May 16, 2021

10:00 am

Link to Order of Service

(Please note that the links to our services are updated on Thursdays)


Sunday Worship Gathering by Zoom (Computer & Phone)

Time: 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

To Join Zoom Meeting using your Telephone: 

Dial 312-626-6799 

If that number is busy, you can try one of these other access numbers:

301-715-8592; 253-215-8782; 646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 966 390 616

Join Zoom Meeting By Computer:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/966390616?pwd=eXBlRC9Kc0V6S3BxM3NBQzlDaHRTdz09 

Meeting ID: 966 390 616; Password: 773088

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Sunday Worship on Facebook Live

You DO NOT need a facebook account to watch our worship on Facebook Live

Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LovelandUCC 


Sunday Sermon on Facebook Live

You DO NOT need a facebook account to watch our worship on Facebook Live

Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/thandiwe.daleferguson



Vessels

Easter 2021


This Easter season, we continue our reflections on vessels. We consider the tomb as a vessel, the chrysalis from which a butterfly emerges, an encounter on the road, or a meal shared at table. Transformation, indeed resurrection, takes place in vessels and containers. 


How does God call us to use the vessels that are us? How does God call us to use the resources at hand (time, energy, passion and skill, money, our building, and our very community) as vessels of hope, love, strength, change and transformation? What barriers are there to vessels fulfilling God’s purpose? And what happens when vessels break? When conflict and tensions arise? When things cannot stay the same? What practices help us mend the literal and metaphorical vessels that are us and are around us in ways that make them stronger, more resilient and more beautiful? What are the gold threads (to draw from the Japanese practice of kintsugi in which a broken pot is mended with gold) with which we can mend vessels to be used and admired once more -- not for their perfection but for the beauty of brokenness made whole.