Archive for May 2018

This Side of Easter: Making a Choice (May 13, 2018)

May 25, 2018 @ 2:09 pm


Ephesians 1 -- this is Mother's Day and we look at being a parent as a church.

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This Side of Easter: Being Surprised (May 6, 2018)

May 25, 2018 @ 1:59 pm


This is Acts 10 where Peter is surprised by what God is calling him to do, set aside almost everything he has previously known.  What is it that we have previously held as true and God has surprised us with what we need to do?  

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Bell Sunday

May 3, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

Processional #1                                                 Carillon Belles

“Joy” Louise Frier

Welcome                                                           Andrew Smith

Prelude                                                              Carillon Belles

“Peace Medley” arr. Linda Lamb

Children’s Message (10:30)                                 Jo Maxwell

“Acclamation in G Minor” Karen ThompsonJoyful Ringers

“Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace”    Hallelujah Bells

Kevin McChesney

Pie Jesu                                                           Hallelujah Bells

Andrew Lloyd Weber/arr. D. E. Wagner

Offertory                                                         Hallelujah Bells

“Psalm of Celebration”   Kevin McChesney


Traditional African song/arr.Robert J. Ward

Bell Peal from “The Bells Heard Round the World” Valerie W. Stephenson

** I included Children's Time because I thought it was about Bells.   


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This Side of Easter: Finding Joy — April 29, 2018

May 2, 2018 @ 10:17 am

This is Bell Choir Sunday and we provided a quick flavor of the bells.  The sermon is from Acts 8 and the preacher is Ms Marilyn White!  

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Various Thoughts from Dennis Shaw
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