Welcome to The Congregational United Church of Christ
No matter who you are
I hope to see you here in church this Sunday morning, November 17. I'll be taking a bit of a different approach to the sermon. It will be rooted in Luke 19:1-10. This is the story of Zacchaeus climbing a tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus, and then Jesus inviting himself to Zacchaeus' home for dinner. This story, for me, anyway, might have something important to say about our current political situation. Please don't be alarmed. Jesus had a LOT to say about HIS current political situation. In particular, I recently became aware of an interview with Franklin Graham, which took place just over a year ago (well before Ukraine became part of our daily conversation). Graham, of course, is a prominent leader of the evangelical wing of Christianity. I found this interview quite moving. While revealing, it's rather brief, and if you'd like to listen to it you'll find it at newyorker.com. For me personally, as many of you know, I've never found much welcome among my evangelical clergy colleagues here in Becker County. I'm generally viewed as a contrarian because I disagree with things they think I'm supposed to agree with. Okay. This is a long way of saying I'm working on it and don't yet have a sermon title. I think it'll have something to do with the tables at which Jesus found a warm welcome. In addition, our Band will lead us in a couple terrific songs, and our Choir will share the beautiful anthem entitled, God Is All You Need. I hope you'll join us.
~ Rev. Mark
10:00 a.m. Worship
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Friendship Coffee Hour
Church Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Recent Events: Our Recent Events
Thank you for wanting learn more about this faith community.
Here are a few things we'd like you to know about us:
Never place a period where God has placed a comma,