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EPIPHANY 6 WORSHIP PREVIEW

“But, it’s trouble ahead if you think you have it made. What you have is all you’ll ever get. And it’s trouble ahead if you’re satisfied with yourself. Your self will not satisfy you for long. And it’s trouble ahead if you think life’s all fun and games. There’s suffering to be met, and you’re…

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Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…

Epiphany 4 Worship Preview

“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”  -Luke 4:21 The glory of God is often revealed when and where it is least expected. God uses our lips to declare that glory, inexperienced and hesitant though they may be. God uses our love to demonstrate that glory and so urges us to exercise it.…

Youth Sunday Worship Preview

Join Us For Youth Sunday Worship will gather at 8 am and 10:45 am in the sanctuary. New Day Praise service leadership will combine with the 10:45 am Traditional service. This Sunday’s worship is planned and led in part by our senior high school youth. We give thanks to the youth and their leaders for…

Epiphany 2 Worship Preview

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 Like Jesus, we are called to “do something,” to follow Christ’s lead and listen to what he says. The church’s mission is to act when we see something happening that is detrimental to others. Like Mary, we often think the solution involves getting…

Sunday Worship Preview

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” -Luke 3:22 Are you longing to hear God’s voice? God is still speaking. Are you listening? One of the reasons we gather together for worship is to help each other listen and hear the voice of God.…

Seasons of Light

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hang together wonderfully as a unit of the church year. As Advent and December marched on, we all felt the gathering darkness as the days shortened and the nights lengthened. We pushed back this darkness by lighting extra candles, decorating our worship spaces and houses with lights, and by singing songs…

Advent 3 Worship Preview

John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:16)  The presence of the Lord “in your midst” in the…