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Worship Service - January 9, 2022

No ScriptureTo view, this service you can follow the link to our Facebook page: Sunday, January 9th Worship Service

Good morning, good morning! My name’s Leroy Barber - I’m
the Director of Innovation for an Engaged Church in the Greater
Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church. It is good to be
here this morning. It has been a wonderful, wonderful weekend
where we celebrated Christ! We celebrated Christmas and I pray

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A Service of Music - January, 2, 2022

Matthew 2: 1-12

Today's service did not include a sermon but instead an array of wonderful music performed by our bell ringers, singers, and musician. 

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Worship Service for Sunday, January 2nd

The World Is About to Turn - December 19, 2021

Luke 1:39-55Some years it seems as if the lectionary lessons for Advent go well out of their way to make sure that we spend much time in preparation and in longing for the way the Kingdom of God will break forth in the light at the darkest part of the year. So finally on this fourth Sunday of Advent, we read for the first time about the two baby boys, the two protagonists of the story: John and Jesus. Even in today’s readings, however, we do not hear their names from reading the lesson although we hear them in our minds because we know the story so well.

It is almost however poetic justice that the story begins with these two women experiencing extremely extraordinary beginnings to their families. The story of Jesus' life is told in such a manner that it has bookends at the beginning and the end that are remarkably unique. These bookends,

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The Waters of Salvation - December 12, 2021

Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6“Thank God we can’t know the future, or we’d never get out of bed.”1

Some of us remember back to December 31, 1999. People were predicting that there would be mass chaos the next day, the Y2K prophesies of the world temporarily unable to use technology due to the 4 digit rollover from 1999 to 2000. People withdrew cash from banks in case credit cards and ATMs did not work. Backup files were created from computers in homes and offices. It seemed silly at the time, but there was enough fear to hedge a bet on.

Not much happened where I lived in Juneau Alaska. I think the most difficult task for me was figuring out how to reset the time stamp on my cordless landline phone and answering machine. I don’t own a landline and can’t reset to this day the phone lines in the office. But no

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Prepare The Way of The Lord - December 5, 2021

Luke 3:1-6“He’s making a list, checking it twice,
Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice . . . “

For some children, and perhaps even adults, most of us learn at an early age to start watching what we do or say, how we play with others, our tone of voice, our helpfulness around the house and community, and any other number of ways to be on the “nice” list rather than the naughty.

Somehow the lectionary Gospel reading for today doesn’t seem to have that same effect on each of us, yet we hear some version of these words each year as well:

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord,” John calls people to a baptism of repentance. Every valley will be filled and the mountains and hills will

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