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Trinity Sunday – May 26, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Trinity Sunday – May 26, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

May 26 – Trinity Sunday
Isaiah 6:1-8  |  Romans 8:12-17  |  John 3:1-17

On this Sunday, when the church invites us to celebrate our most foundational and confounding doctrine, the scriptures demonstrate the three persons of the Trinity (Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer) working together to call, equip, and send out God’s people. To be effective in leading where we are called, we must lean into both the mystery and power of God. Our world likes easy answers and superficial sound bites. However, the call to follow Jesus is one that brings us into something deeper and more difficult. This challenge is one that is not to be taken lightly. However, it offers us a greater adventure and a more meaningful life. It is up to us, though, to accept the healing coal that God offers us or seek to stay cowering in our unworthiness.

The Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads will be preaching. The Senior Choir will sing. We will honor and celebrate graduates.

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

Pentecost – May 19, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Pentecost – May 19, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

May 19 – Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-21 | John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

On Pentecost Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the formation of the church when the Holy Spirit called people into community as Christ’s body and blessed them with universal understanding of languages. Some theologians describe Pentecost as the Church’s birthday. Others describe it as a “big bang” that brought the Church into being, for just as God’s Spirit came rushing into the world over the waters of creation, in Acts 2, God’s Spirit rushes into the world to gather and transform God’s people.

So where does that leave us? If we are willing to be amazed, Pentecost is one of the most awe-inspiring days in our Christian calendar. If we are willing to be transformed, it is an opportunity to be renewed in energy and faithfulness toward the work of God’s kingdom on earth when all people will experience true liberation and boundless love.

The Senior Choir will sing. We will receive the Strengthen Our Church Offering today and will welcome Nikao Washington through the Sacrament of Baptism. Nikao is the child of Karly Johnson and Chase Washington, the grandchild of Dwayne and Kathy Johnson, and the great-grandson of Patti Patterson.

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

Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 12, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 12, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

May 12 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 | John 17:6-19

Jesus prays for the disciples that they be one, unified with God in Christ and with each other. He prays that they will have joy, for their unity, and that God will protect them as he sends them into an unwelcoming world. Recorded during the late first century, the prayer reinforced the relationship between the disciples, Jesus, and God. God has chosen them; they are worthy and not abandoned.

Today, we will ordain and install the newly elected elders, deacons, and committee chairs. 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.

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

May 5 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48 | John 15: 9–17

John 15:9–17 follows last week’s “I am the true vine” passage and continues to expand on the character of Christian love. This love is a joy (v. 11), not a burden. However, it is not “easy” or sentimental: it requires nothing less than a willingness to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. To become a friend of Jesus carries a commitment, obedience to the commandment to love one another sacrificially, as Jesus has loved us (see also John 13:34). In this friendship, we make ourselves vulnerable in making ourselves known to others, as did Jesus. This vulnerability brings risk, but it also brings the promise of abiding together, of deepening our relationships. Self-revelation, in this sense, can be a form of laying down one’s life for others.

This Sunday, we will share communion, recognize outgoing lay leaders, and commission our Transition Team. Following worship, we will have our annual congregational meeting to review church finances and activities for 2023.

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

Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

April 28 – Fifth Sunday of Easter  | Youth Sunday
John 15:1-8

ERUCC Youth will be leading worship this morning.

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

Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

April 21 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 23 | John 10:11-18

Jesus identifies himself in terms that people of his day and culture could understand – “I am the good shepherd.” Being a good shepherd is linked to knowing the sheep and laying down one’s life for the sheep.

The Rev. John Shillingburg will be preaching. The Senior Choir will be singing. Jenna Duranko will offer special music on the marimba.

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Click here to to VIEW the April 21 Worship Bulletin

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

Third Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

Third Sunday of Easter – April 14, 2024 – 10:30 AM Worship Service

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

April 14 – Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 3: 12-19 | Luke 24:36b–48

Here it is again – another story like last week from John’s gospel (John 20:19–31) when Jesus encounters the disciples after the Resurrection and greets them with a word of peace. This encounter, however, doesn’t seem to calm the disciples but stirs them up. When does being a Christ-like peace bearer stir things up?

The Senior Choir will be singing. Today, we will welcome Brennen Robert Marsh through the Sacrament of Baptism. Brennen is the child of Breanne Marsh and the grandchild of Bob and Suzanne Marsh.

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

Click here to to VIEW the April14 Worship Bulletin

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