This Week in Worship: November 24–30, 2017

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Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

Worship Services

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 Blessed Community. Pastor Heather will preach from Ephesians 1:15–23.

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 Ephesians 1:15–23, and his sermon will be titled “A Theology of Process.”

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
Advent Through the Eyes of Those Who Waited: John the Baptist  Part 2 of 2
John the Baptist, a contemporary of Jesus, leads us further into Advent with his message of repentance and baptism. He clearly knows himself to be the herald of the One sent by God. Hearing about him during Advent reminds us that we await the birth and the second coming of the Messiah.

Journey With Scripture | Second Floor Library
Liminal: Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. We live a liminal existence (whether acknowledged or not)—our world is passing away. November’s scripture readings illuminate the courage and work required to recognize and receive the grace of God’s emerging reign. Come join us on the journey, reading and reflecting on crossing new thresholds.

This week, our readings are: Ezekiel 34:11–16,20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15–23; and Matthew 25:31–46.

Seekers | Chapel
Images from a Refugee Camp
Photojournalist Maranie R. Staab displayed her photos of refugees at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and they were vandalized. Now she brings her refugee camp photos to our class, with the stories behind the photos. She also has photos and stories of her work with Doctors Without Borders.

Soul Food | Third Floor Music Room
Join us as we conclude our discussion of Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs, chapter five, led by the Rev. Joe Hajdu, Judy Roberts, and David Carl.

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