April 22, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister:  “Heaven Underfoot”
Ann Hutton, Worship Associate  /   Connie Schuelka, Piano & Organ
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble  /   Joe Mish, Directing

Readings:
  “Advice From A Tree”    by Ilan Shamir
  “Words of Meditation”   from Wendell Berry
Chief Noah Sealth, Statement on Surrendering Tribal Lands, (excerpt; attributed 1855)
  “A Poem Of Hope”   (excerpt) by Wendell Berry


April 15, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister:   “What the Blank? Chaos, Order and Life in the Middle.”
Greg Wimmer, Worship Associate  /    Connie Schuelka, Piano   /   Joe Mish, Cello
Readings:   “Make Your Life Your Art”    by Charlotte Eriksson     /     “Air and Light and Time And Space”   by Charles Bukowski


April 8, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Beth Atkinson, Worship Associate  /   Connie Schuelka, Piano
Readings:   “Songs for the People”  by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper     /     “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

Special Musical Guests: The Mila Vocal Ensemble (www.milavocalensemble.com)


April 1, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Ann Hutton, Worship Associate  /   Connie Schuelka, Piano & Organ
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble & The Prairie Revival String Band!

Readings:   Still I Rise by Maya Angelou     /     An excerpt from the Gospel of Mark     /    Winter Is Over by Rumi


March 25, 2018

Please Note: There was no video for March 25th
due to technical difficulties beyond our control.

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Greg Wimmer, Worship Associate   /   Lori Elward, Vocals     /    Connie Schuelka, Piano

Readings: An excerpt from Being Mortal  by Atul Gawande    /     Dear Lovely Death   by Langston Hughes


March 18, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Amy Nelson, Worship Associate   /   Connie Schuelka, Piano & Harpsichord

Reading:  “Blessing the Dust”   by Jan Richardson


March 11, 2018

Pastor Danny Givens, MUUSJA Statewide Organizer (www.muusja.org)
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Worship Associate   /   Connie Schuelka, Piano & Organ

Reading:  “Dropping Keys”   by Hafiz


March 4, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
George Thompson, Worship Associate   /   Connie Schuelka, Piano & Organ

Readings:  “Whether Something Lasts”   by Werner Herzog;   “The Fountain”
by Denise Levertov


February 25, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Mark Brutinel, Worship Associate / Connie Schuelka, Keyboards / Walden Lane Vocal Ensemble with Joseph Mish Directing

Music Composed by Elizabeth Alexander [“Prologue from Kindling,” “Love is the Spirit of this Church” (with Tony Larsen), “Song of the Five Thousand,” “Let it Matter,”
“Where There Is Light In the Soul,” “As We Sing of Hope and Joy,” “Go Out!”]

Readings:  Where Everything Is Music  by Jelaluddin Rumi  and  Courage  as attributed to Winston Churchill


February 18, 2018

Greg Wimmer, Worship Associate
Paula Horner, Disability Task Group Chair /   Laurie Helmers, Piano

Overview: Courtney Lawson, Executive Director, NAMI SE Minnesota
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Readings:  Poems by Kerry Rita Nolte –Depression and The Maintenance Man

Personal Journey:  Maggie O’Connell Nolte
Personal Journey: Courtney Lawson


February 11, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
George Thompson, Worship Associate   /   Connie Schuelka, Keyboards

Reading:  Excerpt from Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer


February 4, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Jeff LarsonKeller, Worship Associate

Readings:  Heart by Dorianne Laux   /   Affirmation by Assata Shakur


January 28, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Greg Wimmer, Worship Associate

Guest Speakers:  Ethan Thompson-Jewell & Leslie Redinger


January 21, 2018

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

Readings:  Excerpt from Freedom of Belief by Sophia Lyon Fahs / Tree of Reason by Denise Levertov


January 14, 2018

Lift Every Voice: Reflections on the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Minister
Ann Hutton & George Thompson, Worship Associates & Guest Speakers


January 7, 2018

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Chalice Lighting – Ultimate Grace by Ma Theresa Gustilo Gayardo
Reading – An excerpt from The Women Who Went to the Field by Clara Barton


December 31, 2017

Readings

  • Here’s to the Crazy Ones by Rob Siltanen
  • Acknowledgment of Limitations by Burton D. Carley

Christmas Eve, 2017

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Readings

  • It is the Glad Season by Maya Angelou
  • Gospel of Luke – The Song of Mary, 1:47-55 & The Birth of Jesus, 2:1-14
  • Glory Sings Here by Rebecca Parker
  • The Wake of Christmas by Howard Thurman

December 24, 2017, Morning Service

Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Reading – In Midwinter by Rebecca Parker


December 17, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Readings

  • A Winter Daybreak above Vence by James Wright
  • An excerpt from In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti

December 10, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Readings

  • The Lamps are Burning in the Synagogue by Charles Reznikoff
  • Chanukah Lights Tonight by Steven Schneider

December 3, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Readings

  • Winter Grace by Patricia Fargnoli
  • Bear In Mind by John Martin

November 5, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


October 29, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


October 22, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


Installation of The Reverend Luke Stevens-Royer, October 15, 2017
Order of Service


October 15, 2017, Rev. Karen Hutt


October 1, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


September 24, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


September 17, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


August 27, 2017, Jackson Young


August 13, 2017, Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer


Rev. Kelli Clement, July 9, 2017


Rev. Fritz Hudson, June 18, 2017


Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, May 7, 2017


Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, April 30, 2017


Manuscripts of previous sermons

Rev Fritz Hudson – Just Deserts or Just Desserts? June 18, 2017

Rev. Fritz Hudson – Passing the Baton sermon 6-11-2017

Rev. Fritz Hudson – Love’s Labor Lost (grief) sermon 5-28-2017

Rev. Fritz Hudson – What do Atheists Believe? sermon 4-9-2017

Rev. Fritz Hudson – Jihad: Faith’s Struggle sermon 2-5-2017

Rev. Fritz Hudson – Beyond Welcoming Sermon 12-4-2016

Rev. Fritz Hudson – Hope Sermon 11-13-2016