Worship Themes

Worship 9:30 am


September 2

Location, Location, Location
Susan Boyer

Location matters. We have always known that truth. You can be assured that the two men who planned the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom very carefully chose the Lincoln Memorial as their location. The fact that Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” while in Caesarea Philippi is significant.
Mark 8:27-38

September 9                 BACK TO FALL SUNDAY
Becoming the Beloved Community
Susan Boyer

Josiah Royce coined the phrase The Beloved Community. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought inspiration and life to the idea. The question for us is what does the beloved community look like and how do we become it?
1 John 4:16b-21


September 16

We Are Family! 

Dawna Welch

Life is not a solo act. We were created for community! In the face of pain and injustice in our communities and the world, it is easy to keep our heads down and just keep going. Yet when we come together for the mutual encouragement of all, we discover opportunities for transformation. Galatians 6:9-10 / Psalm 121

September 23

Five Smooth Stones
Susan Boyer

David, the little guy, went down into the Elah Valley and picked up five smooth stones from the river bed. Then he took on Goliath, the giant who was taunting the Israelites. David won. David slew the giant. It is our favorite movie theme. But wait a minute…..are we the little guy or are we the giant?
1 Samuel 17:1-11; 38-40

September 30

Which Way Do I Go?
Julia Wheeler

Julia Wheeler, member of our congregation and candidate to be licensed to ministry, will bring the morning message based on this one verse of scripture: “Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’ll give the sacred manna to every conqueror; I’ll also give a clear, smooth stone inscribed with your new name, your secret new name.” How do we listen for and hear God’s direction?
Revelation 2:17