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!

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


50 days

Easter is 50 Days

Easter for Christians is not just one day, but rather a 50-day period. The season of Easter, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the... Read More


Authourity

Matthew 21: 14-16, 23-27 and John 20: 21-31

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, April 23, 2017 Matthew 21:14-16 14 The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them. 15 But when the chief priests and... Read More


Empty tomb

Matthew 28:1-7 and John 20:19-23

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday April 16, 2017 Matthew 28:1-7 The Resurrection of Jesus 28 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and... Read More


Cross 2017

Prayer for Good Friday

Spirit’s Cry – Bruce Sanguin, If Darwin Prayed, page 64 Psalm 22, Matthew 27: 45-50   O Holy One, be with us in this dark hour as we face our collective shadow.   We do not do the things that make for peace but... Read More


Holy week

Holy Week Prayer

Holy Week Prayer As we travel our Holy Week journey, we take with us memories of the paths that have brought us this far:            the hardships and bumps remind us            of our own strength and resilience;... Read More


Donkey palm

Matthew 21:1-11

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday April 9, 2017 Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem 21 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the... Read More


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John 11: 17-44

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday April 2, 2017 John 11:17-44 Jesus the Resurrection and the Life 17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus[a] had already been in the tomb... Read More


Born blind

John 9: 1-41

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday March 26, 2017 John 9: 1-41 A Man Born Blind Receives Sight 9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him,... Read More


Baptism 2017

A Baptism of Belonging

 A Baptism of Belonging Baptise us all, O Holy One, into a new way of being, a new humanity, fit for the glory and dignity of this one Earth community.   Blend with these baptism waters; our tears for all that we... Read More


Women at the well

John 4:5-42

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday March 19, 2017 John 4:5-42 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.... Read More


Water and spirit

John 3:1-17

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17 Nicodemus Visits Jesus 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus[a] by... Read More


Last temptation

Matthew 4:1-11

  The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday March 1, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by... Read More


Transfiguration 22

Exodus 24: 12-18 and Matthew 17: 1-9

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday February 26, 2017 Exodus 24:12-18 12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets... Read More