Worship Online

Sunday, July 12, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - July 12, 2020

This Sunday, we’ll continue with Compassion Camp, our at-home VBS!  Compassion Camp defines compassion as, “I see your hurt.  I feel your hurt with you (empathy). I will work to ease your hurt.” This Sunday, Session Two will focus on Compassion to the Neighbor, using the story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man in Mark 2:1-12.  We’ll learn how compassion helps us to be brave.

Sunday, July 5, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - July 5, 2020

This Sunday, we’ll kick off our first Sunday of Compassion Camp, our at-home VBS!  The Christian Ed team has been making preparations, and families will receive their packets this weekend.  Compassion Camp defines compassion as, “I see your hurt.  I feel your hurt with you (empathy). I will work to ease your hurt.”  Because this is a good lesson for people of ANY age, we’re all going to follow the stories of compassion camp together.  This Sunday, Session One will focus on Compassion at the Table, using the story of the father and the two brothers (which we might be familiar with as the Parable of the Prodigal Son) from Luke 15:11-32.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Synod of the Covenant (Rev. Chip Hardwick, Synod Executive) has prepared a Synod-wide worship service, with music, prayer, scripture and preaching contributed by Presbyterians throughout our region. The worship service offers a Sabbath to local worship leaders, tech people, and musicians, as well as a chance for us to connect to fellow Presbyterians with whom we wouldn’t otherwise get to worship. The worship video can be found below; feel free to tune in at our normal 10 a.m. Sunday time, or any time that is convenient for you. A bulletin is available to follow along.

Sunday, June 21, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - June 21, 2020

I’ll be back in the sanctuary this Sunday.  Our texts this Sunday will be Jer. 20:7-13 and Matt 10:24-29. To put the Matthew text in context, you may also want to read the beginning of Matthew chapter 10.  This is Jesus’s second discourse (he has five in Matthew, the first being on the Sermon on the Mount).  This is the “ministry discourse”–Jesus’ account of what it’s like to share the news of the Gospel in extreme times.

Guest Minister, Sunday, June 14, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - June 14, 2020

Rev. Renee Roederer is a PC(USA) Community Chaplain and the founding organizer of the Michigan Nones and Dones community in Southeast Michigan. She serves as Co-Director of the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County and works on the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan as a disability advocate and community-connector. She is a mentor for many young adults and belongs to a large, chosen family of people who delight her daily. Our Rev. Margaret O. Fox returns next Sunday. Please join us online at 10 am and welcome Rev. Roederer.

Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

In the midst of the chaos, grief, isolation, anger, and fear of this season, we have on Trinity Sunday something to look forward to: the sacrament of communion. Please prepare your hearts through reflection, confession, reconciliation, and prayer; prepare your space by setting aside elements of bread/crackers and juice/wine. We will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Margaret will preside at the table in the sanctuary. Our texts will be Gen. 1:1-5 and Matt. 28:16-20. After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind.  Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - May 31, 2020

This Sunday will be Pentecost! We will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m. This will begin Phase One of our way forward, in which Vinny will record music from the sanctuary and I will join the Zoom call live from there.  Our texts will be Psalm 104:24-34, 35b and Acts 2:1-21.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 104:24-34, 35b32-35 (see our daily prayer page for devotional aids). Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, May 24, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - May 24, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 and Acts 1:1-14.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 (see our daily prayer page for devotional aids). Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - May 17, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 66:8-20 and Acts 17:22-31.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 66:8-20 (see our daily prayer page for devotional aids). Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - May 10, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 and Acts 7:55-60.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 (see our daily prayer page for devotional aids). Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - May 3, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 23 and Acts 2:42-47.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 23. Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - April 26, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 and Acts 2:14a, 36-41.  You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, read and reflect on Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19. Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted here after the service ends.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 View The Worship Service Video - April 19, 2020

This Sunday we will gather for Zoom worship at 10 a.m.  Our texts will be Psalm 16 and Acts 2:14a, 22-32.  Please find the liturgy attached. Bring a bible and a candle if you have them. You can log in as early as 9:45.  After worship, you’re welcome to stay on for “coffee hour,” which can be time for social conversation, sermon discussion, or whatever else is on your mind. In preparation for worship, I’d invite you to read and reflect on Psalm 16. Please contact Pastor Margaret for a Zoom invitation. Worship will be recorded and posted after the service ends.

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Past sermons

For recordings of previous worship, see our Past Sermons page