-17
We often hear the story of Noah and the flood as children. This Sunday, we’ll focus on what happens after the storm passes, through the Covenant promise of the rainbow. Who is this promise for, and what does our part of the covenant mean for our daily lives?  We’ll explore how God continues to turn the tables, always giving a path to relationship and redemption. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the rainbow of promises of God.
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02/11/2018 Shape Shifting

“Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves.” Mark 9:2-9
We love to use the caterpillar turning into a butterfly as a metaphor for transformation. We start as one thing and through various processes, struggles, and events over time we become something else. But the butterfly was always a part of the caterpillar just as the caterpillar is still a part of the butterfly. Today we hear the story if Jesus becoming “transfigured” before a few disciples. What does that mean? And perhaps more importantly, what does it say about our own transformations? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how we are all becoming someone new and how our faith can help us through the process of being transformed in Christ.
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02/04/2018 Strength for Our Weakness

Isaiah 40:21-31
The ancient Israelites had a rough go of it for a while. Empire after empire came and conquered them. Life was hard. Surely they must have wondered why God was allowing this to happen. Enter the prophet, Isaiah. In chapter 40, Isaiah has some uplifting words for God’s people. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how it is that we find strength in God when times are tough.
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01/28/2018 Christians In an Interfaith World

1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Since the very beginning, Christians have been trying to figure out how to live side by side with people of other faiths. Do we follow their customs? Encourage them to follow ours? Can we find a way to live our faith fully without diminishing the truths that others have found elsewhere? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the challenges and blessings of being a Christian in an interfaith world.
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01/21/2018 Casting a Wide Net

Mark 1:14-20
When Jesus called the disciples, he didn’t call just one type of person. He called fishermen, a tax collector, and a religious fanatic among others. He welcomed folks from all walks of life into his inner circle. Jesus seems to have some wisdom about how best to build a community and a movement. Encouraging rich diversity within the group seems to be an important part of it. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how diversity is an important part of the church and how it always has been.
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01/14/2018 Come and See Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt

John 1:43-51
Join us for a very exciting Sunday worship service where Associate Pastor Candidate Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt will be preaching. In John’s Gospel, we’ll read the story of the call of Philip and Nathanael who were invited to follow Jesus and “come and see” who this Jesus of Nazareth is. How do we respond to God’s call in our life? How do we respond to God’s call in the lives of others? We’ll explore God’s invitation in our lives and world today.
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01/07/2018 New Year, New Light, New Life

Mark 1:4-11
As the calendar turns to 2018 many of us are looking to the future with hope. The church calendar also turns as we move from Advent and Christmas to the season of Epiphany. Epiphany is all about the ways Christ’s light is revealed and how it colors everything we see from a new perspective. This Sunday we reflect on the baptism of Jesus and what it means for our own lives, baptized or not. We’ll also be celebrating communion and celebrating Logan Bennett’s ministry with us as she prepares for her new call in Southern California.
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12/31/2017 “The Risk of Incarnation” by Parker Palmer

Genesis 1:1-5, John 1:1-5
Join us as we consider what it means at the turning of the year to truly embody the light of Christ. We will begin the service with a Hymn Sing of Christmas carols and end it with candlelight. Our budding Lakewood UCC worship band will lead the music. We offer special thanks to the ad hoc worship team from Care for Creation and Building and Grounds for their leadership in the service.

Today’s sermon showed a short video by Parker Palmer entitled “The Risk of incarnation” which was followed by some questions for those in attendance to ponder. Due to copyright and the nature of the sermon, there will be sermon posted for this service.

12/24/2017 #FearNot #WordMadeFlesh

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-20
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with a traditional evening candlelight service and carols. We’ll start with a medley of Christmas songs at 7:00 pm, move into the service proper at 7:30 pm, and conclude with a candlelit Silent Night. Plan to arrive early, as this service is always packed!
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12/17/2017 #FearNot #Joy

Luke 1: 26-38
We tend to think of Mary as meek and mild. But the truth is she is anything but. It took her a few minutes to adjust to the news that she was going to be the means by which God would enter the world in a new way. But once she got over the shock, she boldly stepped forward with prophetic power. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent with fearless joy at the coming of Christ at Christmas. #FearNot #Joy.
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12/10/2017 #FearNot #Peace

Matthew 1: 18-23
When Joseph learned Mary was pregnant his first thought was to “dismiss her quietly.” He didn’t want to expose her to unnecessary shame. But he didn’t want to marry her either. Then an angel came to him in a dream and said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.” This is week two of our Advent series #FearNot, with this week’s focus on peace. Where do we find it? How do we achieve it? What does peace look and feel like? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on finding peace in the midst of change, turmoil, and unrest. #FearNot #Peace.
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12/03/2017 #FearNot #Hope

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 11
Advent is a time of hopeful expectations as we await the rebirth of the Christ Child at Christmas. Over the next few weeks, we’ll reflect together on the importance of our faith in the face of events and situations that might cause us to be fearful. Again and again throughout our scriptures, we hear the words “Do not be afraid.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on why we can still have hope in midst of troubling and frightening times. #FearNot #Hope
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11/26/2017 When Did We See You?

Matthew 25: 31-45
In this week’s reading from Matthew, we hear Jesus talking about sheep and goats. He says that some people (the sheep) did what was right because they served the hungry, those in prison, the sick, and others he calls “the least of my brothers and sisters.” The goats, on the other hand, didn’t. They didn’t call. They didn’t visit. They didn’t help. This is a parable that reminds us of our central call as Christians—serving one another is how we serve Christ. In a season of thanksgiving, Pastor Curt will preach on how our call to serve others is really an expression of gratitude to God.
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11/19/2017 Thoughts and Prayers

Luke 13: 1-9
Here at Lakewood UCC, we are experiencing worship music in new ways. This Sunday, we have invited local jazz group, Second Acts, to our congregation to share their gifts of music in worship. This will be a  special worship service you won’t want to miss. We look forward to a lively, spirit-filled worship experience!
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11/12/2017 The Love Paradox

2 Thessalonians 1: 2-4
This is the third and final week of our Stewardship series focused on Celebrating our WOW Moments: Growing Faith, Giving Thanks, and Increasing Love. There is an old children’s song called, “The Magic Penny” which says, “love is something that if you give it away, you end up having more.” God calls us to be reckless in our loving, giving it away wherever and to whomever we can. This week in worship we’ll focus on our increasing love and how God’s love is an inexhaustible well from which we draw.
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