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Resistance in Ancient and Modern Times

Resistance in Ancient and Modern Times

Scripture is full of stories about ordinary people who saw something they knew was wrong and bravely acted in resistance to structural evil, often risking their lives. This week we hear the story of Shiphrah and Puah who used their wits to resist an unlawful king....

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New Sermon Series!

New Sermon Series!

Scripture is full of stories about ordinary people who saw something they knew was wrong and bravely acted in resistance to structural evil, often risking their lives. There are many modern stories of resistance that inspire us, too. As part of your spiritual practice...

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This Sunday – Growing In the Wild

This Sunday – Growing In the Wild

Since the very beginning of time, humans have been asking this fundamental question of human living: why do the wicked prosper? Jesus has some thoughts about that: not easy answers, but prompts for reflection as we work to live differently.  Don't forget to like and...

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Starting Sunday – New Sermon Series

Starting Sunday – New Sermon Series

Sometimes the world seems so broken and our lives so painful that we wonder if what we believe about how God works has any impact at all.  Jesus knew we’d have occasions in which that would happen, so he told a story about...seeds. Supporting scripture: Isaiah...

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Virtual Concert by Alain Truche – July 7, 2020

Virtual Concert by Alain Truche – July 7, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Alain Truche, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Alain Truche. We are deeply grateful to all the...

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Virtual Concert by Carol Feather Martin – July 3, 2020

Virtual Concert by Carol Feather Martin – July 3, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, July 3, 2020 Carol Feather Martin, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Carol Feather Martin. The pieces presented today...

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Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – June 30, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – June 30, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Jordan Prescott, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jordan Prescott. We are deeply grateful to Jordan...

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Virtual Concert by Victoria Shields – June 26, 2020

Virtual Concert by Victoria Shields – June 26, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 26, 2020 Victoria Shields, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Victoria Shields. We are deeply grateful to...

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Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – June 23, 2020

Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – June 23, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring French organist Emmanuel Duperrey. We are deeply grateful...

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Virtual Concert by Jackson Borges – June 19, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jackson Borges – June 19, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 19, 2020 Jackson Borges, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jackson Borges. We are deeply grateful to Jackson and...

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Answer the Call Sermon Series

Answer the Call Sermon Series

In this moment when we are being asked to live out our faith, often in unpopular or even dangerous ways, we would do well to look carefully at Jesus’ teachings to his disciples, as his direction to them became increasingly urgent as they faced the daunting task ahead...

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Virtual Concert by John A. Wolfe – June 16, 2020

Virtual Concert by John A. Wolfe – June 16, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, June 16, 2020 John A. Wolfe, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist John A. Wolfe. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Wolfe...

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Virtual  Concert by Samantha Scheff – June 12, 2020

Virtual Concert by Samantha Scheff – June 12, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, June 12, 2020 Samantha Scheff, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Samantha Scheff. We are deeply grateful to Samantha...

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Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – May 29, 2020

Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – May 29, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church May 29, 2020 Colin MacKnight, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Colin MacKnight performing at the Cathedral of St. John the...

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Virtual Concert by Craig S. Williams – May 26, 2020

Virtual Concert by Craig S. Williams – May 26, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Craig S. Williams, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring West Point organist Craig S. Williams. We are deeply...

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Virtual Concert by Patrick Pope – May 19, 2020

Virtual Concert by Patrick Pope – May 19, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Patrick Pope, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Patrick Pope performing a series of short pieces for...

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Virtual Concert by Joby Bell – May 15, 2020

Virtual Concert by Joby Bell – May 15, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 15, 2020 Joby Bell, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Joby Bell. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful...

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Virtual Concert by Stefan Donner – May 12, 2020

Virtual Concert by Stefan Donner – May 12, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Stefan Donner, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Austrian organist Stefan Donner. We are deeply grateful to the...

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Virtual Concert by Michał Szostak – May 8, 2020

Virtual Concert by Michał Szostak – May 8, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 8, 2020 Michał Szostak, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Polish organist Michał Szostak in a program of works performed...

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Virtual Concert by Adam Graham – May 5, 2020

Virtual Concert by Adam Graham – May 5, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Adam Graham, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Adam Graham. The various pieces on today's program were...

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Virtual Concert by Willem Hörmann – May 1, 2020

Virtual Concert by Willem Hörmann – May 1, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, May 1, 2020 Willem Hörmann, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Dutch organist Willem Hörmann preforming two pieces that he...

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Virtual Concert by James Kosnik – April 28, 2020

Virtual Concert by James Kosnik – April 28, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, April 28, 2020 James Kosnik, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist James Kosnik in an hour-long program of music...

