BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Solspace/Calendar//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:e646be4421fef11943e30c7cca5aaff5@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Accessorizing – that’s the image from the preaching note s that we might work with this week. The author of Ephesians wants us to realize that we are not left without resources as we seek to be made into disciples and to make disciples. In a way\, this is the gear we have been “gearing up for l ife” throughout the series. So\, what are these tools and how do we employ them in our daily lives? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210822 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210823 SUMMARY:Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:e16063d1839b3936eb72f1859bd34022@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Our series begins here on the last Sunday in August. Many sc hools have been in session for a while\; others wait for the Labor Day weekend next week. But on the brink of that immer sion into learning and community exercise\, we focus on bein g doers of the word. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210829 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210830 SUMMARY:Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:bcc90798e7247bea1908721bf171f3a0@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Let this be a worship experience of reconciliation\, not jus t between individuals\, but between the church and world\, b etween economic status\, between races\, between orientation s. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210905 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210906 SUMMARY:Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:8b8ba218db90ffeeedee84b67b8a7840@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:We must be even more vigilant in how we present God and what words we are wanting to put in the mouths of those who wors hip with us this day. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210912 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210913 SUMMARY:Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9a49497b3630c08cde9ccbed4718e117@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Peace is possible\, even while we are works in process. This isn’t about completion and the satisfaction of a job well done\; it is about a journey of discovery and transformatio n. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210919 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210920 SUMMARY:Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9d54413818705c6a77161bfed3fccd60@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Worship can offer forms for prayer\, prayers that show how p rayer is shaped. That way worshipers can use the prayers pro vided but can also craft their own prayers following the for m or shape of prayer. It gives a running start to those who may feel that they don’t know what to say. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210926 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210927 SUMMARY:Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:e22c9617e94bc78875da59f4433c47d4@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Care needs to be taken as we launch into this series. If eve r there was a time where the worship team needs to take the congregation by the hand and walk them through the expectati ons of worship\, it is in this series. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211003 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211004 SUMMARY:Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:1669c9d613411d8d9ff9838e57e9bf6e@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:“What shall we pray about today?” Perhaps your congregat ion is used to hearing such a phrase in worship on a regular basis. Many congregations have a regular time of sharing joys and concerns” during worship. But for others\, it se ems like an intrusion on the order of worship\; and should t he attempt be made\, there would be an uncomfortable silence . Yet scripturally\, we know we are called to pray for one a nother. How can we do that without hearing what the needs mi ght be\, or where the hurts are? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211010 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211011 SUMMARY:Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:bd9ee2e16eaea822472737c554600613@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:What ought we expect when we come to worship? To ease into s ome comfortable bubble protected from the difficult world ou t there? Or to be shaken to the core by the awesome majesty of the God we worship? To be honest\, there is nothing wrong with the warm comfort of the presence of God through the ca ring community that is the church. We don’t mean to sugges t setting that aside. But once in a while\, we do need to be reminded of what it is that we mean when we speak of the aw esome God. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211017 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211018 SUMMARY:Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:dfec60566399a928b7b2afb209c22995@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:So\, what do we do in worship this week? We give thanks\, ev en as we wait for the coming of the kin-dom. This is an Adve nt-like moment to embrace the now and the not yet in tension or in coexistence. We celebrate new life and new hope\, eve n as we grieve death and loss. We point toward the glimpses of grace at work in our community\, even while we confess th e times “we have failed to be an obedient church” as the traditional liturgy states. So\, we sing the praises of a G od who answers prayer\, even while we continue to call upon the Spirit to bring justice and an end to hate. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211024 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211025 SUMMARY:Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:82b04269c51e6be1cf356665d10a4717@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:All Saints Day is one of those moments where we celebrate an d remember those who have made the journey or who have taken the next step. We remember them because they are still a pa rt of us\, shaping us\, mentoring us – maybe not in a dire ct way\, but in a real way. