Author: Evangelical Reformed UCC

February 18, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

February 18, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 AM Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

February 18 – First Sunday in Lent
“Jesus sought me”

Psalm 25:1-10 | Luke 5:1-11

Jesus doesn’t seek out trained rabbis and priests to be his disciples; instead, he calls a few Galilean fishermen to follow him and join his ministry. In this story, Jesus tells Simon Peter to drop his nets one more time, even though they’ve been fishing all night long and have caught nothing. To their surprise, they haul in nets bursting with fish. In response to this abundant miracle, Peter says, “Go away from me, Lord!” And yet, Peter and his partners drop their nets and follow Jesus. What is the beginning of your faith story? When has God sought you out? Have you ever felt like your calling was pursuing—or chasing—you? Did you resist? Did you follow?

The Senior Choir will be singing.

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ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

February 11, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

February 11, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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Transfiguration Sunday

2 Kings 2:1-12  |  Mark 9:2-9

The Season after the Epiphany ends with the story of Jesus’ transfiguration in Mark 9: 2-9. This revealing of Jesus’ glory is a turning point, marking the end of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee and the beginning of the journey towards Jerusalem and the fate that awaits Jesus there. Just before today’s reading, Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah. But Peter does not understand Jesus’ teaching about the kind of Messiah Jesus has come to be.

It is in the seeing and understanding that God’s messenger is known. In 2 Kings 2:1–12, the prophet Elijah is carried up to heaven, and Elisha glimpses the sacred and comes to a fuller understanding of who Elijah is. Elisha receives a double portion of the spirit of Elijah and is thus known as a prophet in the true succession.

The Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads will be preaching. Spirit will be sharing in music leadership this morning.

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ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

February 4, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

February 4, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Isaiah 40:21-31 | Mark 1:29-39

The readings today affirm the importance of prayer in keeping our focus for ministry. Restored by God’s transforming love, we are reshaped as messengers of good news. In our Gospel lesson, Mark 1:29-39, as Jesus is seeking rest at the home of Simon and Andrew, he is called upon to heal Simon’s mother-in-law. Crowds begin to press in around the house, demanding more words and deeds of power from Jesus. Isaiah 40: 21-31 calls God’s people to remember that God – who created the universe and rules everything within it – is their source of strength.

We will share in communion this morning. The Senior Choir will be singing.

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ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

January 28, 2024 – Service of Blessing for Our Interim Journey

January 28, 2024 – Service of Blessing for Our Interim Journey

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ invites your prayers and presence at a Service of Blessing for Our Interim Journey to celebrate our newly established relationship with The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan as our Interim Senior Pastor on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

The service of blessing will be celebrated with worship at 3:00 PM at Evangelical Reformed UCC and livestreamed.

The Rev. Stephen W. Camp, UCC Conference and National Staff Executive (Retired), will be preaching. A reception will immediately follow worship in the Community Room at ERUCC.

Clergy are invited to arrive at 2:30 PM to robe, stole (red if available), and process.

January 28, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

January 28, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Join Evangelical Reformed UCC’s 10:30 AM Worship Service in our Main Sanctuary and online.

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Deuteronomy 18:15-20  |  Mark 1:21-28

In the gospel lesson, Mark 1: 21-28, Jesus is revealed as one who speaks and acts with God’s authority. In the focus passage, Jesus teaches and casts out an unclean spirit. God will provide wisdom, courage, and power to those whom God calls to lead. In Deuteronomy 18:15–20, an account from near the end of Moses’ life, Moses assures the people that God will raise up new prophets who will speak with God’s authority just as Moses.

The Senior Choir will be singing.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 AM Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 28 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

January 21, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

January 21, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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Third Sunday after Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5, 10  |  Mark 1:14-20

God calls many different people in many ways. In the Gospel lesson (Mark 1:14-20) Jesus sees four fishers, and they immediately leave their nets in response to the call to “Follow me.” Jonah 3:1–5, 10 is also a story of call. The prophet Jonah has already failed once to respond to God’s call. Now God calls Jonah a second time to go to Nineveh to preach a message of repentance. Because of this reluctant prophet, the people repent and acknowledge God. God’s mind is changed and Nineveh is saved.

The Senior Choir will be singing.

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Click here to to VIEW the January 21 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.

January 7, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

January 7, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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Epiphany Sunday | Baptism of Christ Sunday

We trust our belovedness

Luke 3:21-22

We began our series by acknowledging our weariness and we conclude with trusting our belovedness; ultimately, our joy is rooted in the fact that we belong to God. In the story of Jesus’ baptism, the heavens part open and the voice of God wraps Jesus in joy and loving care. Some translations of Luke 3:22 read, “in you, I find happiness and delight.” Therefore, we can conclude that we are also the source of God’s joy. When we trust our belovedness, we live and give fully—we are compelled to treat all of creation with tenderness and care. When we trust our belovedness, we have endless reasons to rejoice.

We will be sharing communion at the chancel rail this morning as well as receiving our star words for the coming year. This day, we celebrate Jesus’ baptism and remember the role our baptism has played in our lives. It is a day we also remember that along with Jesus we are beloved by God and empowered to participate in God’s healing work in the world. The Senior Choir will be singing.

Click here to WATCH the 10:30 AM Worship Service Live or On-Demand

Click here to to VIEW the January 7 Worship Bulletin

ERUCC also holds a healing worship service with Holy Communion at 8:30 AM.