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Sunday Worship Times
8:30am and 11:00am
We seldom celebrate Easter on April Fools Day, but that is what our calendar has done this year. Spring is newly upon us and April 1 is a “Choir Sunday” so both the 8:30 and 11:00 services will be filled with wonderful music. Pastor Patti will share a reflection on the new life that is possible for us everyday.
We then move on to April 8 where Pastor Sami will speak using a theme of “Holy Humor”, when we enjoy the joke God played on the Devil – raising Jesus from the dead. This is also a Jazz Sunday, so both the 8:30 and 11:00 worshipers will have jazz and humor to lighten their spiritual journey.
On April 15 we will begin a new sermon series on the Holy Spirit: Power for Living. We will focus on how the Holy Spirit works through us, as it shapes, guides, and sometimes disrupts us. This week Pastor Patti will use the 15th chapter of Acts to help us understand the dilemma of distinguishing between what was true from God’s Word, and what was just human tradition, and the complexity of understanding the boundaries between tradition and innovation.
On April 22 Pastor Sami will speak on “Building Bridges”, when faith speaks to culture. Paul and Silas brought stories of Jesus to those who would listen, which angered the Jews, so Paul and Silas attempted to build bridges between people of different beliefs, so the Jews and Gentiles might learn to live peacefully together.
We end the month on April 29 when Pastor Patti will use the scripture from Acts 11: 1-18 to explain the difficulty of bringing different beliefs together, and the problems that we run into when we attempt to do this.
by Dave Buness – Music and Arts Coordinator