Restoration – Fifth Sunday in Lent

Focus:  Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.     – John Muir Threshold Moment:  A Time for Centering Welcome:  The demands of following Jesus are great. He shows us that sometimes we must make extraordinary efforts to move in a […]

Creativity and Healing – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Focus:  A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”   ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery Threshold Moment:  (Video) Welcome:  Prolonged times of difficulty can impede our ability to stay creative. The picture of our lives is dulled and hope for a brighter future can fade. We need […]

Stories – Third Sunday in Lent

Focus: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”   — Maya Angelou Threshold Moment:  Centering Time   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFjNxztJFKg&feature=emb_logo) Welcome:  Gathering Music: Healing Hands (by Cheryl Sager)      — Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig Opening Prayer of Confession: Let us acknowledge our need to restore, repair, and renew ourselves in body, mind and […]

“Love” – You are welcome here

Focus: “In the flush of love’s light / we dare be brave / and suddenly we see / that love costs all we are / and will ever be. / Yet it is only love which sets us free.”              —Dr. Maya Angelou in her poem “Touched by an Angel.” […]

“Where Can I Go?”

Focus: Threshold Moment:  Winter’s Light by Tim Janishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eyr6GVeLno&t=96s Welcome:  This week’s Psalm brings home this message: we are in an intimate relationship with God. There is nowhere we go that God is not present–no state of our being that results in our being abandoned. God has knit us together, has woven us, knowing us from before our […]

Hope and Healing

Focus:   “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”    ― David Richo Welcome:  Music: God Is Holding Your Life  (by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan)      ― Michelle Currie Call To Worship:One: Breath of God, you are the onein whom we live and move and have our being.All: And we are the ones […]

“I Still Have a Dream” – Martin Luther King Weekend Service

Focus:  Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Threshold Moment:  Winter’s Light by Tim Janishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eyr6GVeLno Welcome: Opening Music: We Are Called (by David Haas)  -Michelle Currie Call to WorshipLeader:  God of our ancestors and God of our dreams,we gather today to […]

God is Holding Us

Focus:   “Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New year’s prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage.”           —Susan Sontag Introduction:  God Is Holding Your Life (video) Welcome:  Music: From A Distance (by Julie Gold)  —Michelle Currie Call To Worship:L:  God has set this day before us,A day set apart, a day of rest and praise.All:  God […]