December 8, 2019 – Dressed in Layers

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Mark Brutinel

Order of Service

Readings:
Snow Day by Billy Collins
White Eyes by Mary Oliver

November 17, 2019 – This I Believe
A regular tradition of members of the church sharing their spiritual journey, beliefs, and practices.

Speaking: Grace Pesch & Claudio Rivers
Worship Leaders: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer & Anne Black-Sinak

Order of Service
New Member Insert

Reading:
Prayer of St. Francis

November 10, 2019 – Rushing to the Window

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Mark Brutinel

Order of Service

Readings:
Undivided Attention, by Taylor Mali
Excerpt from In Search of Distraction, by Matthew Bevis

November 3, 2019 – On Point

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Agusto Braga

Order of Service

Readings:
Excerpt from The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
Set in Stone by Victoria Safford

October 27, 2019 – The Dance of Shadows: All Souls

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Ann Hutton

Order of Service

Readings:
Day of the Dead, by Janice Gould
My Dead, by Tim Nelson

October 20, 2019 – With All of Our Voices

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associates: Paul & Karen Trewartha-Weiner

Order of Service

Readings:
Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal, by Naomi Shihab Nye
Small Kindnesses, by Danusha Laméris

October 13, 2019 – Unimagined Grace

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Mark Brutinel

Order of Service

Readings:
Head of the Year, by Marge Piercy
A Blessing called Sanctuary, by Jan Richardson

October 6, 2019 – Keep the Table Set

Guest: David Roth
Worship Associate: Greg Wimmer

Order of Service

Readings:
Where Do We Come From?, by Josephine Lea
Inside the Walls, Author Unknown

September 29, 2019 – The Song that Never Stops

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: George Thompson

Order of Service

Readings:
Excerpts from U.N. Climate Change Speech, by Greta Thunberg
Genesis 1:1-31a, Excerpted

September 22, 2019 – Holy Envy

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Anne Black-Sinak

Order of Service

Readings:
Excerpts from Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Let the Beauty We Know, by Rumi

September 15, 2019 – What Did You Expect?

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Mark Brutinel

Order of Service

Readings:
Let Them Go, by Rev. Gretchen Haley
Expect Nothing, by Alice Walker

September 8, 2019 – What a Time to Be Alive

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Ann Hutton

Order of Service

September 1, 2019 – Divining Weothscipe

Guest Rev. Jack Gaede
Worship Associate: Paul Trewartha-Weiner

Order of Service

Readings:
Gold, by Billy Collins
Notice, by Steve Kowit

August 25, 2019 ~ Pilgrimage – Finding Our Roots

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Order of Service

August 18, 2019 ~ Resilient Beauty

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Patty Trnka

Order of Service

August 11, 2019 ~ Find Your Breath

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Ann Hutton

Order of Service

Readings:

Breathing, by Mark O’Brien
Breathing Landscapes, by Muriel Rukeyser

August 4, 2019 ~ Sanctuary

Guest Rev. Karen Hutt
Worship Associate: Anne Black-Sinak

Order of Service

Readings:

Morning Poem, by Mary Oliver
Untitled, by Wendell Berry

July 28, 2019 ~ A God as Big as Lake Superior, Revisited

Guest Rev. David Kraemer
Worship Associate: Mark Brutinel

Order of Service

Reading:

Earth Teach Me

July 21, 2019 ~ The Earth, the Moon, and Us

Worship Leader: Joe Mish
Worship Associate: Ann Hutton

Order of Service

Readings:

There is a Pleasure in the Pathless Woods, by Lord George Byron
Words from the Apollo 11 Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins

July 14, 2019 ~ UnRestrict Minnesota: Telling the Truth, Telling it Now

Guest Rev. Kelli Clement
Linda Ortiz, Worship Associate

Order of Service

Reading:

20190714_MN mandates script

July 7, 2019 ~ In Good Faith

Guest Rev. Sara Goodman
Beth Atkinson, Worship Associate

Order of Service

Readings:

The Thing IsEllen Bass
Show Up Hungry
Elizabeth Nguyen

June 30, 2019 ~ Making Room Out of Stonewalls

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Linda Ortiz, Worship Associate

Order of Service

Readings:

Letter to the Local PoliceJune Jordan
Cento Between the Ending and the End – 
Cameron Awkward-Rich

June 23, 2019 ~ How to Beautify the Day

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Chalice Camp Leaders and Counselors

Order of Service

Readings:

It Matters What We Believe – Theresa Kallmes
Camp Counselor as a Modern-Day Superhero – Ramona Barr

