Today’s sermon in our All Family Worship (all ages stay in worship the whole time, and our worship service is meant to engage our youngest to our oldest and everyone in between!) was very interactive. There were nets, and fisher people, and we went on a fishing expedition throughout the church. I think you’ll get […]
Today’s sermon, preached on Baptism of Christ Sunday, is here. In worship we also celebrated the Baptisms of Remi Lyn Horne and Lydia Grace Atwood. It was a joyful day! Some wanted a copy of the “letter,” inspired by Isaiah 43, written out. It is here, if it’s useful to you: Dear Beloved, I am […]
For today’s Intergenerational Worship Service (all ages stay in the pews the whole time! It’s fun) we told the story of the wise people and wondered about the stars that guide us. If you listen here, you won’t see the giant gold star that appeared in the choir, and later moved about. You won’t be […]
Samuel Cowan is a high school senior at Lakes Region this year, and he bravely and kindly stepped in to our pulpit this morning to share his take on what the Christmas story means to him. Thank you, Samuel, for sharing your wisdom and spirit with us this morning! Listen here to this gifted, kind […]
Works Cited & Consulted: “Mary Did you Know?” by Mark Lowry and Buddy Green (1996). I first learned about the “Defiant Requiem” from a sermon the Rev. Amy Butler preached titled “And Hear the Angels Sing.” Sermon was preached December 15, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC. I learned more about the Defiant […]
Works Cited: Mary Oliver’s “Making the House Ready for the Lord” is published in her collection Thirst (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006). Rachel Naomi Remen speaks beautifully about the Jewish philosophy of “Tikkun Olam” on Krista Tippett’s On Being. You can listen to an excerpt of this interview here.
Works Cited: Pico Iyer line from “The Urgency of Slowing Down,” On Being, November 29, 2018. https://onbeing.org/programs/pico-iyer-the-urgency-of-slowing-down-nov2018/
Works Cited/Consulted: Tim Challies, “The History of Christianity in 25 Objects,” https://www.challies.com/articles/the-history-of-christianity-in-25-objects-rylands-library-papyrus-p52/, March 21, 2013. The Salt Project, “True Power: Salt’s Lectionary Commentary for Reign of Christ the King Sunday.” http://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/christ-the-king-lectionary-commentary, November 20, 2018. Lila Damon in our own Children’s Time from March 26, 2017, which you can listen to here. Molly Baskette, “Jesus is Lord,” UCC’s […]
Today’s stewardship testimony was shared by Carly and Brandon Hall. Thank you, Carly and Brandon, for your kindness, courage, and leadership in our church and our world. You are both incredible, and we are lucky and blessed to call you church family.