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World Communion Sunday

Children Learn About Communion

As we prepare as a congregation to celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 7th, our second-grade disciples have been learning about communion in the Welcome to Worship class. Second-grade children are transitioning from attending Godly Play into participating in the full worship experience. They participated in a three-week worship preparation class with their parents taught…

Christian Faith and Weather

The hurricane in Haiti was serious and deadly enough to shake up everyone’s world. It was powerful enough to raise up for many spiritual questions. And as with any episode of human vulnerability, Did it tear a little at the fabric of your faith in a loving God who rules over wind and rain? So as…

Preparing for Worshipping With Children

Preparing for Worshipping with Children* Sitting for an hour while still and quiet doesn’t come naturally for many of us. It’s especially difficult for our youngest worshippers who come with extra wiggles. Worshipping with children requires a high level of commitment and a strong priority on the part of parents. Preparing during the week can…

Throw Your Net On The Other Side

John 21:1-14 Two weeks ago we celebrated Easter. A highlight of the year. Our church benches were filled with people. For a moment we all felt the wonderful joy of new life. But unfortunately for most of us this feeling has already gone, replaced by our everyday tasks and worries. The minute we don’t pay…

Beyond Fear

From The Presbytery of Tampa Bay 2016 Bible Study John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After…

Patient Trust Prayer

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of…

Waiting

“Have you ever waited for a day with such expectancy that you could hardly contain your joy? We endure the waiting time, knowing what is to come will overshadow anything that came before. This kind of longing also shows up in our spiritual lives. During the season of Lent we wait for what we know…