Brent Ness

Fun’s A Poppin!

Summer Pop-Up Events for Kids & Youth This summer, we are reimagining the way we connect with kids, youth, and families.  The church building is still in use as a warehouse and distribution center for the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.  We want that essential work to continue.  But running a fully-fledged Vacation Bible School…

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Worship for June 6, 2021

People Get Ready Second Sunday After Pentecost | Bulletin   In many ways, the past few weeks have made me feel like I could see again, move again, breathe again.  Walking outside without a mask for the first time was a strange experience, like I had left the house undressed or something.  But smelling things: flowering trees,…

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Worship for May 30, 2021

“Simple Gifts of Community” Trinity Sunday | Bulletin   “The community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would…

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The Next Steps: Together Again

“My siblings, you were called to freedom; but be careful, or this freedom will provide an opening for self-indulgence.  Rather, serve one another in works of love, since the whole of the Law is summarized in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ (Gal. 5:13-14, The Inclusive Bible) Dear Community, We could not be…

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SPSA Announcements, Updates, and Online Worship During Coronavirus

Sunday, October 10 Worship at 11am Reformation: Re-forming the World Worship with us… Sunday, October 3 Worship at 11am Reformation: Re-forming the World Worship with us… Sunday, September 26 Worship at 11am Getting To Our Enemies Worship with us… Sunday, September 19 Worship at 11am Love Like We Do Worship with us… Sunday, September 12…

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Worship for May 23, 2021

Together, in one place! Pentecost   “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.”  Acts 2:1 This Pentecost, after 15 months of worshiping remotely, we will worship together in person!  ‘Together, in one place!’  Those who can come will gather on West End Avenue (the City has agreed to…

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Digital Worship for May 16, 2021

The Soul Must Sing Seventh Sunday of Easter | Bulletin </div> “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” The Psalmist offers us wisdom in these lines and we would be remiss to dismiss it. This Sunday, we’ll think together about why we are compelled…

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Digital Worship for May 9, 2021

Down From the Heights Ascension Sunday | Bulletin </div> They said, “People of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”  Acts 1:11 A lot of the time we get stuck on worshiping Jesus instead of following him.  Jesus never said, Worship me.  What he says, over and over again, is this: Follow me….

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Digital Worship for May 2, 2021

What’ll You Have? Fifth Sunday of Easter | Bulletin “While in their joy the disciples were disbelieving and still wondering, Jesus said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’” – Luke 24:41 In the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus is always eating. Okay, he starts our fasting for forty days; but after that, Luke…

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Digital Worship for April 25, 2021

Time to Jump Ship? Fourth Sunday of Easter | Bulletin ‘Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.’ John 21:3  This Easter Season, we are taking a close look at the…

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