Category Archives: Worship

Gifts of the Dark Wood: The Gift of Being Thunderstruck

“At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. 2 Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan: Project Vibrant Worship

Worship is a huge part of our church life!  It is one of three elements in our Strategic Plan for 2017 (see complete document here). Church council members have been discussing at great length what worship experiences will serve both our … Continue reading

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Lenten Tuesday at Noon: March 7

What’s it like to come to Mid-week Lenten Worship at Princeton UMC? The 30-minute services are Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 in the small chapel; entering by the ramp door. They continue every Tuesday through April 11 on the theme “Let … Continue reading

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Lula’s Lenten Lunch Soup

For the first Lenten Tuesday, Catherine Williams led the service and Lula Crawford prepared the lunch. Everybody loved her African Spiced Yellow Split Pea and Potato Soup so much that we prevailed on her to share the recipe. Note she … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Dark Wood: The Gift of Uncertainty.

Erik Skitch Matson — March 5, 2017 — 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 What is Lent? Lent was spoken of in the 2nd Century, but then established as Lent with the typical Ash Wednesday in the 6th century under Gregory the Great. … Continue reading

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Life in Community

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash – February 5, 2017 –  Isaiah 58: 1-12 As we as a faith community think together about what life in community means for us, I share with you this quote from a favorite author/thinker, Eugene Peterson. He … Continue reading

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God Imagines…..All Are Equal – 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18

Gerald C. Liu – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany,  January 22, 2017. “I am Christ’s and So are You” Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good … Continue reading

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God Imagines…All Are Welcome

Rev. Catherine E. Williams – Jan 15, 2017 – Revelation 7: 9-17 “God imagines…” signals a divine reality – a reality that exists already as far as God is concerned, although not quite yet as far as humans are concerned. … Continue reading

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All Are Equal

  As part of the “God Imagines” sermon series, Gerald C. Liu will preach on “All Are Equal” on Sunday, January 22. An assistant professor of worship and preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary, he has degrees from Washington University in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From many faiths and many backgrounds, we joined together to worship and pray and honor the work and ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We were marching “in the light of God.” See and hear it here Rev. Jana … Continue reading

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