People say they believe in God, but many never look for him so they don't notice what God's up to. Join us in worship at 10:45 am on January 2022 as we notice together what God has said and what may be up to next!
The young family of Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus find themselves in a life together that's wonderful and terrible -- a little like our lives. Join us at 10:45am to explore the perils of life and the help that we have.
Our Christmas Eve service is simple, straightforward, and meaningful. Join us for an hour to remember and enjoy a few Christmas carols, the story from Scripture, and a word about what not to fear. We end the evening singing Silent Night by candlelight.
Our first “Blue Christmas” service will be held Wednesday, December 22, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. In this season of glad anticipation the grief we carry from losses we suffer often feels awkward or stays buried, but it doesn’t just go away.
At some level everyone knows what it is to suffer, and grief is never fully banished from this life. Christ was born to meet us in our desolation and to be the way of life for us. Blue Christmas is a service for those who grieve, and can be of comfort to those who follow Jesus and those who do not. The service will be available live-streamed as well as in person.
Please feel free to invite anyone you know who may benefit from a gentle and encouraging word. It may be just right for you as well.
Love is patient but not passive. Love acts according to the need, available resources, and the opportunity. This Sunday we read of God's powerful, loving action on behalf of people in need. Join us at 10:45 am Sunday, December 19, as we worship the "Might One"!
Tomorrow is the third Sunday in Advent, and therefore we choose Joy. There are plenty of reasons to be joyful in response to the events leading up to and including Christ’s birth. You will see some of them in our worship service and in Sunday School Christmas Program which takes place during worship. Come to be delighted in the participation of our children and the retelling of the Christmas story.
Worship ends with the Lucia story and procession. It reminds us of a young girl who was martyred on December 13, 304 AD. Because she embraced Christianity, she gave away her fortune and served the poor. Lucia became a living symbol of light, hope, and faith to the Swedish people. Christ continues to light the way for us.
Doesn't it seem like some of the frenzy prior to Christmas is about buying the favor of others or pleasure for ourselves? On the one hand we ache for Christmas to come, and on the other we wouldn't mind a little peace and quiet in place of the hustle and bustle. We need peace, and it can't be purchased. So what do we do? Let's explore this in worship December 5, beginning at 10:45 am.
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee, chocolate chip cookies, Apple products, small video projects, and the New England Patriots.