Fourth Sunday of Easter: Listen to My Voice

Living the Resurrection: Eastertide 2021

We continue the sensory journey through Eastertide and come to hearing this week. In Jesus’ parable of the good shepherd, he says that the sheep listen to his voice. He is speaking of those in front of him and those of other folds. Who are these others? We don’t really know. There is lots of […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
John 10:11-18

Third Sunday of Easter: Touch and See

Living the Resurrection: Eastertide 2021

Last week the Gospel lesson emphasized seeing; today the focus is on touching. Jesus is trying to ground the disciples’ faith in the reality of his presence, in the concreteness of his being. He told them to touch him; he ate in front of them. He was announcing that he was real. Our lives are […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Luke 24:36-48

Second Sunday of Easter: Unless I See

Living the Resurrection: Eastertide 2021

You are invited to join us for Coffeehouse Worship! “Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So, the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
John 20:19-31

Easter Sunday: Christ has risen!

Lent 2021: Holy Vessels

In person Communion @ 8:30-9:15am at FUMC Online Worship @ 10am Christ the Lord is risen! Alleluia. Come, join us for Easter as we sing our praise and raise our joys and triumphs high with trumpets declaring that love’s redeeming work is done. We will celebrate the Risen Christ with a virtual choir, brass, handbells, […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline and Rev. Matt Weiler
John 20:1-18

Good Friday: Healed and Still Healing

Lent 2021: Holy Vessels

Online Worship @ 6pm In person Anointing & Prayers at the Cross @ 7-8pm at FUMC We invite you to continue in Holy Week Worship on Good Friday, this time, “staying with” Jesus in his moment of suffering. The temptation is always for us to move to Easter Resurrection quickly as possible, and this may […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline and Rev. Matt Weiler

Holy Thursday: Extravagant Love

Lent 2021: Holy Vessels

Online Worship @ 6pm In person Communion & Symbolic Hand Washing @ 7-8pm at FUMC You are invited to Holy Thursday to remember that we are healed and still healing. A woman with an alabaster jar anointed Jesus out of love and devotion. We receive an anointing to prepare ourselves to receive the Spirit of […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline and Rev. Matt Weiler

Palm Sunday: Holy, Wholly

Lent 2021: Holy Vessels

We have seen that the stories of Jesus’ healing ministry are filled words and deeds. Our ability to forgive ourselves and others is the foundation that can transform infirmities and allow us to move on. We integrate our beliefs and actions for the health of the whole. The parade of compassionate power we celebrate today […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 9: 1-8

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Restoration

Lent 2021: Holy Vessels

In the season of Lent, we often focus on our spiritual health and how we might expand it or rather just nurture it with more intention, so that we may be prepared to celebrate the resurrection, the new life that is possible as we embrace the ways of love that Christ has taught us. For […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Matthew 8:18-27

Fourth Sunday of Lent: The Beauty of Mosaic

Prolonged times of difficulty can impede our ability to stay creative. The picture of our lives is dulled and hope for a brighter future can fade. We need a touch of inspiration to awaken us from our sleep, as we hear in one of this week’s healing stories. We also awaken to our agency to […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Mark 5:21-41

Third Sunday of Lent: Truth Telling for Healing

Have you ever walked along the shores of Lake Michigan or another body of water and picked up stones as the waves lap across them? Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to find a piece of glass that has been tumbled through the waters. When you pick these objects up, do you ever wonder what their […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 9:27-33

Second Sunday of Lent: Safe Keeping

God gathers us as a Beachcomber gathers and marvels at every precious surviving piece of beach glass she finds. We are never alone, we are never lost to the One who seeks humanity’s wholeness. We affirm our commitment to be the Body of Christ that knows we cannot be personally healed until we see the […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 8: 5-13

Second Sunday of Lent: Safe Keeping

God gathers us as a Beachcomber gathers and marvels at every precious surviving piece of beach glass she finds. We are never alone, we are never lost to the One who seeks humanity’s wholeness. We affirm our commitment to be the Body of Christ that knows we cannot be personally healed until we see the […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Matthew 8: 5-13