SpiralUnraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart

July 19, 2020 – Present
All sermons by Rev. Patricia Abell
 
Through biblical stories, We will explore how God meets us in the spiraling…unraveling our plans .. and creates something new.
 

October 4, 2020
Unraveled By Healing

Worship Guide | Sermon

Join in worship to discover where God meets us where we are and weaves us into something new!
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Mark 5:1-20 Jesus & Legion
  • Stephanie Clark leads the hymns.
  • Bonnie Inkman provides prelude & postlude.
  • Liturgy adapted from A Sanctified Art, developed by Lisle Gwynn Garrity, 2019.

September 27, 2020
Unraveled in Life

Worship Guide | Sermon

Join in worship to discover where God meets us where we are and weaves us into something new!
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Job 28: 12-28 A Hymn to Wisdom
  • Mary Ann and Edie Espenshade lead the hymns.
  • The Hand Bell Choir provides prelude, postlude and an anthem.
  • Liturgy adapted from A Sanctified Art, developed by Lisle Gwynn Garrity, 2019.

September 20, 2020
Unraveled Plans for our Children

Worship Guide | Sermon

Join in worship to discover where God meets us where we are and weaves us into something new!
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from Exodus1:22; 2:1-10 Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up so He Will Live
  • Alejandra and Ryan Ferguson lead the hymns and provide special music.
  • Bonnie Inkman shares with Organ and Piano.

September 13, 2020
Unraveled Despair

… John 20:19-29 Jesus Meets the Disciples & Thomas
Sometimes unraveling leads us to our deepest pain. Jesus dies, leaving Thomas and the rest of the disciples alone. Thomas isolates himself from the disciples, perhaps plunged deep into despair and grief. After all of his worst fears have finally come true, Thomas is too blinded by hopelessness to believe in Jesus’ return. Yet, his despair unravels when he touches Jesus’ wounds and can finally see, and believe in, God’s presence after death.
 
Worship Guide | Sermon

Join in worship to discover where God meets us where we are and weaves us into something new!
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray.
 
  • Scripture from John 20:19-29 Jesus Meets the Disciples & Thomas
  • Matthew Butt, leads the hymns and provides special music.
  • Bonnie Inkman shares with Organ and Piano.

September 6, 2020
Unraveled Wounds and Shame

Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Susan Day offers special music with Flute.
  • The Espenshade Sisters, Mary Anne & Edie, lead the hymns.
  • Bonnie Inkman provides music with Organ and Piano.
  • Scripture: John 4:1-29 Jesus Meets the Woman at the Well

August 30, 2020

Bloom Where You Are Planted, Offered by Nancy Everstine, CLS

The Israelites called Jerusalem home because they believed God lived in Jerusalem. Yet, the Babylonian exile robs them not just of their home, but their identity, their welfare, and their perceived connection to God. The prophet Jeremiah delivers a startling message to those in Babylon—to settle in, build homes, and plant gardens in that foreign land.

  • What does this mean for those in exile?
  • Where does God dwell when we are uprooted?
  • What does God—what does Love—say when our dreams unravel?
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Prelude “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Bonnie Inkman, piano
  • Scripture from Jeremiah 29: 1-7 Plant Gardens & Build Houses in Exile
  • The Espenshade Sisters, Mary Anne & Edie, lead the hymns.

August 23, 2020

Unraveling Identity = Transformation

 
Hands with sunset in backgroundWhat happens when we are charged with making change to systems of injustice?
What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new!
 
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Prelude “Shall We Gather at the River” offered by Emma Baker, viola
  • Scripture from Acts 9: 1-20 Saul’s Transformation
  • Derrick Stump offers special music, His Name is Jesus
  • Hashini Amarasinghe leads the hymns
 

 

PharaohAugust 16, 2020

Unraveling Injustice

What happens when we are charged with making change to systems of injustice?
What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new!
 
May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
 
  • Dona Nobis Pacem offered by Emma Baker, viola
  • Singing of Hymns to celebrate the day
  • Scripture from Exodus 5: 1-2; 7: 8-23 Moses, Aaron & Pharaoh – Let MY People Go!

August 9, 2020

Zacchaeus Unraveled, offered by Donna Benson, CLS

What happens when we are met by the author of Change?
What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Singing of Hymns to celebrate the day with Hashini Amarasinghe, Music Intern
  • Scripture from Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus

August 2, 2020

Listen, Lament, Examine, Confess, Act – Lessons from Rizpah

What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Prelude/Postlude
  • Singing of Hymns to celebrate the day
  • Scripture from 2 Samuel 3:7; 21:1-14 Rizpah Mourns Her Sons

 
 

July 26, 2020

Water Walking

What happens when our world falls apart?
How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 

Worship Guide | Sermon

  • Prelude/Postlude with Emma Baker, Organ
  • Singing of Hymns to celebrate the day
  • Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus, Peter and disciples, a boat, and a storm

July 19, 2020

Who Knew What God Could Do?

What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press on when our tightly knit plans unravel into loose threads… when our identity or path comes undone?
 
Join in worship to discover where God meets us in the spiraling, the unraveling and weaves us into something new! May your heart be filled with peace as we center, sing, and pray with one another.
 
 
  • Prelude/Postlude with Emma Baker, Organ
  • Singing of Hymns to celebrate the day
  • Scripture from Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Laughter of Sarah