Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Morning Worship, 12/27/09

When you feel as though your life is threatened, how do you respond? Like Herod, do you break down others to protect what is yours? Or like Mary and Joseph, do you do the difficult thing and nurture life? Do you panic, or do you act prudently?


Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve Communion, 12/24/09

We gathered at 11pm to await the arrival of the Christ childand were inspired by the music of the Chime Choir, Rodger & Leah Trent, Katrina McCoy, and Taylor Hill.

The sermon began with a poem written by Mary Oliver that goes like this: "Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." In three simple lines, Mary captures the heart of Christmas: Christ is present, because of God's love, and that is the Good News we must tell the whole world.

Finally, we celebrated Communion together (at which point the audio fades significantly...we apologize).


Candlelight Worship, 12/23/09

Each year, we host a community Candlelight service of liturgy, special music, Scripture readings, and a Christmas sermon. In this service, hear the Trents play "That Night in Bethlehem", Sandy Murphy sing "O Holy Night", Ali Johnston sing "In the Bleak Midwinter", and Stephen preach on the meaning of the manger and importance of there being no room in the inn.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Candlelight, Wednesday @ 5:30

Candlelight has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening at 5:30pm due to the snow, snow, and more snow! Spread the word...