“Do you renounce evil?” In the Presbyterian church this question is asked in every baptism, every time officers are ordained and installed, and every time a person joins the church. This Sunday, as we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, we will consider the existence of evil in our world and our response.
Peace is the theme of the second Sunday of Advent. Pastor Heidi will talk about comfort, encouragement, and prophets—such as St Nick. We will be lighting advent candles, so if you would like to join us from home, please have one or two candles of any kind ready. We will also celebrate communion this Sunday, […]
The Kingdom, or realm, of God is like . . . a seed? yeast? a pearl? your car? a church? Jesus uses many similes and illustrations for the realm of God. . . . This Sunday Pastor Heidi will lead us in a contemplation of how the realm of God appears for you. Volunteers from […]
This Sunday we welcome back Rev. Cindy Shepherd, regional outreach director of Faith in Place, as our guest preacher. Mike and Jane Cain will be our liturgists. Many thanks to Dr. Yohei Endo and Asami Endo for their great work in gathering choir members and singers to make our worship wonderful musically!
This Sunday we welcome the Reverend Dr. Rachel Matthews as our guest preacher and Margo Chaney and Paula Hancock as liturgists. There will be a lots of special music as members of the McKinley choir and community continue to lead the singing. Pastor Heidi first met Rachel Matthews and her husband, Matt, during their seminary […]
Just who or what is God? How does thinking about God as Trinity help us navigate our world? Join us Sunday, June 7, in streaming worship as we consider the Trinity—God in community. The choir will sing, we will continue prayers of lamentation for our country, and we will celebrate communion. Tips for preparing a […]
“Peace be with you,” Jesus said, and then he breathed out on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Breathing out does not seem like a good idea these days. Still, we are encouraged to remember that the Holy Spirit, breath of God, is in our midst. In our streaming worship, this Sunday Pastor Heidi […]
This Sunday, worship will include the annual reading of the Mother’s Day Proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe. Pastor Heidi will also examine the metaphor of God as a rock and refuge. Members of the McKinley community will read, and the choir will lead us in song.