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September 2, 2018

2018 – September 4, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - September 4, 9:00 AM Worship

In Minnesota Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, that delightful moment before school starts and the last day of the State Fair. Its origin is more meaty than what you will be putting on your grill, however (that might be a bad pun!) Labor Day is a celebration of workers’ rights and the […]

August 26, 2018

2018 – August 26, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - August 26, 9:00 AM Worship

When Zane was little I read The Quiltmaker’s Gift to him. We called it “The Cranky King”. When Pastor Erica invited me to consider a sermon series on children’s story, I immediately thought of this book. I hope you will enjoy the journey of the cranky king and Jesus’ challenge to the young man as we ponder how […]

August 25, 2018

2018 – August 19, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - August 19, 9:00 AM Worship

Pastor Erica

August 25, 2018

2018 – August 12, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - August 12, 9:00 AM Worship

Did you ever play hide and seek as a kid? What did it feel like to run and hide? What did it feel like to be found? As we continue our theology in children’s books series, we will hear from Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny. This beautiful story has all sorts of things to teach […]

August 5, 2018

2018 – August 5, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - August 5, 9:00 AM Worship

This month Pastor Erica and I are sharing our favorite children’s books as ways to reflect on the Gospel story. This week I will read “I’ll Love You Forever” at Children’s Time and it will help us reflect on the ways we love across our lives and the ways we are invited to grow in […]

August 4, 2018

2018 – July 29, 10:00 AM Worship

2018 - July 29, 10:00 AM Worship

As we conclude our Under Construction Sermon Series, we circle around again to the theme of how the church community is built. The only time the word “church” is used in the Gospel is in this story we hear Sunday, where Jesus tells Peter he is the rock (petros) on which the church will be […]

July 22, 2018

2018 – July 22, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - July 22, 9:00 AM Worship

For many centuries people have created spaces to express their understanding of the presence of God. As I am exploring building stories in the Bible, I am struck by the creation of Solomon’s Temple and how it shifted the Israelite’s experience of God’s holiness. How do our spaces shape our experience of God? Where do […]

July 15, 2018

2018 – July 15, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - July 15, 9:00 AM Worship

During the Extravagant Welcome Capital Campaign I heard our co-chairs speak many times. Their passion for the church moved me. Doug Faust in particular spoke often about how we were not just building the physical building but the community of Centenary as well. As I prepared for the “Under Construction” sermon series, I remembered that and asked […]

July 14, 2018

2018 – July 8, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - July 8, 9:00 AM Worship

The first piece of known Judeo-Christian liturgical art was the Ark of the Covenant. It represented many things to the wandering Israelites. I’ll be looking at what it meant to those early Jews and what it has to say to us as Christians today. As I’m studying this story I am thinking about our own […]

July 14, 2018

2018 – July 1, 9:00 AM Worship

2018 - July 1, 9:00 AM Worship

I didn’t plan to preach on Noah’s Ark while the Minnesota River is at flood stage, but here we are. The river is high, area signs are pleading for no rain, and the text for Sunday to begin our “Under Construction” theme is Noah’s Ark. This is a powerful story that captured our imagination as children, […]

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