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        13 Oct 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 31:31-34,   Luke 17:11-19
Tattoos on the Heart

          6 Oct 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 29:1-14 (Selections),  Luke 17:5-10
Denial

       29 Sep 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 32:6, 9-15;  Luke 16:19-31
Crossing the Divide

       22 Sep 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1;  Lamentations 3:21-24
Lamentation

       15 Sep 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 18:1-1;  Luke 15:1-10
Lost and Found

         8 Sep 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 2:4-13;  Luke 14:15-24
Thirst for God

         1 Sep 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 1:4-10;  Luke 14:1, 7-12
The Word of the Lord

       25 Aug 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Telling Stories

       18 Aug 2019
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Isaiah 5:1-7;    Hebrews 11:29-12:2   
Cheering Us On

       11 Aug 2019
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Luke 12:32-40;    1 John 4:16b-21   
God is Love

         4 Aug 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Collossians 3:1-11;   Luke 12:13-21   
Rich Towards God

         28 Jul 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 11:1-13   
Bread for the Soul

         21 Jul 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Colossians 1:15-20;   Luke 10:38-42
Thank You, Martha

         14 Jul 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Colossians 1:1-14;   Luke 10:25-37
The Good Neighbor

           7 Jul 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Kings 5:1-19;   Luke 10:1-11
Agents of Healing

        30 Jun 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Kings 2:6-14;   Luke 9:57-62
Followers of Jesus

        23 Jun 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

I Kings 19:3-15;   Luke 8:26-39
Possessed bh Demons

        16 Jun 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 28:16-20,   Romans 5:1-15
What is God Like?

          9 Jun 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 2:1-12,   Acts 16:19-34
Surprise!

          2 Jun 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 16:9-15,   John 14:23-29
Come and Help Us

       26 May 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 11:1-13
The Conversion of a Community

       19 May 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 48;   John 13:31-35
An Observation (Some Thoughts On Love)
                                                      The Rev Marcy Bain


       12 May 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 9:31, 36-43
Widows and Saints

         5 May 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 9:1-20
Converted to Love

        28 Apr 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Meditation

Acts 5:27:32;  John 20:19-31
Ready, Set, Go

        21 Apr 2019
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Corinthians 15:19-26;  Luke 24:13-49
Looking for the Living

        14 Apr 2019
 
   Proclamation of
               the Passion
   Meditation

Selections from Luke 22-23
The Power and the Glory

          7 Apr 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Philippians 3:4-14;  John 12:1-8
Costly Perfume

       31 Mar 2019
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
2 Corinthians 5:16-21;  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Sinners at the Banquet

       24 Mar 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Isaiah 55:1-9;  Luke 13:1-9
On Being a Fig Tree

       17 Mar 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Philippians 3:17 - 4:1;  Luke 13:31-35
Jerusalem

       10 Mar 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Isaiah 43:1-7;  Psalm 51:1-17
Do Not Fear, For I Have Redeemed You

         3 Mar 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Exodus 34:29-35;  Luke 9:28-43
Down From the Mountain

       24 Feb 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40;  Luke 6:27-38
God's Way of Grace

       17 Feb 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 17:5-8;  Luke 6:17-26
Blessing and Trust

       10 Feb 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Corinthians 15:1-11;  Luke 5:1-11
Failing Yet Called

         3 Feb 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 4:14-30  
Scripture and Jesus - A Disturbing Combination

       27 Jan 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 3:21-22, 4:1-15  
Temptation: More Than Just a Diet-Breaker

       20 Jan 2019
 
   Service Cancelled due to weather conditions
       13 Jan 2019
 
   Service Cancelled due to weather conditions
         6 Jan 2019
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

II Corinthians 4:5-6;  Ephesians 3:1-12;  Matthew 2:1-12
The Star of Revelation

      30 Dec 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 2:22-40;  Luke 5:1-11
Caught By Surprise                           Denise Lo Cicero

      23 Dec 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 1:39-56;  
Mary's Gift

      16 Dec 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Isaiah 35:1-10;  Luke 1:26-38
Nothing Shall Be Impossible

        9 Dec 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 3:1-18
Constructive Criticism

        2 Dec 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 25:1-13
The Light of the World

      25 Nov 2018
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
John 18:33-38;   Revelation 1:4-20
Jesus. Our King?                             Denise Lo Cicero

      18 Nov 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Esther 4:1-17
Such a Time as This

      11 Nov 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Esther 3:1-11
Haman's Plot

        4 Nov 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Samuel 17:1a, 32-49;   Mark 4:35-41
Facing Goliath

       28 Oct 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Job 42:1-6;   
Why Are Good People Good

       21 Oct 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Job 38:1-7;   Mark 10:35-45
So Special

       14 Oct 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Job 23:1-9, 16-17;   Mark 10:17-31
For God, All Things Are Possible

         7 Oct 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Job 1:1, 2:1-10;   Mark 10:2-16
A Christian Life and Hard Teachings

