Cookout Saturday!

Join us Saturday night for a holiday cookout. Our worship service will be a bit shorter than normal and we will gather immediately afterward around the grill. We’ll provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, buns and drinks. If your last name is A-H bring a side and if it starts J-Z bring a dessert. Please RSVP so…

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Readings for July 2

Psalm 145 • Zechariah 9:9-12 • Romans 7:21-8:6 • Matthew 11:25-30 Weekly reading from the Gospel are important. (Daily readings are too!) However, as we gather as a congregation in worship of God, reading from the Gospels root us in the story and life of Jesus. We hear his words, unadorned and often without commentary.…

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Ordinary Time: Redux

It seems that following the lectionary should be more simple than it has been this week. However, because of an error on my part (I was reading the wrong lectionary on my phone) I posted the wrong readings for this weekend. Here are the appropriate ones for this week: Psalm 89 • Isaiah 2:10-17 •…

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Ordinary Time

Psalm 13 • Genesis 22:1-14 • Romans 6:12-23 • Matthew 10:40-42 It is Ordinary Time! What a strange phrase? Ordinary time denotes the period of the Christian Year between Pentecost (or Trinity Sunday) and the beginning of the next year that takes place four weeks before Christmas, the season we call Advent. Ordinary Time is…

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Scripture Readings for Trinity Week!

Psalm 8 • Genesis 1:1-2:4 • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 • Matthew 28:16-20 This week we celebrated the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. This occurs on the day of Pentecost. We were reminded Saturday that our common work or liturgy is something we perform together as we gather for our…

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Ascension Day

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your
only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended
into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend,
and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Words for the Week ~ June 4

Psalm 68:1-22  •  Acts 1:6-14  •  I Peter 4:12-5:11  •  John 17:1-11 This Thursday is Ascension Day. This is the day that we commemorate Christ’s return to the Father after his resurrection. Some may wonder why the ascension is important. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Jesus promises his Spirit, the Holy…

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Words for the Week ~ May 28

Psalm 66:7-18 ~ Acts 17:22-28 ~ I Peter 3:13-22 ~ John 14:15-21 Every season is a time to celebrate resurrection. However, the early church showed a special kind of wisdom continuing their celebration of Christ’s resurrection from spring (Easter) through to summer (Pentecost). The burst of new life that we see in the flowers, blossoming…

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