June 16, 2019 ~ Les Chansons des Roses (The Songs of the Roses)

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Ann Hutton, Worship Associate
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, Directed by Joe Mish
Carol Engel, Piano

Order of Service

Readings:

When the Roses Speak, I Pay Attention, by Mary Oliver
Fragile and Rooted, by Carolyn Owen-Towle

June 9, 2019 ~ Yes, and…: A Theology of Improv

Guest Rev. Ashley Horan, Worship Leader

Greg Wimmer, Worship Associate
Laurie Helmers, Keyboards
Brooke Weber, Piano

Order of Service

Readings:

Life While You Wait, by Wislawa Szymborska

June 2, 2019 ~ Heaven in Our Midst

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Ann Hutton, Worship Associate
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Order of Service

Readings:

Flowers, by Cynthia Zarin
The Smell of Sunshine, by Tamara Madison

May 26, 2019 ~ What’s Wrong with Maybe?

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Beth Atkinson, Worship Associate
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Order of Service

Readings:

Making Peace, by Denise Levertov
The World I Live In, by Mary Oliver

May 19, 2019 ~ Coming of Age Service

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Morgan Robertson, Vocals
Ariana Vermilyea, Vocals
Joe Mish, Bass
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards
Luke Stevens-Royer, Guitar

May 12th, 2019 ~ “Moving to Music Not Yet Written”

Linda Ortiz, Worship Associate
Mark Brutinel, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, Joe Mish, Director
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards
Joe Mish, Bass Cello
Rose Mish, Violin

Readings:

Excerpts from “In Search of Our Mothers Gardens” by Alice Walker
The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby” by Neil Ginsburg


May 5th, 2019 ~ “Somewhere Between Jollity & Gloom”

George Thompson, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Guest Musicians: Root River Jam

Charlotte Matis, Violin/Vocals
Miles Johnston, Drums/Vocals
Blake Bonde, Upright Bass
Dave Wilson, Guitar/Vocals

Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Readings:

from “Maypole of Merry Mount” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Weaving Our We” by Carol Bebelle


April 28th, 2019 ~ “Saving The Day”

Beth Atkinson, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Musicians:
Joe Mish and the Childrens Choir
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Readings:

Superpowers” by Evan Underbrink
“Sheroes and Heroes” by unknown


April 21st, 2019 ~ “Roll Up Your Sleeves: A Celebration of Easter and Earth Day”

Ann Hutton, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Musicians:
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, Joe Mish Directing
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards
Prairie Revival Band

Readings:

Gospel of Mark (ch. 16, v. 1-8)
Being the Resurrection“, by Victoria Weinstein


April 14th, 2019 ~ “The State of Intellectual Disabilities – Where Are We Now?”

Paula Horner, Worship Associate
Anne Black-Sinak, Worship Leader
Laurie Helmers, Piano

Guest Speaker: Buff Hennessey
Executive Director of The Arc, SE Minnesota

Reading:

A Credo For Support”  by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift
(In Memory of Tracy Latimer)


April 7th, 2019 ~ “Wholly Broken”

Mark Brutinel, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, Joe Mish Directing
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Readings:

To Build A Swing” by Hafiz
I Will Keep Broken Things” by Alice Walker


March 31st, 2019 ~ “Between the No Longer and the Not Yet.”

Anne Black-Sinak, Worship Associate
Rev. Karen Hering, Worship Leader
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Special Musical Guests, “Maritza

Readings:

Yes, Of Course It Hurts”  By Karin Boye Sallskapet
Mind”  By Hope Wabuke


March 24th, 2019 ~ “Beginning. Middle. End.”

Beth Atkinson, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader
Laurie Helmers, Piano
Connie Schuelka, Organ

Readings:

Aristotle”  by Billy Collins
Detour”  by Ruth Feldman


March 17th, 2019 ~ “A Mighty Long Way”

Ann Hutton, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble
Walden Hill Childrens Choir
Joe Mish, Directing
Readings:

Blackbirds”  by Julie Cadwallader-Staub
If You Get There Before I Do”  by Dick Allen


March 10th, 2019 ~ “This I Believe”

Randy McKeeman, “This I Believe”
Kim Edson, “This I Believe”
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader

Ethan Eggler, Trumpet
Aidan Eggler, Saxophone
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Jan 6th, 2019 ~ “Into the Sky”

Mark Brutinel, Worship Associate
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Leader
Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Special Music by Wyblue:
Rose Mish and Andy Hanson

Readings:

“Into The Sky” by David Breedan
“Space For New Possibility” by Gretchen Haley