Washing and Drying Hands or Feet

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John 13:1-17 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon […]

John 11:1-44: Jesus’ Bedside Manner

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There was a time, we used to speak about the bedside manner of doctors or nurses and how important that was to create a sense of trust between medical professionals and their patients. This trust, cultivated through a good bedside manner, often meant that when outcomes were not as good as hoped for by patients […]

John 9: A Man Born Blind is Given Sight

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You just heard this story…did anyone hear it for the first time? what are some of your first impressions? What is the story about? There is healing that takes place in this story… but I don’t know if we can call it a healing story… a man born blind is given sight… The healing is […]

The Woman at the Well: A Story of Mutuality

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SCRIPTURE READING: John 4:1-42 Narrator:  So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.  A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and […]

Begin Anew

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John 3:1-21 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered […]

Practical Theology

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Philippians 2:1-7 Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than […]

UCC 3 Great Loves: Love of Neighbor

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Our worship today is focusing on the United Church of Christ’s 3 Great Loves… let me share a message from John C. Dorhauer—General Minister and President of UCC The United Church of Christ has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. […]

Advent 4 & Christmas Eve-Gifts from the East

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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King […]

Advent 3: Transformative Joy

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PROCESSIONAL DRAMA based on Luke 1:26-38 What I’m about to say is true. In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent an angel named Gabriel to the village of Nazareth in Galilee. Gabriel appeared to a virgin named Mary who was engaged to be married to Joseph, who was descended from King David. Upon […]