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211031 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211101 SUMMARY:Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9314e4ac119ede4193fc7bf4a3f6509a@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The first attribute of a life that matters that we will exam ine is generosity. Maybe this is an opportunity to refresh o ur call to stewardship. Stewardship isn’t something that s hould be heard only once a year and then when we are asking for a commitment to give. Generosity\, as reflected in our g ospel text this week\, is about how we hold the stuff of thi s life lightly\, even as we hold people and Christ tightly. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211107 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211108 SUMMARY:Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:60cf7770c121cf70178fe868dab04e2c@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This is an opportunity here almost at the end of the Christi an year (since it all starts with Advent) for us to remind o urselves that we are people looking forward to a promise. It need not be a longing for heaven\, but more a hoping for th e kin-dom to come on earth as it is in heaven\, just like we pray each week. Part of our worship experience week after w eek is to open ourselves up to the vision God has for all of creation\, which includes us! DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211114 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211115 SUMMARY:Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:879cf02b1c09b9ad841f3921cf8789ce@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Reign of Christ Sunday is a marker for the end of the liturg ical year. It is a way of saying we wrap up a year’s worth of worship by claiming again whose we are. We reiterate our mission – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the trans formation of the world. The emphasis this week is in the mid dle – “of Jesus Christ.” That is the kind of disciple that we are. We aren’t disciples of our own wisdom\; we ar en’t disciples following the winds of this world. We are d isciples of Jesus Christ. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211121 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211122 SUMMARY:Reign of Christ\, Year B END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:709b9b6397a52fd9c3026675196127b6@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The first week of Advent has to deal with the shock. Is it t ime? Already? Sure\, the world has been giving Christmas hin ts for months now\, but it still seems to surprise us every year. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211128 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211129 SUMMARY:First Sunday of Advent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:97e8e035876f6b75351501cdb4aec8b5@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:For many\, the second Sunday of Advent is when we light the candle of peace. This is a time of coming together\, of buil ding a community of faith that is open to all. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211205 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211206 SUMMARY:Second Sunday of Advent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:a89afbd2588ded242afa7c2674861ebb@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Week three is the time to throw the parties! This is the joy Sunday\, the celebration of the gift that comes and the gif t we are to and with one another. Let there be shouts of pra ise and hope. Let there be laughter and joy. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211212 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211213 SUMMARY:Third Sunday of Advent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:0a25ee97213a93aef5f96d1859f3444b@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The story takes over this week. Let’s just admit it. The s tory that we’ve learned and told and retold\, the story th at we’ve sentimentalized and Disney-fied\, the story that has produced songs and dramas\, movies and poems. And yet th rough it all\, the story persists. The story draws. It defie s explanation. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211219 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211220 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday of Advent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:da7a26510318af8c3b70251791975907@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It’s Christmas Eve. You don’t need me to tell you what t o do. Do what you’ve always done. I know\, there is someth ing in you\, in the faithful worship team\, that says you’ ve got to do something new\, you’ve got to come up with a different way of telling this story. That sentiment is under standable. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211224 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211225 SUMMARY:Christmas Eve\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:d2552481347ef9be273301edd993e1fa@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Yesterday was Christmas. Whew\, we’re worn out. The crowd will be thin today\, most likely. Only those faithful ones w ho come whenever the door opens will be present. Too many ot hers say they have to tend to their guests or that they are the guests because they went home for Christmas. That is und erstandable. And we can’t really blame them\, especially a fter weeks of saying\, “Come Home for Christmas!” DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20211226 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20211227 SUMMARY:First Sunday after Christmas\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:be266f009a527ff80b177ec9a5a338d7@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week can be a continuation of last week\; the Christmas tide desire to hold on to the hope of Christmas. Except this week\, we go from a position of strength and not of loss. I nstead of focusing on the cloud\, we look to the light. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220102 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220103 SUMMARY:Second Sunday after Christmas\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:a5b409fe2ecf8c8551680e14143fe245@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Epiphany is about the revealing of the light to the world. N ot all see it\, of course\; this is why Jesus frequently sai d\, “let those who have ears to hear\, hear.” Even we ha ve moments where we aren’t so sure that we have seen that light. Yet\, we who gather for worship have caught a glimpse of something\, and we come to celebrate and to lean into th at hope. