September 6 | 9:30 & 11:00am | Give-a-Meal | Communion
Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Mark 7:31-35
Theme: Ephphatha “open up”…Jesus heals the man who was both deaf and mute. The words we speak should be very much connected to the words we hear. Jesus blesses us as we listen and speak. When is it a challenge to hear and speak? How do we ensure that we are listening and speaking with the Spirit?
September 13 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 19; Mark 8:27-29
Message: Name Tag
Theme: Jesus and the disciples were traveling in and out of villages. He asked the disciples who people said he was. There were a few answers. What old and new names, roles, images do we use when we ponder and experience Jesus?
September 20 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Psalm 1; Mark 9:33-37
Message: Kids R Us
Theme Jesus hears the disciples arguing and wants to remind them that none of them is greater than the other. In fact, he invites them to think about the last being first and the first being last—and how to welcome children as a measure of health, connectedness, honor.
September 27 | 9:30 & 11:00amr 20 | 9:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Psalm 124
Theme: The Esther story—even with some gruesome parts—is about being in the right place at the right time…Esther calling on courage as she is asked to play a role she never imagined and one that she doesn’t feel equipped to play. How can we see where we are needed now and act with more courage and compassion?