Category Archives: Worship

Pray Our Way Forward: January 29 – February 4

“Holy Spirit, renew and inspire us because the way forward is hard and the disciples’ journey is long.“ This sentence concludes the prayer we are asked to offer during the week of January 29. It is part of the Council … Continue reading

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Bring the Family: January 16 Interfaith Service: Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year the Princeton Clergy Association holds an Interfaith Service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , and this year our church will host it. On Monday, January 16 at 7 p.m. people from all walks of … Continue reading

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God Imagines: Peace on Earth

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash – January 8, 2017 –  Matthew 24:1-31 Is this passage anyone’s favorite passage of scripture? Heavy reading isn’t it? It takes me back to time spent with my conservative Baptist grandmother who often lamented that we were … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Service – January 1st 2017

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash:  ‘Jesus’ Birth Gives us a Mission’ – Matthew 2:13-23 On New Year’s Day, Rev. Jana preached on the difficult passage from Matthew. Here are some notes from her message:  Jesus didn’t come into the world to bring … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Advent: Forgiving Love

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash –  4th Sunday in Advent: December 18. Luke 2:15-20; John 3:16 Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, next week we will gather for worship to celebrate the birth of Jesus the newborn king. These last four weeks … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service – December 20, 2016

Rev. Catherine E. Williams – The Gift of Love: 1 John 4:7-12   This evening we are featuring lavender, butterflies, and love. I confess I don’t know that I can string these together with sufficient credibility. Our Stephen Ministers got … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: The Absurdity of Advent – Enduring Peace

On December 4, the second Sunday in Advent at the early service, Bob Meola read the scripture (from Isaiah and Philippians) Laverna Albury explained  the theme to the kids at Children’s Time in a clear and understandable way. And Rev. Catherine … Continue reading

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Jesus mine, in me shine

Morning star, o cheering sight, ere thou camst how dark earth’s light. Jesus mine, in me shine, fill my heart with light divine… These are the words of “Morning Star” sung responsively — in Moravian churches around the world. Layers of … Continue reading

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Celebrate with Chrismoms

What are Chrismoms? The large white and gold symbols on the giant tree in the sanctuary? Watch this episode of Church Knows Church to find out. Not many of us know the meaning behind each symbol, but here are some … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service: December 20

Our Longest Night service is a worship gathering — we commemorate the birth of Christ in a manner more subdued than the typically festive Christmas services. This low-keyed service provides a spiritual and affective space for the grief that accompanies … Continue reading

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