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2015 Theme: The Year of Connection.

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. Dan Schwerin.
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 and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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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‘God, why have you left me?’ What people of faith can do with doubt.


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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February 18, 2015, Ash Wednesday Worship Experience.
Theme: Take up Connection.

Opening
Call to Worship
Scripture reading, Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20b - 6:10
Time of Reflection
Blessing in Poetry
Thanksgiving over Ashes and Imposition of the Ashes
Dismissal with Blessing

Participants with speaking parts from Salem UMC,Waukesha
Pastor Jorge Luis Mayorga
Amy Mann
Isaac Chapin

Participants with speaking parts from Waukehsha First UMC,Waukesha
Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Rev. Dan Schwerin
Rev. Tina Itson
Aiden Lincicim
Kurt Eisenmann
Cynthia Eisenmann on Trumpet
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February 15, 2015, Last Sunday after Epiphany.
Theme: Hope in the Whirlwind.

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, 2 Kings 2:1-12, read by Dee Filipiak.
Sermon: “You Have What You Need”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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February 8, 2015, Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
Theme: Waiting Upon the Lord.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, 40: 21-3, read by Betty Moore.
Sermon: “Waiting Upon the Lord”, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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February 1, 2015, Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.
Theme: God is raising prophets.

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, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, read by Wilson Wright.
Sermon: “I Will Raise up Prophets for Them” (Deut. 18:18), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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January 25, 2015, Third Sunday after the Epiphany.
Theme: ‘Grown-up Faith’.

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, Jonah 3:1-5, 10, read by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Message: “A Whale of a Tale”, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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January 18, 2015, Second Sunday after the Epiphany.
Theme: 'Speak For Your Servant is Listening!'.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time: Third Grade Bible Presentation, lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, I Samuel 3:1-20, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message: Speak and Listen, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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January 11, 2015, First Sunday after the Epiphany.
Theme: A New Day.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time: Litany of Celebration for New Clergy Appointments.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Scripture reading, Genesis 1:1-5, read by Mary Winkelman.
Message: “God’s Wind Swept over the Waters”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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January 4, 2015, Epiphany Sunday.
Theme: “’Your Heart will Tremble and Open Wide” (Is.60.5).

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, Isaiah 60:1-6, read by Cindi Ritter.
Sermon: “Your Heart Will Tremble and Open Wide” (Is.60.5), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
A Litany of Farewell and Blessing for Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and XXXX.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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December 28, 2014, First Sunday after Christmas.
Theme: Finding Hope in Christ.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 61:10-62:3, read by Wilson Wright.
Message: “Flames, Flashlights & Floodlights”, given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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December 25, 2014, Christmas Eve.
Theme: “And all who heard it were amazed…” (Luke 2:18).

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Lighting of the Advent Wreath lead by The Campbell family.
Reading: “A Shepherd Speaks To Mary” by Clive Sansom , read by Cynthia Stevens.
A Christmas Message “And all who heard it were amazed” (Luke. 2:18), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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December 7, 2014, Second Sunday of Advent.
Theme: “’Comfort, O Comfort My People,’ says your God” (Is.40.1).

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Lighting of the Advent Wreath lead by The Thelke Family.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 40:1-11, read by Nanc Ihrcke.
Sermon: “’Comfort, O Comfort My People,’ says your God” (Is.40.1), 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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November 30, 2014, First Sunday of Advent.
Theme: “No one has seen any God besides you who works for those who wait” (Is. 64:4).

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Lighting of the Advent Wreath lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Isaiah 64: 1-9, read by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Message: “No one has seen any God besides you who works for those who wait” (Is. 64:4), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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November 26, 2014, Thanksgiving Eve.
Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture read responsively, Psalm 65, UMH 789
Reflection "Deep vast peace in abundance" given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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November 23, 2014, Christ the King Sunday.
Theme: The Least of These.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:31-46, Read by: Mary Winkelman.
Message “Past the Edge of the Road” given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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November 16, 2014, Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Theme: Standing with the needy.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:14-30, Read by: Nanc Ihrcke.
Message “With Whom Do You Stand?” given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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November 9, 2014, 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 25:1-13, Read by: Emily Behrendt, Olivia Gerhards, Aiden Lincicum, Cynthia Stevens.
Message: "Share Your Oil. Change The Story.” 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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November 2, 2014, All Saints Sunday.
Theme: ‘We have one teacher who wants to bring us communion’.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 23:1-12, Read by: Cindi Ritter.
Message "You have one teacher, and all of you are brothers and sisters" (Matthew 23:8) given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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October 26, 2014, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘love—until…’.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:34-46, Read by Sandy Zinos.
Message “Until”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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October 19, 2014, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘God is in every process’.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:15-22, Read by Dee Filipiak.
Meditation on the hymn ""Many Gifts, One Spirit" given by John Sheaffer.
Message “God is in Every Process”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Kris Androsky and Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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October 12, 2014, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘You prepare a table before me’ (Psalm 23:5).

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 22:1-14, Read by Jeanette Gugler.
Message “Thou Preparest a Table Before Me”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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October 5, 2014, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘In the midst of changing ways, give us still the grace to praise,’ --Al Carmines, UMH 114.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading, Matthew 21: 33-46, Read by Cynthia Stevens.
Sermon: “In the Midst of Changing Ways, Give Us Still the Grace to Praise”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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