Ways to Worship

The Chosen: Season One

Join Pastor Becky every Thursday evening starting Sept. 29, 7 - 8 p.m., via Zoom to discuss The Chosen

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Ways to view "The Chosen"

Zoom meeting link (Discussions take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on: Sept. 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov. 3, 10 & 17):

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89016009941?pwd=L3R2TERjeGxKS2xEL2JPbHhwaStGQT09

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Advent Study on e.e. cummings poetry

5:45-6:30 in the Sanctuary Nov 30th, Dec 7, 14, and 21st​​​​​​​

No preparation needed - just come and enjoy some time of fellowship and conversation before desserts and worship.

The Christian year begins not with the trumpets of Easter, the rumbling winds of Pentecost, or the carols of Christmas morning. It begins with silence, with the shadows of despair, conflict, sorrow, and hate – for it’s there that the God of hope, peace, joy, and love will arrive.

The word “Advent” means arrival. It’s the four-week season of waiting and preparing for Jesus to be born, watching, and listening for God coming into the world, even now. For God is love, and love, as E. E. Cummings put it, “is the voice under all silences.”

Poetry can help tune our ears and eyes so we can listen, and watch, and wait. Poems can push us to think new thoughts and feel new feelings, to hear new songs we might otherwise miss. In this Advent devotional, we let scripture and Cummings’ poetry be our guides, together pointing us toward weekly practices that can help deepen and enrich our sense of the season – a perfect way to prepare for the rejoicing of Christmas day. So, grab your favorite Bible and Cummings’ Complete Poems (the poems in this devotional can be found online and we will have copies). Week by week, we’ll make our way to Bethlehem, listening to the songs and the silences as we go.  Simple candlelight services and weekly practices will help us read, reflect, and prepare – all for the sake of deepening the joys of the season.

 

 

2022 Weekly Reflections

June 4th & 5th 

May 28th & 29th

May 7th & 8th

April 23rd & 24th

April 9th & 10th

April 2nd & 3rd

March 26th & 27th

March 19th & 20th

March 12th & 13th 

March 5th & 6th

February 5th & 6th

January 29th & 30th 

January 22nd & 23rd

 

2021 WWW Materials

December 4th & 5th  (Second Sunday of Advent)

November 27th & 28th  (First Sunday of Advent)

November 20th & 21st

November 13th & 14th 

November 6th & 7th

October 30th & 31st 

October 23rd & 24th

October 16th & 17th 

October 9th & 10th

October 2nd & 3rd

September 25th & 26th

September 18th & 19th

September 11th & 12th

September 4th & 5th

August 28th & 29th

August 21st & 22nd

August 14th & 15th

August 7th & 8th

 

 

 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Northwestern Ohio Synod Stephen Ministries