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Despite Rain & Risk

Faithful, Mordecai reveals his trust in God. Rain continues falling, thunder threatens. Falling into despair he dons the sackcloth of grief. Thunderous evil persists, death will surely follow. Esther’s life at risk, she chooses the most loving action in “just

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14, Invocation, Lent, Lent 3, Uncategorized

Come & Worship in Just Such a Time as This

Come and worship! How can we worship in “such a time as this”?  Yes, the world feels hopeless but come and worship! Why worship in “such a time as this”? Yes, human kindred don’t listen to one another. Friends worry

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent, Lent 2, Seasons of the Church

Faith in “Just Such a Time As This”

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/faith-in-just-such-a-time-as-this.m4a We were tough on media consumption  Never thought about keeping from Bible *** After deposing Vashti, Ahasuerus gets lonely. contestants go thru a demeaning pageant—even by ancient standards Mordecai cousin who raised Esther works in palace sees that Esther

Posted in Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent 2, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church, Sermon

An Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Prelude  *Call to Worship                                                                         

Posted in Ash Wednesday, Lent, Liturgy, Seasons of the Church, Uncategorized

Nope. Not Steak.

https://beingtim.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/nope-not-steak.m4a Mitchell Point  Windy Cold Snow, sleet Crawled Later could handle Risk. This what passes for risk in my life It’s nothing compared to Queen Vashti’s risks *** Queen Vashti married to King Ahasuerus not a good guy some evidence

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Birth Pangs & Midwifery

Offering Invitation The mother’s labor is beginning. She screams out at the birthpangs. We join in chorus, “the world is coming to an end!” forgetting that new life is born out of pain.  Choose to be a part of the new

Posted in Invitation to Offering, Lent, Mark, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, New Testament, Offering, Prayer of Dedication

Birth Pangs

*Confession of Sin & Call to Worship Across the waters, the restless breath blew. And God began to create. Through the centuries, God journeyed with humanity. And our forebears failed, to live up to God’s hopes. Forgive us, our forebears

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