Brent Ness

Worship for February 5, 2023

Salt and Light Sunday, February 5 at 11 am | Bulletin “You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5  When Jesus speaks to his followers in the Sermon on the Mount, he doesn’t say that they could be, might be, or even will be salt and light….

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Worship for January 29, 2023

Peculiar Blessings Sunday, January 29 at 11 am | Bulletin “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and he taught them.” Matthew 5:1 That’s the way Matthew’s gospel introduces the famous Sermon on the Mount. For the…

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Worship for January 22, 2023

  Nothing Special Sunday, January 22 at 11 am | Bulletin “Immediately Peter and Andrew left their nets and followed Jesus.” Matthew 4:20 We sometimes get the impression that Jesus goes out hunting for disciples, looking for disciple-y looking people as he walks along the shore. What was special about Peter and Andrew, James and…

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Worship for January 15, 2023

  “What Are You Looking For?” Sunday, January 15 at 11 am | Bulletin “What are you looking for?” John 1:38 These are the first words Jesus speaks in the Gospel According to John. He asks that of two disciples of John the Baptist who have caught a glimpse of him, become curious, and started…

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Worship for January 8, 2023

  Another Way Sunday, January 8 at 11 am “There, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped.” Matthew 2:9 Happy Epiphany! The Epiphany (literally, a sudden appearance, as in the sunrise) marks the moment when Jesus is seen by the Wise Ones, who find him after…

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Worship for January 1, 2023

  Staying In Time Sunday, January 1 at 11 am This Sunday, we’ll ring in the new calendar year together.  We’ll take the time we have to wonder about what season it is in our lives, as we move from one to the next.  We’ll take cues from our tradition and our sacred text, as…

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

“Behold, I bring you good news of great joy for all people!”  – Luke 2 We’ve waited three years, it’s almost here!! That’s right, we haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas in person since 2019. This weekend, we will!! Please join us on Saturday at 10:45pm in the sanctuary for the beloved Candlelight Service. Our celebration will include an angelic string…

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Worship for December 18, 2022

  Lessons & Carols Sunday, December 18 at 10:55 am | Bulletin This Sunday, December 18, at 10:55 AM on the dot begins St. Paul & St. Andrew’s ever-delightful, ever-charming, ever-stirring “fill the house with music” service of Lessons and Carols, featuring 9 readings from the Old and New Testaments and 10 carols from ages…

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Worship for December 11, 2022

  Choosing Christmas Sunday, December 11 at 11 am | Bulletin What could be more fitting a guide to embodying joy than a Christmas Pageant?  Our kids, families, and pastoral team will bring life to the tale of Jesus’s birth once again, and this time, through a “choose your own adventure” story.  You don’t want to miss it, I promise!…

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Worship for December 4, 2022

  Through the Wilderness Sunday, December 4 at 11 am “This is my body, given for you” – 1 Corinthians 11:24 As we look towards Christmas and the embodiment of God, the Word made flesh (John 1:1) how powerful it is to share together the body of Christ. And to embody the body of Christ…

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