Remote Worship (Weekly)

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Starting at 9:55 am each week, Amy Kapp, Music Director, will play prelude music to center us with worship beginning at 10:00 am.

Time With the Children in Worship – As Pastor Doug speaks with children who are participating in worship, he may engage them from time to time to submit or share personal reflections (drawings, photos, poems) on his message.  Contingent upon permission from the parents or guardian, results may be shared during worship.  To grant permission, please submit a release form.

 

November 29 @ 10:00 am

First Sunday of Advent
Christmas Around the World: A Pandemic of Hope
“Wakey, Wakey” by Rev. Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
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Liturgy & Music PDF: [Download Here]
Advent Flyer Week 1: [Download Here]
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Isaiah 64:1-9 / Mark 13:24-37
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What will the time look like when God restores the Creation? That is often referred to as a great and glorious day. But the prophet Isaiah says the world will quake and tremble. Jesus says of that time that sun will disappear, the moon will go dark, stars will fall from the heavens. No wonder folks scratch their heads when these passages are read during Advent. Where’s the cute baby born in a manger? Where are the cute angels? When God creates something has to be destroyed. Maybe even our preconceived notions of God and redemption.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Reign of Christ Sunday
“When did we…..?”
by Rev. Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Liturgy & Music PDF[download here]

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 / Matthew 25: 31-46

Above the cross at Jesus’ crucifixion were the charges brought against him. Modern crosses show the first four letter of the words of those charges: INRI. They represent the Latin words Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum (“Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews”). He was killed for claiming to be a king and there could only be one king and that was Herod; only one Emperor (king). But they got it all wrong for Jesus’ kingdom wasn’t about power or politics. The Realm (kingdom) of God was founded on self-giving, humility, compassion for the least.

Sunday, November 15, 2020
24th Sunday of Pentecost
“God’s Work, Our Talents” by Rev. Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor

Liturgy & Music PDF:  [download here]

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 / Matthew 25:14-30

Hearing the words of the prophet Zephaniah is hard for they are words of judgment against God’s own people, a people who’d grown complacent with their wealth and status. Modern listeners will cringe and rightfully so. And the Gospel reading also chastises a people  who’d been entrusted with God’s mission but who took their faith and position for granted. The Gospel invitation is to repent (change direction, change mind) and believe (trust) the Good News so God’s mission of love can be accomplished.