Worship Themes

Worship 9:30 am

October 7

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE HOMECOMING SUNDAY
Table Recognition

Susan Boyer
The table is central to connection. When we want to be with each other we sit together around a table and share a meal. It is in this act of breaking bread together that we meet the Living Christ.
Luke 24:13-35

October 14

How Wide is Our Welcome?

Tom Hostetler
Who is “in”? Who is “out”? Who gets to decide? We will look at the story of two men who thought they knew the answer to that question, only to be shown another way by God.
Acts 10:22-23, 27-28

October 21

The Invitation

Dawna Welch
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” not as a command but rather an invitation. What if we got a jump on the hectic-ness of the upcoming holidays by proactively exhaling all our anxieties and worries and inhaling the promise of this invitation?
Matthew 11:28

October 28

Updating the Lord’s Prayer

Susan Boyer
Last year the Pope suggested that the phrase “Lead us not into temptation” from the Lord’s Prayer needed to be updated. He received criticism from those who felt unsettled by the idea that the words in the Lord’s Prayer should or could be updated. Is there a reason to change the words of this prayer, or do they have to remain the way we learned them?
Matthew 6:5-15