January 19, 2019

September 2017 Worship Notes

Worship Notes – September 2017


September 3

Meditation   Don’t let someone keep putting out the flame God keeps re-lighting, we all have a purpose. As a wing to a bird. As wind that goes the destiny over the sea. -Anthony Liccione

Scripture      Exodus 3:1-12; Psalm 105:1-6; Romans 12:9-21

Sermon        We Have Work to Do

Theme         God lays out what God wants to do because of the needs of the people and then tells Moses to make it happen – God wants/needs us to act.

                    What is God asking us/you to do? Romans passages


us some clear direction.

Music ?        They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

                    I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

                    Every Move I Make

                    Jesu, Jesu

Special         Communion


September 10

Meditation   You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct

                    way, and the only way, it does not exist. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Scripture      Psalm 149; Matthew 18:15-20; Romans 13:8-14

Sermon        Day by Day

Theme         Passages about how to be in


with one another – esp when there is tumult, disagreement… the time is now to love one another

                    (a good primer for Vitality Initiative – Consultant KickOff next wknd)

Music?         Day by Day

                    Blest Be the Tie That Binds

                    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

                    Where Charity and Love Prevail

                    Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

                    Bind Us Together

                    As We Gather

Special         Choir’s first Sunday back from summer break!



September 17

Meditation   Always


twice. First to what is being said and then to what isn’t.

– unknown

Scripture      Exodus 14:19-31; Matthew 18:23-35

Sermon        What’s Not Being Said

Theme         Parting of Red Sea – focus on safe passing or drowning of



                    Parable of forgiven slave that doesn’t forgive right after he is forgiven

                    What assumptions are there when we say one thing without mentioning another? What assumptions do we make about others’ words and ways?

Music ?        Lead On, O Cloud of Presence

                    There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy

In the Midst of New Dimensions

Special         Consultant Weekend; Faith Sharing by Member/Friend


September 24

Meditation   For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It’s enough. I’m enough. – Brene Brown

Scripture      Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45; Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon        Scarcity or Abundance?

Theme         Parable of the laborers in the vineyard – all arriving at different times

yet landowner paying them the same wage – which causes outrage then and now. What is it about us wanting to limit God’s lavish love?

Music ?        I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

Ubi Caritas

                    God Will Take Care of You

                    Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing

                    Make Me A Servant

                    Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord

Special         Elin Patel Baptism at


; Skyler’s final Sunday


October 1





Music ?

Special         World Communion Sunday with Marthoma