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Our worshiping and community life is coordinated around six seasons that run through the year.

Our current theme

The theme for the season of Pentecost is The Emotions of God.

Pastor JC and guest preachers from the congregation and the wider community will lead us in encountering a God who weeps for creation, carries our fears, angers at disregard, and delights in faithfulness.

God’s embrace of human emotion is surely expressed in God’s son, who, fully human, felt as we do. He too mourned and angered, longed and delighted. And on the Cross Jesus cried out in despair.

Throughout the summer we will ask: How can we bring our emotional whirlwind – our happiness and sadness, fear and anger, surprise and dismay – to God, whose own emotions flow from righteousness?

Where does the seasonal theme come from?

At its regular meeting Session reflects on the texts Pastor JC has chosen to examine in worship and allows a theme for the upcoming season to emerge from its discussions. On the communal committee night that follows, worship, mission, fellowship, and learning activities in the life of the congregation are organized around that theme.

How can I get involved with the seasonal theme?

Everyone is welcome to gather for our communal committee night. Perhaps you are a longstanding committee member, perhaps you are interested in trying out a new committee, perhaps you are not sure what committees are and what they do – just turn up for the group dinner, prayer, and reflection, from 5:30 pm. and then sit with any committee to help plan the season ahead.

Worship

August 25 9:30 AM  – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Write the vision; make it plain on tablets ....  Habakkuk 1: 1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 119: 137-144

September 1 9:30 AM  – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
.  Genesis 2: 4b-25;Psalm 8

September 8 10:45 AM  – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
When we welcome guests, we welcome God; Created to welcome one another (for hospitality).  Genesis 18: 1-15; Psalm 15;

September 15 10:45 AM  – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Jacob wrestles with the angel; Created for blessing.  Genesis 32: 22-32 ; Psalm 17:1-7,15;

September 22 10:45 AM  – The Rev J.C. Cadwallader preaching
Where you go, I will go; Created for risk and commitment.  Ruth 1:1-17; Psalm 146

Learning Together
Resumes in September
Living Our Faith

August 27 2:30 PM  – Massaro Farm CSA Pickup for Christian Community Action

September 3 2:30 PM  – Massaro Farm CSA Pickup for Christian Community Action

September 3 5:30 PM  – Committee Night Fall

September 7 4:00 PM  – Serve the Evening Meal at Columbus House

September 10 2:30 PM  – Massaro Farm CSA Pickup for Christian Community Action

September 17 2:30 PM  – Massaro Farm CSA Pickup for Christian Community Action

September 24 2:30 PM  – Massaro Farm CSA Pickup for Christian Community Action

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