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6.28.20 - Brought Back from Death to Life

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God’s People Gather *Welcome with Christina

*Prelude with Amy

Prelude Pondering
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Call to Worship (Romans 6, Matthew 10) with Emmett

Leader: In our baptism, we are united with Christ.
People: So that we may walk in newness of life!
Leader: We are no longer servants of the world,
People: but servants of our living Christ!
Leader: We have been set free!
People: And we walk in the light of the Lord!
ALL: Let us worship God!

*Opening Song - Morning Has Broken

*Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, and Assurance of Pardon with Lillian

Sometim…

6.21.20 - It Isn't Always Easy

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God’s People Gather

*Welcomewith Christina


*Prelude with Amy

Prelude Pondering
“What kills a soul? Exhaustion, secret keeping, image management. And what brings a soul back from the dead? Honesty, connection, grace”
― Shauna Niequist, author,
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

*Call to Worship (Romans 6, Matthew 10) with Mary Jo

Leader: In our baptism, we are united with Christ.
People: So that we may walk in newness of life!
Leader: We are no longer servants of the world,
People: but servants of our living Christ!
Leader: We have been set free!
People: And we walk in the light of the Lord!
ALL: Let us worship God!

*Opening Song - Would I Have Answered When You Called


*Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Pard…

6.14.20 - Transformed for a purpose

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God’s People Gather 
*Welcome with Christina


*Prelude with Amy

Prelude Pondering
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

*Call to Worship (Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19) - with Kayla, Mike, & Brayden

Leader: Let us join our words with the words of the Psalmist, as we are gathered to worship. We gather to worship in gratitude and love for God.
People: Because God has heard our cries for mercy; God listens carefully to our prayers.
Leader: “Wha…

6.7.20 - The Trinity as Connection

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God’s People Gather *Prelude with Amy

Prelude Pondering
Because the Christian God is not a lonely God, but rather a communion of three persons, faith leads human beings into the divine communion. One cannot, however, have a self-enclosed communion with the Triune God- a "foursome," as it were-- for the Christian God is not a private deity. Communion with this God is at once also communion with those others who have entrusted themselves in faith to the same God. Hence one and the same act of faith places a person into a new relationship both with God and with all others who stand in communion with God.”
― Miroslav Volf, After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity

*Welcome with Christina


*Call to Worship with Toni & Diana

Leader: We are reflections of the triune God, Creat…