September 9th through June:
Sunday Worship Services are at 11 AM
We will not be physically gathering for worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, but please contact us if you would like to join our community in worship.
Summer Worship Series: "Consider the Birds"
Our theme for the summer will be “Consider the Birds.” This phrase is based on Matthew 6, where Jesus tells his disciples:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
During the uncertainty of these pandemic times, it seems like we might do well to sink into these words. “Do not worry... look at the birds of the air.”
It turns out that birds have a lot to teach us, and they wing their way into quite a few Biblical stories. A dove with a freshly-plucked olive sprig brings Noah the flood forecast (Gen. 8:11). The Hebrew people starving in the wilderness witness a miraculous migration of quails (Ex. 16:11, 13). Ravens bring food to a starving prophet (1 Kings 17:6). A rooster crowing at dawn causes Peter to weep (Matt. 26:74-75). Our worship will take us into some fascinating corners of the Bible - some familiar and others less so.
This summer series is based a book by Debbie Blue, a pastor from Minnesota. Her book is called: Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to the Birds of the Bible. In it, she weaves together scripture, ornithology (the study of birds) and deep theological insight. Each summer service will focus on a particular bird in its Biblical context.
We hope our summer worship series will center us in profound Biblical stories, ground us in the beauty of nature, and awaken us to the delightful wisdom of Creator and creation. So together this summer we will “Consider the birds...”