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220109 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220110 SUMMARY:Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:95bacf85873149ef007dedc8c1705fd2@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:“Love never ends” is the guiding theme for the whole ser ies\, but it is manifest in a variety of ways through these texts from I Corinthians. We begin this week with an emphasi s on giftedness. God’s love for us is shown in the work th at we do and in the gifts that we use. But not just in the d oing itself\, we see God’s love in the way service builds relationships and then those relationships create community. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220116 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220117 SUMMARY:Second Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:d5c5e68fdc68273eea4ae1850f6fec44@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:We are continuing the focus on gifts of the Spirit this week . But while last week was to emphasize the unity of the whol e community of faith\, this week shifts to the individuals w ho are gifted among the body. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220123 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220124 SUMMARY:Third Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9fd97762c5fd275acb6c50bee0b1c079@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:As we worship\, let us sing about loving\; let us pray to be more loving\; let us hear stories of powerful and transform ing love\, all with the intention of shaping our everyday li ves along the pattern Paul describes in I Corinthians 13. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220130 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220131 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:96c2aaf2c5e50dc80b3a24b4dc63b9f5@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week\, the text invites us to go back to where we start ed. We can reclaim our initial acceptance of the faith\, whe n we first said yes to Jesus\, or first said it in public in the presence of the loving and supporting church family. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220206 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220207 SUMMARY:Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f3234b31ee2a434be14a3bb0c2f1b505@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Jesus is the model of living and loving and dying and rising . And while we may not really know what happens at that thre shold moment between this life and eternity\, we embrace the promise and the hope wholeheartedly. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220213 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220214 SUMMARY:Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:46bbedea951f36aa4bfcc2eb76f6f678@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Our discipleship path and our journey to heaven are the same journey. That is the glory that we are aiming toward\; that is the promise that Paul reminds us of when he tells us tha t we will be raised in glory. Thanks be to God. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220220 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220221 SUMMARY:Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f6573707ae9acb07e4a85a3d149fb9ef@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:If your church is itching for a praise service\, this is it. All the hymns and songs about the greatness of our Lord can be sung on this day. All the music that speaks of the aweso meness of God\, of the wonder of Christ\, of the mystery of the Spirit. This is a moment that defies explanation. And th at’s a good thing. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220227 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220228 SUMMARY:Transfiguration Sunday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:7603092f800a31a38bf2b27fd1d5bfaa@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Ash Wednesday is an observance built around the imposition o f ashes and not on the proclamation of the Word. The worship team should make sure that the focus is on the ashes and th e symbolism that is inherent in them. Even if you don’t ac tually apply them to the forehead or any part of the body\, the ashes can still remind us of our mortality and our human sinfulness. This is essentially a call to the Lenten observ ance\; therefore\, it needs to take the center place. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220302 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220303 SUMMARY:Ash Wednesday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:70bc54f2d69bd0ae3fc213a4db76ad58@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week\, worship needs to be seen as a second beginning. Unless your congregation is unusual\, many will not have com e for Wednesday worship\; therefore\, this week is their ent ry into the season of Lent. Much of what was said about Ash Wednesday could be repeated here. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220306 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220307 SUMMARY:First Sunday in Lent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6ef84f9a03a38b93c04534f4cf15c9e1@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It might be time for someone to tell his/her story. A testim ony of the healing power of grace and love can be a big help to worshipers in comprehending this gift. Perhaps there is a story in the serving ministries of the church\, someone wh o was loved and accepted and served\, even while feeling unw orthy of such a gift. These stories are ways of letting folk s know that grace abounds and still has the power to change lives. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220313 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220314 SUMMARY:Second Sunday in Lent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:1f45e58b7cde0aa1beb815d5d2481e09@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The Christ who gathers us up invites us to live a life of fr uitfulness. That’s the call hidden in our text for this we ek. The text starts with questions about blame\, about getti ng what is deserved. Jesus wants to change the conversation. Like a poem from Mary Oliver\, he is asking us “Tell me\, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious l ife?” DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220320 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220321 SUMMARY:Third Sunday in Lent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:168cd7669d0047c4e19d9e888440471f@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Luke 15:1-3\, 11b-32 is a familiar story to many\, yet it be ars retelling. The message of grace and acceptance no matter how far one falls is one we need to hear again and again. B ut perhaps we might consider reflecting on the older brother as we worship this week. His story might come closer to our s than that of the younger prodigal son – particularly if we are trying to emphasize radical hospitality. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220327 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220328 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday in Lent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:082f90342675320d9363a3531ce71bee@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:We are nearing the end of this season\; next week is Palm/Pa ssion Sunday. So\, here we can focus on giving honor to the Christ who as journeyed with us throughout this difficult se ason. Like Mary\, we can pour out in blessing praise and wor ship as we gather. We can offer something precious as we app roach the one who loves us more than his own life. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220403 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220404 SUMMARY:Fifth Sunday in Lent\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6b59043dca5d76c0f9bf4a7e10e49625@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Here we are again. We are on the brink of the remembrance of the central event of our faith. Holy Week and Easter shape our understanding of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ more than any other single event. We are\, as others have s aid\, Easter people living in a Good Friday world. We are de fined by this sacrifice and by this gift of eternity. And it all begins with Palm Sunday. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220410 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220411 SUMMARY:Palm/Passion Sunday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f0a03ba7d0ea4f13adf6057f7bad6022@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:A recommitment to obeying that command is a part of why we g ather. We remember Jesus\, and we remember his words\, and w e once again pledge to learn to live by the command. In othe r words\, on this night\, we gather and offer ourselves to b e gathered up in Jesus by choosing to live by the call to lo ve. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220414 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220415 SUMMARY:Maundy Thursday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:3d992b657fd59a8b45107c113a69491c@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:How do you capture this moment in all its horror and glory? How do you communicate the depth of suffering and the height of sacrifice and love that this day represents? The short a nswer is that you can’t. Not completely. Not in a way that becomes as transformative as we would like. And yet there i s so much here that every attempt can bring us something of the day when it is done with sincerity and respect. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220415 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220416 SUMMARY:Good Friday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:054a356015ab112fec48b55370a6cfb9@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It’s Easter. In many ways\, this day plans itself. It form s itself. There are patterns and rituals and traditions to t his day that are unique to you and to your congregation. It doesn’t do to disappoint on this day. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220417 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220418 SUMMARY:Easter Sunday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:74395e69d8073ce5ab39dde108678a6e@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Now is the time to decide how you’re going to invite the w orshiping community to make the commitment to become witness es for the kin-dom. It might be at the end of series or it m ight be here. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220424 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220425 SUMMARY:Second Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:824513c48ceae209cfe1ab81a14918b1@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:One approach to this week’s theme would be to talk about c all. How do we hear the voice of God and how do we respond? This dramatic story of conversion seems to set a standard th at not many are able to meet. Yet\, we believe that the voic e of God comes to each of us and to all of us. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220501 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220502 SUMMARY:Third Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:5f5d78c530d23b182ac912314971d5f9@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This Mother’s Day\, celebrate those who have nurtured\, no matter if they are mothers or not. We have all been shaped and cared for by a variety of people\, not just mothers. And remember\, as you give thanks for those whose experience of mother was positive and healing\, that you need also to ack nowledge those who have a different experience. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220508 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220509 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:bc523afde09d8da715bb28416e22f92f@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Change is all around us\, even in the church. And change is never easy. Our text this week is about a whole new directio n for the beginnings of the church. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220515 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220516 SUMMARY:Fifth Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:cd19ecc2fc6f7809288f0896cad0143b@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:If the Third Sunday of Easter was about hearing God’s call for the first time\, then this week is about carrying on th at conversation. God doesn’t tap us on the shoulder and th en leave us alone to figure it out from there. God is a cons tant presence\, guiding\, advising\, hinting\, strengthening us for the journey into discipleship. