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Christ our King — Upper Room

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Christ the King Sunday is a day that comes periodically, but not regularly, in the Christian calendar.  It is the Sunday that occasionally falls between Thanksgiving and the 1st Sunday in Advent, so we only celebrate it once in awhile, but it’s intention is to focus on the King of Love, our Shepherd.  Rev. Campbell […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 136 — Upper Room

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This Sunday concludes our series on the Psalms with Psalm 136 – a psalm of thankfulness, which we look at on this Thanksgiving Sunday.  Psalm 136, Rev. Schaefer shares, tells of the thankfulness of God’s people.  This thankfulness has sustained them through many difficult times, even during times of trouble or war.  Even when they didn’t know where to turn, […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 86 – Upper Room

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Today we continued with our theme of ‘Falling Into the Psalms’ with a look at Psalm 86.  This psalm, as with many of the Psalms, was written by David.  David wrote Psalm 86 as a prayerful dialog with God, in which he named his own failing, and talked about how dependent he is on God and His […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 78 – Upper Room

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On Reformation Sunday (and also the 500th Anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door), we spent time looking at Psalm 78.  As Pastor Emily went through this psalm with us, she shared that it represents a call to remember – remember the things God has done for […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 107 — Upper Room

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Today, as we looked at Psalm 107, the next installment in our series ‘Falling Into the Psalms,’ we explored the stories of deliverance presented there, and added several of our own stories of deliverance through the telling of four ‘3 Word Stories.’  Presented by Bekah Greenman, Rich Rej, and Rev. Emily Campbell, and explained through […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 100 & 150 – Upper Room

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Our Psalms this week are Psalm 100 and 150 – Psalms of praise.  Rev. Chochran, as she discussed these, asked us – How do we prepare ourselves for worship with God?  There are, in fact, many ways we can prepare ourselves to talk to God.  These psalms of praise challenge us to praise God wherever […]

Falling into the Psalms: Psalm 23 — Upper Room

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Continuing into our third week of our “Falling Into the Psalms” series, we are looking at Psalm 23, a message about trust and the presence of the Lord.  As Rev. Anne pointed out, we can see the obvious connection to this psalm and to King David, who was a shepherd in his youth.  And so he used the […]