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Digital Worship for April 11, 2021

Up Close and Personal Second Sunday of Easter | Bulletin There is a wisdom in our faith tradition. Easter is celebrated not as a day, not as a week, but for a full season. God knows we need time to process the triumph of life over death, love over despair. We need time to transition,…

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Digital Worship for April 4, 2021

The Story Doesn’t End There Easter Sunday | Bulletin Happy Easter!  As you may recall, Easter 2020 was a frightening time.  Things in our city, and around the world, were bleak, with little hope on the horizon.  For worship last Easter, we chose Mark’s account of the first Easter—its stark description, ending not in hope, but…

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Digital Worship for Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

Maundy Thursday Join us as we gather in remembrance of Jesus’ last supper with his friends. We will spend time in contemplation and share in holy communion. Bring something to write with and something to write on for times of reflection, and have your communion elements nearby. While we love challah and grape juice, any…

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Digital Worship for March 28, 2021

The Christ Connection Palm Sunday | Bulletin This Sunday, we mark the time when Jesus makes his final entrance into Jerusalem. We will wave palms, shout our hosannas, and give praise to the One who comes in the name of the Lord. We will join the crowd in a moment of divine deliverance that they…

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Digital Worship for March 21, 2021

Listening for Lent: The Christ Connection Fifth Sunday in Lent | Bulletin “Now my soul is troubled…”  John 12:27 A year ago this week, the world shut down.  And so did the church–except we didn’t, thanks to you.  We quickly pivoted to online worship, formed ‘Connect & Care’ groups, found new ways to give online, and…

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Violence Against the AAPI Community

We are angered and grieved by acts of violence against our Asian siblings.  As a faith community, we feel compelled to name the White Supremacy, misogyny, and racialized scapegoating that undergird and perpetuate this rise of domestic terrorism, targeting Asian communities.  We hold in our hearts the families of those murdered in Atlanta, as well…

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Digital Worship for March 14, 2021

Listening for Lent and Walking Among the Snakes Fourth Sunday in Lent | Bulletin “Listening for Lent and walking among the snakes.”  That’s the message our guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd plans for us this week!  Everyone knows John 3:16, ‘God so loved the world…’, but back up a verse or two,…

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SPSA Announcements, Updates, and Online Worship During Coronavirus

Sunday, May 16 Worship Service The Soul Must Sing Worship with us… Sunday, May 9 Worship Service Down From the Heights Worship with us… Sunday, May 2 Worship Service What’ll You Have? Worship with us… Sunday, April 25 Worship Service Time to Jump Ship? Worship with us… Sunday, April 18 Worship Service On the Road…

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Digital Worship for March 7, 2021

Listening for Lent: Sacred Spaces Third Sunday in Lent | Bulletin </div></h3></div></h3> Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”   John 2:19 Seeing the corruption of the Jerusalem temple makes Jesus angry, as angry as he ever gets. In contrast, his response to his death sentence and crucifixion…

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Digital Worship for February 28, 2021

Second Sunday in Lent | Bulletin “Jesus called the crowd with the disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”  Mark 8:34 Welcome to Worship! The journey of Lent is a journey with Jesus to the cross. How do…

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