      30 Sep 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

James 5:13-20;   Mark 9:38-50
God is Not a Vending Machine

      23 Sep 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 1;   James 3:13-4:8 (Selections)
Constant Craving

      16 Sep 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

James 3:1-12;   Mark 8:34-38
Words Make a Difference

        9 Sep 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Mark 7:31-37;   James 2:1-17
Poor and Rich

        2 Sep 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

James 1:1-4, 17-25;   Mark 7:1-8
Rules and Character

      26 Aug 2018
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12;   Mark 4:26-32
Sleeping Gardeners

      19 Aug 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 25:1-10;   Luke 10:25-37
Becoming a Neighbor                       Rev Terry Kukuk

      12 Aug 2018
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
2 Samuel 11:26-12-15;  Ephesians 4:25-5:2
The Turning Point

        5 Aug 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Samuel 11:1-15
Bathsheba: #MeToo:

        29 Jul 2018
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Psalm 14;   John 6:1-15
Five Plus Two is More Than Seven       Rev Gidget Collins

        22 Jul 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Samuel 7:1-17;   Ephesians 2:11-22
The House of the Lord

        15 Jul 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Samuel 6:1-19;   Mark 6:17-29
I Danced in the Morning

          8 Jul 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Mark 6:1-13
Follow the Leader

          1 Jul 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Samuel 18:5-16;   Mark 5:21-43
A Ministry of Interruptions

       24 Jun 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Samuel 17 (Selections);   Mark 4:35-41
Calming the Storms

       17 Jun 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Meet the Rev. Arby Conn
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon


Luke 15:11-42
The Story of the Troubled Father

       10 Jun 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Samuel 8:1-22;   Mark 3:20-35
Binding the Strong Man

         3 Jun 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Mark 2:23-3:6
Lord of the Sabbath

      27 May 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 23:42-43,   Revelation 21:1-4
What is Heaven Like?

      20 May 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Acts 2:1-4,   John 14:1-7, 15-17
Many Dwelling Places

      13 May 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 11:1-44
I Am the Resurrection and the Life

        6 May 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 6:5-14, 25-35
The Bread of Life

       29 Apr 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 15:1-9;   I John 4:7-11
Abiding Love

       22 Apr 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 10:11-18;   Psalm 23
The Good Shepherd

       15 Apr 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 21:1-19
Three-fold Love

         8 Apr 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 20:19-31
Grace and Peace

         1 Apr 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 20:1-18
I Have Seen the Lord!

      25 Mar 2018
 
   Proclamation of
               the Passion

   Meditation

Selections from John 18-19
Guilty

      18 Mar 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 31:31-34;   John 12:20-33
Jews and Greeks

      11 Mar 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

John 3:16-21;   Ephesians 2:1-10
By Water and the Spirit

       4 Mar 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Exodus 20:1-17;  John 2:13-22
Jesus at the Temple

     25 Feb 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 25:14-30
Kingdom Economics                       Rev. Marcy Bain

     18 Feb 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Genesis 9:8-17;   Mark 1:9-13
God Makes a Promise

     14 Feb 2018
     Ash
       Wednesday
   Invitation
   Confession
   Prayer for Illumination
   Scripture Reading
   Scripture Reading
   Meditation



Isaiah 58:1-12
Matthew 6:1-6


     11 Feb 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

2 Corinthians 4:3-6;   Mark 9:2-9
Mountain-top Experiences

       4 Feb 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Isaiah 40:21-31;   Mark 1:29-39
Hear Us, Lord Jesus

     28 Jan 2018
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Mark 1:21-28
Knowing Jesus

     21 Jan 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Isaiah 52:7-10;   Mark 1:14-20
Good News

     14 Jan 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 139:1-18;   John 1:35-51
Closer to You

       7 Jan 2018
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Mark 1:4-11;   Romans 6:1-4
Beginning a New Life

    31 Dec 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 2:22-40
Falling and Rising

    24 Dec 2017

    Christmas
                Eve
   Scripture
   Children's Time
   Scripture
   Scripture
   Christmas Message
   Scripture
Isaiah 9:2-7

Luke 2:1-7
Luke 2:8-20

John 1:1-5

    24 Dec 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 1:18-25;   
We Need a Savior

    17 Dec 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Luke 1:26-38;   Luke 1:46-55
God Has Done Great Things

    10 Dec 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Malachi 3:1-4;   Mark 1:1-8
Good News

      3 Dec 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Jeremiah 33:14-16;   2 Peter 3:8-10
Surely

    26 Nov 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 95:1-7;   Matthew 25:31-46
Family Giving

    19 Nov 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;   Matthew 25:1-13
The Kingdom of Heaven

    12 Nov 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18;   Matthew 22:34-40
The Hardest Commandment

      5 Nov 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Deuteronomy 15:7-11;   Matthew 20:1-16
Blessed to Give

    29 Oct 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 28:16-20
Always Reforming

    22 Oct 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Romans 12:1-2;   Matthew 4:18-22
Keeping Up With Jesus

    15 Oct 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Ephesians 4:1-16;   Matthew 16:13-20
Built on the Rock

      8 Oct 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Ephesians 2:1-10
Can't Buy Me Love

      1 Oct 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Romans 1:16-17
Luther and God

   24 Sep 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Deuteronomy 31:1-6 and 34:1-12
The End of the Journey

   17 Sep 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Numbers 22 (Selections)
Balaam's Donkey

   10 Sep 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Numbers 27:1-11
Galatians 3:26-29
Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah -
      the daughters of Zelophehad

