Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

“The Fullness in Everything”– Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:31-46– Nov. 23, 2014

This is an odd day. Though, of course, “this is the day which God has made, so we are to rejoice and be glad in it,” as the old call to worship says. But it is an “odd” day in the sense that it is a day when the Church’s calendar seems to have nothing to do with the culture’s …

This Sunday, November 23rd

“The church year comes to a close this Sunday, so come gather the year in thanksgiving and hope at Second Congregational Church.  Worship begins at 10 a.m. and includes a Time for the Children in All of Us.  Children up through grade 5 are then dismissed for Godly Play and the Middle- and High-school Class meets.  Nursery care is provided …

Announcements for week of Oct 26

Today at Second Congregational: 11:30 am SCC Adventures in Reading first meeting to discuss books in the Clayton Room 11:30 am Ministries Council Meeting in the sanctuary 5 pm Sunday Supper 7 pm Bible Conversation at the Lee-Clarks’   This week: Monday, November 24th – Bob Seale’s funeral will be held at Mahar and Son Funeral Home at 12 pm. …

“Going from Strength to Strength”– Matthew 25:14-30– Nov. 16, 2014

  As promised, another parable from Matthew today that ends with someone being thrown out into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Today’s parable may be a familiar one, especially for those of us who have been through a few stewardship seasons in church–that time of year when we try to gather estimates of what …

“Wedding Panic”– Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, Matthew 25:1-13–Nov. 9, 2014

  I’ll admit that there is just a smidge of the autobiographical in today’s sermon title. Both Bruce and I have helped to plan countless wedding ceremonies, but it’s been a long time– over 36 years–since we had to plan a whole wedding day, our own. We sat down with Meredith and Chris last night to map out responsibilities and …

Liturgical Colors

Consideration of liturgical colors in the web site home page http://www.ucc.org/worship/liturgies/liturgical-colors.html   The use of colors to differentiate liturgical seasons became a common practice in the Western church in about the fourth century. At first, usages varied considerably but by the 12th century Pope Innocent III systematized the use of five colors: Violet, White, Black, Red and Green. The Lutheran …

Looking Ahead

Sunday at Second Congregational Church: Pre-Advent book sale 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Webster Hall 5 pm Sunday Supper 7 pm Bible Conversation at the Lee-Clarks’   This week: Monday, Nov. 10th – Articles for this month’s Open Door are due! Tuesday, Nov. 11th – Trustees meeting at 7 pm in Room 6. Tuesday, Nov. 11th – Deacons meeting …

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“So Much Letting Go…”– Revelation 7:9-17, Matthew 5:1-12– November 2, 2104

  My heart goes out to the Rev. Becky Withington, who is pastor of Everett United Church of Christ, about 6 miles south of Marysville, WA. Marysville-Pilchuck High School was the scene of yet another school shooting a couple weeks ago, where 4 young people, including the shooter, died. Everett UCC celebrated All Saints Sunday last Sunday with the reading …

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