April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday

“Peace be with you” (John 20:1-19)

Recorded service for Easter, April 12, 2020. The video is a playlist. It will play continuously, or you can choose the particular segment by clicking the playlist icon.

Bulletin/Announcements

Written Prayer and Sermon

Here is a video by David Esau of the church bell ringing on Easter morning. Along with other churches, we rang our bell 33 times for Jesus’ years on earth at 9:00 am that morning, and the bell could be heard 4 miles away!

April 9/10 – Tenebrae Service

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday

“Hosanna! Save us!”

Recorded service for April 5, 2020. The video is a playlist. It will play continuously, or you can choose the particular segment by clicking the playlist icon.

Bulletin/Announcements

Written Prayer and Sermon

We are beginning Holy Week, the week where we intentionally remember the difficult road of Jesus to the cross, and the challenging message that threatened the powerful enough to seek to crucify him. Yet following the darkness of that week, we celebrate Easter, the story of Jesus’ resurrection and enduring power to redeem the worst darkness.

This year will be a Holy Week like no other, as we are forced to stay home out of precaution for the spread of the coronavirus. We need our spiritual practices for this time like never before, even though we cannot meet in person like other years.

During Holy Week, we encourage households to consider trying out the ideas from Holy Week at Home, in order to celebrate Holy Week, and Maundy Thursday at home. This resource is by Talashia Keim Yoder from the Building Faith website.

March 29, 2020

“Our place in creation”

Recorded service for March 29, 2020.

Job 38:1-11, 42:1-7

Printable Bulletin

Written Sermon

Children’s Feature — Gayle Voth


Additional links:

Universe Scene from The Tree of Life (referenced in Caleb’s reflection)

A reflection Caleb wrote many years ago touching on Job

March 22, 2020

“Job’s harsh words for God”

Recorded service for March 22, 2020

Due to recording issues, the service is in two videos on a single playlist. The first is the opening, and the second continues from the prayer of confession.

Scripture reading begins at 8:44

Printable Bulletin

Written sermon

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Catching up

Pastor Lois and I took time yesterday to record a video talking about the section of the book of Job that would have been the theme for our service that was cancelled March 15. Pastor Lois had planned to preach that day.

Job and his friends spend 36 chapters arguing over why Job had so many troubles! Lois condensed this to short passages: Click here for a PDF handout.

Thanks for taking the time to listen. We hope this will “fill the gap” a little as we continue with two more reflections on Job’s story during the next two weeks. You may need to turn the volume up. This is a “lower-tech” try, but send us feedback about what you think of this format.