Worship

Worship

All are Welcome!

Minister:  The Rev. Jan Bihl    Music Director: Lena Kovalik

 We gather with a purpose: to connect with the Holy, to feed the soul,  to be centered and grounded in the love of Christ, and to be reminded and recalled to our sacred purpose.

We love to sing our joy, our faith, our hope, our lament, and our prayers in a unique blend of contemporary and ancient styles.

 We experience the presence of God in words and silence, in lively praise and majestic hymns, in drama and reflection, in ritual and surprise!

Worship this Fall will follow the themes of our faith in the book We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. If you would like to purchase a book, please sign up at Reception. 

 

Autumn Worship

October 1              Communion Sunday

                                 Theme: The Drama of Desire

                                 *Guest Musician: Nathan Mah

October 8              Thanksgiving Sunday

                                 Theme:  A World of Meaning

                                 *Guest Musician:  Barry Yamanouchi

October 15           Theme:  What is Faith?

                                 *Guest Musician: Merle Rector

October 22           Theme:  Rivalry or Reconciliation

                                 *Guest Musician:  Richard Theiss              

October 29           Reformation Sunday

                                 Theme:  Freedom

                                 *Guest Musician:  Barry Yamanouchi

November 5         Communion Sunday

                               Theme:  Getting Slavery out of the People

                                 Musician:  Lena Kovalik

November 12       Peace & Remembrance Sunday

November 19       Reign of Christ

                                 Theme:  Stories That Shape Us

November 26       Advent 1

 

Upcoming Events


We Make the Road by Walking - Fall Worship Theme

Sunday, October 22, 2017


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Micah 6

Genesis 18: 1-15, 21: 1-3, 22: 1-14, Micah 6: 6-8, Mark 12:28-34

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 22, 2017 Genesis 18:1-15 A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham[a] by the oaks[b] of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of... Read More


Call of abram

Genesis 12:1-9 and Galatians 3:6-9

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 15, 2017 Genesis 12:1-9 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great... Read More


Owl

John 1: 1-5 & 14 and Proverbs 8

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 8, 2017 John 1: 1-5 and 14 In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being... Read More


Black apple

The Drama of Desire Genesis 2-3: and Matthew 4:1-11

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 1, 2017 The first reading is from Genesis chapters 2-3 as written in The Celtic Treasure by Philip Newell. This writer was concerned about the Bible not being read as much,... Read More


Rich man parable

Concerning Treasures Matthew 6: 19-24

Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 24, 2017 Matthew 6:19-24 Concerning Treasures 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] consume and where thieves break in and steal;... Read More


In the beginning

Being Human Genesis 2:4-17 and John 15:1-10

Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 17, 2017 Genesis 2:4-17 4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. Another Account of the Creation In the day that the Lord[a] God made... Read More


Genesis

Awe and Wonder John 1:1-14 and Genesis 1:1-2:3

Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 10, 2017 John 1:1-14 The Word Became Flesh 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All... Read More


Burning bush

Exodus 3: 1-15

Exodus 3:1-15 Moses at the Burning Bush 3 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the... Read More


Question mark

Matthew 16:13-20

Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 27, 2017 Matthew 16:13-20 Peter’s Declaration about Jesus 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son... Read More


Isaac

Genesis 18:1-15 and Genesis 21:1-7

Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 20, 2017 Genesis 18:1-15 A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham[a] by the oaks[b] of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the... Read More


Joseph

Genesis 45:1-15

Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 13, 2017 Genesis 45:1-15 Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers 45 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send... Read More


Apple

Psalm 17:1-9 & 15 and Matthew 14:13-21

Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 6, 2017 Psalm 17 Prayer for Deliverance from Persecutors A Prayer of David. 1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry;    give ear to my prayer from lips free of... Read More


Sower

Matthew 13:1-9 and Matthew 13:18-23

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 30, 2017 Matthew 13:1-9 The Parable of the Sower 13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a... Read More


Fish and bread  1

John 21: 9-17

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 23, 2017 John 21:9-17 9 When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just... Read More


Come %26 see 1

John 1:35-46

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 16, 2017 John 1:35-46 The First Disciples of Jesus 35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look,... Read More


Good samaritan  3

Luke 10:25-37

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 9, 2017 Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.[a] “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said... Read More


Love  13

1 Corinthians 13

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 2, 2017 1 Corinthians 13 The Gift of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have... Read More


Touch cloak

Genesis 12:1-2 and Matthew 9:9-26

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Genesis 12:1-2 The Call of Abram 12Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will... Read More


Beloveds

Song of Solomon 2:8-14 and Luke 13:18-21

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 18th, 2017   Song of Solomon 2:8-14 Springtime Rhapsody 8 The voice of my beloved!    Look, he comes,leaping upon the mountains,    bounding over the hills.9 My beloved is like... Read More


Day 6

Genesis 1: Day 6 and Matthew 28: 16-20

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 11th, 2017 Creation Story      Genesis 1 – Day 6 – From the Celtic Treasure by Philip Newell On the sixth day God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image’. So the wind grew... Read More


Story of pentecost

The Story of Pentecost

Scripture Readings for Sunday June 4th, 2017 – Pentecost from Acts 1 & 2, and John 14      The story of Pentecost After Easter Jesus gave this command to his disciples, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait to be... Read More


Ascention

John 14:15-18 ; 25-26; and Acts 1:1-9

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, May 21, 2017 John 14:15-18 The Promise of the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, you will keep[a] my commandments. 16 And I will ask the... Read More


Love one another

John 13:33-14:14

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, May 14, 2017 John 13:33-14:14 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now... Read More


Sheep following

Psalm 23 and John 10:1-10

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, May 7, 2017   Psalm 23 The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.2     He makes me lie down in... Read More


Wittenberg door

Sermon Snippet : What is your Wittenberg Door?

2000 years ago, into the world of fear, scarcity, oppression and violence, Jesus brought Freedom from Fear and Freedom of Faith in a Loving God, Author of the Universe “in Whom we move and live and have our being.”... Read More


Emmaus

Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 and Luke 24:13-35

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, April 30, 2017 Psalm 116:1-4 Thanksgiving for Recovery from Illness 1 I love the Lord, because he has heard    my voice and my... Read More