No Judgments, Just Jesus

Tuesday Prayers

6:00 p.m. Prayer O Eternal One, it would be easier for me to pray if I were clear and of a single mind and a pure heart; if I could be done hiding from myself and from you, even in my prayers. But, I am who I am, mixture of motives and excuses, blur of memories, quiver of hope, knot of fear,…

Monday Prayers

6:00 p.m. Prayer and Scripture Welcoming Prayer: Celtic Prayer…. I weave a silence on to my lips, I weave a silence into my mind, I weave a silence within my heart. I close my ears to distractions, I close my eyes to attractions, I close my heart to temptations. Calm me, O LORD, as you stilled Still me, O LORD, keep me from…

Three Days of Prayer (10/26 – 10/28)

Dear Congregation, As announced at this morning’s service, Immanuel Church will make space for “Three Days of Prayer and Fasting” from Monday, October 26 to Wednesday, October 29, culminating in a Prayer Service Wednesday Night at 7:00 p.m. Our inspiration for this is Novahu’s call for 3 days of prayer and fasting after Terri’s passing. During this time, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians…

The Path Ahead

Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel UCC, By now you’ve certainly heard about the passing of our beloved Terri Tybring. If you have not, then it is with a heavy heart that I pass on this news to you. Terri was a faithful minister to so many. She will be greatly missed by us all. It is in light of my deep…

Wrestling with Incurable Cancer

J. Todd Billings is a theology professor who was diagnosed with an incurable cancer in the fall of 2012 at age 39. His book, Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ, is a collection of his theological and personal reflections in light of his terminal disease. Whether one likes it or not, cancer puts one’s life in a…