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June 7, 2020, Trinity Sunday

Welcome and Announcements Introit: “The Call,” Ralph Vaughan Williams Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life!Such a Way as gives us breath.Such a Truth as ends all strife,Such a Life that killeth Death. Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength!Such a Light as shows a feast,Such a Feast as mends in length,Such a Strength as […]

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Pastoral Reflection on the Protest in Minneapolis

Corporate public relations firms are bombarding the airwaves these days with the message that “we are in this together.” But as the horrific events in Minneapolis, Central Park, and Brunswick, GA brutally demonstrate (George Floyd, Christian Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery—say their names), this presumption of being “in this together” has never been a reality for people […]

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Sunday, May 31, 2020, Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements Introit: “Pentecost Sequence,” Bob Hurd Come holy spirit come! And from your celestial homeShed a ray of light divine!Come, father of the poor! Come, source of all our store!Come, within our bosoms shine. Alleluia You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest;Sweet refreshment here below;In our labor, rest most […]

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Sunday, May 24, 2020, Seventh Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements Introit, Jesus Remains My Joy, J.S. Bach Jesus bleibet meine Freude,Meines Herzens Trost und Saft,Jesus wehret allem Leide,Er ist meines Lebens Kraft,Meiner Augen Lust und Sonne,Meiner Seele Schatz und Wonne;Darum laß ich Jesum nichtAus dem Herzen und Gesicht. Jesus remains my joy,My heart’s comfort and sap.Jesus obviates all misfortune,He is my life’s […]

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Pastoral Letter Regarding Reopening

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place” (Acts 2:1).     So begins the account of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church in the book of Acts. As we approach the day of Pentecost in the year 2020, we understand that it will not be possible […]

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Sunday, May 17, 2020, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements Introit, If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis Call to Worship Bless the God of Israel, O people, sing!Let the sound of the praise ring out.Come and hear what God has done,The Lord who made everything! LET US WORSHIP GOD. Hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, 12 Prayer of the Day Prayer of Confession […]

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Sunday, May 10, 2020, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements Introit, Ubi Caritas, Maurice Duruflé Ubi cáritas et ámor, Déus ibi est.(Where charity and love are, there is God)Congregávit nos in únum Chrísti ámor.(The love of Christ has brought us together in one flesh) Exsultémus et in ípso jucundémur.(Let us rejoice and let us be glad in that love itself)Timeámus et amémus […]

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Sunday, May 3, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements Introit, O Taste and See, Ralph Vaughan Williams** Call to Worship, Acts 2:42-47 Children of God, let us gather together with glad and generous hearts.For many signs and wonders are being done among us.Let us break bread together and share our lives in common.Let us give what we can to all who […]

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Sunday, April 19, 2020, Second Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship, I Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be the God of our Savior, Jesus Christ!God has given us a new birth in the living hope of the resurrection.God has given us an inheritance that is imperishable and unfading.In this we rejoice, even when we suffer trials.For although we have not seen Jesus, […]

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