Sermon: At the Mercy of God

Psalm 139:1-14 and I Kings 3:16-28 Today the scripture we heard is a classic Bible story. It’s also a classic folk story appearing in several ancient cultures. It’s likely the people who originally pieced together this book included this story as an introduction to...

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Pray for Peace Aug. 29

Pray for Peace Aug. 29

Praying for peace is a big and broad topic. It can seem overwhelming. As kids go back to school this month, the Church of Peace wants to pray for them to have a safe school year. We are asking everyone to join us on Wednesday, August 29 for a day of action to pray. We...

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Reflection: Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 I once attended a meeting at another church, and I will tell you, it was one of those meetings —you know the ones. We were there to sort out a disagreement, and it was a meaningful conversation, and it did not lead us to a place of resolution....

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Annual Bix Beiderbecke Dixieland Jazz Sunday, August 5

Annual Bix Beiderbecke Dixieland Jazz Sunday, August 5

The sounds of Dixieland music get everyone's toes tapping to the beat at the Church of Peace UCC in Rock Island. Everyone is welcome to attend the church's 18th annual Dixieland Jazz service on Sunday, August 5, at 10:30 am. The service includes performances of...

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Sermon: No More “Being Nice”

Psalm 140 and Romans 12:9-21 All summer at Church of Peace, we’ve been continuing the Year of Psalms with a strange and courageous endeavor. We have been immersing ourselves in the cursing Psalms. No green pastures beside still waters. No “Let everything living praise...

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Sermon: Vision of God

Psalm 59:1-10 and Luke 19:1-10 My husband, Chris, and I live with a dachshund named Hildegard. Last summer, she was involved in an unfortunate encounter with another dog when we were out walking. The other dog was not hurt, and Hildegard’s physical injuries have since...

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