Remote Worship (Weekly)

Update as of 4/7/20:  Due to technical difficulites, Facebook Live has been discontinued for the time being.

Please access pre-recorded worship using the below links.

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.

 

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday
“He Is Going Ahead of You”
by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
Liturgy PDF:  [download here]
Music: [download here]

  Jeremiah 31:1-6 / Matthew 28:1-10
  As fear paralyzes the disciples, the risen Christ goes ahead of them.  And isn’t that always the case?  As we sit paralyzed, immobilized, the risen Christ goes ahead beckoning us to follow him into the world, into human suffering offering hope and love and life.

Friday, April 10, 2020
Good Friday
Liturgy PDF:  [download here]
Music:  [download here]

 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 / Hebrews 10:16-25 / Mark 15:1-47

The Passion narrative read followed by prayer and silent meditation.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Maundy Thursday
Liturgy PDF: [download here]
Music:  [download here]

  Exodus 12:1-14 / 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 / John 13:1-17, 31b-35

A hand-washing ritual and communion.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday
“The Road Less Traveled”  by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
Liturgy PDF: [download here]
Recorded Worship:  [download here]
 Isaiah 50:4-9a / Philippians 2:5-11 / Matthew 21:1-11
An entry in Jerusalem, turns into an entry into betrayal. Jesus heralds a new vision of God’s Realm by riding on a donkey, a work-animal rather than a steed a war horse. His passion for those on the margins leads to his passion on the cross. Cultural, religious norms are turned upside-down.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday in Lent
“Easter Everyday” by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
Liturgy PDF: [download here]
Music:  [download here]
Recorded Worship:  [download here]

Ezekiel 37:1-4 / Romans 8:6-11 / John 11:1-45
Lazarus, a friend of Jesus, has been in the tomb four days before Jesus visits with Lazarus’ two sisters Mary and Martha.  When Martha greets Jesus, she affirms her trust that her brother will be resurrected in “the world the come” the traditional belief in the resurrection of the righteous in the day of judgment.  But Jesus (God love him!) tells Martha that he IS (now) the resurrection and the life.  Consistent with John’s Gospel, eternal life is something to be experienced now not later.  It’s like Easter….everyday.

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Fourth Sunday in Lent
“Appearances” by Doug Gebhard, Interim Pastor
Liturgy PDF[download here]
Music:   [download here]
Recorded Worship: [download here]

1 Samuel 16:1-13 / Ephesians 5:8-14 / John 9:1-41
Jesus meets a man born blind from birth.  An interesting tidbit of information.  Is this to distinguish him from others who can see but are “blind”?  For as Jesus heals him from his blindness, it sure looks like a scenario where the real “blind” people can see but have no vision.