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Learn more about our Worship Services and our latest Worship Series.

Lost: 40 Years in the Desert 

Lectionary Year A

(Old Testament - Fall)

August 23, 2020 -October 25, 2020

9am Live Stream Worship 


Dry Land

SUNDAY FUSION begins at 5pm 
Not ready to come indoors? Join us for OUTDOOR WORSHIP!!!


Sunday Fusion is something new: A fusion of worship and faith formation for all ages! Think informal, intergenerational, worshipful, educational, inspiring, and outside! Our time together includes a worshipful gathering, scripture, storytelling, small group conversation, hands on activities, prayer, and communion. This new worship and education time is ideal for those who aren't ready to come inside for worship, families with children, youth, young adults, and anyone else. Masks are requested and social distancing will be followed.

Sundays from 5pm - 6pm in the church parking lot!

Just look for the tents! 
Please note: We are not able to provide a meal at this time.

Check facebook page and website for weather cancellations.

Hey friends! As we prepare for the coming weeks of Sunday Fusion, we could use some help with a few things...
1) We would love to borrow several card tables to help set up activities outside. They can be returned once we can no longer meet outside.
2) We would love to have some additional volunteers for the "Tent Team." Tent set-up can happen after morning worship or at 4pm. Take down is dependent on weather - we had to leave them up yesterday to dry. Note: You can help with tents even if you aren't staying for Fusion!
Please let us know how you can help support this exciting new worship and education ministry!

Not ready to return to indoor worship?

Not ready to return to indoor worship? Beginning September 6th, communion will be available for individuals and families from 10am to 11am each Sunday, or by appointment on Mondays. You may also call the office to request communion at your home. Travel kits will be packed and distributed each Sunday for those who have requested delivery by Friday at 1pm.

Lost: 40 Years in the Desert
Lectionary Year A (Old Testament - Fall)
August 23, 2020 -October 25, 2020

The Hebrew people followed Moses through the desert for 40 years. They were lost, both literally and figuratively. In fact, Moses himself was lost long before he led his people out of slavery.

We all know what it feels like to be lost, especially during this time of uncertainty and seclusion. We are lost in the midst of a pandemic, but we are never alone. God is always there, even when we stray from the path. We are never truly lost, God will always find us in the dust storm.  

September 27, 2020

“From the Rock”

Exodus 17:1-7


The LORD said to Moses, "Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink." Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.

October 4, 2020 (World Communion)

“On the Mountain”

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20


Then God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.”

October 11, 2020

“To the Idols”

Exodus 32:1-14


He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!" When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a festival to the LORD."

October 18

“In the Presence”

Exodus 33:12-23


Moses said to the LORD, "See, you have said to me, 'Bring up this people'; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.' Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people." He said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

October 25 2020

“Toward the Land”

Deuteronomy 34:1-12


The LORD said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there." Then Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord's command. Lost, desert, wilderness, leading the lost,

 Worship in the Sanctuary

Here are a few things we want to make sure you are aware of before you return to the building:

  • Hands-free face coverings are required inside the building (expect for those leading the service from a distance)

  • Some pews will be blocked off to aid in social distancing between households

  • Please maintain social distancing in the parking lot and hallways

  • The FRONT Memorial Walkway entrance will be our primary entrance. Please reserve the parking lot entrance as an accessible entrance and exit.

  • The MAIN Sanctuary Door will be our exit.

  • There will be no singing and no food or drink (other than communion)

  • Individual communion servings will be available at the very end of the service as you depart. Please use your own comfort level and discretion about receiving. 

  • Air Conditioning will be run prior to the service but no air or fans will be used during worship

  • Sanitizer, disposable masks, and offering baskets will be available as you enter and exit the sanctuary

  • If you are visiting the office, please call in advance so we can limit the number of people in the space at one time

  • Ushers and small groups will be following contact tracing and sanitizing procedures


The complete set of reopening guidelines can be downloaded HERE

and the complete list of small group guidelines can be downloaded HERE.

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