The Rush is On

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15 1.  What life-rhythms do you appreciate most? Do others join you in these rhythms? Do some fight or even sabotage your rhythms? 2.  What are the most important traditions you have leading up to Christmas?  What brings you the most joy and satisfaction?  Which of your traditions are the most stressful? 3.  Which of […]

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Kingdom Giving

Luke 6:27-38 and Malachi 3:10 Questions to Ponder: 1. What’s so special about 10% and why does the preacher offer it up as a standard of giving? In a world of overwhelming needs and a plethora of charitable giving options, should the church get the lion’s share? WWJD? 2. Which part of John Wesley’s “rules” […]

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Kingdom Living

Selections from Matthew 6 Guiding Questions 1. Describe your feelings when the church begins the Annual Fall Stewardship Campaign. Is your first instinct to stay home with the morning paper and a cup of coffee and/or do you come, hoping to be inspired and challenged anew OR none of the above! If you were the […]

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The Last Word

John 11:32-44 and Revelation 21:1-6a Naming of the Saints Lighting and Chiming Remembering Other Losses with Light Blessed are those who die in the Lord. Into your hands, we commend their Spirits once again “The Reading of the Names”   Congregational Response: We bless your holy name, O God, for all your servants who, having […]

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When Can I See You?

Exodus 33:11-23 Questions to Consider: 1. Moses indicated that God knew him by name (Exodus 33:12). Is that Old Testament ‘talk’ or is that kind of relationship possible today? 2. Compare Exodus 33:11 with Exodus 33:19. How are we to interpret this? 3. How do you sense God’s presence is near? How does it make […]

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Exodus 32: 1-14 Questions to Consider: 1. Based on what you are reading and interpretation of this text, what would you name this sermon and why? 2. How well do you know your own mind? How easily and in what cases are you likely to change your mind? 3. How can we know the mind […]

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Genesis 1: 29-31 World Communion Sunday World Communion Sunday was started in 1940 as a Presbyterian-led initiative of the Federal Council of Churches toward ecumenical celebration of Communion by some Protestants in the United States on the same Sunday at a time when most US Protestant denominations celebrated Communion infrequently (quarterly at most), and rarely […]

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