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

Making Art

The Renewing Work of God

We worship a creating God who calls us into this same creative, spiritual energy. Creativity comes from God and is expressed in a myriad of ways and means. Children have this distinctive sense that they are creative and will find ways to express themselves. The trouble is that as we age, we are often not […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
1 Chronicles 22:13-16

Walking Prayers

The Renewing Work of God

You're invited to join us for Coffeehouse Worship! So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new. Our theme for worship is this week is “Doing Prayer” with an emphasis on “Walking Prayer.” This is not praying while walking, rather, setting the intention […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
2 Corinthians 5: 6-17

Doing Prayer

The Renewing Work of God

This Sunday we explore living by a spirit that calls us to adventure beyond the spoken prayer and embrace that every moment has potential to be holy as we become prayer. Doing prayer means we are desiring to find the place that we are most ourselves and God is fully present. Doing prayer can be […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Psalm 138

Trinity Sunday: An Economy of Freedom and Love

We are members of a divine economy of freedom and love. In this economy there is abundance, there is shared power, there is mutuality and creativity, and most importantly, there is a sharing of life with the very source of our creation. Every year on the Sunday after Pentecost we celebrate Trinity Sunday, the Sunday […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
Romans 8:12-17

Pentecost: When the Spirit Moves

Pentecost has arrived. It is the fiftieth day or the seventh Sunday from Easter Sunday. As modern Christians we observe Pentecost as a holiday, not to celebrate a wheat harvest, but to remember when the Holy Spirit invaded the church as the story is told in the second chapter of Acts. The Spirit is alive […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
Acts 2:1-21

Seventh Sunday of Easter: Imagine the Joy. Imagine the Power.

Living the Resurrection: Eastertide 2021

Jesus is praying for us! What an amazing thing. And Jesus is leaving, but Jesus is with us. It is Ascension Sunday. Jesus takes his place at the right hand of God, returns to the circle of the Trinity, but at the same time continues to be present with us. This final Sunday of Eastertide […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
John 17:6-19

Sixth Sunday of Easter: No Greater Love

Living the Resurrection: Eastertide 2021

You're invited to join us for Coffeehouse Worship! We are called this day to celebrate the love that has been poured out on us and then to strive to exemplify this love in our lives. How do we shape a life of loving in a difficult world? We embrace the idea of “no greater love” […]

Led by: Rev. Julie Kline
John 15:9-17