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July 25, 2021

Rev. Doretta Colburn 

“A Changed Perspective”

In-Church Service

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.

If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Lectionary Readings

John 6:1-21    New Revised Standard Version

Feeding the Five Thousand

6 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples.

4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.”

8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all.

11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

15 When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

Jesus Walks on the Water

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified.

20But he said to them, “It is I, do not be afraid.”21Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

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Virtual Choir: Denny & Ginny Raymond, Al & Jean Struck, Jane Morse, Diane & Del Leonard,  Kevin Murphy and Kay Leslie (accompanist)

For the Beauty of the Earth
(vocal reprise)

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July 18, 2021

Rev. Doretta Colburn 

“Recognizing Love”

In-Church Service


“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

Lectionary Reading:
Mark 6:30-34

New Revised Standard Version

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.


Healing the Sick in Gennesaret

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was.

56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.

Waltye Rusalala: solo

At the Feet of Jesus

July 11, 2021

Rev. Doretta Colburn 

“In Celebration Together”

In-Church Service

"This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.” Alice Waters

Lectionary Reading:

Psalm 24

Entrance into the Temple

1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
2 for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.

3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4 Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
   and do not swear deceitfully.
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord, and vindication from the God of their salvation.
6 Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.[a]Selah

7 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
   that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is the King of glory?
   The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts,
   he is the King of glory.

WCC Virtual voices:  Teach me



Al Struck, Claranet Solo:  Moon Represents My Heart

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July 4, 2021

Rev. Doretta Colburn 

“On A Mission”

Armchair sermon

My mission is life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. Maya Angelou



WCC  Virtual Quartet

Dianne Morse Leonard, Jane Morse,  Kevin Murphy & Del Leonard

Kay Leslie, pianist

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This Hymn was Marian Morses's favorite. Marian was a long time church member.  She was a quiet, yet strong advocate of civil justice and world peace.

Lectionary Reading, Stef Michaud

George Wiese:  Hymns at Home

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