Worship – October 25, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 10/21/20 – Music

Worship – October 18, 2020

Worship – October 11, 2020

Worship – October 4, 2020

Worship – September 27, 2010

Worship – September 20, 2020

Spiritual Practice 9/16/2020 – Blessings

Worship – September 13, 2020

Worship – September 6, 2020

Spiritual Practice 9/3/20 – Hospitality

Worship – August 30, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 8/27/2020 – Gardening

Worship – August 23, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 08/20/20 – Daily Devotional

Worship – August 16, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 08/13/20 – Identification and Dis-Identification

Worship – August 9, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 08/06/20 – Caring for the Environment

Worship – August 2, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 7/30/20 – Contemplative Reading

Worship – July 26, 2020

Spiritual Practice of the Week 7/23/20 – Contemplative Prayer

Worship – July 19, 2020

Worship – July 12, 2020

Worship – July 5, 2020

Worship – June 28, 2020

Worship – June 21, 2020

Worship – June 14, 2020

Worship – June 7, 2020

Worship – May 31, 2020

Worship – May 24, 2020

Worship – May 17, 2020

Worship – May 10, 2020

Worship – May 3, 2020

Worship – April 26, 2020

Worship – April 19, 2020

Worship – Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020

Good Friday Guided Meditation Podcast

Even as we are moving to Zoom worship in these “Stay at Home Minnesota” days, First UCC staff have chosen a solitary experience for Good Friday. To get to Easter, we must travel through Good Friday, and we invite you to practice a feeling of journey–of moving with–while hearing Jesus’ last seven words from the cross. 

Mirroring the loneliness of Jesus on the cross, we invite you is to take Pastor Wendy’s Good Friday guided meditation podcast, and practice it with your body in solitude. You may choose to walk outdoors, or within rooms of your living space, or move your gaze as you sit. We hope this will provide you with time for reflection, time for prayer, time to pay attention, time to breathe, and time to have our souls kneaded by the hand of God in this Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday 
Communion Worship

Please join us for Maundy Thursday Zoom worship this week at 7:00 p.m., where we will share in Communion from our homes. We invite you to view or print the worship bulletin here. Before worship, we invite you to prepare a slice or a small loaf of any kind of bread. In some parts of the world tortilla, rice cake, cassava are used as this element, which is defined not as a wheat product, but as the most common food of the people. Let it be something you alone, or you with others in your home, may break and share. Prepare a cup or cups of juice or wine, with or without alcohol. Please remember that even a cracker or an English muffin can become a sacrament, and even a cup of water or tea can become a remembrance of God’s love.

Set these elements where you experience worship electronically with our faith community. Perhaps you want to put them on a cloth or fabric that reminds you of a special time or a person deeply connected with you in the communion of saints. Perhaps you will light a candle or place a flower or plant or the photograph of someone you wish to bring into the circle of faith beside the bread and the cup. Thank you for your preparation! 

Worship – Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

Worship – Fifth Sunday in Lent – March 29, 2020