Worship Services

Our service for March 7 focuses on healing as an outcome of mission. Here is the link to the service: https://youtu.be/qBWKkAn9NIo

February 28: Here is the link to the online service: https://youtu.be/27YxXaY0Qa0

Here is a link to a recording of the shared Zoom service with Calvin and Wesley United Churches on Sunday, February 21 focused on the Church of the Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERLZmmuxVXk

Life surprises us at times with dramatic events. The transfiguration story in the Gospels describes such an event. Our service includes communion. For this service, we used flat bread for communion but people at home can use any kind of bread. Here is the link to the service:  https://youtu.be/RuTqWRCk0Sg

Sometimes we need to overcome fear, habit or ego to do what is right, to yield to doing what is right or sacred or holy. It is easier to yield to the holy when our lives have experiences where those risky choices have been supported by serendipitous events. Our service for February 7 is on yielding to the holy and includes Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 2:29-39. Here is the link to the service: https://youtu.be/g1o9hYcwAXc 

Sometimes we dream too small. Our service for January 31 focuses on Awe and the Holy. In the message, Jim includes a reference to DNA replication. If you watch the video on DNA replication, the following information helps appreciate the process. Please note that the actual process takes place at a speed of about 700 base pairs per second;  the error rate is one per ten million, and the editor after replication fixes 99 out of 100 errors leaving a failure rate of i in 1 billion base pairs.  And this all happens by random motion and collisions in which the right collisions ar probably less than 1 out of 100 to thousands of collisions.  It depends on other enzyme systems manufacturing the bases used for replication along with ATP for energy and all these chemicals being where they are needed.  Finally, the whole system is believed by scientists to have developed by a long series of random events including the DNA that codes the infomration to make the enzymes involved.  As astounding as the stars and galaxies and the solar system is, Jim is unable to imagine anything more awesome than DNA replication and how it points to a power of holiness not easy to imagine. https://youtu.be/TNKWgcFPHqw Here is the link to the service: https://youtu.be/H8I1c4bAKqQ

Our service for January 24 focuses on the importance of making time and space for embracing the holy, taking time outs when life is most challenging. The scripture reading is Mark 1:14-20, the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. A leader found one typing error in the service which we chose not to fix. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Rr-XBrHU4Ts

Our service for January 17 is based on Psalm 139, vs 1 – 18 with the theme of holiness in our bodies. The following commentary begins with comments on the current political situation before continuing with comments on the scripture reading and service. https://youtu.be/plM5drU5u0s. Here is the link to the service: https://youtu.be/eAULesZ86D8

Our service for January 10 is based on Mark’s story of the Baptism of Jesus with the theme of Holiness through Agreeableness. Here is the link to the service: https://youtu.be/FLEtK2BSqpM Here is the link to my commentary on the service (about 10 minutes long): https://youtu.be/m-X5D37_IE0

Sunday, January 3, 2021 uses the Epiphany story, the story of the sages coming to see the baby, now probably about a year old. Here is the link to our online service: https://youtu.be/R-7LH3sHHHM

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