This Week in Worship: January 12–18, 2018
Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.
Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Distance. Pastor Randy will preach from Genesis 2:4b–9.
Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Genesis 2:4b–9, and his sermon will be titled “Christ & Caveman – part 1.”
Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.
Christian Education Classes
We offer Christian Education classes for persons of all ages, from infancy through adulthood, on Sundays from 9:45–10:45 am. Click the links for adult class descriptions and children and youth offerings.
Contemporaries | Harambe Room
When Someone Looks Different
While those with facial abnormalities challenge our social standards, those who are good-looking get unearned advantages. How does this inform Jesus’ call for us to show love and support for “the least of these”?
Journey With Scripture | Second Floor Library
The Apostle Paul writes, “For the present form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31). Rather than creating fear, these words intend to encourage—to let go and yet hold on as life moves forward. History arcs, the rule of God emerges. January Epiphany readings call for a consciousness of detachment, yet also—paradoxically—to develop a deep attachment for place and neighbor.
Join us for this week’s readings: Jonah 3:1–5,10; Psalm 62:5–12; 1 Corinthians 7:29–31; and Mark 1:14–20.
Seekers | Chapel
Walking the Line Between Faith and Politics
Many issues we face in America today have a spiritual component to them. Faithfully deciding what to say and do about serving the common good, immigration policies, access to health care, military spending and other topics falls under the category of Christian Ethics. Pastor Randy will lead our discussion.
Soul Food | Third Floor Music Room
The Book of Joy by Douglas Abrams
We will discuss The Book of Joy, with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, led by the Rev. Joe Hajdu, Shirley Fair, and Steve Evrard.
Young Adults | Room 224
Come connect with other young adults for a biblical reflection and some group prayer.