Sermons

 

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Originally, Joel had asked me to preach on this Sunday because, at the time, there had been some hope that this might be the week we would be returning to in-person worship services.  If that had been true, I’m not sure if this lectionary reading from Mark’s gospel would have been as much of a good fit for what I can only imagine would have been a big, celebratory occasion.  Instead, we find ourselves still in this time of transition.  We now have a clear date in mind and some concrete ideas on how to make that return to in-person happen in the safest way possible, but we are still in transition, figuring out what all needs to be done behind the scenes to get to that new place. 

Maybe it is no surprise that we’re still in transition because in many ways...

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Order of Worship | Caring Series | Caring for Creation

Prelude 

Welcome 

Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge we are gathering on land where Miami, Osage, Shawnee, and other Indigenous peoples have lived and labored, fought, and loved. We continue to work and pray for justice and conciliation.      

Call to Worship

VT 145 |Touch the earth lightly

Children’s Time 

Offering/Dedication Prayer

VT 182 | I sing the mighty power of God

Licensing of Sarah Werner 

Scripture | Psalm 111:2, Ecclesiastes 8:17, Romans 1:20, 1 Corinthians 15:41

Reflection | Gracie Leahy

VT 120 | For the Beauty of the Earth v. 1

Reflection | Doug Luginbill

                For the Beauty of the Earth v. 2

Reflection | Kelsey Ryan-Simkins

                For the Beauty of the Earth v. 3

Silent Reflection 

                For the Beauty of the Earth v. 4

Comforter Blessing

Sharing of

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Order of Worship | Care Series: Community Care

Prelude

Welcome

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge we are gathering on land where Miami, Osage, Shawnee, and other Indigenous peoples have lived and labored, fought, and loved. We continue to work and pray for justice and conciliation.     

Call to Worship

Peace Candle

VT 386 | One Is the Body | Sing the Story CD 1

Children’s Time

Offering/Dedication Prayer

Special Music

Scripture | Romans 12:3-13

Reflections on Community Care | Fred Suter, Phil Yoder, Nancy Franke

Silent Reflection

VT 390 | In Christ There Is No East or West | Tom Blosser, Debra and Galen Martin, Elizabeth Martin, Sarah Martin

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Passing the Peace

Extinguishing the Peace Candle

Benediction

Announcements

 

Thanks to everyone who helped lead today’s service

Reflections: Fred Suter, Phil Yoder, Nancy Franke

Worship Leader: Sarah...

 

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Order of Worship | Care Series | Self-care

Prelude

Welcome 

Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge we are gathering on land where Miami, Osage, Shawnee, and other Indigenous peoples have lived and labored, fought, and loved. We continue to work and pray for justice and conciliation.      

Call to Worship

Peace Candle 

VT 2 | Uyai mose (Come All You People) | Performed by Mennonite Worship & Song Committee

Children’s Time 

Offering/Dedication Prayer

VT 603 | Still My Soul | Text written by Katie Graber. Phil Yoder, vocalist.

Scripture | Psalm 23:1-2; Luke 5:12-16

Reflections on Self-care | Melonie Buller, Tim Armstrong, Kyle Kerley

                After each reflection, we will sing one verse of VT 640 | My Shepherd Will Supply My Need |         Performed by Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer 

Passing the Peace

Extinguishing the Peace Candle 

Benediction 

Announcements 

Thanks to everyone who helped lead today’s service

Reflections: Melonie Buller, Tim...

 

 

 

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“What does this mean?” | 23 May 2021 | Pentecost Sunday

Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-10  Acts 2:1-13

Speaker: Joel Miller

The experience told in Acts 2 is remembered as a beginning. 

It’s the day of Pentecost, one of three big pilgrimage festivals that brought Jews to Jerusalem, fifty days after Passover.  Just as importantly for those in this story, that period of time was one of tremendous unknowing.  One among their ranks, within the inner circle, had betrayed them and their leader.  The person they had formed their lives around was dead, and although many of them had encountered Jesus in resurrected form, he was still gone, and there was no clear path forward.    

The first chapter of Acts deals with these two matters.  The disciples witness the resurrected Jesus taken up into a cloud and out of sight, gone from their midst.  And...

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