Upcoming Services

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Where is God’s Peace?

Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

Communion Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. David Bowman

Looking at Jesus’ charge as he sent out the 70 disciples, “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’”, we’ll reflect on what  peace means.   What comes to mind when you think of peace? What does it look like? What shape does it take? Peace does not begin with our behaviors toward each other but with our way of being toward each other, our seeing each other as human beings created in the image and likeness of God.

 

Service Bulletin: July 3, 2022

 

Music and Hymns:
Hymn 409 “God Is Here!”
Hymn 753 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

Guest Pastor: Rev. Sue Smith

Sunday, July 10, 2022 @ 9:15AM

Rev. Sue Smith

Learning What Is Ours to Do

Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

Sunday, July 17, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Our vision is limited to our immediate responsibilities, and we miss the spiritual dimension, which is central, foundational, and majestic. If we can begin to see the spiritual, not only may we become less frantic, but also more clear about what is truly our to do.

Persistent Seekers

Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

Sunday, July 24, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

There is much more to our lives than meets the eye. Hints of the eternal echo within. Jesus encourages us to become persistent seekers for this unnamable reality.

True Treasure

Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

Sunday, July 31, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

We are seduced by low-hanging fruit, material wealth. The pursuit of such produces some rotten fruit. Looking for treasure leads to a new self.

Inner Wealth

Luke 12:32-40

Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

How valuable would it be to discover an inner capacity enabling one to experience connection to Source in each moment? How much effort would one exert for such a treasure?

Inner Flame

Jeremiah 23:23-29; Luke 12:49-56

Sunday, August 14, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Jeremiah makes a distinction between those who prophesy the deceit of their own hearts and those who speak God’s word. God’s word is like a fire, burning away the attachment to narrative self, so that something of God may come through.

Removing the Weight of Self

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Luke 13:10-17

Sunday, August 21, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The weight of self-preoccupation keeps us from experiencing the richness of true life which is available to us. In the insight of Meister Eckhart we can experience addition by subtraction – the subtraction of self-obsession.

Wisdom Jesus

Proverbs 25:6-7; Luke 14:1, 7-14

Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Wisdom is paradoxical. It knows that as one lets go of self, something much more valuable will be discovered.

Life’s True Purpose

Luke 14:25-33

Sunday, September 4, 2022 @ 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Most of us do not see the true purpose of our lives, which is to pour out our lives, ourselves in love, as God does.

Blessed Grace

1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10

Sunday, September 11, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Only those who see the futility of the ego’s program for happiness discover the joy of the experience of grace.

Bringing Your Soul to Work

Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-13

Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

In perhaps his most enigmatic parable, Jesus recognizes the mixed motives involved in making our way in the world. For those on a spiritual journey, the call is to learn how to bring our soul into all our dealings.

The Easy Trap

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Luke 16:19-31

Sunday, September 25, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The trap of the lure of wealth and ease is heart disease – hardness of heart. Doctor Jesus offers the cure – compassion.

In Service of Life

Psalm 137; Luke 17:5-10

Sunday, October 2, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Jesus’ teaching does not land well on our privileged ears. Yet he knew that we only find life when we see ourselves as servants of life.

Knowing God

2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The human journey is so troubled if we seek to make ourselves our own god. A true knowledge of God changes everything.

Fierce Faith

Genesis 32:22-31; Luke 18:1-8

Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Don’t give up on life of the soul. Get in there and fight for it. The fight will bear fruit.

When Down Becomes Up

Joel 2:23-32; Luke 18:9-14

Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

In biblical logic, exile is followed by restoration, humiliation by exaltation. Take heart!

Have Faith

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Luke 19:1-10

Sunday, October 30, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Yes, much is not right with the world, but if we learn to live by faith, joy will break through.