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Worship Series - Beginning May 31, 2015

We open this space to a new worship series where we’ll discover how our stories take shape and perspective as they transform our lives as well as those around us. Through movies, books, and musicals we’ll explore the questions: Who am I? and Whose am I? as a beloved one of God. The Pentecost and summer season offer a great time to continue to marvel at and learn about the movement of the Holy Spirit through story.

In this time of information overload, people do not need more information. They want a story they can relate to. We learn best - and change - from hearing stories that strike a chord within us. Books, movies, and plays have the power to reveal the sacred, speak with the voice of God, and ask the question, 'who and whose am I?' There is no greater power on this earth than story. People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around.

Week 1: May 31, 2015
Sermon: What’s in the Bag? A Prayer for Owen Meany, Rev. Sarah Merchant

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Week 2: June 7, 2015
Sermon: It's More Than Just a Spoon, Rev. Ryan Canaday

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Week 3: June 14, 2015
Sermon: "Saving" Private Ryan?, Rev. David Money

Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-9

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Week 4: June 21, 2015
Sermon: "Field of Dreams, Drink Offerings, and This Question: What If You Build It and No One Comes?", Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:13-17

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Week 5: June 28, 2015
Sermon: "A Story Too Good Not To Be True," Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes

Scripture: Revelation 1: 1-8

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Week 6: July 5, 2015
Sermon: "What Does the World Mean to You?" Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: 2 Samuel 9:1-13

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Week 7: July 12, 2015
Sermon: "A Reflective Voice," Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes

Scripture: Luke 4:16-30

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Week 8: July 19, 2015
Sermon: "Stories Change Us...and Sometimes We Kick & Scream in the Process," Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: Acts 10:9-29

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Week 10: August 2, 2015
Sermon: "Riding the Rapids," Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

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Week 11: August 9, 2015
Sermon: "Frozen: A Postmodern Telling of the Gospel," Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: Psalm 46

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Week 12: August 16, 2015
Sermon: "Big Stories, Back Stories!" Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes

Scripture: Romans 9:1-5

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Week 13: August 23, 2015
Sermon: "The Masks We Wear," Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes

Scripture: Matthew 23:1-13

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Week 14: August 30, 2015
Sermon: "Patch Adams, Abraham, Us: Doing A New Thing and Going Big," Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4, 17:5

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Week 15: Septemeber 6, 2015
Sermon: "Shawshank Redemption & Nicodemus: Experiences of Hope & Rebirth," Rev. Ryan Canaday

Scripture: John 3:1-10

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