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02/18/2018 Rainbow Promises Rev Mollie Landers Hatt

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

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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11/05/2017 Thank God (and Goodness)

This is week 2 on our Stewardship theme of Celebrating our WOW Moments: Growing Faith, Giving Thanks, and Increasing Love. This week we focus on gratitude and thanksgiving. This time of year we hear a lot about being thankful, but to what or to whom are we thankful? Good luck? Dumb luck? Or perhaps even what seemed like bad luck at the time? Or is our gratitude and thankfulness grounded in something deeper than luck and chance? Join us this week as Pastor Curt preaches on Paul’s words about, “not ceasing to give thanks” even in the midst of trial and tribulation.
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10/29/2017 The View from Here

This week we begin a three-week series related to our stewardship theme this year: Celebrating our WOW Moments; Growing Faith, Giving Thanks, and Increasing Love. This Sunday we will focus on our growing faith. What does it mean to have a growing faith? What does it look like? Feel like? Sound like? How have important people in our past allowed us to stand where we stand and see what we see? Join us this week when Pastor Curt preaches on the ways we are growing in faith and what that means for our future together. We’ll also have a puppet show!
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10/22/2017 Ministry and Politics

In the United States, we have a separation of church and state. Everyone knows that religion and politics don’t mix. Everyone, it seems, except for Jesus. Join us this Sunday in worship were we dare to ask questions about faith, politics, and what it really means to, “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to give to God that which belongs to God.”
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10/15/2017 Ambushed by Our Egos Rev Jerry Eslinger

Naaman knew what was wrong. And he knew what he needed to do to fix it. But, like so many of us, he let his ego get in the way of his healing. Why is it that we allow embarrassment and pride keep us from getting the help and healing we need? Join us this Sunday as guest preacher Rev. Jerry Eslinger preaches on how faith gives us the strength and courage to overcome our egos and seek what our hearts’ desire.
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10/08/2017 More than a Suggestion

It’s a busy world. Our culture values efficiency over almost all else. In a world where time is often the most valuable thing we have, how do we spend it? What if we “waste” it? Can we really save it? God commands us to rest on the Sabbath but few of us really do. What does keeping Sabbath look like for busy 21st Century Christians? Join us for worship this Sunday when Pastor Curt preaches on the 10 Commandments and our need to find rest.
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10/01/2017 World Communion

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. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations.

With the prayer and Communion stations, there was no sermon.

09/24/2017 How the Veil was Lifted: Reflections on Pine Ridge by Pine Ridge Participants

“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” from 2 Corinthians 3:17-4:2
We will hear stories, see pictures, and celebrate the generosity of this congregation for all their support of those who went on the Pine Ridge mission trip in July. As one volunteer put it: “Volunteering at Re-Member is truly life-changing. Getting to serve the Lakota people and learn about their culture first hand is a privilege that I will forever be grateful for.”
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09/17/2017 Jesus Prays for the Whole World Laura Stephenson

Jesus prays, “Holy Father, protect in them your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” Our hope in times of illness is always to be whole, either again or in the future, even sometimes with God. This is most certainly true in mental illness when perception and body are fractured in biologically based challenges. This Sunday we’ll support and encourage those living with mental illness by diving into Jesus’ prayer for us and hearing from those who have first-hand experience of hope and mental illness.

No sermon will be posted.

09/10/2017 Back to Basics

“If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” from Romans 12:9-21
Jesus said that we should love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. And that sounds great, but what does it mean in the real world? In today’s reading from Romans, Paul gives a good beginning list, not of beliefs, but behaviors of people living a God-centered life. Join us this Sunday as we go back to the very basics of what it means to follow Jesus. It is sure to be a joyful celebration as we kick-off the new program year!
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09/03/2017 Blazing But Not Consumed

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?'” from Exodus 3:1-15
Moses didn’t want the job that God was offering. He didn’t want to go back to Egypt and he didn’t want to have to stand up to Pharaoh. And the truth is he wasn’t really qualified anyway. But God wasn’t taking “no” for an answer. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on burning brightly without burning out and what we can do when God won’t take “no” for an answer.
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08/27/2017 Building Bridges

“…We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.” from Romans 12:1-8
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08/20/2017 Make a Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing.” from Psalm 100
St. Augustine once said that when we sing, we pray twice. Music moves our souls and stirs our Spirits. It makes us laugh and cry, it comforts and challenges, and it gives voice to our feelings when we have no words. For more than a decade Anne Rowland and her band have used their musical gifts to inspire us and move us in worship. This Sunday we say good bye to Anne and Company, and also reflect on the meaning and purpose of music in our lives. We hope you’ll join us for what is certain to be a spirit-filled and emotional service of thanksgiving.
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08/13/2017 Struggling for Faith in a Time of Special Effects – Dr. Nadyne Guzmán

Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.” Matthew 14:22-33
In challenging times we find ourselves losing faith, wondering if things will ever be right again if we are strong enough to weather the storm. We want evidence of God’s power in the world. We begin to hope for a spectacular event in which God will turn all hatred into love and right all wrongs. This week Dr. Nadyne Guzmán will explore this very real desire and take time to regard the ordinary so we can find ourselves empowered to be the change we seek.
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08/06/2017 Wrestling With God

“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”  from Genesis 32: 22-31 
What would you ask for if you could ask God for one thing? Fame? Fortune? Good health? A long life? In Sunday’s story from the book of Genesis, Jacob wrestles with an angel of God all night long. Jacob won’t let the angel go until he gets what he wants. What he asks for (and receives) is something as life changing as it is simple. Join us this Sunday for worship as Pastor Curt preaches on wrestling with God and the blessings that come with not giving up.
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07/30/2017 The Kingdom of God is Like …

“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” from Matthew 13:33, 44

The parables of Jesus are some of the most well known and most beloved verses in scripture. Many are a comparison between ordinary, everyday items and complicated theological ideas. This Sunday, through three short parables, we hear a bit of what Jesus believes the kingdom is heaven is like. To what would you compare the kingdom of heaven? Jesus’s answers might surprise you.
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07/23/2017 Taizé Worship Service

“Be still, and know that I am God!”
from Psalm 46

Taizé-style worship comes to us from the Taizé community, 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. Over the last couple years, this has become one of our most popular worship services. 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.

There is no sermon within a Taizé service.

07/16/2017 Creation’s Groan

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” from Romans 8:18-25

Hope is a powerful concept. It has inspired rebellions and revolutions. It strengthens us in waiting. It offers courage when things don’t seem to be going our way. But why do we hope? What’s the root of hope’s power? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on hope and despair, and why we wait patiently, but not passively, for the new thing God is birthing into the world.
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07/09/2017 Not Again!

“What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise.” from Romans 7:15-20

We know right from wrong, don’t we? And yet, so often we choose the wrong despite ourselves. In Sunday’s lesson from the book of Romans, Paul talks about sin, knowing right but doing wrong. Join us this Sunday for worship as Pastor Curt preaches on weakness, strength, and the problem of sin. Don’t worry, there’s Good News!
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07/02/2017 How Long, O Lord?

“How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?” from Psalm 13

Have you ever felt like God has gone on vacation and left no forwarding address? Have you ever cried out and gotten nothing but silence in return? If so, you are not alone. The practice of lament is as old as the Bible itself. This week Pastor Curt preaches on Psalm 13, a Psalm of Lament, and asks the question, “How can we believe in God and still be real about our anger, frustration, and sorrow with God?”
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06/25/2017 The Unembellished Self Rev Jerry Eslinger

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” from Matthew 10:16-20
Jesus doesn’t always have warm and cuddling things to say to his disciples—then or now. In this Sunday’s reading, he compares the disciples to sheep being sent out among the wolves. But he also has a word of comfort and hope for them as well. This Sunday the Rev. Jerry Eslinger will preach about what it means to be both vulnerable and authentic as we seek to follow Jesus.
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06/18/2017 The Ripple Effect

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” from Romans 5:1-5
According to the Apostle Paul, we are justified by faith, and through Christ we have access to God’s grace. But what does that really mean? How do we make sense of the way that life’s challenges sometimes defeat us and sometimes strengthen us? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on faith, grace, hope, and the ripple effects of living from a place of right relationship.
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06/11/2017 A Valley Companion

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” from Psalm 23
The 23rd Psalm is possibly the most iconic piece of scripture there is. Shepherds, green pastures, cool, still waters, and overflowing abundance bring a sense of peace and calm. But what about those valleys and shadows? This Sunday Pastor Curt preaches about the God who not only provides for our every need, but also provides a powerful presence in the troubling times of life.
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06/04/2017 Celebration Sunday

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.” from Acts 2:1-12
Join us this Sunday for a worship party of epic proportions. We’ll be celebrating the end of our Ministry Expansion Campaign. Both the bell and chancel choirs are doing their final numbers of the season. It’s a communion Sunday. And, it just so happens to be the day we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to people as tongues of fire, descending like a dove at Pentecost. If it sounds like a party you want to join, it is.
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05/28/2107 To An Unknown God

“People of Athens…I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god” from Acts 17:22-29
Back in the day of Paul, Athens was a bustling city where people of all different religious beliefs gathered. While teaching there, he noticed an altar dedicated, “To an unknown God.” He then tells the people about the God that he has come to know in Jesus Christ. How would you describe the God you know and worship? How do you live out your faith? What would you say if someone asked you, “why do you believe?” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on faith, doubt, and what it means to know God.
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05/21/2017 That They May All Be One

“I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. ” from John 17:20-23
Jesus prayed. He prayed a lot. He prayed alone and he prayed with others. This Sunday we hear of Jesus prayer for his disciples and for all whose lives would be changed by their witness. Come join us as we celebrate our 2017 Confirmands and reflect together on the unity and diversity of ever changing Body of Christ.
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05/14/2017 Tasting Salvation

