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Lent 1 Worship Preview

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. (Luke 4:1-2)  These forty days called Lent are like no other.…

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…

Advent 1 Worship Preview

And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. -1 Thessalonians 3:13 Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in…

Pentecost 21 Preview

“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For…

Pentecost 18 Preview

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” -Mark 9:37 We live in a society of “invisible” people – those on the margins; those for whom we would rather not associate.  In our Gospel lesson for today Jesus talks about…

Pentecost 7 Preview

“He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two…” Mark 6:7 Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that…

Pentecost 17 Preview

Today’s Gospel  Lesson in Luke 15:1-10, lifts up Jesus’ concern for those  who the world sometimes forgets about. Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’ –Luke 15:10 People who live at the fringes of society are sometimes are easily overlooked.  But …