Disciples are ordinary people, called by the grace of God from a place of brokenness into wholeness. Together we will bless one another’s journey as we move into the light of hope. 

  • Silver Band Prelude: Various (Curnow; Strauss; Somerset)
  • Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23
  • Anthems: 
    • Hail, Gladdening Light (Wood)
    • A Great Light (Martin)
  • Sermon: "Our Broken Wholeness" (Jim Harbell)
  • Offertory: On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss (Holsinger)
  • Postlude: Deep River (Trad.)

Sermon Notes

See “On the Brink of Everything” by Parker J. Palmer and in particular his quote (pp 18-19) of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz of the poem “Love.”


Loves means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills.
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend
Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn’t matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn’t always understand.