Alternative Christmas

Alternative Christmas allows you to take a break from giving “things” and instead support a charity represented by the outreach ministries and other church groups. Visit Collins Hall during Coffee Hour on Sundays, December 10 & 17. This year, the charities you can give to are: Sexual & Gender Minority

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Sunday, December 10, (8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

Second Sunday in Advent The Art of Christmas Sermon: The Art of Christmas – Hope, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: When Morning Gilds the Skies; Sandra Ethun; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Christmas Tidings; C.E. Walz; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: On This

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“Liberating the End” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  November 26, 2017 Title:  “Liberating Power” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Today is “Christ the King Sunday” – a relative newcomer in the liturgical year of the Western Christian Church.  Christ the King debuted in 1925, in response to oppressive governments around the world

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Sunday, November 19 (10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Liberating the End Sermon: Liberating Systems, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Before the Throne of God Above. Arr. Larry Shackley; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Larry Shackley; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: Now Thank We

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Sunday, November 5 (8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost All Saint’s Sunday Sermon: A Good Death, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: Psalm 23 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Gather Us In. Mark Hayes; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: For All the Saints; John Innes; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: ‘Chorale in E; César Franck; Jonas Nordwall,

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 (8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost Reformation Sunday Sermon: Reformation, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: Come, Share the Lord; Arr. Mark Hayes; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: Allegretto; Haydn; arr. Lani Smith; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: ‘Soliloquy’ from Suite for Handbells; Michael Helman;

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 (8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Brought to You by the Letter “R” Sermon: Revitalization, Rev. Joshua Kingsley, preaching Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This Week’s Music 8:30 a.m. Prelude: In This Very Room; Arr. Mark Hayes; Shelly Edwards, pianist Postlude: As the Spirit Moves; Garrett Parker; Shelly Edwards, pianist 10:30 a.m. Prelude: Festive Flourish; Michael

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“Brought to You By the Letter R” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  October 8, 2017 Title:  “Repentance” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Isaiah 58:1-12 Repentance… it’s a tough concept and a difficult word for many of us.  It reeks of a rigid theology of judgment, and brings to mind scenes of familiar street preachers, yelling at us to “Repent!”,

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“Brought to You By the Letter ‘R'” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  October 1, 2017 Title:  “Remembrance” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:1-12 There is great power in remembering.  Our sense of identity is built from our memories, both individually and collectively.  Our memories are the chain connecting our past to our present.  If it breaks, we are

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“Soul Food” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  September 24, 2017 Title:  “Open-Hearted Eyes” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ephesians 1:15-19 Bonjour, mes amis!  It is good to be with you this morning, to be together as sisters and brothers in Christ.  Bonjour, mes amis!  It is good to gather together with you in this

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