Christmas | Navidad

By Brent Ness / January 14, 2021

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

By Brent Ness / January 9, 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 […]

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SPSA Announcements, Updates, and Online Worship During Coronavirus

By K / January 9, 2021

Sunday, January 10 Worship Service “Like the First Morning” First Sunday after the Epiphany Worship with us… Sunday, January 3 Worship Service “All Through the Night” Epiphany Sunday Worship with us… Sunday, December 27 Worship Service “Making All Things New” First Sunday after Christmas Worship with us… Advent & Christmas Eve at St. Paul & […]

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Digital Worship for January 3, 2021

By Brent Ness / January 2, 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

By Brent Ness / December 26, 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

By Brent Ness / December 23, 2020

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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Digital Worship for December 20, 2020

By Brent Ness / December 19, 2020

Lessons & Carols Fourth Sunday of Advent Our ‘Service of Lessons & Carols’ is a long-cherished tradition at St Paul & St Andrew. This year, of course, we cannot gather in our beautiful sanctuary, filled with friends and poinsettias and candles and music. But we’ll do the next best thing. The message of John 1 […]

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Digital Worship for December 13, 2020

By Brent Ness / December 13, 2020

A Good News Story Third Sunday of Advent It seems absolutely fitting that the week we reflect on God’s promises to us, we are led in worship by the kids, youth, and families of our church. It seems even more appropriate that we convey God’s steadfast love, revelatory promise to dwell among us, and great […]

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Digital Worship for December 6, 2020

By K / December 5, 2020

The Beginning of Good News Second Sunday of Advent Today’s Readings: Mark 1: 1-8 “The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Child of God…” Mark 1:1 Mark doesn’t promise too much, to start. He is living at a time of bad news. Very bad news. And, in the middle of that, he […]

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Digital Worship for November 29, 2020

By Brent Ness / November 29, 2020

Alert, Awake, Alive First Sunday in Advent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 13: 24-37 Happy New Year! No, it’s not that we’re so anxious for 2020 to be over that we’re deluding ourselves into a magical fast-forward.  But this Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, does start a new year in the Christian calendar.  […]

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