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Advent Faith

posted Nov 28, 2020, 10:45 AM by Faith UCC   [ updated Nov 28, 2020, 10:46 AM ]

Sunday, November 29
First Sunday of Advent
"God is faithful;
by him you were called
into the fellowship of his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord."
— 1 Corinthians 1:9
Psalm 80
Isaiah 64:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37

It Really Is About Faith

posted Nov 21, 2020, 1:28 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, November 22
Reign of Christ Sunday
"When the Human One comes in his glory...
all the nations will be gathered before him,
and he will separate people one from another
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.”
– Matthew 25:31-32
Psalm 100
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

Go For It!

posted Nov 14, 2020, 2:32 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, November 15
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
“For to all those who have,
more will be given,
and they will have an abundance;
but from those who have nothing,
even what they have will be taken away.”
-- Matthew 25:29
Psalm 90
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30

Keep Calm and Carry On

posted Nov 7, 2020, 7:09 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, November 8
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Bread for the World Sunday
“Set your heart right
and be steadfast,
and do not be impetuous
in time of calamity.”
– Sirach 2:2
Psalm 78
Amos 5:18-24
Sirach 2:1-6
Matthew 25:1-13

The Sustaining Spirit

posted Oct 31, 2020, 12:07 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, November 1
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Communion of Saints
“After this I looked,
and there was a great multitude
that no one could count,
from every nation,
from all tribes and peoples and languages,
standing before the throne
and before the Lamb....”
– Revelation 7:9
Psalm 34:1-5
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Revelation 7:9-17
Matthew 5:1-12

Redeeming Spirit

posted Oct 24, 2020, 12:03 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, October 25
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
“‘Blessed are you,
Simon son of Jonah!
For flesh and blood
has not revealed this to you,
but my Father in heaven.’”
– Matthew 16:17 <Psalm 90
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

Creating Spirit

posted Oct 17, 2020, 2:08 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Oct 24, 2020, 11:59 AM by Faith UCC ]

Sunday, October 18
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
“A Spirit from God swept over the waters.”
– Genesis 1:2 Psalm 96
Genesis 1:1-5
2 Peter 3:1-7
Matthew 22:23-46

Perfectly Imperfect

posted Oct 10, 2020, 9:23 AM by Faith UCC   [ updated Oct 11, 2020, 12:19 PM by James Christensen ]

Sunday, October 11
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Access Sunday
“You shall speak to him
and put the words in his mouth;
and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth
and will teach you what you shall do.
I will be with your mouth and with his mouth.”
– Exodus 4:15
Psalm 23
Exodus 4:10-17
Philippians 4:4-9
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Christ, Communion, and the Future

posted Oct 3, 2020, 8:40 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, October 4
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
World Communion Sunday
Christ, Communion, and the Future
“Beloved, I do not consider
that I have made it my own;
but this one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal
for the prize of the heavenly call
of God in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 3:13-14
Psalm 80
Isaiah 5:1-7
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46

Stewards of the Hope

posted Sep 26, 2020, 7:52 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, September 27
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Three Sermons on Being Stewards, III:
Stewards of the Hope
“I pray that the God
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit
of wisdom and revelation
as you come to know him, so that,
with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope
to which he has called you....”
– Ephesians 1:17-18
Psalm 25
Exodus 17:1-7
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 21:23-32

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