Tag Archives: Sunday Services

Sunday Services: Sabbath as a Form of Resistance


SUNDAY, JULY 23 “Sabbath as a Form of Resistance” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Taking a full day of rest each week is counter-cultural; some might even say it is subversive. Yet practicing Sabbath is an ancient tradition in several religions. How does rest, reflection, and renewal serve as a form of […]

Sunday Services: Bread for the Journey


SUNDAY, JULY 9 “Bread for the Journey” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Jack Forbes Wilson, Resident Artist When embarking on a significant journey, what do we need to take with us? Spiritually, physically, emotionally – what sustenance do we need and where do we find it? Can we give each other bread for the journey? We often […]

Surrendering to Joy


SUNDAY, JUNE 25 “Surrendering to Joy “ The Rev. Dena McPhetres Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Chasing joy, controlling joy or demanding joy do not work. Joy requires surrender, spontaneity, letting go and going with. What are some of the things we need to surrender to experience joy? Guilt, judgment, expectations, inhibitions, and substances. Relying on […]

Getting to Joy

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11  “Getting to Joy” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Jack Forbes Wilson,  Artist in Residence Joy seems so simple, then turns out to be complicated. What are the obstacles to feeling joy and living joyful lives? What are the problems that get in the way of a community sourcing itself with joy? The Protestant work […]

It’s Not All Karma: Theodicy and Grace

SUNDAY, MAY 28 “It’s Not All Karma: Theodicy and Grace “ The Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence For as long as there have been humans, humans have wanted reasons for the good and the bad things that occur. Most of us want to know that life is meaningful and has […]

Embraced By This Community

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SUNDAY, MAY 21 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education RE High School Seniors Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director As our children grow in faith and understanding, we celebrate their transitions. As they move into young adulthood, we embrace them even as we encourage them to spread their wings. Today is a […]

The Body’s Truths


SUNDAY, MAY 14 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Mother’s Day Service with Child Dedication   Our bodies contain awareness and wisdom. Bodies are also sources of deep connection: to others, ourselves, this world, and the sacred. What truths are hidden in our bodies? How […]