Click on the Title to hear the sermon and pastoral prayer and other worship highlights for that given worship service:


 

 She Comes Sailing

"It Happened Again: a Reading About Violence" 

Read by Helen, Gray and Carlos

 

She Comes Sailing on the Wind

Rev Carlos Jauhola-Straight

based on Wisdom 6:12-20


God’s radiant and unfading spirit hovered over the chaos of creation and brought forth order and life.  She, the Holy Spirit, calls us to learn of righteousness, to learn of God’s desire of love and compassion, she desires to bring order into the chaos of our lives. Carlos Jauhola-Straight

   

"God turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs..."

 

Psalm 107:35

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Rev Jared Rardin

based on Psalm 107


 

"So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests."

                                                                                           Matthew 22:10

Showing Up

Rev. Jared Rardin

Philippians 4:1-9;  Matthew 22:1-14

 

"Faith has many private and personal dimensions, but ultimately faith that does not get interpersonal - faith that does not show up for those in need - atrophies."

Jared Rardin

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"I Dream a World"

Rev. Carlos Jauhola - Straight

based on Philippians 2:1-13


Why work to change the world?  Because God’s dream is worth making it good, God’s dream of us and for us worth blessing.  

Carlos Jauhola-Straight

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If at First You Don't Succeed

Rev. Jared Rardin

based on Mark 8:22-26

 

"Any good text leaves us with as many questions as it does answers, and this text leaves me with three questions:

 

 Are we right to expect that God is the God of the quick fix?

 

Is it always others who need their vision corrected?  

 

What would happen if we asked instead of argued?"

Jared Rardin

 


 9-17 bulletin

"As We Forgive Others"

  Rev. Carlos Jauhola - Straight

based on Genesis 50:15-21 Matthew 18:21-35


 

"Forgiveness is not easy, or simple BUT it is where God calls us, where God dwells and bids us to come.  And why does Christ call us to forgive seven time seventy? Because it takes practice, it takes trusting ourselves and God, it takes letting go a little at a time until we find that we are freed."

- Carlos Jauhola-Straight

 Rally


Sunday


2017

"Got Your Bearings?"

 Rev. Jared Rardin

based on Exodus 12:1-14 and Matthew 18:15-20 

 

 

Easter Cover 2017

"An Easter Story"

Rev. Jared Rardin

based on Jeremiah 31:1-6, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 and Matthew 28:1-10


"God has made this day, and every day, a new gift for you and me, and we did not need to lift a finger to help it happen.  God is the God of life and has blessed us beyond the telling of it with the wonder of  being a part of all. " - Jed Rardin

 Ezekiel

"Greater Expectations"

Rev. Jared Rardin

based on Psalm 130 and Ezekiel 37:1-14 


"Because when you work for the God of Ezekiel and Jesus and Lazarus...a God who breathes life into bones and bodies and into creation itself, suddenly words like "can't" "never" and "impossible" are no longer relevent." - Jed Rardin



Anthem:  Pie Jesu

Chancel Choir

Molly Nyhan - soloist & Bozena O'Brien - violin

seeing and unseeing

"Seeing & unseeing"

Rev Carlos Jauhola-Straight

based on John 9:1-41


"We must participate in our seeing, and once we have seen - God calls us to particpate in responding to the needs around us."  

-- Carlos Jauhola-Straight

 Woman at the well

  “A chance meeting?”

Rev. Carlos Jauhola-Straight

based on John 4:1-42                  

 

"Step over whatever boundaries and borders are keeping you isolated so that you might encounter the living loving God"

-- Carlos Jauhola-Straight 

A different way

A Different Way of Knowing    
Rev. Jared Rardin 

based on Genesis 12:1-4, Pslam 121, John 3:1-17


"Like Nicodemus, we have an invitation to begin again, only in that place where true connection happens:  the heart. 

This means a downward shift theologically and anatomically, a downward shift from the safety of the mind to the openness of the heart."  -- Jed Rardin

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We're All Connected

Rev. Jared Rardin

based Psalm 25:1-10 & Luke 10:25-37

 

Contemplative Worship  

Anthem: "The Precious Seed"

 

Reflections:

 Psalm 126 -- Home, Becky Josephson 

 Isaiah 43:16-21 --  A Path in the Wilderness, Mary Jo Alibrio

 John 12:1-8 -- Gift, Carlos Jauhola-Straight

 


Pastoral Prayer by Rev. Carlos Jauhola-Straight

 

Offertory: Aria

 


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