~This Week in Worship~

FROM PASTOR RACHEL: This week’s quote comes from the poet Rumi: “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Questions for Reflection: Am I generally satisfied with other people’s opinions and ways of doing things? How can I create my own myth? How can I live into that myth? What will change in my life? 

This Sunday, Pastor Rachel continues her sermon series on “Following Jesus: Called to be Disciples.” The sermon, entitled “Seasoned Christians,” is based on Matthew 5:13. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Marcia Merritt will be Deacon of the Day, and Roy Smith will be our Lay Reader. Pastor Rachel will offer a Children’s Message. Tina Heidrich, the Handbell Choir and the Sanctuary Choir will offer musical selections.

WORSHIP IN FEBRUARY: Pastor Rachel will continue her sermon series on “Following Jesus,” focusing on “Called to be Disciples.”
February 5: “Seasoned Christians” will be based on Matthew 5:13, and discuss what Jesus meant when he said, “You are the salt of the earth….”
February 12: “Lit From Within,” will be based on Matthew 5:14-16, and discuss what Jesus meant when he said, “You are the light of the world….”
February 19: “Growing Christians,” focusing on the parable of the mustard seed, found in Matthew 13:31-32.
February 26: “Peaks and Valleys,” focusing on the Transfiguration of Jesus, found in Matthew 17:1-9.


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