Community Church of Chesterland (UCC)
May 19, 2019 But I Dont Feel Old
May 12, 2019 The Pointing Finger
May 5, 2019 Spirit

May 5, 2019 Spirit

May 5, 2019

This morning we celebrate Pentecost and we lift up God's spirit that is present in all those who serve and care for others. 

Our Modern Lesson is "Rise Up" by Andra Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHfo_3EGFA

Apr 28, 2019 Jerry the Apostle
Apr 21, 2019 Easter: Living the Ressurection
Apr 7, 2019 The Times They are a Changing
Mar 31, 2019 Let the Children Come

Mar 31, 2019 Let the Children Come

March 31, 2019

Today's Modern Lesson is from Convergence, a faith community that integrates Art into the entire life of their Church.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJLaf4p5FHI 

Mar 24, 2019 Jesus & the Foreighner

Mar 24, 2019 Jesus & the Foreighner

March 24, 2019

Our modern less comes from Good Shepherd Church in Tucson Arizona: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze2LmTBUCTk

Mar 17, 2019 Born This Way

Mar 17, 2019 Born This Way

March 17, 2019

The modern lesson for this scripture is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0iUUWX2Y4I

Mar 3, 2019 Keeping The Elijah Chair

Mar 3, 2019 Keeping The Elijah Chair

March 3, 2019

This Sunday's sermon was about "keeping the Elijah Chair".  Elijah is the beloved prophet of God who was swept up into heave in a whirlwind and was said to return to herald the coming of the Messiah.  This Sunday's gospel scripture is the story of the Transfiguration from the Gospel of Matthew where Moses and Elijah descend onto a mountain top and join Jesus.  Moses' ministry parallels that of Jesus in that he was the liberator of the Israelite people and Jesus is seen as Christian as the spiritual liberator of humanity.  The concept of the Elijah Chair in my sermon is not based on the Jewish custom of the Elijah Chair but on a concept I experienced working at a Lutheran Church camp as a young college student.  Our Lenten series will be about "keeping the Elijah Chair"--that is, about anticipating and making space for those yet to come and those who are yet to join us in our lives, in our Church, etc...  Attached is a link to one of the examples of a Church that I have found that I believe is an example of a faith community keeping the Elijah Chair and that is an example for us to reflect on. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNEcz2fFGGg&t=20s