Worship With Us This Sunday
Prelude at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
"The Gift of Your Faults"
Join us as we journey on an adventure through time and space with a family service about the novel, A Wrinkle in Time. We'll explore the concepts of good and evil and how our faults are also our strengths. We'll meet Meg; her brother, Charles Wallace; three Celestial Beings called Mrs Who, Mrs Which and Mrs Whatsit and go with them on a journey to a distant planet to defeat evil and rescue Meg's father. We'll make flextangles to keep our hands busy and there'll be a coloring station for any restless little ones.
Ray Bauwens, tenor, presents "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen, accompanied by Noel Cary, sax, Bob Gordon, percussion, Brian Newark, bass, and James Haupt, piano. They will also play jazz standards for the service music.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
"The Poor You Will Always Have With You"
Jesus said, "The poor you will always have with you." This is often understood to mean, "Never mind the poor!" But what if Jesus meant, "The poor will always be part of your community--take care of them"? Poor people are part of our community and are worthy of respect.
The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
The choir sings two congregational favorites: "Alleluia" - Michael Haydn,
and "Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place" - Gordon Young.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Alcoholism and problem drinking affect over 15 million Americans and their families. Alcohol abuse interrupts our health, our loving relationships, and our spiritual lives. Drawing on research and our spiritual traditions, we'll explore how we can respond to problem drinking in our lives and families. The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
Athene Wilson, gospel soloist, is featured with our Festival Choir in four great spirituals that all will love.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
We make dozens of choices every day ranging from the mundane to the consequential. In this era where most of us carry computers in our pockets It's easier than ever to research, discuss, debate and ultimately make informed decisions. With that ability comes the burden of responsibility to make the most informed decision every single time. How can we get back to a place where we trust ourselves to make the decisions that are best for us regardless of what experts (or "experts") have to say on the topic? Ministerial intern Andrew Coate preaching.
Several in our choir are featured as soloist in the upbeat "Plenty Good Room" and the organ accompanies "Let There Be Light"
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