Worship This Month

WORSHIP IN APRIL

Worship services at United are suspended until further notice. Video services are available on our Sermons page, our Facebook page, and YouTube channel.  

Not by Bread Alone
Palm Sunday—April 5

A few days after the great parade into Jerusalem, Jesus shared a final meal with his friends. This Sunday, we remember how he gave his followers not only bread but also hope and courage for the wilderness ahead. (Matthew 26:17-30)

All of Them
Maundy Thursday—April 9

He had to take longer than 20 seconds. According to John’s Gospel, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the last night of his life. (John 13:1-17)  It probably took longer than the prescribed hand washing time of twenty seconds. After all, feet get a lot dirtier than hands. Plus, he had to wash them one foot at a time. And he washed all their feet. He could have left out Judas or skipped over Peter, knowing what they would do after supper was over. But he didn’t. He washed all their feet, even those of the one who would betray and the other who would deny. All their feet. All of them. All of us.

The Cross of the World
Good Friday—April 10

 

The Essence of Easter
Easter Sunday—April 12

 How do we live the life of faith? How do we believe in the possibility of new life? In the words of St. Augustine, we “Sing ‘Alleluia’ and keep on walking!” It’s a day to celebrate all creation—and we ourselves—coming back to life!

The True Master Gardener
April 19 – Earth Day Sunday

At the tomb Mary Magdalene first mistakes the risen Christ for a gardener. (John 20:11-18) It’s a great story for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! God is the true master gardener who calls us to love this creation as God so loves.

Companions Along the Way
April 26

After his resurrection, two of Jesus’ disciples meet a stranger along the road to Emmaus. (Luke 24:13-35) They ask him to walk with them, and when he shares a meal with them, they realize he’s the Risen Christ. Who knows whom we’ll meet along our way or how God might open our eyes?

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Traditionally, Sunday services are held at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at 8:30 and the first Sunday of the month at the later service (11:00 a.m.). Adult forum is held at 9:45 AM. Childcare available.  Please check back for updates.

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