This Sunday in Worship

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Sunday, April 22, 10:15 am

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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Sunday, April 15, 10:15 am

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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Sunday, April 8, 10:15 am

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.

This Sunday in Worship – Easter Sunday

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Sunday, April 1, 10:15 am

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. There will be special activity bags and nursery care available. Join us for worship beginning at 10:15 am, but we encourage you to arrive by 9:30 am as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.

This Sunday in Worship – Palm Sunday

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Sunday, March 25, 10:15 am

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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Sunday, March 18, 10:15 am

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.

ing in the here and now.

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Sunday, March 11, 10:15 am

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 get 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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Sunday, March 4, 10:15 am

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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Sunday, February 25, 10:15 am

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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Sunday, February 11, 10:15 am

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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