July 31, 2022

Rev. Doretta Colburn

"The Richness of God"

Parish Hymn

“God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.” Mahatma Gandhi

Gentle Voice - WCC Choir

Music: Lee Dengler - Words: Susan Naus Dengler

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE,

License # A-738807. All rights reserved.

July 24, 2022

Rev. Doretta Colburn

"At the Heart of Prayer"

Parish Hymn

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart 

Gathering Prayer

Let us find peace within

So that we may be calm throughout.

Let us find silence within

So that we may find compassion throughout.

Let us be reminded that some things

Are worth waiting for. Let us be reminded that the journey

Is more important than reachying the destination.

Let us see that the non-doing

Is as much a part of life

As the doing.

Let us be reminded that

It is in these moments of holding on

That we can find quietude and renewal.

It is within these time of inaction

That we can find rest.

It is in these time of emptiness

That we can become full.

Lord, Prepare me to be a Sanctuary 

WCC Choir

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE,

License # A-738807. All rights reserved.

July 17, 2022

Rev. Doretta Colburn

"The Essentials of Life"

An Outdoor Service

“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey

FaceBook cutoff in mid-service

As quoted in Rev. Colburns Sermon:

I Want to Be with People By Dana E Worsnop

Often people say that they love coming to a place with so many like-minded people.
I know just what they are getting at -- and I know that they aren’t getting it quite right.

I don’t want to be with a bunch of people who think just like me.

I want to be in a beloved community where I don’t have to think like everyone else to be loved,

  to be eligible for salvation.
I want to be with people who value compassion, justice, love and truth,

   though they have different thoughts and opinions about all sorts of things.
I want to be with independent-minded people of good heart.
I want to be with people who have many names and no name at all for God.
I want to be with people who see in me goodness and dignity,

   who also see my failings and foibles, and who still love me.
I want to be with people who feel their inter-connection with all existence

   and let it guide their footfalls upon the earth.
I want to be with people who see life as a paradox and don’t always rush to resolve it.
I want to be with people who are willing to walk the tight rope that is life

   and who will hold my hand as I walk mine.
I want to be with people who let church call them into a different way of being in the world.
I want to be with people who support, encourage and even challenge each other to higher

   and more ethical living.
I want to be with people who inspire one another to follow the call of the spirit.
I want to be with people who covenant to be honest, engaged

   and kind, who strive to keep their promises and hold me to the promises I make.
I want to be with people who give of themselves, who share their hearts and minds and gifts.
I want to be with people who know that human community is often warm

   and generous, sometimes challenging and almost always a grand adventure.

In short, I want to be with people like you.

Image by Kseniia Rastvorova

Music from the service

Jane Morse

"The Farthest Field" 

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE,

License # A-738807. All rights reserved.

July 10, 2022

Rev. Doretta Colburn

" Getting It Right!"

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”  C.S. Lewis

Clarinet and Piano Duet: Al Struck & Kay Leslie 

Hosanna pic.jpg

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE,

License # A-738807. All rights reserved.

July 3, 2022

Rev. Doretta Colburn

"The Truth About Freedom"

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains,

but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela 

WCC Choir 

Parish Hymn                                    Come, Holy Spirit

picture for logo.jpg

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE,

License # A-738807. All rights reserved.