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In Memoriam: Fafa H. Demasio

Fafa Heroine Abla Demasio, a law school graduate with talents in a wide range of areas, including writing, died on May 18, 2021. Fafa H. Demasio succumbed to stage 4 breast cancer at age 56 after a characteristically resilient effort. Friends and family knew Fafa as being strong-willed and demanding yet relentlessly supportive, genuine and…

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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

We are worshiping in person!   Those worshipping in person should wear a high quality mask (N95 or KN95). Masks will be available if you do not have one when you arrive. Windows and doors will also remain open during the services for additional air circulation, so please dress warmly if it’s chilly! Sunday, May 15…

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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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Statement on the Derrick Chauvin Verdict

The anxious days and minutes of awaiting a verdict in the Chauvin trial made us aware of how little we expect accountability in our justice system.  A verdict that confirmed what the whole world had witnessed left us more convinced than ever that the entire system must change.  This moment of consequence for the theft…

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Digital Worship for April 18, 2021

On the Road Again Third Sunday of Easter | Bulletin 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 by texting the amount of your gift to 646-971-9400.

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