Monday, May 15, 2017

Quote of the Day

“Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with people.” ~Anonymous

Monday, May 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Don't treat people the way they treat you. Treat people the way God treats you." ~Dave Willis

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Service of Reflection

Join Rev. Dr. David Hodgson and Kelsey McKee in Swain Hall on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:00 pm for the last spring Service of Reflection. Featuring "psalms and psongs," the service will recap the Lenten and Easter sermons. Dinner will follow. If you haven't yet made a reservation and would like to attend, please call the church office at 623.974.3605 by noon on the 25th.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dinner in the Upper Room

Holy Week – the span of days between Palm Sunday and Easter – will mark the triumphal end to our Lenten journey together. I want to thank you for sharing the adventure with me and to invite you to a very special opportunity in the spiritual life of our church family. I am inviting you to sign up to be part of what I am calling A Meal in the Upper Room. It will take place on Maundy Thursday, April 13th, at 5:00 in the evening.

We will begin in the Sanctuary with a brief service of celebration and of preparation and then move by way of the inside corridor to the Upper Room (also known as Swain Hall). Before entering the hall the elders, acting as disciples, will offer the washing of hands to prepare all guests for the sacramental experience.

The meal will be shared in complete silence, and will be served family style at each table. The only words spoken will be the words of Jesus to his disciples and will be spoken by me, seated at the head table with twelve disciples. The meal will culminate in the celebration of communion at each table by the twelve disciples.

This experience is not envisioned to be the Jewish Passover, or the traditional Seder meal. It is a Christian celebration to remember and to be inspired by the Lord’s Spirit at work in the life of our church. Our Meal in the Upper Room is open to all – but reservations will be required because seating will need to be arranged beforehand.

Throughout our Lenten journey we have examined ways in which the Storyteller put himself into his stories in order to reveal the mysteries of God with us. On Maundy Thursday he will invite us to become a part of the never-ending story of his life. I look forward to sharing this sacred moment with you.

∼David

Monday, March 27, 2017

March Service of Reflection

This month's Reflection Service featuring "psalms and psongs" from David and Kelsey will be tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 28, at 5:00 pm in the Chapel. Pizza and salad will follow in Swain Hall. If you plan to stay for dinner and have not already signed up to attend, please call the church office TODAY so we can be sure we have enough food.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

TGIF! Bible Study Continues

Thank God It’s Friday! Bible Study continues in Swain Hall this week with a DVD and discussion on “The End Times.” Join our pastors on Friday, March 31, at 8:30 am for coffee and 9:00 for the program. Bring your Bible and a friend!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lenten Fish Fry on Thursday Night

Sign up today for our annual Lenten Fish Fry, this Thursday, March 16, at 5:00 in Swain Hall. We will be serving battered fried fish with tartar sauce, lemons, or ketchup; coleslaw; potato salad (new this year!); rolls and butter; ice cream; and coffee, iced tea, or water, plus entertainment from Mike Chamberlin, The Singing TV Guy. Expect some pre-St. Patrick’s Day numbers from him!