***** This is the plan --- but of course, we all know sometimes plans change! Please bear with us if COVID throws us more curve balls between now and May 9th!*****
Join us in person in the Great Hall this Sunday at 9am - and plan to be with us on Mother's Day as we transition back to the Sanctuary! Worship will also be streamed simultaneously into the Great Hall, which allows plenty of space for everyone to worship socially distanced! Communion will be served in both rooms. Sanctuary doors will be opened for ventilation and masks will be worn.
We will also transition from Facebook Live to a video recording on May 9th. Worship videos will be available online later in the day.
We also encourage you to get vaccinated. Please contact the office if you need help with scheduling or transportation to vaccine appointments. Studies suggest herd immunity is the key to full voiced congregational singing in the future.
Join us at 11am in the Great Hall!
One 9am service will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook.
Please contact the office if you would like to receive communion delivery.
“From the Inside Out”
A Series for RCL Year B - Early Summer
Sometimes we feel trapped inside because of a dangerous storm, a crowd of people, or a global pandemic. Of course, we can also be trapped by our own inner struggles: our doubts, our fears, our regrets. Thankfully, there is always a way out. Jesus tells us we must be born again from above. It is through the water of baptism our old nature dies away and we rise again in Christ. This is why Paul tells us we must renew ourselves from the inside out.
June 6, 2021
“From the Inside”
4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35
So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
(2 Cor. 4:16)
June 13, 2021
“From the Grave”
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13)
And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them…So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
(2 Cor. 5:15, 17)
June 20, 2021
(Guest Preacher: TBD)
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
June 27, 2021
(Guest Preacher: Doug Sivers, Sr.)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 July 4, 2021
“From the Road: Stories from Camp”
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Treasures from Heaven
Year B July/August
What’s in your treasure box? Gold, jewels, souvenirs, gifts? What are the treasures you value most? God offers us grace in abundance and a life of true riches. We are given so much treasure, more than we deserve, and more than we could possibly need. Our true riches are found in Jesus, who showers us with love, forgiveness, salvation, and healing. Jesus is the bread of life, the gift of life in generous abundance. Jesus is our precious treasure from heaven.
July 11, 2021
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Ephesians 1:3-14
They brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David of ered burnt of erings and of erings of well-being before the LORD. (2 Sam. 6:17) In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us.
July 18, 2021
Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.” (Eph. 2:19-20) “When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.”
July 25, 2021
“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit.” (Eph. 3:16) “When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets.”
August 1, 2021
Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35
“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” (Eph. 5:11-13) “Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’
August 8, 2021
Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant of ering and sacrifice to God.” (Eph. 5:1-2) “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.”
August 15, 2021
1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
“Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life; no other king shall compare with you.” (Kings 3: 11-13) “So Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink."
August 22, 2021
Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Eph. 6:10-11) It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.