written sermon for February 7, 2021

Rev. Pamela McNeil                                                                                                                                                             Date: Feb 7, 2020 Text: Isaiah 40: 21-31; Mark 1: 29-39             Mission: Serve in community Perhaps like me, you have spent many evenings outdoors under the blanket of stars as described in the reading from Isaiah. – maybe you remember playing well into the evening as a kid, or youContinue reading “written sermon for February 7, 2021”

Worship service for February 7, Epiphany 5

V1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness; Longing for truth, we turn to you. Make us your own, your Holy people. Light for the world to see: Chorus: Christ be our light! Shine in our hearts, Shine through the darkness. Christ be our light! Shine in your church gathered today. V2. Longing for peace,Continue reading “Worship service for February 7, Epiphany 5”

Removing the unclean spirit: sermon for January 31, 2021

Astounded is a rare word in the NRSV Bible- it is used 14 times in the New Testament to be precise and except in one case it always refers to the actions or words of Jesus. Actions and words that authoritatively shake up traditional ways. We have heard before that Jesus will bring a newContinue reading “Removing the unclean spirit: sermon for January 31, 2021”

Worship for Sunday, January 31, 2021: the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Order for Confession Holy God, – You search us and know us. You are acquainted with all our ways. We confess that our hearts are burdened by sin –Our own sins and the broken systems that bind us. We turn inward, failing to follow Your outward way of love. We distrust those who are notContinue reading “Worship for Sunday, January 31, 2021: the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany”

Follow me and I will make you fishers of people!

Follow me and I will make you fishers of people! This is probably a familiar passage and it has been a rallying cry to ‘right’ those who are wrong. To build on the words of poet laureate Amanda Corman, ( i couldn’t resist) this often means that rather than leaving what “just is”, the callContinue reading “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people!”

Worship Service with Communion, and Social time for CHRISTMAS 2020, Carols, Candles, and a visit to the stable.

Presiding Pastor: Rev. Pamela McNeil; Greeter: Laurie Zimmerman Hopf; Readers: Mike Bender, Harry Bender, Glenn Jacques; Hymn Leaders: Madison Bender, Harry Bender, Dave Dietz, Darlene Divers, Eileen Rehkopf, Darrell Rehkopf; Pianist: Marlene Dietz; Organist: Pam McNeil; Communion Assistants: The Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study Group; Social Time Entertainment: Ruth Mae and Rob Rehkopf; The Rehkopf SingersContinue reading “Worship Service with Communion, and Social time for CHRISTMAS 2020, Carols, Candles, and a visit to the stable.”

Worship service for the Longest night Dec 21 2020

Thankyou for joining in worship this evening. Pastor Leanne and Pastor Pam are available for conversation and the following help services are available 24 hours/7 days: Ontario Community services: dial 211; Canadian suicide Prevention hotline- dial 833-456-4566. Mental health and physical health require professional care. Hymn and image credits in order of appearance: Comfort, ComfortContinue reading “Worship service for the Longest night Dec 21 2020”