Posts by Pastor Aaron Werner

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4 Bad Things to Say at a Funeral (and 5 Good Things)

by Pastor Aaron Werner

4 Bad Things to Say at a Funeral A person who wants to make sense of death will say lots of different things in order to wrap their grief in a reasonable package. Here’s a few things you may have heard or may have said at a funeral, things people say in order to help […]

Seeking Applicants for Faith Formation Intern

by Pastor Aaron Werner
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Seeking Applicants for Faith Formation Intern Time Commitment: Eight – Ten Hours a Week, September through May Compensation: First Year –$ 1,500.00 Second Year – $2,500.00 Mentor/Mentee Assessment: Two formal assessment documents will be filled out by both the mentor and mentee prior to their discussion of said document. Areas to be assessed include: Time […]

The Discipline of Worship

by Pastor Aaron Werner
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Concerning worship, ask not “What will meet my needs?” rather, “What kind of worship does God call for?” Worship is something we do because of God’s desire for it, not ours. Here are seven ways to experience God in Sunday worship: 1) “Pray without ceasing.” [1 Thes. 5:17] When you turn to God in prayer, […]

Worship: The Holy Spirit Enlightens

by Pastor Aaron Werner

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. [John 4:24] God’s action in worship God meets us in worship. We experience the Holy Spirit drawing us into a deeper life with God during every part of the liturgy. For example: †      Confession and Forgiveness: Christ forgives our sins and […]