Audio from Worship Services (for downloading)
6/30/19 - Pastor Jim’s sermon was a report on the UCC General Synod event in Milwaukee the prior week that included a protest march on local I.C.E. offices. Special music was offered by Michael Winkler, trumpeter (here’s a sample)..
6/23/19 - Pastor Julia preached on “Living in the Tombs” and Mary Klein played guitar and sang “You Are Mine.”
6/16/19 Trinity Sunday (and Father’s Day) - Pastor Jim spoke on “Trinity: Past, Present, & Future” (based on an essay by Michael Dowd). A men’s choir sang “God is Love.”
6/9/19 GRADUATION SUNDAY - Three graduates spoke about what the church has meant to them. The choir sang “Ten Thousand Reasons,” and Olivia Goins played the piano (“Mapleleaf Rag”).
5/26/19 - Music guests “Vox” (Marie Hetzel, Brittany Savaglio, & Stephanie Stowers) sang 4 songs. Check out their music at www.voxvocalharmony.com
5/19/19 - Pastor Jim preached on “The Trouble with Distinctions” (based on Acts 11:1-18). Special music included Evan Vorpahl singing “O Del Mio Amato Ben” and the Choir singing a benediction called “Gaelic Blessing.” (the audio on the handbell anthem, “Blessed Assurance,” did not come out well enough to upload).
5/12/19 Mother’s Day - The children sang “Mother’s Love” and the Choir sang “Unbroken Praise.” Pastor Jim preached on “In the Room Where It Happens” based on the story of Peter raising Tabitha (Dorcas) from death (Acts 9:36-43)
5/5/19 - Pastor Julia preached on “Feed My Sheep” (Jn. 21:1-19).
4/14/19 Palm Sunday - The Choir sang “Hosanna” (by Jeff Britton) and Pastor Julia preached (“And so Holyi Week Begins…”)
3/31/19 - Julia’s sermon was in the form of a dialogue (with Martha Schott) based on writing of Macrina Wiederkehr on the Beatitudes. Evan Chancellor (band dir. at Lakeland Univ.) offered lovely music on the French horn (with Bill Born on piano): link to his first piece, and link to offertory.
3/17/19 - Pastor Jim preached on “Hell” (with focus mostly on this life, not the next). The Choir sang “The Lord is My Strength” (by Joel Raney). The handbell choir was lovely but the recording isn’t available.
3/3/19 - Pastor Julia preached on the Transfiguration (Jesus on the mountaintop).
2/24/19 - Handbells played a lovely piece. Pastor Jim preached a follow-up to last Sunday’s sermon called “Perception & Belief” (with credit to the late Roger Shinn, ethicist and prof. at Union Seminary).
1/27/19 - Annual Meeting Sunday. No sermon. The choir sang a lovely piece, “Holy, Holy, Holy”
1/20/19 - Pastor Jim preached on “Healing Grace Event” using materials from theologian Gene Marshall’s “Radical Gifts.”
1/13/19 - The Choir sang “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”
1/13/19 - Pastor Jim preached on “The Downs & Ups of Life in the Spirit,” drawing on the work of theologian Gene Marshall (author of “Radical Gifts”).
1/6/19 (Epiphany) - Pastor Julia preached on “Where is the Child?”
12/24/18 Christmas Eve 9pm sermon by Pastor Jim
12/24/18 Christmas Eve 9pm - “Still, Still, Still” (Huneke & Biemann, instrumentalists)
12/9/18 2nd Sunday of Advent - Pastor Jim preached on “Advance Man” (John the Baptizer in LUke 3).
11/11/18 - Pastor Julia preached for Stewardship Sunday on “Seeing the Widow” (Mk. 12:38-44).
11/4/18 - Pastor Jim preached on “All Saints Sunday” about what it means to be a saint.
11/4/18 - Council member John Donovan spoke about our budget and how our invested funds provide about 25% of the revenue.
10/28/18 - The Choir sang “Taste & See” on Reformation Sunday
10/28/18 - Council member Natasha Torry spoke about stewardship and shared her testimony!
10/28/18 - Rev. Rachel Hacker, ELCA minister, was our guest preacher on Reformation Sunday.
10/21/18 - Pastor Jim preached on using our spiritual gifts
10/21/18 - The choir sang “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”
10/14/18 - Pastor Jim preached a sermon for “Access Sunday” (raising up those with disabilities as a vital part of the body of Christ).
10/07/18 - Pastor Julia preached a communion message entitled, “Created for Community,” based on the 2nd creation story in Genesis.
9/30/18 - The choir sang “The Meditations of My Heart” (Elaine Hagenberg).
9/30/18 - The Handbell Choir started our worship with “A Joyful Alleluia” (by Cynthia Dobrinski)
9/30/18 - Pastor Jim preached on “Leadership in Trying Times” based on Numbers 11 and Mark 9:38-41.
9/23/18 - Member Lisa Vihos speaks about the Llilongwe Reading Garden in Malawi
9/23/18 - Member Cate Bayles speaks about her work with Bookworm Gardens
9/23/18 - Member Brian Christensen speaks about his work with Habitat for Humanity
92/23/18 - Member Lisa Koepsell speaks about her work with Mental Health America.
9/28/18 - Member Ann Berchem and friends sang a medley based on “What a Wonderful World”
9/16/18 - Sorry to report: the SD card on the recording device was full so we didn’t get Pastor Julia’s wonderful sermon or the choir’s wonderful anthem.
9/9/18 - Sermon by Pastor Jim on "Becoming Opened" based on Mark 7:24-37 (healing daughter of Syro-Phoenician mother) and James 2:1-10, 14-17.
9/2/18 - Sermon by Pastor Jim on "Self-Understanding Leads to Ministry" based on Mark 7:1-23 (excerpts) and James 1:19-27.
8/26/18 - Sermon by Pastor Julia on "Eating the Bread of Life" based on John 6:56-69
8/19/18 - Sermon by Pastor Jim on "Wisdom (Re)Quest" based on 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14, Matthew 11:28-30 and Proverbs 9:1-6
June 10, 2018 Sermon - Pastor Julia ("Where Are You")