This Week in Worship

Guest Preacher
From Boys to Men of Faith

Psalm 78:1-8
The Rev. Arne Larsen, preaching

Sunday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

While I am away this week with the Mexico Mission team, I am thrilled to welcome to our pulpit The Rev. Arne Larsen. 

Arne is a Disciples minister currently doing an interim ministry at Oakdale Christian Church. In almost thirty years of ministry he has served many churches in the CCNCN Region. He serves on the region's Ministry Council and its Resources Committee.  I invited him to preach on this particular Sunday, Father’s Day, because he also serves as President of Disciples Men.

Arne’s interests include playing guitar, reading non-fiction, and is always in search of the perfect desert.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Raquel. 

His sermon title is From Boys to Men of Faith and is based on the Psalm 78:1-8.

The following Sunday, June 25, we are thrilled to welcome back The Rev. Hope & Scott Attenhofer, who recently bicycled across America. From San Diego to St. Augustine in 50 days, they cycled through 8 States pedaling 3,000 miles to raise awareness of and funds for Week of Compassion. Come here about their exciting and challenging journey! 

Their sermon title will be One Pedal at a Time, and is based on Philippians 4:13 (Message), which reads, “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”

We’ll also be taking a special offering for Week of Compassion on that day in honor and celebration of Hope and Scott’s incredible journey!

I do hope you’ll hold our Mexico Mission team in your thoughts and prayers during trip as we build a home for the Melendes Paniagua family who recently lost everything in a fire.  Together, with your prayers and our efforts, we’ll rebuild their home and hope! This mission would not be possible without your support and contributions.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman
Senior Minister

The way we worship is the way we live.

Worship is the work of the people, bringing together our fullest selves in a communal act of love and gratitude.  Each voice is important; each person is valued as the Spirit draws out our authentic gifts and talents, shared in the ever-widening circle of God’s people.  We hope you’ll join us this week as we gather to worship the God of extravagant welcome.

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