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it, you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” from I Peter 2:2-5

What do we need to grow in our relationship with God? How can we nurture our spirits as well as our bodies? 1 Peter says we are like living stones, being built into a temple. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston preaches on how to nourish our souls with the sweetness of God’s goodness.
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05/07/2017 Christ Revealed

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” from Luke 24:13-35

A long time ago, two friends walked along talking with one another about the unbelievable events of the first Easter morning. Along came a stranger who joined them, talked to them, and eventually ate with them. And Christ was revealed in the breaking of bread. Join us this Sunday for worship where we celebrate God’s radical hospitality revealing Christ to us in the breaking of bread.
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04/30/2017 United in Sharing

“All the believers were together and had everything in common.” from Acts 2:42-47

Before there were buildings, pastors, and committees there was still the church. God’s people gathering together, sharing God’s word, sharing God’s work, sharing the blessings God had given them. With our Ministry Expansion Campaign underway, this Sunday Pastor Curt will preach about what the church was, what the church is, and where we are going together.
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04/23/2017 Our Planet and Our Place Rev Tamara Boynton

“All the believers were together and had everything in common.” from Acts 2:24-47

Come this Sunday morning to the Earth Day B-Earthday Worship Party! In celebration of this ancient, beautiful and complex planet we share, we are going to spend some time in personal reflection, communal prayer, faithful song, and joyful gratitude. Look for Party Games (aka Meditation Stations), Party Favors, a Birthday Cake, and a message of resurrection for our planet and our lives. Rev. Tamara Boynton will be preaching and Anne Rowland will be leading us in song. Don’t miss it!
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04/16/2017 Shaking the Foundations

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” from Matthew 28:1-10

Christ is 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 following worship. We will have plenty of flowers available if you are unable to bring your own. Join us for worship beginning at 10:15 a.m., but we encourage you to arrive by 10:00 a.m. as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.
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04/09/2017 All Shook Up

“’Hosanna to the Son of David!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!'” from Matthew 21:1-11

Before things got bad, they were really good. Jesus enters Jerusalem to a hero’s welcome. The crowds cheered. The people sang and shouted. They threw down clothes and cut branches to pave his way. The whole city was shaken. Join us this Sunday for our Palm Sunday celebration! There will be singing and dancing, preaching and praying.
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04/02/2017 Unbound and Free

 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit …” from John 11:1-3, 32-45

We cry for many reasons. We cry because we are happy. We cry out of anger, frustration, or sorrow. We weep in relief or as release. In Sunday’s reading, we see Jesus cry at the loss of his friend Lazarus. But the story doesn’t stop there. This Sunday Pastor Curt preaches on the raising of Lazarus and what it has to do with us and with our own needs to be unbound, freed, and released.
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03/26/2017 Mud People

“The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” from John 9:1-11

When bad things happen, do we blame God? When good things happen, do we praise God? This Sunday Jesus encounters a man blind from birth and the disciples wondered if it was a punishment for sin. Jesus responds with an emphatic, “No!” Join us for worship this Sunday when Pastor Curt preaches on sin, healing, and the muddiness that makes us whole.
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03/19/2017 Living Water

“Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” from John 4:14

Have you ever wondered if you are unlovable? Have you ever thought that something in your past means you can’t begin a new future with God? This Sunday, Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman at the well. She’s got some skeletons in her closet to be sure, but can God’s love, shown through Jesus, throw open the door and let the light in? This Sunday Pastor Curt preaches on living water, new beginnings, and how God’s grace pushes the restart button on our lives.
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03/12/2017 As Different as Night and Day

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” from Matthew 4:1-11

Under the cover of darkness, Jesus meets with a Jewish leader named Nicodemus. Jesus tells him of being born anew, of God’s transformative love, and how the Spirit blows where it chooses. Many of us have heard of being “born again.” But what does that really mean for us today? This Sunday Pastor Curt preaches on new life and the power we gain in surrendering to the Spirit.
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03/05/2017 Can We Be Honest?

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted…” from Matthew 4:1-11

This is the first Sunday in the season of Lent. In Sunday’s scripture lesson, Jesus is driven out into the desert by the Holy Spirit. There he encounters temptation. As we enter the season of Lent it is a good time to ask questions about what temptations we face, what sin is (and isn’t), and how we might use this time to reorient our lives to God. Join us for Sunday worship where Pastor Curt will tackle the question, “Can we be honest for a moment?”
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03/01/2017 Why Lent?

   These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up… Genesis 2:4b-9
‘Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1-6
The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, ‘When it is evening, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.” Matthew 16-21

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Pastor Curt provides insight into Lent and why it is an important period within the church’s spiritual life.
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02/26/2017 Not What I Was, Not Yet What I Will Be

“Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.” from Matthew 17:1-9
This is an odd story about Jesus being shown glowing in light on the top of a mountain. Peter, James, and John saw it and they too were transformed. This Sunday Pastor Curt will preach on revelation, transformation, and how following Jesus inevitably means we too will be changed.
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