Worship Companion – August 1 2021

We’re Back! It has been two weeks since we’ve had a worship companion and I’m so happy to be making one again. This week we are picking up on our somewhat sporadic summer sermon series “We The Church.” This series takes us all over the Bible to see who the community of Jesus known as “the Church” is and what we are to do with the time we are given here on Earth.
This Week’s Theme: We The Church: A Place of Healing
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Jesus Heals the Paralytic, by J. Kirk, Richards, contemporary


Worship Companion – July 11 2021

We’re Celebrating New Life at UTMC!

The Temple of the Jews at Shilo. Hannah Presenting the Infant Samuel to the High Priest Eli is a painting by Solomon Alexander Hart

Worship Companion – July 4 2021

What is the Church?

Notre Dame, Paris, 2014


Worship Companion – June 27 2021

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Worship Companion – June 20 2021

Happy Father’s Day!

Worship Companion – June 13 2021

Friends care for one another.

Cornelis De Wael – “To Visit The Imprisoned” – ca. 1640

Worship Companion – June 6 2021


The Visitation – Mike Moyers

Worship Companion – May 30 2021

“I am an exile – a sojourner; A citizen of some other place. All I’ve seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror, But I know one day I’ll see face to face. I am a nomad – a wanderer; I have nowhere to lay my head down. There’s no point in putting roots too deep when I’m moving on. I’m not settling for this unsettling town.” – Thrice “In Exile”
As a follower of Jesus, if you’ve felt like you can’t fit in to the way this world works, you’re right. We’re Citizens of another land and we live according to the rules of that Kingdom. Does that mean we’re just waiting to leave here? No! According to Scripture we’re waiting for this land to be taken back and made new – reclaimed for the King of Kings when He returns.
Title: R Coronae Australis [Click for larger image view]

R Coronae Australis, taken at the European Southern Observatory, 2010

Worship Companion – May 23 2021

It’s another special Sunday in the church calendar! Pentecost Sunday!
Title: Veni Sancti Spiritus [Click for larger image view]

Adam Kossowski, 1965

Worship Companion – May 16 2021

There are at least two reasons to be excited about this Sunday. First, we’re talking about living a radical life for Jesus from our Philippians text for the week. Second, it is Ascension Sunday. Not sure what that is? Thankfully, Father Black and his Lego friends are here to explain it.
John Copley painted this now famous picture of the Ascension of Jesus. He sought to combine the disciplines of history and art together and saw it as a way to teach and inspire people at the same time. As you read the account from Acts 1, what elements of the story do you see woven into this one moment Copley is capturing? On a note of personal reflection – why do you think the Ascension is an important part of the Gospel stor