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Speaker: Guest Preacher

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 4:26-34, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15, Ezekiel 17:22-24

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

On this final Sunday of Easter, we hear this last piece of Jesus’s farewell to the disciples where Jesus moves from lecture to prayer. At a time when it would be understandable for Jesus to be worried about himself, he is thinking and praying for the disciples and for us. In prayer, Jesus asks that we are one. And this continues to be our prayer- not that we would all be the same but that we will continue to remember our common love in Christ and the call to love one another.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 1, John 17 

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 8:26-40, John 15: 1-8 

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we embrace the fact that we are sheep and God is our shepherd who feeds us, walks with us and cares for us all the days of our life and after. We are also celebrating our relationship with camp today with special staff from Caroline Furnace.

Accompanying Scripture:
John 10, Psalm 23 

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Third Sunday After Epiphany

As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us our collective calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

Accompanying Scripture:
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Listen as guest preacher UMD Lutheran Chaplain Ray Ranker explores this week’s Gospel, on the fourth Sunday of Advent.

Accompanying Scripture:
Luke 1:46-55; 67-80

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Third Sunday of Advent

Listen as guest preacher Pastor Chaplain Peter Muschinske explores this week’s Gospel, on the third Sunday of Advent.

Accompanying Scripture:
Luke 1: 57-66, Psalm 126

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Second Sunday of Advent

Listen as guest preacher Rev. Craig Endicott explores this week’s Gospel, on the second Sunday of Advent.

Accompanying Scripture:
Luke 1: 24-25, Isaiah 40:1-11

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Did you RSVP?

In this week’s gospel, Jesus tells a parable of a royal wedding, where the king invites guests to his son’s wedding banquet, but they refuse to come. The king then extends the invitation to anyone on the streets, but one guest is found improperly dressed and is thrown out. Today we celebrate God’s wide welcome to all of us to the table and remember that we are called to do the same for others. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Matthew 22:1-14 

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Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

 In this week’s gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself.  As God first welcomes us through the waters of baptism and at the table, we too are invited into God’s work of being a merciful welcome to all we encounter.

Accompanying Scripture:
Romans 6:12-23 ; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Matthew 10:40-42  

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9 am Contemporary Worship

11 am Blended Traditional Worship with Livestream

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