Ash Wednesday Service

1 Kings 21:1-16  (Naboth’s Vineyard) 21 Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 Ahab said to Naboth, “Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my […]

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Transfiguration Sunday

Matthew 17:1–9      (Jesus is transfigured.) 1 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.  2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.  3 And behold, there […]

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I Corinthians 3: 10-11; 16-23  (We are God’s temple, the Spirit dwelling in us.) Read by Gary Linkugel 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.  11 […]

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I Corinthians 2: 1-16 (We proclaim Christ crucified, as the Spirit has revealed Him.) Sermon read by Gary Linkugel 1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.  2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ […]

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“Excruciating!”

I Corinthians 1: 18-25  (Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.) 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment […]

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Here I Stand

Ephesians 6: 11-18 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil […]

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Christ’s Baptism Is Yours

Matthew 3:13–17    (The voice proclaims Jesus as God’s beloved Son.) 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.  14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so […]

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