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29 Sep 2014

This Sunday (10/5): Uninvited Guests

Posted by David Lewicki in This Week, Worship. | Leave a comment |

Beggars Banquet 1 This Sunday (10/5), is World Communion Sunday, a day when local churches acknowledge the global reality of the Christian family. At NDPC, we will celebrate Communion at both the 8:30 and 11am services.

The text this week is from Matthew 22:1-14. It is a curious story of a wedding banquet: with invited guests who refuse to come, “replacement” guests plucked at random from off the street, and one guest in particular who, while pigging out on the buffet, fails to show the host the proper gratitude. We reflect together on this story and on “party etiquette” (ie, how a person who is loved and blessed by God is expected to act).

Christian Education for all ages begins at 9:30am. New adult education classes start this week. Our staffed nursery is open all morning for our babies.

First-time visitors are always welcome at NDPC. Come to the banquet feast!

23 Sep 2014

Edited: This Sunday (9/28): A Covenant with the Earth

Posted by David Lewicki in Creation Care, Education, This Week, Worship. | Leave a comment |

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Hi Friends – because of this morning’s mist, worship will be indoors today. However, pets are still welcome to Sunday School and to worship! See you at 8:30 or 11am!

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This Sunday, September 28, NDPC welcomes the whole community to our annual St. Francis Day celebration, when we give thanks to God for the gift of our friendship with other living creatures: dogs, cats, fish, azaleas, beets, and peanuts! This is our third and final week to reflect on the remarkable story of Noah. In Genesis 9, after the flood waters have dried up, God makes a covenant with all of creation including the earth itself! All of life is sacred to God.

Come one, come all: dogs, cats, fish, snakes, and people are welcome as we gather outdoors on the lawn for worship. Wear your blue jeans and bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Early worship with Holy Communion begins at 8:30am. A nearly identical worship begins at 11am.

Christian Education for all ages begins at 9:30am. Children’s classes are on the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Three classes for adults are held on the 1st floor of the Sanctuary Building.

First-time visitors are always welcome at NDPC! See you Sunday.

11 Sep 2014

This Sunday (9/21): If you were Noah…

Posted by David Lewicki in Adult, Children, Creation Care, Education, This Week, Worship. | Leave a comment |

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This Sunday, September 21, we turn worship upside down, destabilizing worship, imagining ourselves in the ark of the church, asking what it means to live in an earth that may be dying around us. What if you were Noah, and the survival of life on earth depended upon you? This special worship coincides with the United Nations conference on climate change and the world’s largest grassroots climate change action taking place in New York City on the same day.

Early worship with Holy Communion begins at 8:30am. A nearly identical worship begins at 11am. The sermon is a participatory reflection on the reality of climate change.

Christian Education for all ages begins at 9:30am. Children’s classes are on the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Three classes for adults are held on the 1st floor of the Sanctuary Building.

First-time visitors are always welcome at NDPC! See you Sunday.

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On Sunday, September 28, we will again host our annual St. Francis Day celebration, giving thanks to God for the renewed covenant with all of creation made in the wake of the flood. Dogs, cats, fish, snakes, and people are welcome to worship as we gather outdoors on the lawn.

  • Sunday Schedule & Where to Find Us

    SUNDAY SCHEDULE
    8:30 AM - Early Worship (begins 9/14)
    9:30 AM - Sunday School for all ages
    10:30 AM - Coffee & Friendship
    11 AM - Worship
    Nursery care all morning. Childcare during worship for children 1st grade and younger.

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