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220522 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220523 SUMMARY:Sixth Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:79d22f7ea7c8aa7060ac896e509b3815@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:“Good trouble” is a phrase that has grown in the conscio usness of the nation. Representative John Lewis\, a towering figure for civil rights\, coined the phrase\; and more than that\, he lived it. Our text for this week says there are w rongs that need righted. But maybe it isn’t quite that cle ar. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220529 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220530 SUMMARY:Seventh Sunday of Easter\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:10dc56fcfcac0715a8b500bbf24bac7a@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It’s Pentecost! Go all out. Use red everywhere\, depiction s of flame\, varieties of wind catchers—kites and streamer s and balloons. It’s time for a celebration. That may feel over the top for many congregations\, but there are ways to appropriately pull out the stops and enjoy worship this day . DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220605 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220606 SUMMARY:Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f6909cb9503dd85f8401d2d5798751ea@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Every year on Trinity Sunday\, a plea is made to the worship teams planning for this day that you avoid the inclination to try to explain the Trinity. The church has wrestled with the precise meaning of this theological concept from the ver y beginning. So\, freed from the expectation of trying to ma ke sense of the Trinity\, worship can be engaged in experien cing the Trinity. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220612 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220613 SUMMARY:Trinity Sunday\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:fadbab9c2836732fe8b687c71299f876@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week\, the theme is redirection. Whether we feature the Gerasene demoniac or the prophet Elijah\, there is an invit ation to reorient or refocus—from the multi-voiced madness to the single call of Christ\, or from the wildness of natu re and of personal despair to the silence or stillness of Go d at work in and through the prophet and through the church. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220619 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220620 SUMMARY:Second Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:a68caa030d3f425b4076e63422ae42e7@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Home is a recurring theme for worship. The call to come home \, the desire to go home\, feeling a sense of home all strik e at the heart of who we are as human beings. This is why we return again and again to these themes. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220626 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220627 SUMMARY:Third Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:168b2c2c53691352de6035df1eecf53f@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Our text is about obedience and about submitting to authorit y\, but it is also about recognizing the voice of God in the voices of others. Naaman had little reason to listen to Eli sha\, except that he listened to the voice of the refugee gi rl whom he made a servant in his house. What does it take to hear the voice of God? To whom do we listen? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220703 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220704 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:ebd8f71e6e9363a34396dfc0c81afa02@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:If Elisha wants us to listen\, Amos wants us to look. God’ s repeated word to Amos was\, “What do you see?” It was an invitation to pay attention\, to take off the rose-colore d glasses and really see what was before him. How often do w e really pay attention to the world around us? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220710 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220711 SUMMARY:Fifth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:626f478c9ae12f34e7bb4f77ecb5f250@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:What is underneath our wealth\, our comfort\, our excess? Wh o is suffering\, who is hurting\, who is decaying like the b asket of summer fruit in our text\, which is coming to the e nd of its summer? That’s the look that we’re invited to take today. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220717 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220718 SUMMARY:Sixth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9d79641add37e0bfc89f8ec11ae43bc7@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Hosea puts to rest that old cliché that the Old Testament i s about the God of Law and Judgement and the New Testament i s about the God of Love. The God of the Hebrew Scriptures is much more complex than such an adage can describe. As is th e God of the New Testament\, of course. But here we have a G od who calls for risky love. It is a love that responds lovi ngly even when hurt\, even when not returned. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220724 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220725 SUMMARY:Seventh Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:260194c3a08df30e4162e5483a24daed@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:In part one of this stage\, we were given the model of love of husband and wife. Now our text brings us the image of the love of children given to our care. This seems like familia r ground\, even if we’ve not been parents. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220731 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220801 SUMMARY:Eighth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6401d96ddd2ed38f52e164ec9783c783@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:If there was a stage you’d probably prefer to skip\, it wo uld be this one. Isaiah seems at his grumpiest height. Sure\ , that’s the rep that prophets have. But it seems excessiv e here. Yet\, as a crusader for justice\, you have to ruffle a few feathers from time to time. To get something done\, y ou need a “just saith the Lord” now and again. And Isaia h is ready to step up to the plate for this one. