The Justice of God: Peacemakers & Persecuted

Beatitudes

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.” ~The Message “Blessed are we when we treasure the wisdom of the earth, receiving survival strategies whispered underground by bristlecone pine and sequoia, returning the praise songs of nuthatch and titmouse, flocking together with the murmuration maps […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Eco-Beatitudes: https://enfleshed.com/liturgy/eco-beatitudes
Bulletin: 10:00 am

The Justice of God: The Peacemakers

Beatitudes

In the Beatitudes, Jesus stands our world on its head. We believe in personal pride; Jesus blesses poverty of spirit. We seek pleasure; Jesus blesses those who mourn. We see […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Matthew 5:9-10
Bulletin: 10:00 am

The Goodness of God: The Pure in Heart

Beatitudes

This Sunday our series in The Beatitudes continues with the Goodness of God as we consider Jesus’s blessings for the Pure in Heart. What does it mean to be pure […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 5:8
Bulletin: 10:00 am

The Goodness of God: Righteousness & Mercy

Beatitudes

This Sunday our series in The Beatitudes moves us from the Compassion of God to the Goodness of God as we consider Jesus’s blessings for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and those who are merciful. To hunger and thirst for righteousness is to find oneself so captivated by the love of God they […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 5:1-2,6-7
Bulletin: 10:00 am

The Compassion of God: Those Who Mourn 

Beatitudes

“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for you the living God.” ~Psalm 42: 1 Times of mourning or grieving will be something we will all experience at some point in our lives. We will find ourselves yearning for comfort, longing to be drawn […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Matthew 5:1-5
Bulletin: 10:00 am

The Compassion of God: Poor in Spirit and Meek

Beatitudes

For second Sunday worship, we will begin a new six week series in the Beatitudes from Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes are remembered as among Jesus' most essential teachings and for this series we have divided these blessings into three parts: The Compassion of God, the Goodness of God, the Justice of God. […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Psalm 37:1-11

Humble Channels

"Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond...The beauty of listening is that, those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking their words more seriously and discovering their own true selves. Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
2 Kings 5:1-14

Third Sunday After Pentecost: Reconciling Sunday

This Sunday, we will celebrate the work we’ve done as a Reconciling Congregation and share the important work that lies ahead. From the Big Deal Weekend earlier this year to our new storytelling collective, The Narrative (which begins on Wednesday, June 29), we are committed to answering our call to be an inclusive church that […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler & Lori Owen-Rogers
Galatians 5:1; 13-25

The Spirit has Something to Say

It is Juneteenth. Through our reconciling ministries, our call to anti-racism work and our Big Deal Weekend we are committing ourselves to the decisive action of dismantling racism and resisting oppression in all its forms. This parallels denominational efforts. On this Sunday, we will observe Juneteenth as a sign of solidarity and hope for all […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Luke 8: 26-39

Dancing in a Circle

This Sunday is Peace with Justice Sunday, Trinity Sunday and Graduate Sunday! It is a lot to celebrate, but we are going to make it happen. We will be receiving a special offering for this denominational wide effort of funding ministries that focus on making peace and building justice. Your Peace with Justice Sunday gifts […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 (The Inclusive Bible)

Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost, the time when we remember the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples like tongues of fire and giving birth to the church. It is also confirmation Sunday! What a time to welcome and celebrate these commitments of discipleship among a handful of young people. This winter/spring, these young people have been […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Acts 2:1-14

Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Kin-dom We Long For

On this Sunday, we remember. It is Memorial Day weekend and so we remember all those who have given their lives in service to our country. We also remember that Covid has taken many lives and the battle for health and well-being continues. We remember that the singing of hymns sustains our faith life and […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Acts 16:16-34