Message & Music

April 10th, 2016 Interfaith Conversation Points of Connection Christianity and Indigenous/Native Spirituality

 Have you gone on a vision quest?  Would you consider taking part in one?What might you learn about yourself and about life if you backpacked up to high altitude, fasted for a few days, and spent that time alone in nature? This Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we [...]

April 3rd, 2016 Eastertide! The Sacrament of Holy Communion

When Jesus broke bread with his disciples at the Last Supper, he asked them to continue breaking bread together, and to remember him when they did. In the earliest expression of what became Christianity, followers of Jesus met in house churches to gather around the table for fellowship in his [...]

Sunday, March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday

What a week for Jesus and for those who loved him!  They entered Jerusalem, the Holy City, rejoicing.  Then Jesus entered Herod’s Temple to upend the established thinking about God.  Today, MaundyThursday, we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, when he told them that one of them would betray [...]

Sunday, March 20, 2016 Holy Week Begins with Palm/Passion Sunday

Our Sacred Journey has brought us to the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.  This Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we enter those gates with Jesus, all his followers, and an adoring crowd.  They are spreading their cloaks on the road in front of him and praising [...]

December 24, 2015 MERRY CHRISTMAS! Candlelit Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the holiest night of the year.  This is the night that we celebrate heaven meeting earth in Bethlehem, in the birth of the Christ child.  We gather at 7 p.m. for a service of beautiful music, love, joy, and candle-lighting.  All are welcome!

January 17, 2016 Race Relations Sunday From Dr. King to Black Lives Matter

This Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister, visionary, and leader of our country’s non-violent civil rights movement in the spirit of Jesus.  When we pay tribute to the life of Dr. King, we rightly ask, how far have [...]

January 10, 2016 “Baptism of the Lord” Sunday When God is Well Pleased

The Gospel according to Matthew tells us that when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, a voice from heaven declared, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  This is a beautiful affirmation, and one which raises many questions.  What does it mean [...]

January 3, 2016 Epiphany – Where Imagination Meets Insight

On the first Sunday of the New Year, we celebrate Epiphany, a day of revelation, imagination, and insight.  The light of heaven shines in the darkness and provides an opportunity for each of us to glimpse truths and gain wisdom which will enliven and enrich our lives.  This Sunday, January [...]

December 6, 2015 Second Sunday of Advent – Peace Where Heaven and Earth Meet The Coming of the Prince of Peace

This war-weary world needs our prayers for peace.  This Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., we’ll explore how to bring more peace to our hearts and to the world.  Special Musical Guest Duane Light will lead us in contemplative chant accompanied by Native American flute.  Our scriptures will be [...]

November 29, 2015 First Sunday of Advent – Hope Where Heaven and Earth Meet

What to Do While We Wait? How do you feel about waiting?  Some of us go to great lengths to avoid waiting, designing our days to drive at off-peak hours, carrying on our bags to avoid waiting at the baggage claim, and pre-ordering our pizzas for quick pick-up.  But what [...]