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220807 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220808 SUMMARY:Ninth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f616245d5799186eaf3da97a0223fe76@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:What if we celebrate the church by featuring what happens ou tside the church? What if we lift up ministry that may be ha ppening in small ways throughout our neighborhood\, or city\ , or world? What if we take time to point out that the churc h is wherever the congregation is and does whatever it is ea ch member does? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220814 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220815 SUMMARY:Tenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6afecf2bb6a985d1a99c196c24f6b6e4@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:We’re back on more comfortable ground this week. Here we h ave the promise of presence. Supposedly\, John Wesley’s fi nal words were “best thing of all\, God is with us.” We love to celebrate that God is with us and we are not alone. That is a powerful message at any time of the year. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220821 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220822 SUMMARY:Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:1f0d386359787fc5f4bf1ba261202b70@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Part of what worship could offer this week are ways to pract ice the presence of God in the in-between times. What can we do throughout the week to be reminded that God is with us? How could we pray\, what could we read\, what might we do wi th and for one another to keep us on track and close to God? This is an opportunity for the spiritual disciplines. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220828 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220829 SUMMARY:Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:57913c0ffd43166a9e5a3171832c5a71@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This first week of this “Having Words” series is a great time to remind ourselves of the commitment that we made to make and to be made into disciples of Jesus Christ for the t ransformation of the world. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220904 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220905 SUMMARY:Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:71a2bd15c8be6c7cde3cb0038e97c6d0@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Worship is not only about receiving marching orders or getti ng our weekly assignments. But it can be a reminder that we are a people with a mission and that we cannot be content wi th the status quo. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220911 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220912 SUMMARY:Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:fc0d767b0cbc62d54d8cfc8594ea4112@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Worship needs a vision that looks first to God and then to c ommunity within and then to the world beyond the walls. We a re driven by the question\, “How do we share this gift of faith?” We are constantly seeking ways to be a witness to the treasure we have found\, to the joy we live. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220918 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220919 SUMMARY:Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:574cea4e43cfbaf7d70e621fe7ad0797@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week\, we have a powerful story of reversal\, the world turned upside-down. Or rather\, right side up. This parable is what Mary sang about in the Magnificat way back at the b eginning of Luke’s Gospel. The poor are filled with good t hings\, and the rich are sent away hungry\; brought down the powerful and lifted up the lowly. Here it is acted out in t he parable Jesus told to those who were ridiculing him becau se they loved money more than God’s kingdom. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20220925 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20220926 SUMMARY:Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6e7cc6879e874bdbb39e5326f7623837@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This series is about claiming the faith we’ve been given w ith boldness and enthusiasm. But it is also about honoring t hose from whom we learned about Christ. So\, there can be sp ace for both: making new commitments to following or renewin g commitments long standing. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221002 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221003 SUMMARY:Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:9e8afb36b527f5e716f6422675092f3e@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Let our prayers look inward and outward at the same time. We pray for our own growth\, our own healing\, our own transfo rmation. At the same time\, we pray for a hurting and hungry world and for the will to reach beyond our walls in service and love. Let our songs sing of the Christ of faith\, who s ustains us with a powerful presence but also of the Jesus wh o ate with sinners and healed the sick\, the one who went ou t approved by God. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221009 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221010 SUMMARY:Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:59208db60ba2cbc700fe1e3acd9655e5@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This week is about distractions. Well\, not about distractio ns so much as about loss of focus\, or maybe even loss of tr ust in the foundations of the faith. Once again\, we are cal led to celebrate our faith and to embrace ways of living out that faith that might grow and change but in the end will r emain true to the words and witness of Jesus Christ. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221016 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221017 SUMMARY:Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:5ce10a6733421cf619350cdcbacc2339@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:We conclude this worship series completely out of breath—o r we ought to anyway. This week\, we’re about giving our a ll. About living full out\, about being alive the way Jesus describes living. “I have come that they might have life a nd have it abundantly” (John 10:10 NRSV). This is what the life of faith offers\; this is the example that Paul presen ts with his full-out life\, embracing all that came to him\, the good and the bad. