SUNDAY, JUNE 2
On June 9 and 16, Bible passages will explore the contrast between slavery and freedom and the gospel call to bold and faithful living. On June 2, we will be reminded of the pivotal story from Exodus, in which God hears the people cry from slavery and instructs Moses to go down and tell Pharaoh to let my people go. Then in Acts 16, we will hear a fascinating story from the early church in which the Apostle Paul and companions meet a woman who has been enslaved. As a result of their actions, they are thrown in prison. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion and Rev. Colby will preach.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
Join us on this Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost, thought of as the birth of the church and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Colby will preach and Central Choir is back for this special Sunday as we celebrate Pentecost and the baptism of Waverly Bergman (born to Leslie and James Bergman).
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Rev. Ashley Bair will preach on Romans 5:1-5. Approximately 50 years after Jesus’ death, Paul wrote a letter to the Christians in Rome, whom he had not yet met, to address the tensions between Christian Gentiles and Christian Jews. His letter was sent to insist that there is one gospel for all humanity. In chapter 5, we will read about the desire for hope in faith that Paul had for his Christian siblings living Rome. Sticks and Steel returns to worship. This is our Percussion Ensemble for 3rd-7th graders.
Come and support our young people as they share their gifts in worship.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Doug Throckmorton will preach What are Rules For? The writer of Galatians 3:23-29 spins this question around and all sorts of interesting ideas and insights come flying off, some of them very timely for how we think about living together today. (Doug Throckmorton, Pastor Emeritus of the White Bear Lake Presbyterian Church, is one of the retired ministers who finds a spiritual home here at Central and serves as one of our Parish Associates.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Taking up the mantle of leadership, Elisha becomes a key prophet as his mentor Elijah is taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. In these challenging times, where do we draw strength? When it seems like the ones we have looked to in the past are no longer present, how do we summon the faith to go on? Rev. Colby will preach on the story from 2 Kings 2. Ars Nova Brass Quintet shares in worship with Steve Swanson, piano.