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2015 Theme: The Year of Connection.

August 31, 2015, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Integrating Heads, Hands, and Hearts

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, read by Tom Taft.
Message, “Heart Work” given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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August 23, 2015, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Lord, To Whom Can We Go?”

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, John 6:56-69, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message, "Lord, To Whom Can We Go?" given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas and Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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August 16, 2015, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my humanness.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, John 6:51-58, read by Tom Taft.
Message The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my humaness, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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August 9, 2015, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: "They grumbled in their tents and did not heed the voice of the Lord." - Psalm: 106:25

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, John 6:35, 38-42, read by Dirk Wilken.
Message “I should lose nothing of all he has given me.” - Jesus, John 6.38, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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August 2, 2015, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Communion is both Blessed and Broken”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, John 6:24-35, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message “Blessed and Broken”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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July 26, 2015, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Discovering God in the Bread”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, John 6:1-13 and John 6:14-21, read by Tom Taft.
Message “God is in Your Bread”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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July 19, 2015, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Finding Life in our Weariness”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message “Vacation, Vocation”, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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July 12, 2015, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “The Third Way”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Mark 6:14-29, read by Dee Filipiak.
Message “Standing in the Tragic Gap”, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson .
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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July 5, 2015, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “God provides”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, Mark 6:1-13, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message “Shake the Dust off Your Feet as a Witness”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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June 28, 2015, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Crossing to Well-Being”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Mark 4:35-41, read by Mary Winkelman.
Message “Your Faith Has Made You Well” (Mark 5:34), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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June 14, 2015, Third Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “God’s Revolutionary Hope”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Mark 4:26-34, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message “Business as Usual Can't last Forever”, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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May 24, 2015, Pentecost.
Theme: “Paying Attention”.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, read by Tom Taft.
Message “You Also Are to Testify”, John 15:27a, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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May 17, 2015, Seventh Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Faith = Belief + Action.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Emily Behrendt & Olivia Gerhards
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Ephesians 1:15-23, read by Riley Podlewski.
Message “It’s not just belief, you’ve got to do” given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev.Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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May 10, 2015, Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Love that Overcomes.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, 1 John 5:1-6, read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Message “Whatsoever is born of God Overcometh the World” (1John 5.4), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas..
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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May 3, 2015, Fifth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Beloved Community.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, 1 John 4:7-21, read by Dee Filipiak.
Message “Let us Make what Peace is Left for us to Make” (Wendell Berry) given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas..
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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April 26, 2015, Fourth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: “A love with action and truth” (1 John 3:18).

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, 1 John 3:16-24, read by Clark Gugler.
Message given by Dr. Fred Schmidt.
Dr. Schmidt is a Professor at Garrett Evangelical Seminary.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing, lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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April 19, 2015, Third Sunday of Easter.
Theme: ‘We are God’s children’.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, John 3:1-7, read by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Message: “Now and Not Yet”, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing , lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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April 12, 2015, Second Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Christ is going ahead of you.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, 1 John 1:1-2:2, read by Mary Winkelman.
Message: “Friend at Midnight People”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Dismissal with Blessing , lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday.
Theme: Christ is going ahead of you.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Mark 16:1-8, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message: “He is Going Ahead of You” (Mark 16:7), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing , lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday.
Theme: Living into Holy Week.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading, Mark 14:43-52, read by Maggie Ross.
Message: “Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward.” — Kierkegaard”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal, lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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March 15, 2015, Fourth Sunday in Lent.
Theme: Called to Light, Called to Love.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, John 3:14-21, read by Sandy Zinos.
Message: “Called to Light, Called to Love”, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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March 8, 2015, Third Sunday in Lent.
Theme: Setting your mind on Christ.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, John 2:13-22, read by Sandy Zinos.
Sermon: “WWJO?”, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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