Worship

Worship

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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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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


L3

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


Peoples church

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-23

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday February 19, 2017   Leviticus 19:1-2 Ritual and Moral Holiness 19 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Speak to all the congregation of the... Read More


Becoming as one

John 8: 31-32 and Ephesians 4: 1-7 ; 11-15

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday February 12, 2017 John 8:31-32 True Disciples 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are... Read More


Salt and light

Matthew 5:12-20

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday February 5, 2017 Living as Salt & Light Introduction to the Scripture This week’s reading doesn’t come out of the blue. It follows some... Read More


Wonderful news

Wonderful news! Are you kidding?

The Beatitudes are  “blessings”  or wonderful news at the heart of Jesus' preaching. They respond to the desire for deep joy that God has placed in the human heart. In our world today, wouldn’t it be nice to know... Read More


Blessed

Matthew 5: 1-12

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday January 29, 2017 Matthew 5: 1-12 You’re Blessed When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were... Read More


Follow me

Sermon Snippet ~ January 22, 2017

The inauguration of a President – a government leader – in the same week as the Scripture of Jesus’ calling the disciples to follow Him is more than significant, I think. 8 years ago, on this 3rd Sunday of Epiphany,... Read More


Hearts up

Sermon Snippet ~ January 15, 2017

Heads Up! We are at the River Jordan, with John the Baptizer and a heads-up:  "I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this... Read More


Fishers  2

Matthew 4:17-22

Introduction to the Reading At Sunday service in the church last week we had the experience of baptizing a beautiful baby girl – a sacrament in which we participated and felt the Holy Spirit’s Presence. We heard the... Read More


Jesus baptism

Matthew 3:13-17

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, January 15, 2017 Matthew 3:13-17 The Baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John... Read More


Blue night sky

Sermon Snippet ~ January 8, 2017

Tending to Epiphany  Power Outage. What do you do when you have no electric light or heat? At New Years’ we went to a retreat center for some quiet rest and reflection after a very full Advent and Christmas time.... Read More


Ephiphany2017

Matthew 2:1-12

The following Scripture will be used  in our 10 am Worship Service Sunday, January 8, 2017 Matthew 2:1-12 The Visit of the Wise Men 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise... Read More


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The Traveller’s Homage

The Traveller’s Homage[1]   We open now to the way of the magi, wise ones not afraid to journey across the borders and boundaries that mark the territory of the tribe to what Spirit is doing in another country,... Read More


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Following the Star

Journey of the Magi – Following the Star Epiphany, 2017 Reflecting on 2016... ...Praying it forward to 2017   Looking back on the past months of 2016, choose an event, a time period, a transition, or a decision,... Read More


Travellers in time

Travelers in Time

Travelers in Time[1]   Let us gather now, friends of Spirit – travelers in time –    to hear the story    of Love’s evolving narrative.   In this sacred space, we release into the present,    laying aside all... Read More