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2021 Christmas Services

Join us this Christmas season for any one, or all, of our 2021 Christmas services. For more information, please refer to the following pages: Blue Christmas : Mon, Dec 13 @ 6 PM Family Christmas Eve : Fri, Dec 24 @ 5 PM * Live Christmas Music : 12/24 @ 8:30 PM Candlelight Christmas Eve : […]

Ash Wednesday Service

All are invited to join us virtually for a 6:30 PM Ash Wednesday service. Although limited in-person attendance will be permitted, we are encouraging our church family to participate virtually. For the health and safety of all in attendance, the traditional, optional, Ash Wednesday ashes placed on congregants’ foreheads will not be distributed this year. […]

Don’t Tell Me How To Feel

Don’t Tell Me How To Feel Trinity Sunday, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman One morning back 40 or so years ago, when I’d been in the adult work force for about 2 weeks, I went into work on the 16th floor of a 41-story downtown office building. I needed to talk to my boss, Judy, about […]

Palm Sunday Passion


Holy Week & Easter Services

Visit these pages for more info on each online-only offering: Sunday 4/5 @ 8 & 10 AM Palm/Passion Sunday Maundy Thursday 4/9 @ 6:30 PM Stripping of the Altar, Good Friday 4/10 @ 6:30 PM Live Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday 4/11, 12 PM – 3 PM Quiet Day Sunday 4/12 @ 8 & […]

Abnormal Christians

Abnormal Christians 2nd Sunday After Christmas, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman The magi are up in our Creche on the side altar. They’re a day early. Tomorrow is the feast of the Epiphany, and it’s the day when we tell the story of the strangers from a far-away land who arrived in Israel looking for the […]

Ash Wednesday Services

Using Your Bean Signs of Life: Why Church Matters Ash Wednesday, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman What should we make of the biggest news story of 2020 so far, the coronavirus? Or, as it is officially called now, COVID-19. It’s this: humans can lose perspective even faster than they can jump to conclusions. 8,000 children die […]

The Word Made Flesh

The Word Made Flesh 1st Sunday After Christmas, Year A Deacon Cindy Roehl Have you noticed that just this weekend, in many homes and neighborhoods, the decorations have already come down? We have all been waiting a long time, and suddenly, for many, the day has come and gone. Ours is still here because, actually, […]

Christmas Day Service

Christmas Day, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman Christmas Day is truly a day set apart from all the others. Stores and attractions that don’t close on any other day are closed today – not all of them, but way, way more than any other day of the year. Unlike when I was a kid, it’s not […]

The Church’s “One Thing”

The Church’s “One Thing” Pentecost 23, Proper 28, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman What’s real? What’s the most real thing we have in our life? We typically start with the things we can sense with our amazing bodies. What we can see, hear, taste, touch, smell and feel: measurable stuff, what we usually label reality. Then […]