Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Save the date! In French, it’s “Mardi Gras.” In English it’s “Fat Tuesday”—traditionally the last day Christians could eat sugary, fatty foods before fasting for the season of Lent. Whether or not you’re fasting for Lent, join us in the Fellowship Hall as we continue this ancient tradition with our Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper. We’ll be using an “open house” format, with food served from 5:30 to a little before 7:00 p.m., so come whenever you can. Also, we’ll need people to help set up that night around 4:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Worship Service

April 1, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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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 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 am, but we encourage you to arrive by 10:00 am as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.

Palm Sunday Potluck Brunch

March 25, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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Hosanna! Hosanna!


Palm Sunday brings the annual brunch we all love and enjoy! All are welcome to come and partake, and you may bring a dish to share if you choose. Just remember all dishes must contain no nuts of any kind!  As promised, we rotate folks alphabetically to an assigned dish. If your name begins with: A-F – bring a salad; G-M – bring a dessert; N-Z – bring a main dish. We look forward to seeing you for this fun, family-friendly tradition.

 

Tenebrae Service and Communion

March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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On Holy Thursday, sometimes called “Maundy Thursday,” we recall the Last Supper, as well as the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. The word “Maundy” is rooted in the Latin word “mandatum” which means: “to give, to entrust, to order.” According to John’s gospel, on the night of the last supper, Jesus gives his disciples a commandment: “that you love one another; even as I have loved you, you also ought to love one another” (John 13:34).

Tenebrae means “Service of Shadows”, and is marked by 12 readings of scripture by candle light and punctuated with music. After each reading, one candle is extinguished and the sanctuary becomes progressively darker, concluding with complete darkness. This is often regarded as one of the most powerful worship services of the year. The Frugal Meal and Worship are each a separate event, so feel free to come to one or both of these offerings.

Frugal Meal

March 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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On Holy Thursday, sometimes called “Maundy Thursday,” we recall the Last Supper, as well as the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. The word “Maundy” is rooted in the Latin word “mandatum” which means: “to give, to entrust, to order.” According to John’s gospel, on the night of the last supper, Jesus gives his disciples a commandment: “that you love one another; even as I have loved you, you also ought to love one another” (John 13:34).

We begin this service at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall with a frugal meal of soup and bread, moving to the sanctuary at 7:30 for our Tenebrae Worship and Communion. The Frugal Meal and Worship service are each a separate event, so feel free to come to one or both of these offerings.

Lenten Book Study

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Our pastors Curt and Mollie will be co-leading our Lenten Study every Tuesday beginning February 20 through March 20. Marcus Borg’s 2014 book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most has been called “a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today.” Borg is a world-renowned theologian and author of more than a dozen books.  For five Tuesday evenings beginning February 20, we’ll explore what it means to live our convictions as progressive Christians. Chapter titles include: Faith is a Journey, Salvation Is More About This Life than an Afterlife, Jesus is the Norm of the Bible, and Christians are Called to Peace and Nonviolence. Copies are available online, in bookstores, and via Kindle. Please sign up at the welcome center. Contact Curt Preston or Mollie Landers Hatt for more information.

Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Save the date! In French, it’s “Mardi Gras.” In English it’s “Fat Tuesday”—traditionally the last day Christians could eat sugary, fatty foods before fasting for the season of Lent. Whether or not you’re fasting for Lent, join us in the Fellowship Hall as we continue this ancient tradition with our Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper. We’ll be using an “open house” format, with food served from 5:30 to a little before 7:00 p.m., so come whenever you can. Also, we’ll need people to help set up that night around 4:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us for this special service of music, prayer, a short sermon/reflection, communion, and the option of receiving ashes. Ash Wednesday is the official beginning of the season of Lent, a time usually marked by confession, discernment, and increased awareness of spiritual practices. If you’ve never been to an Ash Wednesday Service we hope that you’ll try it this year. It is a great way to prepare your spirit for the season of Lent.

Lenten Study

March 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us for our Lenten Study every Tuesday beginning March 7 through April 4th.
Our book, Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen, was originally published 25 years ago. Life of the Beloved is a classic of Christian spiritual writing that still speaks to today. Henri Nouwen is an acclaimed writer of more than 40 books and is widely considered one the great spiritual writers of our day. For five Tuesday evenings beginning March 7, we’ll explore what it means to be God’s beloved. Copies are available online, in bookstores, and via kindle. Contact Curt Preston for more information.

Palm Sunday Service

March 25, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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Palm Sunday worship service celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We wave palms and sing joyfully as we recall the crowds’ joy at seeing Jesus! Following worship, we’ll enjoy a Potluck Brunch sponsored by the Fellowship Committee.

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