Worship Themes

Worship 9:30 am

July 7

When Chance and Circumstance Collide

Dawna Welch

The Book of Esther reads like a raucous melodrama. The cast of characters include a buffoon of a king, a sinister villain with a personal vendetta, and a courageous female protagonist. This story can fire our imaginations and fuel the courage we need to face troubling times. Esther 4:14

 

July 14

Dr. Zandra Wagoner

Zandra Wagoner is the Interfaith Chaplain at the University of La Verne. She is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren and a lifelong, active member of the La Verne congregation, currently serving as our Moderator elect. Zandra also serves on the steering committee for the Supportive Communities Network of our denomination. We look forward to hearing her message.

 

July 21

We Serve Food Here

Susan Boyer

It used to be that churches were built without kitchens.  Can you imagine?  Now we realize that we follow the one who was always making sure that food was served. Luke 14:12-14, Matthew 9:10, John 6:35, Luke 5:29-30, Mark 6:35-37a, Luke 7:34, Luke 19:5, John 21:12

 

 

July 28                         PEACE CAMP SUNDAY

Choosing to be Black and Brethren – Part 1

                                                   Dr. Eric Bishop

In the face of current societal issues, the idea of being a Black American and part of a historical peace church are often perplexing and incongruent. How do we wrestle as a church today and look at what justice really means? Deuteronomy 16: 18-20 and Galatians 3: 26-29