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Sunday, February 19

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Sunday, February 19

Sunday’s message: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” taught Jesus. Perfection. Is anyone of us there yet? Sometimes the teachings of Jesus can be so difficult to follow, and seemingly, out of reach for all of us. “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Jesus instructed. How can we love others with the perfect love of Christ? Is it humanly possible? This Sunday we explore these seemingly impossible commands in Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 5:43-48. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship...

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Sunday, February 12

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Sunday, February 12

Sunday’s message: Paul reminds the people of God, in In 1 Corinthians 3, that we need one another — that all of us together are servants of God. What each of us does for God is important, but ultimately it is God that does the work to help us grow. This Sunday we celebrate the conclusion of the Renew and Transform Capital Campaign and offer our appreciation to the many workers and organizations that transformed our facilities into a better, more beautiful place to serve God. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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Sunday, February 5

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Sunday, February 5

Today’s message: In the fifth chapter of Matthew, Jesus teaches his disciples that they are the “salt of the earth” and “the light of the world.” When we shine God’s light and share God’s love, we give hope to others. And God receives the glory! ANNOUNCEMENTS In Sympathy – Our thoughts and prayers are with Alan and Shana Williams and their family on the death of Alan’s mother, Mary Williams, who died on January 28. Her funeral service was at King’s Community Church, South Holland, Illinois. 8:30 am worship service...

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Sunday, January 22

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Sunday, January 22

Sunday’s message: Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee, where he grew up — but also where the prophet Isaiah prophesied that the people would come out of exile, out of darkness into light, over 700 years before. The Gospel Matthew is concerned with linking Jesus to the prophetic spirit — to bring Good News. And Jesus calls up regular, ordinary people, to live into a new dream for God’s people.Though they have walked in darkness, they will see a great light. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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Sunday, January 15

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Sunday, January 15

Sunday’s message: In Christ Jesus, we have be chosen by God to bring the good news of salvation and justice to all corners of the world. On this holiday weekend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we remember the life and legacy of one who heard God’s call and followed. Now, as a new president is about to be inaugurated, followers of Jesus are reminded of their vocation to be “a light to the nations.” Indeed, we’ve a story to tell to the Nations! 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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Sunday, January 8 – Baptism of the Lord

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Sunday, January 8 – Baptism of the Lord

Sunday’s message: In the defining moment of baptism, there is a new beginning for Jesus and for all who would follow him. God affirms the goodness of this “new life” and calls Jesus “beloved.” As we grow in understanding our own baptism, we rejoice that we also are God’s beloved. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service bulletin

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Sunday

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Sunday

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Join us for worship on Christmas Eve starting with a musical prelude at 7 p.m., featuring the Sanctuary Choir, and selections for organ, harp, and percussion. Christmas day we hope you join us for a special service at 11 a.m., featuring festive Christmas carols. Christmas Eve worship service bulletin Christmas Day worship service...

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Sunday, December 18 – Lessons & Carols

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Sunday, December 18 – Lessons & Carols

This Sunday we are celebrating the last Sunday of Advent with special services following the tradition of Lessons & Carols featuring music of many cultures with works of Andrew Carter, Paul Manz, John Rutter, and others. The Gospel Choir performs at the 8:30 service and the Sanctuary Choir performs at the 11 service. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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Sunday, December 11

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Sunday, December 11

Sermon Thought: The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, which is the Latin word for “rejoice.” A rose candle is lit in the Advent wreath reminding us that Advent is a season of joyful preparation. Where is the “Joy to the World” this holiday season? Today, let us consider a scriptural teaching from Luke 1:46, historically referred to as “The Magnificat.” 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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Sunday, November 20

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Sunday, November 20

Sermon Thought: In Luke 23:33-43, Jesus is crucified alongside a thief who asks Jesus to remember him when he comes into his Kingdom. With astonishing words, Jesus says to this man who was not baptized, nor his disciple, but rather a malefactor being punished for his crimes: “Today you will be with me in Paradise.” On Sunday let us consider the amazing grace offered to all by Christ, our King. 8:30 am worship service bulletin 11 am worship service...

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