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Darkness. Light.

Injustice. Darkness. Illness. Darkness. Hopelessness and temptations. Darkness. Worry and anxiety. Darkness. Evil in many forms pervades our world. Darkness disorients. We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.

Posted in Call to Worship, Invocation, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, Old Testament, Uncategorized

With each child born

Call to Worship With each child born, be they be the Christ child, your child, or our own baby… Hope is rekindled. God loves God’s creation. Confident the time will come when the lamb and leopard live in peace together,

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Posted in Call to Worship, Isaiah, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 11:2-6, Matthew, Matthew 18, Matthew 18:1-5, New Testament, Old Testament, Uncategorized

Born of the Spirit

Come here, little one. Sit with Jesus in joy. Grow in faith. Listen to the words of sage Jesus. Each of us are God’s beloved. The wolf will live with the lamb and the calf and lion will feed together…

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God’s Word

We’ve been in exile. We’ve allowed ourselves to be tempted by the idols of things and power. We’ve found it isn’t what we thought.  Shopping therapy and yearning for a soda pop does nothing to build up our world. They

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 55:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

Reignite Your Image in Us

Injustice. Darkness. Illness. Darkness. Hopelessness and temptations. Darkness. Worry and anxiety. Darkness. Evil in many forms pervades our world. Darkness disorients. We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.

Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

So This is Christmas: A Christmas Eve Liturgy

Multimedia Prelude Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over), Jake Shimabukuro, Yo-Yo Ma Video: Snow_Loop, Work of the People Call to Worship And so this is Christmas! We gather again to mark the birth of the one who comes to turn the world upside

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Joy in the Midst of Incomplete Hope

*Call to Worship/Lighting of Wreath Speaking as hope, though incomplete, began to feel tangible… the prophet speaks. Speaking into the time when the people were no longer exiled… but the struggles were still real. Isaiah outlines God’s vision for God’s

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Posted in Advent, Advent Candle of Joy, Call to Worship, Isaiah, Isaiah 61, Isaiah 61:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church
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