This Week in Worship

Find the Lent Brochure including the Tuesday Lenten Speaker Series,
Worship and Lenten activities information here.

We continue our Lenten theme of “Roll-Down Justice“;
~ The Waters of Justice in the Vows of Baptism ~

Coming up:
April 2nd – Will the Church serve as God’s representative in the world?
   We will.

All through this Lenten season, powerful music and reminders of the rituals of baptism have offered paths for reflection and renewed commitment to the heart of the Gospel: God’s love for all people.

On Sunday April 2nd, University of the Pacific, the oldest private college in California,
will be at Campbell UMC with a special program:


Joel Lohr,
Dean of Religious Life,
preaches at 10:00 am

Patrick Day
Vice Pres. for Student Life
presents  at 11:30 am:
“College for Everyone”

 

 



Roll Down Justice:     
Our Worship Theme for Lent 

Lent is a time for reminding ourselves who we are called to be in this world.
Our worship during Lent—the 40 days before Easter–is inspired by Amos, a prophet whose message is that God calls us to let “justice roll down like waters.”

Worship without justice is not what God wants from us. Our songs, our prayers, our rituals must move us to action on behalf of the oppressed.

All through this season, powerful music and reminders of the rituals of baptism will offer paths for reflection and renewed commitment to the heart of the Gospel:  God’s love for all people.

What prejudices are we challenged to “give up” as a Lent practice?
How are we willing to “give” of ourselves for the sake of the world?

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 March 26th, 2017
Carillon Handbell Choir plays the prelude: “God So Loved the World
Centering Music: “Vasylyna’s Prayer” –
Part 1 and Part 2, performed by the Carillon Choir
text:
John 11:1-44
Offertory Anthem: “Hymn of Peace” – Chancel Choir
Sermon: “Unbind Him.”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 March 19th, 2017
Everlasting Life” – Chancel Choir
New A’Peal Handbell Choir plays the prelude: “Living Waters
text:
Genesis 35:10-15
New A’Peal Handbell Choir plays the postlude: “O, Worship the King
Sermon: “Do You Take the Name ‘Christian’?”
— Joshua Sulaiman   Listen to Sermon


March 12th, 2017
O Holy Jesus” – Chancel Choir
text: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:2-3
Sermon: “In It For the Long Haul”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


March 5th, 2017
Sanctus” [from St. Cecilia Mass] – Chancel Choir; Soloist: Linda Solis
text: Mark 1:9-13
Sermon: “The Mirror is Broken”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 


This Is Who We Are:     
Conversions and Convictions  

The Church’s Mission is clear, and it is given to us by our tradition:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  But what does that mean—for us, here, now?  Do all of the activities and programs of the church align with and support that mission?
What does a disciple look like, in Campbell, California, in 2017?  How do you “make” disciples?  What part of the world are we trying to transform, and what kind of “transformation” are we talking about?

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February 26th, 2017
I Got Joy for my God Knows My Needs” – The African Choir
text: Excerpts from Mark 4, 5 and 6
Sermon: “Be unafraid…to cross boundaries for the sake of love and justice.”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

February 19th, 2017
Read the Centering Prayer – on Being Found
text: Acts 2:1-12
Sermon: ““Be found… in a community where our differences
are treasured as glimpses of beauty in the eyes of a creative God.”

— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


February 12th, 2017
“Let Your Light Shine” – Chancel Choir
text: Mark 10:17-22
Sermon: ““Become… who God created you to be – fully human, fully alive”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon

February 5th, 2017
Listen to the Joyful Notes sing “The Light of God’s Love
Go Ye Into All the World” – Chancel Choir
text: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon: “Our Mission: To Make Disciples…
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


Healing the Heart of Our Democracy  

A Sermon Series for the New Year: 2017

A new year, a new day in our nation…

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January 29th, 2017 –
Fifth Sunday Worship at Work
“Total Praise”  – Gospel Choir
Sermon: “Living As a Compassionate Community”
— Rev. Daniel Gbundema   Listen to Sermon

January 22nd, 2017
Read or Listen to the Centering/Call to be fully Present – It is I Who Must Begin…
The Last Words of David” (He Who Ruleth Over Man Must be Just) – Chancel Choir
text: Isaiah 58:6-12
Sermon: “Healing the Heart of Our Democracy (Part 2)
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

January 15th, 2017 – MLK Jr. Sunday
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” – Chancel Choir
Read the Centering/Call to be fully Present – Have We Lost Our Way?
text: Isaiah 42:1-9
Sermon: “Healing the Heart of Our Democracy (Part 1)
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 


 
January 8th, 2017 – Epiphany Sunday (Epiphany Jan 6th)
text: Genesis 12:1-9
Sermon: “A Journey of Faith”
— Joshua Sulaiman   Listen to Sermon


January 1st, 2017 – New Year’s Day
text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sermon: “It’s Time”
— Rev. Kathi McShane    Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 


Advent: Even Now… 
something waits to be born.

A Sermon Series for Advent 2016

The season of Advent – the four weeks before Christmas – is as ancient as Christianity itself.  Int the Church, the season of Christmas begins on Christmas Day.  Until then, we are in a season of waiting and watching, preparing ourselves for the birth of God into the world of human life.  Until the Christ Child is born, in a blaze of stars and light, we wait in darkness.

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December 25th, 2016 – Christmas Day
Sermon: “The Gift
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Listen to Sermon
December 24th, 2016 – Christmas Eve

Sermon: “Angels & Shepherds, Orchids & Dandelions
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon

December 18th, 2016 – Fourth Sunday in Advent
Little Lord Jesus – Diamond Ringers (Jr handbell choir)
Arise, Shine, Thy Light Is Come – Chancel Choir
text: from John 1:1-14
Sermon: “In the Image of God
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

December 11th, 2016 – Third Sunday in Advent
The King of Glory Comes – Carillon Choir (handbells)
Somebody Build a Manger – Chancel Choir
text: from Luke 1:26-45
Sermon: “Out of a Risky Choice
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

December 4th, 2016 – Second Sunday in Advent
The Very First Christmas Morning – Joyful Notes Choir
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning – Chancel Choir
text: from Mark 1:1-15
Sermon: “In the Already…and the Not Yet
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


November 27th, 2016 – First Sunday in Advent

I Believe – Chancel Choir
text: from Matthew 1:17-25
Sermon: “Out of the Ordinary and Forgotten”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


We Live, We Love,    adamandeveinthegardenofeden_wenzelpeter
Stories from the Beginning   

Genesis:  Creation to the Flood – Sermon Series for Fall 2016

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November 20th, 2016
Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord – Chancel Choir
New A’Peal Handbell Choir (offertory)Count Your Blessings
text: from Genesis 6-8
Sermon: “Noah and His Messy Menagerie”
— Rev. Daniel Gbundema   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon


November 13th, 2016
text: from Genesis 4:1-16
Sermon: “Adam’s Family”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 

November 6th, 2016 – All Saints Sunday
text: from Genesis 2
Sermon: “God and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
— Rev. Kathi McShane   Read Sermon   Listen to Sermon

 

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