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October 26, 2014, Twenteenth 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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September 28, 2014, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Living with conviction.

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, Matthew 21: 23-32, Read by Tom Taft.
Message “Confounded and Claimed”, given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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September 21, 2014, Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “I will show you my salvation” (Psalm 91:16).

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 20:1-16, Read by Andrew Mills.
Message “Bring the Fruit You Can and Speak Truth to Power”, 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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September 14, 2014, Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: When to bind and when to free.

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 18:18, 21-35, Read by Dee Filipiak.
Message “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven (Mt. 18:18)”, 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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September 7, 2014, Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: The Messiah is Between US.

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, Matthew 18:15-20, Read by Sandy Zinos.
Sermon: “…For Where Two or Three are gathered in my Name, I’m there with Them” (Mt.18:20)”, 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 31, 2014, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Discipleship.

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 16:21-28, Read by Mary Winkelman.
Message: “Foundational Rock or Stumbling Block”, given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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August 24, 2014, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Building the community of faith.

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 Matthew 16:13-20, Read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message: “Star-Belly Sneetches”, given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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August 17, 2014, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “Great is your faith” — (Matthew 15:28).

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 15:10-28, Read by: Dee Filipiak.
Message: “Judge a Moth by the Beauty of its Candle” --Rumi, 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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August 10, 2014, Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: “When they got into the boat, the wind ceased” (Mt. 14:32).

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 14:22-33, Read by: Monty Johnson.
Sermon: “When They Got into the Boat, the Wind Ceased (v.32)”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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August 3, 2014, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: An Open Table Faith.

Call to Worship lead by Rev Tina Itson.
Children's Time given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading Matthew 14:13-21, Read by: Monty Johnson.
Sermon: “An Open Table Faith”, 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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July 27, 2014, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: God’s Reign – The Kingdom.

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 13: 31-33, 44-52, Read by Dee Filipiak.
Message: “The Kingdom Is Like…” given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Commissioning of our Intergenerational Mission Team to Milwaukee, lead by Pastors Androsky, Hietpas and Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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July 20, 2014, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: We grow together until the harvest.

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 13:24-30, Read by: Cynthia Stevens.
Message: “Does It Make Bread?” given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Kris Androsky and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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July 13, 2014, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Preparing our lives for God’s grace.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23, read by Dee Filipiak.
Message: “Helpless, Hapless Seeds” given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev Tina Itson and Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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July 6, 2014, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: Finding Rest in God.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Children's Time given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Sermon: “Light Burdens in a Hectic World” Rev Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin and Rev Tina Itson.
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June 29th, 2014, Third Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me’--Jesus

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 10:40-42, read by Greg Carpenter.
Message: “We Have this Treasure in Clay Jars” (2 Cor. 4:7), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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June 22nd, 2014, Second Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: ‘You are more than sparrows’ -- Jesus

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 Matthew 10:24-39, read by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Message: “You Are More Than Sparrows”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
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June 15th, 2014, First Sunday after Pentecost.
Theme: I am with you always.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading Matthew 28:16-20, read by Dee Filipiak.
Message: “I am with You Always”, given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
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June 8th, 2014, Pentecost Sunday.
Theme: Healing flows from the hollow places.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time Teacher Appreciation by Revs. Greta Hietpas and Tina Itson.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading John 7:37-39, read by Tom Taft.
Message: “Obsolete Realities”, given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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June 1st, 2014, Ascension Sunday.
Theme: A prayer for oneness.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Nikki Haskey.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading John 17:1-11, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Sermon: “So that they may be as one as we are one” (John 17:11b), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing: lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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May 25th, 2014, Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: God’s promises come to pass.

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 John 14:15-21, read by Tom Taft.
Message: “I will not leave you orphaned”, given by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Dismissal lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
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May 18th, 2014, Fifth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Building a Life of Faith.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Revs. Kris Androsky, Tina Itson and Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading 1 Peter 2:2-10, read by Tom Taft.
Message: "It's Never Too Late to Grow Up," given by Revs. Kris Androsky and Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Dismissal lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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May 11th, 2014, Fourth Sunday of Easter.
Theme: The abundant life.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture Please read John 10:1-10.
Message: "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." ~ Jesus (John 1:10), given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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May 4th, 2014, Third Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Jesus is among US looking for an opening.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading Luke 24: 13-35, read by Wilson Wright.
Sermon: "We Are A Door That Is Never Locked." given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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April 27th, 2014, Second Sunday of Easter.
Theme: Do Not Doubt But Believe. (John 20:27b).

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 John 20:19-31, read by Dee Filipiak.
Message: "Now What?." given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Community Response lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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April 20th, 2014, Easter Sunday.
Theme: An ongoing experience of Jesus ahead of us in the struggle.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Scripture reading John 20:1-18, read by Clark Gugler.
Message: "I Have Seen the Lord Ahead of Us in the Struggle."given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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April 13th, 2014, Palm Sunday.
Theme: Stay awake with me.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Scripture reading Mathew 26:36-42, read by Cynthia Stevens.
Message: "Stay Awake with Me" -Jesus (Mathew 26:38) given by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
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April 6th, 2014, Fifth Sunday in Lent.
Theme: Set free by community.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading John 11:1-45, readers: First UMC Clergy.
Sermon: "Unbind Him and Let Him Go" (John 11:44) given by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Community Response lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
Blessing lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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March 30th, 2014, Fourth Sunday in Lent.
Theme: Seeing and believing.

Call to Worship lead by Rev. Rachel Chingej.
Children's Time given by Rev. Greta Hietpas.
Time of Prayer lead by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
Scripture reading John 9:1-41, readers Rev. Tina Itson and Youth.
Message: "Seeing and Believing" given by Rev. Tina Itson.
Community Response lead by Rev. Kris Androsky.
Dismissal with Blessing lead by Rev. Tina Itson.
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March 23rd, 2014, Third Sunday in Lent.
Theme: A well of spirit and truth.

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 John 4:5-42, readers Rev. Greta Hietpas and Rev. Kris Androsky.
Message: "In Spirit and Truth" 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 16th, 2014, Second Sunday in Lent.
Theme: Growing in Faith.

Scripture reading John 3:1-17.
Message: "Grow a Life" by Rev. Kris Androsky.
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March 9th, 2014, First Sunday in Lent.
Theme: What becomes bread in temptation.

Scripture reading Matthew 4:1-11.
Message: "We Can Draw Breath and Know Peace All the Way Through" by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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March 2nd, 2014, Tranfiguration Sunday.
Theme: A voice from the cloud.

Scripture reading Matthew 17:1-9.
Message: "And from the Cloud a Voice" by Rev. Dan Schwerin.
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