Worship Archive

Church Year 2020-2021

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Celebration Sunday
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Readings: Hebrews 11 excerpts; “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown

Worship Leader: Margit Griffith

Featuring music by the Pilgrim Bluegrass Gospel Band

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Memorial Day Service
Sunday, May 30, 2021

Readings: The Gettysburg Address

Homily: Dwight Gertz
Worship Leader: Gus Browne

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Into the Morning Light: When Spirit shows up in our lives
Sunday, May 23, 2021

Readings: Acts 2:1-18; “Once the World Was Perfect” by Joy Harjo

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

Note: This recording of this service picks up after the Time for All Ages.

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Deep Calls to Deep
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Readings: Psalm 42; Isaiah 55

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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Knowing by Heart
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Readings: Responsive Reading by Shams Ud-Dun Mohammad Hafiz; Selections from Rumi; “Two Kinds of Intelligence” by Rumi

Pastoral Message: Rev. Rosemary Lloyd

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Cherish the Living Earth
Sunday, April 25, 2021

Readings: Responsive Reading by Rev. Fred Small; Selection from Hildegard of Bingen; “An Apple Tree was Concerned” by Hafez

Worship Leader: Rev. Jenny Rankin
Homily: John Bunker

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Affirm Each Person’s Dignity
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Readings: Litany of With-ness, by Phillip Lund; John 20:19-22

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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The Service of ALL
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Readings: Exodus 23:9, Leviticus 19:33-34, Matthew 22:34-40, and the Dalai Lama

Worship Leader: Margit Griffith
Homily: Gus Browne

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Easter, Ready or Not
Sunday, April 4, 2021

Readings: Mark 16:1-8; “For Jim, Easter Eve” by Alice Spencer

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Good Friday Service
Friday, April 2, 2021

Readings: Luke 22:14-23; Luke 22:47-53; Luke 23:44-49

Reflection: Sarah Klockowski

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Palm Sunday: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Readings: “The Poet Thinks about the Donkey” by Mary Oliver; Mark 11:1-11

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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Justice and also Joy
Sunday, March 21, 2021

Readings: Amos 5:24; Selections from Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

Pastoral Message: Rev. Mary Margaret Earl

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Farther Along
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Readings: Isaiah 43-44 selections; Luke 13:18-21

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Feeding Resilience
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Readings: “The Sourdough Microbiome” by Dr. Justine Dees; Luke 13:18-21

Homily: Sarah Andrysiak

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The Map Our Dreaming Makes
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Readings: “Late February” by Barbara Crooker; Acts 2:17

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Testing in the Wilderness
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Readings: Mark 1:9-14; “The Grace of Bewilderment” by Rev. Rebecca Lyman

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Cultivating Beloved Community
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Readings: “The Role of the Church in Facing the Nation’s Chief Moral Dilemma” by MLK; Matthew 5:1-16

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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Playing Tag with God
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Readings: “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Excerpts from “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler

Pastoral Message: Margit Griffith and Sarah Klockowski

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Hide and Seek with God
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Readings: The Spirit is Calling; Excerpts from Exodus 19 and 20

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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We Unite for the Worship of God
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Readings: Exodus 3:1-15; “Reverence”

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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We Unite in the Spirit of Jesus
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Readings: Excerpt from “The Christian Way of Life in Human Relations” by Martin Luther King, Jr; and Luke 4:16-30

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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We Unite in the Love of Truth
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Readings: James Baldwin; John 1

Pastoral Messages from Rev. Jenny Rankin and Sarah Klockowski

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Epiphany Sunday
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Readings: Matthew 2:1-12, A Blessing for Those Who Have Long to Travel by Jan Richardson, and more!

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Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24, 2020

“The Stubborn Hope of Christmas”

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Pageant Sunday
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Readings: Luke 1:26-38

Worship Leader: Margit Griffith

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When God Becomes Flesh
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Readings: Isaiah 61:1-11; John 1

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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A Close and Holy Darkness
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; Poem by Stephanie Noble

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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For Weary Watchers
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Readings: Mark 13:24-37; Isaiah 64:1-3, 8-12

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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Of Gifts and Gratitude
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Readings: “A Prayer for Thanksgiving” by Rev. Max Coots; Selection from Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Hope is Invented Every Day
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Readings: “Roots”, by Lucille Clifton; Isaiah 1:16-17; Selections from Eddie Glaude’s Begin Again (DOWNLOAD EXCERPT HERE)

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Into the Waters
Sunday, November 8, 2020

Readings: Isaiah 43:1-2, 4, 16-19, and Genesis 1:1-5

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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Standing on a Threshold, Seeking the Sacred
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Readings: A Poem by Robert Walsh; Hebrews 12:1-3

Time for All Ages: Child of Faerie
Written by Jane Yolen, and illustrated by Jane Dyer
CLICK HERE to hear Child of Faerie read by Kathleen T. Pelley on YouTube

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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How is Your Heart?
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Readings: Frederick Buechner, selections; Philippians 4, selections

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Listening to God’s Heart in Nature
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Readings: “Time for Serenity, Anyone?” by William Stafford; “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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Be of Good Courage
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Readings: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver; Philippians 2:1-2

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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What We Need is Here
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Exodus 16:2-5, 12-15; “Only the Beginning” by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Pastoral Message: Rev. Jenny Rankin

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A Living Sanctuary
Sunday, September 13, 2020

Readings: Joshua 4:19-24; 1 Peter 2:4-10

Pastoral Message: Sarah Klockowski

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