Brent Ness

Digital Worship for February 14, 2021

Transfiguration Sunday Transfiguration Sunday When the two of them had crossed the river, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what I may I do for you?”  – 2 Kings 2:9 This week, the New York Annual Conference is providing all the churches with a ‘respite worship service.’  They figure Pastor Lea and I, and the…

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Digital Worship for February 7, 2021

Recovering from Spiritual Amnesia Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany | Bulletin</h6> We are nearing the end of Epiphany and we are at the start of Black History Month. The intersection of those two seasons was on my mind and heart as we shaped the worship service for this coming Sunday. In scripture, song, and sermon,…

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Digital Worship for January 31, 2021

The Faith of a Few Friends Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany | Bulletin “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘My Child, your sins are forgiven.’” Mark 2:5 We need each other. This week we’ll consider the story of the paralyzed person who is brought to Jesus on a sort of stretcher,…

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Digital Worship for January 24, 2021

Left In the Boat Third Sunday After the Epiphany | Bulletin …and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired hands, and they followed Jesus.” When Jesus calls us to something, what are we called to leave behind? Can we leave it behind, and should we? And if we can’t at that…

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Digital Worship for January 17, 2021

Then Go and Explore Second Sunday After the Epiphany| Bulletin Make your financial pledge for 2021 We continue to hold each other in prayer, you can add your prayer requests here. Please help us continue to create meaningful virtual worship and support essential ministries by giving online or emailing donate@stpaulandstandrew.org to make a gift by electronic…

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Christmas | Navidad

SPSA member Hannah Reasoner is currently in Colombia as a UM Global Mission Fellow. Each month, we will post her Newsletter update. JANUARY NEWSLETTER Looking for the light On December 7, I was invited to celebrate Noche de las Velitas (night of the little candles) for the first time. This celebration of the Virgin Mary…

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Digital Worship for January 10, 2021

Like the First Morning First Sunday After the Epiphany / Baptism of Our Lord | Bulletin Make your financial pledge for 2021 We continue to hold each other in prayer, you can add your prayer requests here. Please help us continue to create meaningful virtual worship and support essential ministries by giving online or emailing donate@stpaulandstandrew.org…

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Digital Worship for January 3, 2021

All Through the Night Epiphany Sunday | Bulletin Join us this week for a midwinter Confirmation Sunday! At the end of a long and isolating year, five of our youth have chosen to confirm their faith and renew their relationship with this community of believers. Why now? What does SPSA mean to them in this chapter…

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Digital Worship for December 27, 2020

Making All Things New First Sunday After Christmas | Bulletin Now the Work of Christmas Begins by Howard Thurman When the song of the angels is stilled,when the star in the sky is gone,when the kings and princes are home,when the shepherds are back with their flocks,the work of Christmas begins:to find the lost,to heal…

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Digital Worship for Christmas Eve

Candlelight Service at 5pm Candlelight Service at 11pm Merry Christmas!   Most of us I imagine will be home for Christmas, though not exactly the way the songs have it.  Wherever you are, we hope you will join us Christmas Eve for our beautiful services, online.  Here they are:  Christmas Eve Family Service:  5:00 pm…

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