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221023 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221024 SUMMARY:Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:7da8463d015cbaf37470c00e5bb76684@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:What would it be like to encounter Jesus face to face? That s the question this series sets out to help us answer. We can’t know\, of course\, but we can get a glimpse of what happened to those who did meet Jesus in the Gospel texts we examine here. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221030 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221031 SUMMARY:Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:b7dc7a56e5c1155700682dd5fc3a20a9@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The gospel writers love these stories—stories where Jesus gets the better of those who seek to outsmart him appear in all the gospels. But a key to the stories is that Jesus alwa ys engages. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221106 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221107 SUMMARY:Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:8f9b1c008445ba1e9ef8f8fcd20b6089@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:What are you distracted by? That’s a question underlying o ur text this week. What is it that draws your attention away from your call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the tr ansformation of the world? Not that followers of Jesus aren t allowed to enjoy the beauty and wonder that this world h as to offer. The Christian life is marked by joy and surroun ded by wonder. Yet\, like the disciples in our text\, we can be distracted by what we see around us and lose sight of ou r reason for being\, to live a life of proclamation and invi tation. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221113 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221114 SUMMARY:Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:e69264d5d03b60be0314fa5527268bd2@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This text may seem out of sequence. Here we are on the last Sunday of the Christian year\, and we are reading Holy Week texts? And where does “Reign of Christ” Sunday come from ? Has someone done away with the traditional designation of Christ the King Sunday? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221120 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221121 SUMMARY:Reign of Christ\, Year C END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:2ca27fadf26abec0ca34158ec82e1f50@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It’s Advent! Surely the season speaks for itself\; no need for notes from us\, right? Well\, there are always some que stions that we ask this time of year. How soon should the Ch ristmas decorations go up? When can we start singing Christm as carols? All those are the usual questions the worship lea ders struggle with year after year. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221127 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221128 SUMMARY:First Sunday of Advent\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f07898e4a3127f7313370555d9b49b56@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It is the second Sunday of Advent\, and we’re making a dec laration. Whether we are heeding the call of John the Baptis t to “bear fruit worthy of repentance” or longing for th e peaceable kingdom of Isaiah\, we are taking our stand for the promise that Jesus offers for beloved community\, a new way of living. We are declaring and leaning into this kin-do m of heaven\, living it now in all the ways we can. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221204 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221205 SUMMARY:Second Sunday of Advent\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:b307b804e0a0f556071df4b1af8ae049@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Joy Sunday says it all. The third Sunday of Advent is marked by the pink- or rose-colored candle in the wreath in many t raditions. It is the one where we are reminded of the news t hat shall be a great joy to all people—the news that Emman uel is born\, God with us. And we stand in the promise even today\, even here\, in this place\, in your place – God is with you. There can be no greater joy than that. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221211 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221212 SUMMARY:Third Sunday of Advent\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:017b286e82e078be3e200f245f47f968@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This is odd\, isn’t it? The last Sunday of Advent\, yet th ere is a whole week until Christmas. May this extra time all ow us a little breathing space to listen to Isaiah and to Ma tthew before we rush off to the exuberance and extravagance of Christmas. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221218 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221219 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday of Advent\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:3c61dae52b734bbd16c5cbb8942ea2be@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Los Posadas is not really a preaching service\, so there are n’t any preaching notes this time. What we provide in this space is the encouragement to embrace this gift that comes from the Hispanic tradition. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221219 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221220 SUMMARY:Los Posadas\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6aeb98b68051aa02268256acece86ad2@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The Christmas season is often presented as unending joy and peaceful family celebration from beginning to end. There isn ’t much room for grief\, for a sense of loneliness\, or fo r any other emotion considered to be negative. Except\, emot ions aren’t negative or positive\; they just are. Here spa ce is created to allow participants to feel what they feel a nd to be accepted for that. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221221 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221222 SUMMARY:Blue Christmas\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:6f7cf2e08cff93966ecf654c8fbfeba7@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:It’s Christmas Eve! You have your traditions and practices . There are moments that must take place\, or the community will rise up in indignation! Well\, maybe not\, but you know that there are expectations for this service. