Habits of Hospitality: Offering Peace

“If anyone is there who shares in your peace, your peace will rest on that person.”  ~Luke 10: 6a Jesus sends more than seventy out on a mission of peace. He says, “Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” They are to offer peace, receive peace and reassure all that “The Kingdom […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Luke 10:1-11
Bulletin: 10:00 am

When John Wesley Lost His Mind

Faith without works is dead. One of the most often quoted bible verses from one of the shortest books in the New Testament. It becomes a mantra of sorts from churches that like to get things done. And there’s nothing wrong with getting things done. Jesus calls us to do justice and so we do. […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
James 2:14-17
Bulletin: 10:00 am

Begin Where God Begins

John Wesley said once that “Religion if it is not to be the pious form of worldliness, if it is instead to be the response to the action of God, must begin where God begins, among the poor, the despised, the oppressed, and the marginalized.” The key words in his teaching are begin where God […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
James 1:17-27
Bulletin: 10:00 am

Love and Hard Things

Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Faith, Salvation, Spirit. All these words are packed into these final verses of the book of Ephesians. These are among the most pious and abstract words in all Christian grammar. Truth like a belt, righteousness like a breastplate, peace like a pair of shoes, faith as a shield, salvation a helmet, and […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Ephesians 6:10-20
Bulletin: 10:00 am

Live as Children of Light

“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light.”  -Ephesians 5: 13-14a We are called to live as children of the light and we are to shine the light on that which brings darkness. Join us for worship as we light candles in prayer, exposing and naming some of […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Ephesians 5: 8-20

The Fragrance of Christ

On this Coffeehouse Sunday we hope to bring in the aroma of herbs from our gardens, patio boxes or even from the wild. We invite you to bring offerings of herbs with you as you come to the sanctuary or if you will be worshipping from home, add some herbs to your worship space. A […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Ephesians 4:25-5:2

AXIOS

“…lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called…” (Ephesians 4:1). In the book of Ephesians, the Greek word used by the author for worthy is AXIOS. Axios is a reference to a set of scales on which one would place a set of weights on one tray, and an item […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Ephesians 4:1-16

Doing Justice as Prayer

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The Renewing Work of God

For this final sermon in our summer preaching series The Renewing Work of God, we turn to the work of Doing Justice as Prayer. Throughout this series we have been encouraged to set the intention of prayer while doing everyday ordinary things such as planting seeds, going for walks, making music and art and eating. Today we […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Micah 6:6-8

Beyond Doing

The Renewing Work of God

"Be still and know that I am God." As we pray, we are seeking love, we are drawn into God because we are called by love, we come out of prayer filled by love and ready to impart that love. Throughout this series we have explored the many adventurous ways to pray. Yet, it is […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Mark 6:30-34

The Prayer of Planting

The Renewing Work of God

“Blow upon my garden that its fragrance may be wafted abroad.” Have you ever planted a garden and even though you know what you put into the ground, still you marvel at the way in which those seeds magically produce beans and squash and tomatoes and peppers and…all the amazing things? Of course it isn’t […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 13:1-9

Holy Food

The Renewing Work of God

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.” Today, we gather around the table of grace to receive the bread of life and the cup that overflows with blessing and love. It is a holy feast. What if by way of doing prayer we made every meal an extension […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Galatians 5: 22-26

Sacred Healing

The Renewing Work of God

“Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!” I spent a week at Wesley Woods High School Camp recently with a large group of teenagers and every morning and evening we sang. (Don’t worry, we were outside and a strong majority were vaccinated!) We sang contemporary worship songs by the fire with […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Psalm 130