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Prayers of the People, June 12, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides This language of this prayer draws on the first three sections of the last chapter in John O'Donohue's book “To Bless the Space Between Us,” which we are using in our summer worship series.   Holy God, deep kindness, compassionate goodness, you dwell within and among us [...]

2022-06-14T22:31:52-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People June 5, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy and almighty God, we lift our eyes to you, our strength our source of  joy. You our keeper have delivered us here this glorious morning, to rejoice in the company of friends and soon-to-be friends, our siblings in Christ. We are overjoyed that you brought us [...]

2022-06-09T09:57:17-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

With Gratitude for Children’s Day

The Revered Christine V. Hides On Sunday we worshiped God and presented the third graders with their Bibles after a year of learning scripture by heart. Fifth and sixth graders' service projects were dedicated to God in the offering and 14 received their service milestone bowls after completing three projects (see the compost [...]

Summer Sunday School

Join us for nature-themed Sunday school on June 12, 19, and 26 at 9:45 a.m. How is Jesus like a rock or a river? How are we like trees? We will explore our outdoor spaces as we wonder about the nature in our backyards. Drop off beginning at 9:45 a.m. in classroom 11. We [...]

Prayers of the People May 8, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides God of Grandeur, how majestic is your name through the earth; your glory higher than heaven (Psalm 8). The greening world around us a “translation of life’s tenacity” into grace. The “perfect contrast” of sky and ridgerock a wordless testament to your peace. The “bisecting arcs and [...]

2022-05-09T05:39:41-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Prayers of the People May 1, 2022

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Most holy God, maker of heaven and earth, Lord of all things visible and invisible, You regather us, your church for worship, outreach, and growth, inviting us into a collective movement of hope, a murmuration of justice, peace, and love. You invite us into the beauty of [...]

2022-05-02T10:59:11-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Circle the Stories: Parables of the Great Parabler

Saturday, April 16, 2022 The Parabler Becomes a Parable, by Katie Snipes Lancaster TNow there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council. He was a good and righteous man. He hadn’t agreed with the plan and actions of the council. He was from the Jewish city of Arimathea and eagerly [...]

2022-04-15T06:43:57-05:00Parabler|

Circle the Stories: Parables of the Great Parabler

Friday, April 15, 2022 The Fig Tree in Bloom, by Katie Snipes Lancaster Jesus told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that [...]

2022-04-15T05:57:37-05:00Parabler|

Circle the Stories: Parables of the Great Parabler

Thursday, April 14, 2022 The Tenant Farmers, by Katie Snipes Lancaster Jesus told the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, rented it to tenant farmers, and went on a trip for a long time. When it was time, he sent a servant to collect from the tenants his share of the fruit [...]

2022-04-15T05:37:33-05:00Parabler|