Category Archives: Worship

7/30 Worship Theme- Little is the New Big…

Matthew 13:31-33. Sometimes I hear that the church is the world (especially the United States) is shrinking, that fewer people are coming to worship and following in the way of Jesus. It can sound fairly discouraging until I realize that Jesus implies that it only takes a little bit to make a big difference. What can we learn from these two parables that might matter to us for our everyday living? Join us Sunday as we wonder about it together.

6/25 Worship Theme- Checking In

Linda, my wife, and I recently got back from a trip to the Southwest. There was a lot of “checking in”- at airports, into hotels, with family, on Facebook. It seems like “checking in” is now an everyday part of our lives. With whom do you find yourself “checking in?” Is it on social media? Is it with family or friends? Is it with God? Just what does it mean to check-in and do we spend more time checking in or are we really spending time checking out? That is what we’re talking about on Sunday.

6/18 Worship Theme- Strength in Challenging Times

“Things” happen every day. I am specifically thinking of those things that challenge us, that “push our buttons,” that create anxiety for us. Sometimes those happenings are in the larger world around us (the shooting here in Alexandria this week or an explosion in a crowded market in Tehran) and sometimes those happenings are changes in our own life situations. What are we to do in those times and how will we indeed find strength for the challenging times. This weekend we will try and explore those kinds of issues in our worship setting.

6/11 Worship Theme- In Love with the Eternal Dance

There are so many ways we can name God and none of them capture  all there is to know about God, not even close. This week we are going to enter into some of the images of God- the Eternal Dance, the Mystery, the Wonder-Beyond-Words, the Great Spirit, Love, Grace, Mercy. Each window offers a glimpse, a fragment and taste, of the One we call God. Maybe the way we each name the Nameless Eternal expresses as much about us and who God made us to be as it does about God. Why else would Jesus address God with the Aramaic equivalent  of “Daddy” or “Papa?” Worship with us Sunday and celebrate the images of God and your connection with them!