Christ the King November 22, 2020

November 20, 2020 in Worship

Christ reigns over all, but what are to make of a king that identifies with the least of these, is executed as a criminal, and yet still lives? On this day we also honor those who have the biblical age of three score and ten. Crystal Koch and Jaime Taylor sing “O Worship the King.” […]

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Stewardship Weekend November 14 and 15, 2020

November 12, 2020 in Worship

On this Stewardship Weekend we hear the Parable of the Talents. We remember that we have been blessed with all that God has given us. May those blessings flow through us. The Handbell Choir brings us the prelude and musical offering on Saturday. On Sunday we’ll hear from violinist, Krysta Nichols. The hymn is ELW […]

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23rd Sunday After Pentecost November 7 and 8, 2020

November 7, 2020 in Worship

Jesus tells a parable about time, the end times specifically. We wait and grow weary. Yet the call comes, “Keep awake!” This week we welcome Bishop Zeiser as our guest preacher. The MAD Camp kids perform a skit and share a song, “Give Me Oil in My Lamp.” The hymn is ELW 244 (vs. 1,2 […]

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All Saints Sunday October 31 and November 1, 2020

October 31, 2020 in Worship

On this Sunday we remember those from our faith community who have died in the faith. We give thanks to God for their faithful following of Jesus Christ in the way of the cross, the way of sacrificial love. The hymn is ELW (vs. 1,3 at the beginning and vs. 4, 5 at the end). […]

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Reformation Sunday October 24 and 25, 2020

October 23, 2020 in Worship

This week we commemorate Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses that invited debate, but ultimately began lasting reforms in the Church. ELW Hymn 504 (vs. 1 and 2 to begin, v. 4 to close). A group of children accompany the psalm on Orff instruments. Ralph Brodt plays an arrangement of “A Mighty Fortress Is […]

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The 20th Sunday after Pentecost October 17 and 18, 2020

October 17, 2020 in Worship

Jesus says, “Give to the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor and give to God what belongs to God.” Since we belong to God, we are emboldened to preach the Good News in word and deed. We are also celebrating Harvest Home Sunday in our beautifully decorated nave. ELW Hymn 679 (vs. 1and 2 to […]

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The 19th Sunday after Pentecost October 10 and 11, 2020

October 8, 2020 in Worship

The Lord is my light and my help, whom then should I fear? (Psalm 27:1) This week we are led in worship by the Women of the ELCA. A women’s quartet sings, “Shine, Shine Your Light!” The hymn is ELW#715 (vs. 1 and 2 at the beginning and v. 5 at the end). The Saturday […]

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The 18th Sunday after Pentecost October 3 and 4, 2020

October 3, 2020 in Worship

May we all follow Christ and be a people who produce the fruits of the kingdom: love, mercy, justice, and grace. At the Saturday and early Sunday services, Jeffrey Raub sings “If My People Will Pray.” At the late Sunday service violinist, Bruce Gaston, plays “Immortal, Invisible.” ELW hymn 645 (vs 1 at the beginning […]

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The 17th Sunday after Pentecost September 26 and 27, 2020

September 24, 2020 in Worship

May God grant us the faith to follow Jesus into the reign of God in sacrificial service to our neighbors. Liz Starner sings “Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated.” The hymn is ELW 712 (vs 1 and 2 at the beginning and v. 3 at the end). The bulletin can be found here.  […]

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The 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 19 and 20, 2020

September 17, 2020 in Worship

Jesus tells a story that doesn’t seem quite fair yet he tells us this is what the kingdom of God is like. The Bell ensemble plays “Beautiful Savior” on Saturday and violinist, Ellie Capobianco, plays on Sunday morning. Hymns: ELW 431 (vs. 1 and 3) and ELW 542 (vs. 1 and 4). The bulletin can […]

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