Worship Themes

Worship 9:30 am

February 3
Laboratory for the Kingdom of God
Susan Boyer

The early church had to figure out how to take their Jewish and Gentile members and form them into a church family. Those early years were a bit contentious and filled with debate. They were trying to figure out what were walls that needed to be torn down and what was foundational that needed to be kept strong.
Ephesians 2:11-22

February 10
The Work of Love
Dawna Welch

Despite being the most popular scripture read at weddings, this is not a passage about romantic love, but rather a call to radical communal love that allows individuals to imagine living in a community where unity and difference co-exist.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

February 17
What About Sin?
Susan Boyer

One of the criticisms of progressive Christianity is our lack of talk about sin. Our lack of language about sin isn’t that we think the world is devoid of evil. It is because we don’t want our use of that word to be misconstrued with some of the bad theology we endured. So what is sin?
Isaiah 59:1-2, Genesis 3:1-7

February 24
It’s Revealing!
Tom Hostetler

The book of Revelation has been a source of confusion, misunderstanding, and ridicule since it was written. What is it all about? What good is it? Let’s take one more peek at it – maybe it really does have something to say to our time.
Revelation 1:1-3, 17-20