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Jul 5, 2020
Fruit of the Spirit: Love
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2020
Sermon: "The Fruit of the Spirit: Love" -- Pastor Bob Lehner
Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Mark 10:17-27
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  • Jul 5, 2020Fruit of the Spirit: Love
    Jul 5, 2020
    Fruit of the Spirit: Love
    Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
    July 5, 2020
    Sermon: "The Fruit of the Spirit: Love" -- Pastor Bob Lehner
    Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Mark 10:17-27
  • Jun 28, 2020Mission in Crisis: Scattered to the Ends of the Earth
    Jun 28, 2020
    Mission in Crisis: Scattered to the Ends of the Earth
    Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    Sunday, June 28, 2020
    Message: "Mission in Crisis: Scattered to the Ends of the Earth"
    Pastor Julie Wright
    Readings: Psalm 46:1-11 & Acts 11:19-26
     
  • Jun 21, 2020Mission in Crisis: Love One Another
    Jun 21, 2020
    Mission in Crisis: Love One Another
    Third Sunday after Pentecost - June 21, 2020
    Message: "Mission in Crisis: Love One Another" by Pastor Chris Steubing
    Readings: Ephesians 4:1-16 & Matthew 4:43-48
    God does not promise that the path of the disciple will be easy. Jeremiah feels the pain of rejection from those who do not want to hear what he has to say. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need not be afraid for God accounts for each hair on our heads. Though we may experience rejection, frustration, division, and death, God’s grace and love make us a new creation each day. Marked with the cross and filled with holy food, we are sent from worship to witness to Christ in the world.
     
     
     
  • Jun 14, 2020Mission in Crisis: Encounter God
    Jun 14, 2020
    Mission in Crisis: Encounter God
    Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 14, 2020
    Readings: Exodus 3:1-14 & Matthew 25:31-46
    Message: "Mission in Crisis: Encounter God" - Intern Pastor Katie Langston
     
  • Jun 7, 2020Holy Trinity Sunday – Mission in Crisis
    Jun 7, 2020
    Holy Trinity Sunday – Mission in Crisis
    Holy Trinity Sunday - June 7, 2020
    Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.
     
    First Reading: 2 Corinthians 13: 5-13
    Paul closes a challenging letter to the Corinthians with an appeal to Christian fellowship grounded in the triune harmony of Christ’s grace, God’s love, and the Spirit’s partnership.
     
    Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
    After his resurrection, Jesus summons his remaining disciples and commissions them to baptize and teach all nations in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
     
    Sermon: Pastor Christopher Steubing
     
  • May 31, 2020“Breath & Fire”
    May 31, 2020
    “Breath & Fire”
    Series: Pentecost
    Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020
    Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.
     
    First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
    Pentecost was a Jewish harvest festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. Luke portrays the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the disciples before the gathered and astonished people assembled in Jerusalem for the festival. Filled with the Spirit, the disciples were able to witness to the power of Christ’s resurrection.
     
    Gospel: John 20:19-23
    The risen Jesus appears to his disciples, offering them a benediction, a commission, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Message: "Breath & Fire" -- Intern Pastor Katie Langston

  • May 24, 2020“Ascension Sunday”
    May 24, 2020
    “Ascension Sunday”
    Series: Ascension
    Ascension Sunday - Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 24, 2020
    In today’s readings, the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples were told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus (Acts 1:11).  We find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter feast. We, too, long for the Spirit to enliven our faith and invigorate our mission.
    First Reading: Acts 1:1-11           Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
    Message given by Pastor Chris Steubing
     
     
  • May 17, 2020“God Within Us”
    May 17, 2020
    “God Within Us”
    Series: Easter
    Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 17, 2020
    Message: "God Within Us" - Pastor Christopher Steubing
    First Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22  &  Gospel: John 14:15-21
     
  • May 10, 2020“Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2020”
    May 10, 2020
    “Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2020”
    Series: Easter
    Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 10, 2020
    As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter,
    today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house.
    Gospel: John 14:1-14
    Message by Pastor Chris Steubing
  • May 3, 2020“The Good Shepherd”
    May 3, 2020
    “The Good Shepherd”
    Series: Easter
    "Good Shepherd Sunday - Fourth Sunday of Easter"
    Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.
     First Reading: Psalm 23           Gospel: John 10:1-10
    Message by Pastor Chris Steubing