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221224 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221225 SUMMARY:Christmas Eve\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:0938f86d61ddb62b4f36b3c5f19504d6@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:I love Christmas Day on Sunday. I think it should always be on a Sunday. I think it would be easier to hold on to the real meaning of Christmas” if it were on a Sunday and the day began not with the frenzy of presents under the tree\, but with worship in the family of God. I think that is the w ay it ought to be. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221225 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20221226 SUMMARY:Christmas Day\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:7047a0ff519bb18318e5291120ad9c12@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:For some\, this is a quiet observance\, spent in prayer and reflection in anticipation of the new year to come. Others u se the opportunity for a joyous celebration of the grace alr eady shared and the promise of God’s presence in the futur e. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20221231 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230101 SUMMARY:Watch Night\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f291bee37217159306cbb7a8ecef295f@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Let us lift up the name of Jesus today\; let us make our ple dge and follow his star. Let us be about the one who guides us\, who finds us even when we are lost and gives us directi on and hope. Let our worship be full of songs of praise of t he name of Jesus\, and let our prayers be prayers of commitm ent to follow. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230101 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230102 SUMMARY:New Year's Day\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:d12e06cd0a2b0539c489d4742e146079@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:The Baptism of the Lord is a perfect time to remind ourselve s of the commitment to living a life of grace and hope outwa rdly. If you observed Epiphany Sunday last week\, then this week follows in the usual pattern. If you focused on New Yea r’s last week and saved the Epiphany recognition for this week\, then you can combine the two. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230108 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230109 SUMMARY:Baptism of the Lord\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f783ff68d3cfc126803890a1f8121bd3@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Our text this week includes Paul’s assertion that the chur ch has everything it needs to be the church. That’s an ama zing and powerful statement of faith. Too often\, we spend t ime wishing – wishing we had more people or more resources or more volunteers or more activity. But what if\, instead\ , we were simply thankful? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230115 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230116 SUMMARY:Second Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:fe80fede8249b4c8328dec5ec65cc0ae@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:This is a hard one\, don’t you think? In our increasingly contentious society and world\, to consider that a sign of t he kin-dom is that the community has the same mind might be a bit of an overreach. Yet here is the call from Paul’s fi rst letter to the Corinthians. And we’re still in chapter 1! DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230122 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230123 SUMMARY:Third Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:f77c8a1c3a6410e6928e0264c5bc81df@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:For the next three weeks\, we dip into the Sermon on the Mou nt\, perhaps the most famous extended teaching from Jesus fr om the gospels. This week\, we look at what are called the B eatitudes\, the first part of the Sermon. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230129 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230130 SUMMARY:Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:99b490a6e80de188be9dd95b864c813c@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Here again\, Jesus asks us to reflect on the power we alread y have. “You are salt. You are light.” Not\, “Do you w ant to be salt\, or do you want to be light?” You already are. So\, given that declaration from our Lord\, how will we season? What will we light up? DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230205 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230206 SUMMARY:Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:812fe62b98fafbda2d47a6fad078c125@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Relationships within the body are important\, but so is the relationship of the church with the wider community. How can you lift community concerns or needs in your prayer time? W hat acts of service within the community are already in plac e that you can celebrate? What additional needs could be met \, or invitations issued? Who is missing from the body of th e church? Jesus calls us to go above and beyond in our attem pts to see all the people. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230212 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230213 SUMMARY:Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany\, Year A END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:dcec79434b6adae4ced673bdd85d09e6@solspace.com DTSTAMP:20220816T170813 DESCRIPTION:Transfiguration Sunday\, like Reign of Christ or Christ the King Sunday\, is about the identity of the one we follow. Je sus the Christ is revealed in glory on the mount of transfig uration. Like the disciples who were privileged to be with h im in that moment\, we often miss the significance or the op portunity to praise in our struggle to understand. This day is not about knowledge\; it is about faith. It is a day for creeds or affirmations of faith. Let us rise to our feet and declare our allegiance to our Lord on this day. DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20230219 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20230220 SUMMARY:Transfiguration Sunday\, Year A END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR