Worship Series

A Way Out of No Way

Posted By on Sep 3, 2020

© 2014 www.worshipdesignstudio.com We enter the biblical narrative of God’s action in human history “already in progress” and right out of the gate we are plopped down in the middle of major crisis: Noah and the flood. We will spend six weeks witnessing other Hebrew Bible stories of God urging the people forward in times when it seems there’s no way out. We will recall our own narratives and affirm the strength God gives us to find a...

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Beguiled By Beauty

Posted By on Jun 2, 2020

©www.worshipdesignstudio.com/beauty A six-week worship series by Dr. Marcia McFee, Creator and Visionary of the Worship Design Studio, based on a book of the same name by contemporary theologian Wendy Farley, PhD. An early 6th century theologian described God as “beguiled by beauty.” The Creator was lured by a longing for beauty and so set in motion a world of immense diversity and goodness. We were made for this Divine Goodness. We...

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Easter 2020

Posted By on Apr 26, 2020

Easter Season Worship-The Heart of the Matter As we continue to follow social distancing directions, we celebrate the Easter season united in Spirit. The first fellowship of Jesus followers followed a simple worship pattern:Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. (Acts 2:46-47a)We come...

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Lent 2020

Posted By on Feb 17, 2020

Wilderness: State of the Wildfrom A Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org February 23—Transfiguration Sunday—After morning worship, come to the dining room to participate in creating artist adornments for our sanctuary during Lent—tables will be set up with all the materials needed to create Lenten vases: bare branches, rocks, clear glass vases, moss. Join with your church family at one of the tables, read the poem and follow the simple...

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Epiphany 2019

Posted By on Jan 5, 2020

January Worship: The Season of Epiphany January 5 –Epiphany Sunday (Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12) January 12 –Baptism of the Lord Sunday (Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 2:13-17) January 19 –Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend & Human Relations Sunday. Human Relations Day is one of six special giving opportunities throughout the year. This Sunday...

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Advent 2019

Posted By on Dec 1, 2019

Our Journey Through Advent: *God Bless Us Every One! The Redemption of Scrooge The cultural context in which Dickens placed his powerful Christmas story was 1800’s England—a time of great divide between rich and poor—something on which Dickens wanted to shed a light. His main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is clear as the story begins that the only redeeming value in life was in getting more money. He lives in resentment, fear and the...

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