Our worship centers on Acts 8:26-40, the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. The promise Jesus makes to the Disciples before his Ascension (Acts 1) comes to fruition as the Gospel reaches Samaria. ┬áSome will suggest that Philip is watering down the Gospel in his willingness to baptize the Eunuch. ┬áRev. Sterling Severns’ sermon argues that the opposite is true. The Spirit pushes us beyond our comfort where we inevitably find God’s spirt moving in unexpected ways. The water we find outside of Jerusalem has been provided to bring all persons, even “Samaritans”, into the life of the Christian Community. Special music is provided by a flute trio, two of our teenagers, and a ladies ensemble. Rev. Eric Hasha leads us in communion.

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