Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017-2-19 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

English Ministry News and Notes 2017-2-19

*What's Your Story?  Adults will gather to read and reflect on Russell Jeung's spiritual memoir, At Home in Exile, even as we consider our own stories of life and faith.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. in the Annex for a time of rich reflection and Spirit-prompted growth.
*Pick It Up Pauses - Great thanks for all who participated in our first two "Pick It Up Chinatown" efforts.  Due to upcoming conflicts with our own schedule (Lent, Mother's Day, HC Family Day Party, etc.) we will pause our participation until the summer.  
*Lent is Right Around the Corner - Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent on Mar. 1st.  We will gather for a reflective time of worship at 7:00 p.m.  We will hold “SOUP Lite” this year following worship each Sunday (a time for nourishing bowls of soup with intentional conversation and prayer.)  Soup makers are sought for each week starting Mar. 5th!  Please sign up today! Thank you.
*Save the Date - Sunday, Mar. 26th at 2:00 p.m. Russell Jeung presents: "Following Jesus in a Trump Empire: One Asian American Christian Perspective."  Invite community circles and friends!  All proceeds from his book sale go to refugee ministries.
*2nd Annual Kumi Benefit Ride & Walk, Apr. 29th - Commit now to ride, walk, or volunteer! Reach out to your circles to raise funds for capital needs of KCVS.  All donations made by Apr. 1st will be doubled by a generous matching grant!  Let’s do this!
*CCUMC Wi-Fi access:  CCUMC-guest.  Password : chinesecommunityumc

Law and Love, Rev. John van de Laar


The law is easy, Jesus,
lists to be made,
items ticked as each is fulfilled;
Love is messy,
people to be heard and seen,
consequences and compassion to be considered;

But we’ve lived too long by law –
the law of the sword
taking lives to achieve our goals;
the law of the market
seeking gain without thought of the impact
the law of religion
handing out judgment in your name;

But, the poor and the weak,
the diseased and the lonely,
the rejected and the sinful
find no healing in our laws;

So teach us to love, Jesus, as you do,
enough to defend the helpless
and overturn the tables of the powerful;
enough to sacrifice ourselves
so others may live

Teach us to love, Jesus, as you do.
Amen.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017-2-12 Worship Videos

Chinese Choir

Chinese Sermon

English Sermon

English Ministry News and Notes 2017-12-2

*What's Your Story? Adults will gather to read and reflect on Russell Jeung's spiritual memoir, At Home in Exile, even as we consider our own stories of life and faith. Gather at 9:30 a.m. in the Annex for a time of rich reflection and Spirit-prompted growth.
*Pick It Up Pauses - Great thanks for all who participated in our first two "Pick It Up Chinatown" efforts. Due to upcoming conflicts with our own schedule (Lent, Mother's Day, HC Family Day Party, etc.) we will pause our participation until the summer.  
*Lent is Right Around the Corner - Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent on Mar. 1st. We will gather for a reflective time of worship at 7:00 p.m. We will hold “SOUP Lite” this year following worship each Sunday (a time for nourishing bowls of soup with intentional conversation and prayer.) Soup makers are sought for each week starting Mar. 5th! Please sign up today! Thank you.
*Save the Date - Sunday, Mar. 26th at 2:00 p.m. Russell Jeung presents: "Following Jesus in a Trump Empire: One Asian American Christian Perspective." Invite community circles and friends! All proceeds from his book sale go to refugee ministries.
*2nd Annual Kumi Benefit Ride & Walk, Apr. 29th - Commit now to ride, walk, or volunteer! Reach out to your circles to raise funds for capital needs of KCVS. All donations made by Apr. 1st will be doubled by a generous matching grant! Let’s do this!
*CCUMC Wi-Fi access: CCUMC-guest. Password : chinesecommunityumc

Law and Love, Rev. John van de Laar

 The law is easy, Jesus,
lists to be made,
items ticked as each is fulfilled;
Love is messy,
people to be heard and seen,
consequences and compassion to be considered;

But we’ve lived too long by law –
the law of the sword
taking lives to achieve our goals;
the law of the market
seeking gain without thought of the impact
the law of religion
handing out judgment in your name;

But, the poor and the weak,
the diseased and the lonely,
the rejected and the sinful
find no healing in our laws;

So teach us to love, Jesus, as you do,
enough to defend the helpless
and overturn the tables of the powerful;
enough to sacrifice ourselves
so others may live

Teach us to love, Jesus, as you do.
Amen.