May 11, 2014: Mother’s Day

Call to Worship “A Prayer for our Mothers” by the Wellington Sunday School (adapted from 2012) ONE: We thank you, Creator of all of us, for our mothers, whether by birth or adoption or the village of community mothers. Congregation:    Every mother counts! ONE: We thank you that she gave me life and  nurtured me … [Read more…]

April 27, 2014: Earth Day Celebration

Liturgist of the Day: Chris Inserra Preaching: Susan Soric Prelude: Now is the Cool of the Day Call to Worship One:    Even though we do not always see God, we believe in God and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious, Easter joy. All:    O God, remind us to light the way, to preserve and take … [Read more…]

April 20, 2014: Easter Sunday

  Liturgists of the Day: Yuki Schwartz and John Volkening Preaching: Rev. Dan Dale Above: Santiago reads his “I Have a Dream Too” poem to open our Easter worship. Call to Worship One:    The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. One:    This is Godís doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. … [Read more…]

April 20, 2014: Easter Sunrise Service

Call to Worship (5:50 AM) O living God, This morning begins in darkness, This day dawns in quiet. Come God, arise! Bring forth the sun from its slumber, And Jesus from the tomb. Break forth the Holy Light. Greet us on this morning of mystery and hope. Lighting the Christ Candle Reader:    Christ is our … [Read more…]

March 30, 2014: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Darlene Dehne. Call to Lent from 23rd Psalm ONE:    With God as my Shepherd, I have everything I need. ALL:    God lets me rest in green pastures, leads me beside still waters, refreshes my soul and guides me in paths of righteousness. ONE:    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, … [Read more…]

March 23, 2014: Third Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Jeni Fabian Call to Lent from Psalm 95 ONE:      O come, let us sing to God; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! ALL:      Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise! ONE:      For … [Read more…]

March 16, 2014: Second Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Myrla Baldonado Call to Lent (from Psalm 121) ONE:    I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? ALL:    My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth ONE:    He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber … [Read more…]

March 9, 2014: First Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Susan Soric Call to Lent from Psalm 119 ONE:    Blessed are those who have made peace with the past—
with all they have done and left undone. ALL:    Blessed are those who have found the courage to inventory their failings and missteps, who know their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. ONE:    Blessed are those … [Read more…]

March 5: Ash Wednesday

Call to Lent Joel 2:1-2, 12-17a Leader 1: Sound the trumpet, give the alarm on my holy mountain!  Let everyone tremble in fear because the day of God is  upon us. Leader 2: It is a day of darkness and gloom, a day of thick clouds with little light. Suddenly, like the dawn spreading across … [Read more…]

March 2, 2014: Transfiguration Sunday

Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 Preaching: Alli Baker Click here to download a PDF of the sermon) “I love how the story starts—no context, nothing. All we get is “and six days later, Jesus takes three guys up on a mountain to be alone with them, TOTALLY NORMAL, NOTHING TO SEE HERE… then BAM Jesus is … [Read more…]