October 1, 2017

Exodus 16:1-31, 35

This Sunday, we celebrate World Communion Sunday, and again this week, we will collect our Reconciliation Offering.  We are preparing for a lovely and lavish World Communion Sunday.  Several people will share what communion means to them—why it is important, why we do it, how it is spiritually significant.  This will be the centerpiece of our service.  We will have 3 communion stations for this Sunday with a variety of breads, fruits, and flowers, as well as our beautiful pumpkins!  During our Communion time in the service, we will also have a table for writing prayers and giving offerings, and a table for lighting candles.  

September 17, 2017

This Sunday we are celebrating Peace Sunday outside in our Peace Garden.  It promises to be poignant and powerful service!

We believe in the possibilities of peace!
Save us, O God, from the toxic belief that might is right—that power lies in coercion and the force of arms.
Remind us of the great strength that rises in human connection, human community, human rights, and the common good.
Show us ways to live in solidarity with all of our neighbors.
And ways to source our openness, empathy, and compassion from the power of your fierce and abiding love.
For your love is the root of peace.

And this peace holds the greatest power.

September 10, 2017

Exodus 13:17-22

Our scripture this week continues in Exodus—with Moses leading the people out of Egypt.  He leads them on the roundabout way with God leading both day and night.  Sometimes our path is not clear and straight.  What is the value of the “roundabout way?”