Matthew 24:36-44

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[Jesus said to the disciples,] 36“About that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day …

weekly prayer: 11/22

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Gracious God, Thank you. You are so generous to me and the whole world. I am grateful, even when I forget to mention it. Help me to always see how much you love and bless me. Thank you. Amen.

despite it all

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This week’s gospel reading finds Jesus in the temple with his disciples.  Since arriving in Jerusalem, Jesus has been teaching there regularly and coming into conflict with the religious leaders (no surprise there).  Someone comments about the splendid stones and the magnificence of the temple and Jesus’ response is quite unexpected.  He tells them,  ”the days will come when not …

“little apocalypse”

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This section of Luke’s gospel is sometimes called “the little apocalypse.” We think it was written late in the first century, between 80 and 90 common era; about 50 years after Jesus’ resurrection and 10-15 years after the Romans destroyed the temple.  The temple had stood for generations; people gathered for sacrifices and festivals, living out their devotion to God …

weekly prayer: 11/15

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O God, Though there are struggles all around, you are here. Calm my fear when I hear of war and violence. Fill me with courage as I learn of struggles and suffering in our world. Help me to find your wisdom as I live through trials. Help me to show who you are in my priorities and choices. Help me …

Thanksgiving Break Schedule!

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Hooray! Go and enjoy your time away from classes and deadlines!  Eat lots of your favorite holiday meals, and ENJOY your family and friends! Through break, Sunday worship services will continue as usual, but mid-worship and meals will be on hiatus Friday, November 18th through Sunday, November 27th.  Enjoy your time away and we’ll see you after break!!

Luke 21:5-19

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5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, [Jesus] said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” 7They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about …

Dinner after worship this week!

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Dinner after 6 pm worship next week!! (November 13 in the Fireside Room) Each Sunday after worship, students will gather and share a meal together! There will be time to connect with other students and enjoy some delicious food. We can talk about life and school and whatever else is happening in our lives. There will be vegetarian / vegan …

God’s vision

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Each year, on the first Sunday of November we mark All Saints Sunday, remembering those who have died in the faith, particularly those who have died since the last All Saints remembrance.  There are lots of traditions at various churches that often include tolling bells, reading names, or lighting candles.  It is a bittersweet festival of the church, where we …

weekly prayer: 11/8

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O God, Open my heart to your words of comfort and reassurance. Help me to know that you hold fast to those who lack resources. Help me to trust that you will fill those who are hungry. Help me rest in your promise that sorrow is not forever. Teach me to rely on your love rather than my resources. Teach …