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April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday – Pastor Teressa SiversJohn 20:1-20 & Psalm 46 This is not how we celebrate Easter morning! On Easter, our sanctuaries are not empty. Pews are filled with smiling face, familiar and new. Brass ensembles add bold, joyful tones to our music. The sanctuary choir raises a joyful noise to the Lord! We do have Easter flowers here today, but our altar is usually set for Holy Communion. Our...

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April 5, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversPalm Sunday Script Welcome & Announcements Centering Music               “Ride On” The First Day of the Week-Sunday A Reading from Scripture        Matthew 21:1-2, 6-11                   NRSV       When they had come near Jerusalem and had...

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Ruah—Breathe!


Posted By on Mar 29, 2020

March 29, 2020 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Exekiel 37:1-14 (NRSV) Last Sunday we used Psalm 23, shared from the Common English Translation, to center ourselves as we entered into our time of message and exploration of the scriptures. This week, the psalm from the lectionary is Psalm 130. Let us begin by praying this beautiful prayer. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentiveto the voice of...

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Come & See…Come & Know


Posted By on Mar 22, 2020

March 22, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversJohn 9 (selected verses) As we spend time exploring today’s scripture readings, let us center prayerfully using the beloved words of Psalm 23, this time in the Common English Bible Translation, which translate some of the words more closely to the Hebrew.             The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing!God lets me rest in grassy meadows;God leads me to restful watersGod leads me to...

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The Armor of God


Posted By on Aug 26, 2018

August 26, 2018 – Pastor Debbie Allen Ephesians 6:10-20   This passage from the letter to the Ephesians is challenging, not because it makes reference to the forces of cosmic darkness.  That in itself is a daunting concept when taken seriously.  But the bigger problem is the way in which this passage has been interpreted throughout history and used to justify actions that are anything but the intention of the author of...

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Time


Posted By on Aug 19, 2018

August 19, 2018 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Ephesians 5:15-20   “Make the most of every living and breathing moment!” Amen! Make the most of every living and breathing moment. What Paul literally says to the church, the Body of Christ, the ekklesia (Greek for gathered community, what we translate as ‘church’), is “Make the most of the time.” And not just any ‘time,’ God’s time. We have a complicated relationship with time. Time...

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