Sunday, October 26, 2014

Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6 Sermon: “A Fortune Telling God?”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: What do we make of the confusing prophetic imagery of Revelation & other apocalyptic literature? This Week’s Music Prelude: Be Thou My Vision; arr. Sandra Eithun; The Sanctuary Bells;Kris Sparks, director Anthem: Dona Nobis Pacem; Z. Randall

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scripture: Job – selected verses, especially 38:4ff Sermon: “A Capricious God?”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: How do we deal with human suffering and the notion of God’s providence?   This Week’s Music Prelude: Andante; Louis Vierne; Jonas Nordwall, organist Anthem: Out of the Deep from Requiem; John Rutter; The

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scripture: Deut. 20:16-18; Matthew 10:34-36 Sermon: “A Violent God?”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: How do we reconcile violent Biblical passages w/ our image of a loving God? We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Communion Sunday Scripture: Genesis 3 Sermon: “Stuck between a God and a Serpent”, Rev. Jeremy Smith preaching Focus: How the Bible has been used historically and why it can be problematic for us today. This Week’s Music Prelude: Andante (Fantasia K. 608) W. A. Mozart, Jonas Nordwall, organist Introit:

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Reality Christianity: Shark Tank!

Date: September 28, 2014 Title: “Reality Christianity – Shark Tank!” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30             Shark Tank! is an American reality television show which premiered on August 9, 2009. The show features aspiring entrepreneurs who make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, called

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Join us this week for worship at 10:30am when Rev. Donna preaches on investing our gifts for the sake of the Kin-dom and putting aside fear to realize our dreams. Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 Sermon: “Reality Christianity – Shark Tank”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching This Week’s Music Prelude: Prelude on a Te Deum (M. Charpentier), Jonas Nordwall, organist Anthem: Come,

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Join us this week for worship at 10:30am when Rev. Jeremy preaches on overcoming the inertia of “this is how it is” to become who we want to be. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22,33 Sermon: “Reality Christianity – Restaurant:Impossible”, Rev. Jeremy Smith preaching Focus: Overcoming the inertia of “this is how it is” to become

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Sunday August 3, 2014

  Join us this week for worship at 10:30am – the 8th Sunday after Pentecost Scripture: Psalm 145:1-19; Ephesians 2:8-10 Sermon: “Why Wesley?”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: Wesleyan theology – past and present and future This Week’s Music Prelude: Introduction and Toccata in G Major; William Walond (1725 –

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fathers’ Day – Pride Parade – Blessing of Offering of Letters Join us this week for worship at 10:30am. Scripture: Isaiah 40: 29-31; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Sermon: With Patience, Perseverance and Persistence, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching Focus: Running the race of faith, keeping at it This Week’s Music Prelude: Cortege;

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