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Digital Worship for April 25, 2021

By Brent Ness / May 1, 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

By Brent Ness / April 24, 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

By Brent Ness / April 21, 2021

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

By Brent Ness / 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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Digital Worship for April 11, 2021

By Brent Ness / April 10, 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

By Brent Ness / 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

By Brent Ness / April 2, 2021

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

By Brent Ness / March 27, 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

By Brent Ness / March 20, 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

By Lea Matthews / March 18, 2021

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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