     3 Sep 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Genesis 7:11-24
Genesis 9:8-17
A Flood of Troubles

   27 Aug 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 138
Luke 5:1-11
Going Fishing                                      Rev. Linda Niece

   20 Aug 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Genesis 1:20-31
Must Love Dogs: The Creation Story, Animals,
     and Original Blessing
                     Rev. Marcy Bain

  13 Aug 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Numbers 14:1-9, 19-24
The Promise of the Future

    6 Aug 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Leviticus 4:22-26
Leviticus 20:22-26
Sacrifices and Holiness

   30 Jul 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Scripture (Skit)
   Sermon

Exodus 19:1-6 (Selections)
10 Commandments (Exodus 20)
God's Law: Blessing or Curse?

   23 Jul 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Genisis 28:10-22
A Stone for a Pillow                          Rev. Linda Niece

   16 Jul 2017
 
   Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Sermon
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Mystics in the Heartland                  Rev. Marcy Bain

     9 Jul 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Second Scripture Reading
   Wilderness Skit
   Sermon
Exodus 16:1-3
Exodus 16:4-8, 13-21

Manna:  Worth a Complaint?

     2 Jul 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Exodus 14:5-14, 21-31; 15:20-21
A Song about the Red Sea Crossing

   25 Jun 2017
 
   Scripture (Responsive)
   Sermon
Exodus Chap 7-12 (Selections)
Plagued

   18 Jun 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Exodus 3:1-15

Exodus 4:1-5, 10-17
Moses at the Burning Bush

   11 Jun 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Exodus 1:1-21

Exodus 1:22-2:10
Fear and Opression

     4 Jun 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
John 14:15-17
Acts 2:1-21
Filled With the Spirit

   28 May 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Psalm 63

Luke 24:44-53
Jesus' Ascension: The Last Piece of the Puzzle

   21 May 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Psalm 66:5-9, 16-20

Acts 17:16-31
A Hunger for God

   14 May 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Acts 6:1-8
Acts 7:51-60
The Glory of God

    7 May 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Acts 2:43-47

John 10:1-11
Hearing the Shepherd's Voice          Rev. Linda Niece

   30 Apr 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Acts 2:36-42

Luke 24:13-35
On the Road, At the Table

   23 Apr 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Acts 2:14, 22-24

John 20:19-31
Missing and Present

   16 Apr 2017
     Easter
   Children's Time
   First Scripture Reading
   Sermon

Matthew 28:1-10
He Has Been Raised: Fear and Joy

   13 Apr 2017
     Maundy
      Thursday

 
   Scripture Reading
   Meditation
Exodus 12:1-14
Passover of Death

     9 Apr 2017
 
   Children's Time
   First Scripture Reading
   Meditation

Matthew 26-27
No Cheap Grace

     2 Apr 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Matthew 26:26-30

Psalm 130
Lord's Supper, Communion, Mass, Eucharist

   26 Mar 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Matthew 1:18-23

Psalm 103:1-14
He Came to Save Us

   19 Mar 2017
 
   First Scripture/Children
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Genesis 50:15-21
Collossians 3:12-17
I Forgive You

   12 Mar 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Luke 15:11-32

Psalm 32
I'm Sorry

     5 Mar 2017
 
   First Scripture Reading
   Children's Time
   Second Scripture Reading
   Sermon
Matthew 4:1-11

Matthew 18:21-22
Forgiveness: Our Questions, God's Answer

   26 Feb 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
   Sermon
 
Matthew 7:13-23; 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
Deception and Wisdom

   19 Feb 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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Matthew 7:7-12; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Praying Without Ceasing

   12 Feb 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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Matthew 5:21-24, 38-48; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Difficult Emotions

     5 Feb 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-16
A Community of Salt

   29 Jan 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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Matthew 5:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Blessed to be a Blessing

   22 Jan 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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Matthew 4:17-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Brotherly Divisions

   15 Jan 2017
 
   Children's Time
   Scripture
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John 1:29-42; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Called to Follow, Called to Lead

     8 Jan 2017
 
   Children's Time
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Matthew 2:1-12
Star of Wonder

    1 Jan 2017
 
   Children's Time
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Psalm 148; Matthew 2:13-23
A New Hope