November 22, 2020
Christ's reign has begun. Outside of time, beyond past, present, and future, Christ sits on the throne and all things are being restored in Christ. Our role is to bear witness to it, to see Christ in the people we meet, and to serve with love as people who know the shepherd's voice. November 22, 2020 Bulletin Hymns Crown Him with Many Crowns – #268 All Hail the Power of Jesus Name – #263 Joy to the World – #134 CALL TO WORSHIP      Lector, Tracy Caruso “I will search for my sheep,” says the Lord. Like lost lambs or scattered sheep, the Lord seeks us and calls us home. “I will gather them from far and near,” says the Lord. A cherished fold, a beloved flock, the Lord sustains us and gives us rest. “I will be their shepherd,” says the Lord. We listen for the voice of the God who seeks us, and follow with devotion and gratitude! HYMN OF PRAISE “Crown Him with Many Crowns” – GTG #268 CALL TO CONFESSION      Rev. Seth Thomas PRAYER OF CONFESSION God of mercy, who has compassion for the lost and the least, in disbelief and denial, we ask: “When did we see you among us?” We should have seen you in the classmate on the playground whom we did not invite to join our game. Or in the stranger on the sidewalk whom we crossed the street to avoid. Or in the neighbor at the nursing home, whom we left to carry her pain alone. We should have seen you in the man begging for work or a warm meal, in the woman struggling to overcome addiction, in the child seeking refuge from the terrors of violence. But, instead, we turned away. Forgive us, Lord. Break our hearts for what breaks yours, and give us compassion and courage to respond to the suffering of this world. Amen.
November 15, 2020
Who will we be as we await the coming of the master? Will we throw in our talents with one another or will we succumb to the worry that we…
November 8, 2020
In covenanting with God, we find a reorientation to the way of justice in the world. We prepare ourselves for this consummation by getting the oil, resting, and remaining watchful…
November 1, 2020
The bold way of Jesus calls us to be humble servant leaders. This way is counter to the narratives of power and dominance we hear so often in our world.…
October 25, 2020
When we orient our lives unto Jesus as Lord, it demands our whole self. Heart, soul, and mind are brought under the Lordship of Christ and this impacts everything we…
October 18, 2020
Sure, the coin has Caesar’s head on it. Pay your taxes. Vote. Be a good citizen. And…do it all not because it is the obligation Caesar has burdened you with.…
October 11, 2020
October 11, 2020 Bulletin Hymns Rejoice the Lord Is King GTG 363 Look Who Gathers at Christs Table GTG 506 O for a Closer Walk with God GTG 739 CALL…
September 27, 2020
September 27, 2020 Bulletin Hymns Comfort Comfort Now My People GTG #87 At the Name of Jesus GTG #264 Fairest Lord Jesus GTG #630 CALL TO WORSHIP      Faye Hill,…
September 20, 2020
The parables and prophets of the Scriptures agitate our privileged vantage point, disrupting how we believe God's grace is "supposed to work" to illuminate the radical way of welcoming all,…
September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 Bulletin Hymns Come to Me O Weary Traveler – #183 Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord – FWS 2131 Men of Faith Rise Up and…
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