8:30am Early Church: Zoom Only
10:00am Hybrid: In person or on Zoom
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September 24, 2023

This Sunday we sail, swim, sit, and spout with Jonah the reluctant prophet. Alongside of Jonah comes creation, a whale, cattle to king, and a worm; creation and ‘outsiders’ have something to teach us, for we are not unlike Jonah. See you Sunday.

Next Sunday is World Communion Sunday. We will have an in person only gathering in Fellowship Hall, with a light lunch. Zoom will have a gathering service led by Kelly Wiant. We will both host a conversation around the art of gathering. During both worship services Ruben, our AV Coordinator, will be on his second day installing new video gear in the sanctuary.

The Worship Bulletin September 24, 2023

Sermon text August 27, 2023


8:30 AM  Early Church (on Zoom)

Early Church is an intimate worship experience. It is a venture in “creating church,” taking its name from its gathering time (early on Sunday mornings) and its aspiration (to capture the spirit of the earliest Christians). This service features prayer, music, and discussion of the lectionary text for the day.

Contact for the Zoom link.

10:00 Traditional —But not Fancy— Worship (HYBRID)

We offer a Hybrid Service where, no matter how you may join us, in person or on Zoom, you will have a meaningful, interactive, and faithful experience. Doors “open” at 9:50 online and in-person and worship begins at 10:00.

You can view past services in their entirety on Youtube.

if you are attending via zoom…

This is not a live-streamed gathering where you watch worship but an interactive worship experience where we will engage with one another in building community, seeking justice, and growing in our Christian faith.

  • Register on Zoom (You will only have to do this once)
  • Bring Communion Elements (Anything that you can eat and a liquid into which you will dip or drink)
  • Be open to whatever the spirit might have in store for us


  • Prelude
  • Welcome and Announcements
  • Centering Chime and Silence
  • Invitation to Chat and Passing of the Peace
  • Scripture Reading
  • Reflection and Chat
  • Music Reflection
  • Prayers of the People and Prayer of Jesus
  • Communion
  • Closing Silence
  • Charge and Benediction

Let us know if you have any questions and we hope to see you soon!