Paul Supper Benefit

There will be  benefit for Paul Riemerman on July 6 from 5-8 PM. We will be serving BBQ’s, chips, watermelon, and cookies. There will also be a silent auction. Please come and help support Paul in his cancer fight!

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March Aware

The March Aware, the news letter of the Northern Plains Conference UCC is available on their web site, www.npcucc.org. There is information in it about the Faith Leaders Energy Tour coming up in April., Eleven Reasons Why Reporting Your Church’s Annual Date is important, the annual meeting of the NPCUCC in June, and the March 2015 Calendar of Prayer.

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Bulletin Information for February 1, 2015

Scriptures: Psalm 111:2-4
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

Call To Worship

Liturgist
Your pain is the breaking of the shell
That encloses your understaning

People
Even as the stone of the fruit must break
That its heart may stand in the sun
So you must know pain

Liturgist
And could you keep your heart in wonder
At the daily miracles of your life
You pain would not seem less wonderous than your joy

People
And you would accept the seasons of your heart
Even as you have always accepted the seasons
That pass over your fields
And you would watch its serenity
Through the winters of your grief
-Kahil Gibran

Prayer of the Beloved Community

As people have many skins in themselves
Covering the depths of their hearts.
People know so many things:
They do not know themselves
Why thirty or forty skins
Just like an ox’s or a bear’s
So thick and hard
Cover the soul.
Go into your own ground
And learn to know yourself there.
-Meister Echart

 

Prayer of Dedication

A thing of beuty is a joy forever
Its lovliness increases
It will never pass into nothingness
But will keep a bower quiet for us
And a sleep full of sweet dreams
And health, and quiet breathing
-John Keats

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Sermon Notes for 1/25/15

Sermon Notes: 1/25/15
“Right then and there…’
Our total commitment to our family
What else would make us drop everything?
Rich Young Ruler; Jonah; wedding guests
Sunday Club church
Do lists
What kind of person was Jesus?
Read Marcus Borg
What did he ask us to do?
Fight for the poor…the Expendables
Indict the domination of power
Eliminate the purity system
He asks us to follow him here and now
Read Revelation
How are we going to respond?
Too old, busy, poor, weak
Don’t be a Sunday Club Church; Don’t put Jesus on you Do List; Don’t be a lukewarm Christian
Drop everything here and now and save the world

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Bulletin Information for January 18, 2015

Scriptures: Psalm 139:1-6 and 7-12

Call To Worship
Liturgist
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

People
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”

Liturgist
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

People
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you
We were born to make manifest the glory of God
That is within us.

Liturgist
It is not just in some of us;
It is in everyone.

People
And as we let our own light shine
We give other people
Permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson

 

Prayer of the Beloved Community

May we seek to heal and to nurture the earth and all its creatures,
To live in the midst of creation,
And to love one another as brothers and sisters
With all life.
-U.N. Environmental Sabbath

 

Prayer of Dedication

We are thankful that we are called into communion with each other.
We are always surprised by generosity and compassion.
We have a vision of inclusion, solidarity, and love
Which breaks us open, widens our sympathies,
And enlarges our hearts.
Let us care for those whom it would be easy to forget:
The homeless and the hungry, the addicted and the lost,
Abandoned souls and hurting children.
We seek imagination and generosity
So that we may minister in the name of love and compassion
To those who are most in need.
Let us seek to serve the needy, the rejected, and the forgotten.
Let us confront out indifference, challenge our boundaries,
And be surprised by joy.
Let us look upon this suffering and glorious world
And keep our sympathy and compassion fresh.
Let us keep our faces turned toward love
Lest we grow hard.
-Rev. Allan Jones

1st Hymn Arise, Your Light is Come B164
3rd Hymn Jesus Calls Us, O’er The Tumult B172

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