Blog Archive

August 2022


8/31/22 Service is a Breeze!

In the words of Hillary Clinton, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a congregation to make church happen. There are many ways to volunteer, from small to large, each week, and various people in charge of finding volunteers. Greeter  – Lucy Usher  – Lucy Worship Leader (2 services) – Laurie »

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Sunday, August 28 – “What Do You See?”

View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from August 28, 2022. Bible Verses Jeremiah 1:1, 4-11 Reflection: What Do You See? Excerpts from the sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe: “I like that the God presented in the call of these two prophets (Isaiah and Jeremiah) is not a one-size-fits-all kind of God but as »

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Sunday, August 21 – “The Place of Hot Burning Coals”

Sunday, August 21 – “The Place of Hot Burning Coals” View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from August 21, 2022. Bible Verses John 21: 1-17 (Jesus Reinstates Peter) Reflection: The Place of Hot Burning Coals Excerpts from the sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe: “Jesus helps Peter face his own imperfections and flaws. Peter »

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8/24/22 A Gracious Wind

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.”  —Harriet Beecher Stowe When Carry Bailey was digging into church history for writing the grant »

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8/17/22 – Root Causes

Who did it? We have been wrestling with this question for over a year now. The short answer is that it is unknowable. It appears to be the convergence of a number of forces over a long time that came to a crescendo while our minister was on sabbatical. Carry Bailey has done a lot »

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Sunday, August 14 – “Wrestling with God Knows What”

View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from August 14, 2022. Bible Verses Bible verses: Genesis 32:22-3 Reflection: “Wrestling with God Knows What” Excerpts from the sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe: “It’s when we won’t let go of something that we are defeated by it. Therein lies the secret to all the struggles of »

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Sunday, August 7 – “Covenant: Part 3”

View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from August 7, 2022. Bible Verses and Readings 2 Corinthians 3:1-6a (Ministers of the New Covenant), Luke 22:7-20 (Preparation of the Passover), and a Navajo Prayer Reflection: Covenant – Part 3: “The New Testament Covenant” Excerpts from the sermon by Rev. Dr. Susan Alloway: “Jesus had two primary »

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8/10/22 – Our Stories

Jim Stumbo opened our meeting talking about stories. In the first 5 books of the Old Testament, there are 5 threads of J, E, P, D, R, interwoven, sometimes contradicting one another, but told as a single story. In the first 4 books of the New Testament, the 4 Gospels tell different stories to different »

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8/3/22 – Remember the Sabbath, to keep it Holy.

When we come to church on Sunday for Worship, how easy it is to be distracted—how easy to forget that it is the Sabbath for everyone, not just for you. Some of our staff work on Sunday: Phil works tech; Karl leads us in music; our Pastor for the day leads worship; Don & Teri »

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