She’s Got a Way About Her

Ascension Sunday

Rice Bagging Event

Join the Women’s Fellowship on Thursday, June 2nd at 12:30 (or join us for brown bag lunch at 12:00) to bag 1 lb. bags of rice for CROS Ministries.

The Gospel According to Billy Joel

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Beginning on Pentecost Sunday, May 15th, we will spin a few of Billy Joel’s greatest hits in our new worship series, The Gospel According to Billy Joel. While Joel describes himself as an atheist, his songs often reveal the spiritual longing of regular folks. Join us as we explore the sacredness of everyday life with the following songs:

 

May 15 “She’s Got a Way” Pentecost and the movement of the Spirit

May 22 “The River of Dreams” The Spiritual Search

May 29 “Goodnight Saigon” Memorial Day, War, and the Promise of Peace

June 5 “Just the Way You Are” We don’t need to go changin’ to please God

June 12 “Piano Man” and/or “The Stranger” Becoming our authentic selves in God

June 19 “The Entertainer” Psalm 127:1-2 Father’s Day and the expectations of men in our culture

The Freedom to Rise

This Sunday we continued our Cup of Freedom series with “The Freedom to Rise Again.” We recognized that our cups often break, but like the apostle Peter, through the power of Jesus’ resurrection, we have the power to rise.

You can read Maya Angelou’s poem “I Rise” in its entirety here and the Clinton inaugural poem here.

To read more about Adrianne Haslitt-Davis, you can check out her website.

From Pastor Jason: I don’t usually talk about my sermons with my wife Trish before I preach them. This week I wish I had. This afternoon she told me about a piece of artwork she had read about, Mended Cups by Yoko Ono – you can read about it here. Ono uses the Japanese technique of Kintsugi, the mending of broken pottery with gold, to create mended cups, each describing shattering tragedies of history. It is a great picture of what we engaged in worship today!