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Third Sunday in Lent

By Brent Ness / March 1, 2024

Faithful Disobedience Sunday, March 3 at 11:00 am | Bulletin Happy Birthday, St. Paul & St. Andrew! The congregation that became St. Paul & St. Andrew officially began on March 5, 1835! So, at worship this Sunday we will celebrate turning 189 years old by singing, praising, praying and dedicating the restored stained-glass window, ‘Paul Before Agrippa’. […]

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Second Sunday in Lent

By Brent Ness / February 23, 2024

The Cross That Sets Us Free Sunday, February 25 at 11:00 am | Bulletin “Jesus said, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross, and follow me.’” Mark 8:34 At first glance, this invitation of Jesus seems anything but inviting. Deny myself? How do I do that? Take up my cross? […]

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First Sunday in Lent

By Brent Ness / February 18, 2024

The Wonder In the Wandering Sunday, February 18 at 11:00 am | Bulletin A voice said to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?” I Kings 19:12 “Oh Lord, my God, When I, in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made. I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power […]

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Transfiguration Sunday

By Brent Ness / February 9, 2024

What Are You Doing Here? Sunday, February 11 at 11:00 am | Bulletin A voice said to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?” I Kings 19:12 Friends, What are we doing here? Here in this church, here in this city, here on this planet? That’s a question I hear God asking me, from time […]

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Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

By Brent Ness / February 4, 2024

Mother-in-Law and Demons and Diseases, Oh My! Sunday, February 4 at 11:00 am | Bulletin “He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.” – Mark 1:30-31 Friends, This short episode with the healing of Simon’s mother-in-law from Mark’s gospel challenges […]

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Refugee Shabbat Havdalah: An Interfaith Gathering of Support

By Brent Ness / February 3, 2024

Refugee Shabbat Havdalah Saturday, February 3 at 6:30 pm Join with your neighbors for “Refugee Shabbat Havdalah: An Interfaith Gathering of Support” on February 3rd at 6:30pm at St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC. Alongside interfaith partners and the Synagogue Coalition on Refugee and Immigration Crisis, participants will hear from elected officials and insightful speakers, […]

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A Spiritual Call & Response for Palestine

By Brent Ness / January 29, 2024

A Spiritual Call & Response for Palestine Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30pm Each year, an ecumenical group of Christians has come together to collaboratively develop a prayer and action service, recognizing World Day of Prayer. Four years ago, a group of Palestinian Christian women were invited to write the worship for 2024, bringing attention to […]

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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

By Brent Ness / January 28, 2024

Through the Roof! Sunday, January 28 at 11:00 am | Bulletin “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed person, ‘My child, your sins are forgiven.’” – Mark 2:5 What is a ‘community of faith’? We toss that phase around, but do we think about what it means? Mark’s Gospel tells the story […]

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Third Sunday After Epiphany

By Brent Ness / January 27, 2024

Called Out of Ourselves Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 am | Bulletin “And immediately they left their nets and followed Jesus.” Mark 1:17 Friends, We talk a lot in church about calling. Experiencing a call to something, or away from something. A call that feels like it comes from the Holy One. A call that […]

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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

By Brent Ness / January 27, 2024

Through the Roof! Sunday, January 28 at 11:00 am | Bulletin “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed person, ‘My child, your sins are forgiven.’” – Mark 2:5 What is a ‘community of faith’? We toss that phase around, but do we think about what it means? Mark’s Gospel tells the story […]

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