Sermon Archives

Rev. Nayiri Karjian
April 16, 2017

Easter Resurrection Sunday: An Idle Tale?

Easter Resurrection Sunday: An Idle Tale?

On this Sunday of Resurrection we gather at 6 a.m. for an informal sunrise service, and at 9 or 11 a.m. for a multigenerational celebration of God’s mazing gift of rebirth and new life! Candace Datz and Rev. Franklin lead the sunrise service. Rev. Karjian preaches during the multi-generational services at 9 and 11 a.m. […]

April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent: God of Justice, God of Mercy

Fifth Sunday of Lent: God of Justice, God of Mercy

Today we gather for multi-generational worship as we continue to reflect Jesus’ journey toward the cross. Rev Karjian will reflect why Jesus had to die and what would have happened if Jesus was offered sanctuary. Communion will be served during both services with bread provided by the Cooking School, using local Colorado resources. The Chancel […]

March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Jesus, Dead Man Walking

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Jesus, Dead Man Walking

Today, as we continue the Lenten journey we ponder why Jesus had to die and why violence is part of our story of salvation, healing, repairing and restoring. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches. We receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. The Flute Choir shares worship music, and the Chancel Choir sings an original composition […]

March 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent: Good and Evil

Second Sunday of Lent: Good and Evil

Today we continue to walk the Lenten journey of anguish and sorrow, crucifixion and suffering, of retuning and repairing. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches about Good and Evil based on Job 1. The Chancel choir shares Kevin Memley’s simple “Be Still and Know” (11:00).

March 3, 2017

First Sunday of Lent: Returning, Repairing, Restoring

First Sunday of Lent: Returning, Repairing, Restoring

Today, on the First Sunday of Lent, we embrace our theme Returning Repairing Restoring, as we gather for this multi-generational service and share the banquet of the Lord’s Table. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches about the First Dysfunctional Family – Adam and Eve and the Serpent, featured in Genesis 2. Ruth Roland shares special music.

February 5, 2017

5th Sunday of Epiphany: Jesus, the Refugee

5th Sunday of Epiphany: Jesus, the Refugee

Today, our Epiphany theme of Discovering New Prisms continues as we gather for this multi-generational service and share the banquet of the Lord’s Table. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches “Jesus, the Refugee”. The Chancel Choir sings Carl Frielitz’s “Light and Truth” at 11:00.

January 29, 2017

4th Sunday of Epiphany: Salt and Light

4th Sunday of Epiphany: Salt and Light

One Worship Service: 8:30 a.m. Annual Congregational Meeting: 9:45 a.m. Today we gather for one service. Rev Karjian will reflect on Matthew 5:13- 14 “You are the Light of the World, and the Salt of the Earth.”      

January 22, 2017

3rd Sunday of Epiphany: Herod and Rachel

3rd Sunday of Epiphany: Herod and Rachel

Today we reflect on the dark spot in the Christmas/Epiphany story – King Herod and the massacre of the innocents. Rev. Karjian will preach. We will welcome new members into our midst. Shannon Kilzer and Mandy Todd share “When I Am Silent,” a haunting song inspired by the terror of the Holocaust. The Chancel Choir […]

January 15, 2017

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

On this day we will remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches. The Bells of St. Vrain Handbell Ensemble share worship music, and Sarah Groh Correa sings Chris Tomlin’s “Winter Snow.” The Chancel Choir sings at 11:00 am.

January 8, 2017

Discovering New Prisms

Discovering New Prisms

  Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Epiphany, a time of light and revelation, of insight and discovery. Rev. Nayiri Karjian preaches. The Flute Choir plays worship music at both services. The Chancel Choir shares Eric Whitacre’s exquisite “Lux Aurumque” at 11:00.

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