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This Sunday's Service: "Tending God's Light"
In the Gospel reading for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus tells "The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids," five of whom did not prepare enough oil in their lamps. He's reminding us to keep our spiritual lamps lit, especially during times of great darkness.
Please join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online) as we explore how to keep our spiritual lamps lit and burning, especially during such challenging times as these. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
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Last Sunday's Service
In last Sunday's gospel reading for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus says: "Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." The word humility is defined as being "unselved," a liberation from consciousness of self. When we humble ourselves, we free ourselves from the bonds of the ego and are, therefore, exalted. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored how the "humbling process" leads to spiritual ascension. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza Music: Peter Black, Shirley Lawson, and Robin Haaksma.
Sabbath! Shirley Lawson's Beautiful Poem
Last Sunday our church member Shirley Lawson shared her Covid-era poem, "Sabbath," along with her friend Robin Haaksma, who set the poem to music. Such a moving and humbling part of our shared church history!
Call for Christmas Choir Singers!!!
Our Director of Music, Peter Black, is calling all singers for our Christmas Eve Choir! All are welcome to join. There will be four rehearsals held each Sunday at 11:30 AM beginning November 19th. You don't need to be able to attend every rehearsal, but we hope you can make as many as possible. Please speak with Peter Black to sign up or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flour Collection for Christian Neighbors
Our Annual Flour Drive for Christian Neighbors' Thanksgiving baskets begins on November 1, and will run through November 20. We will place a flour collection box in the entryway to the Friendship Hall. Please donate 4-lb and 5-lb bags only. Thank you so much!
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