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Virtual Concert by Pianist Mark Valenti – April 24, 2020

Virtual Concert by Pianist Mark Valenti – April 24, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church April 24, 2020 Mark Valenti, Pianist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Mark Valenti in a program of piano music by Claude Debussy that was...

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Virtual Concert by Christian Gautschi – April 21, 2020

Virtual Concert by Christian Gautschi – April 21, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church April 21, 2020 Christian Gautschi, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Swiss organist Christian Gautschi in a program of classical and...

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Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – April 14, 2020

Virtual Concert by Colin MacKnight – April 14, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Easter Tuesday April 14, 2020 Colin MacKnight, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Colin MacKnight. During this Easter week, as...

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Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday Devotion – Be Not Afraid

Easter Sunday, April 12 Matthew’s telling of resurrection morning is probably my favorite of the Gospel accounts of the first Easter. The entire Matthean narrative, from a who’s who of Jewish ancestry in chapter one to those dramatic moments with the angel descending...

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Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday Devotion – How Would You Respond?

Holy Saturday, April 11 I am taken by the different responses of those in power to the death of Jesus. In these few verses we see two very dissimilar reactions to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. In verses 57-61 we learn of Joseph of Arimathea. This is the only time in...

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Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday Devotion – Unite!

Good Friday, April 10 Jesus died. The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death make no effort to paper over the reality of Jesus’ death. He did not merely “pass away” or “pass on” or “transition.” He died. Not only did Jesus die, but he suffered death by execution in a public,...

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Holy Thursday Devotion – Stand Up!

Holy Thursday Devotion – Stand Up!

Maundy Thursday, April 9 Human dignity is at the center of today’s passage. In it the author of the gospel according to Mathew narrates the way in which the political and religious Empires collectively attempt to rip away Jesus’ very human dignity. The Roman soldiers...

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Lenten Devotion – Trust in God’s Love

Lenten Devotion – Trust in God’s Love

Holy Wednesday, April 8 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper on the Wednesday before his death. While there with his disciples, a woman named Mary anointed Jesus' head and feet with a costly oil of spikenard. The disciples were upset because they felt...

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Lenten Devotion – Betrayer

Lenten Devotion – Betrayer

Holy Tuesday, April 7 A person’s true grit is often revealed in moments of fear and chaos. On that dark night of arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, the fortitude of all the disciples was revealed as Matthew 26:56 tells us, “All the disciples deserted him and fled.”...

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Lenten Devotion – Wake Up!

Lenten Devotion – Wake Up!

Holy Monday, April 6 “BE WOKE!” has been a prominent term on social media in recent years. Merriam-Webster defines its meaning as “being aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues--especially issues of racial and social justice.” Centuries before,...

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Palm Sunday Hymn – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Palm Sunday Hymn – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion April 5, 2020 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May...

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Lenten Devotion – Forgiveness

Lenten Devotion – Forgiveness

Saturday, April 4 This passage from Matthew starts with Judas Iscariot soliciting the chief priests for money to betray Jesus. It proceeds through the preparations for Passover, and the beginning of the Passover meal, when Jesus tells the disciples that one of them...

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Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – April 3, 2020

Virtual Concert by Jordan Prescott – April 3, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, April 3, 2020 Jordan Prescott, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jordan Prescott. Make sure that the volume on your...

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Lenten Devotion – The Strength of Mercy

Lenten Devotion – The Strength of Mercy

Friday. April 3 I wonder what went through Judas's mind when Jesus announced the betrayal to the disciples. Did he feel guilty? Did he have second thoughts? The warning of the betrayal adds a sinister element to the Last Supper – an already dark moment. Jesus confirms...

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Lenten Devotion – Grant Us Strength

Lenten Devotion – Grant Us Strength

Thursday, April 2 Passover focuses on sacrifice which requires preparation. Jesus told Peter and John, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us.” The two did so – finding a man carrying a jar of water leading to the owner’s guest room where the twelve could eat the...

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Lenten Devotion – Beacon as a Shield

Lenten Devotion – Beacon as a Shield

Wednesday, April 1 From the piercing beam of bright white light emanating from atop a coastal light house to the flashing red marker light atop a tall building or TV antenna, we understand the role of beacons to warn of danger. We may be less aware that every civilian...

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Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – March 31, 2020

Virtual Concert by Emmanuel Duperrey – March 31, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present the first of our twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Emmanuel Duperrey. Make sure that the...

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Lenten Devotion – Come Together

Lenten Devotion – Come Together

Tuesday, March 31 There are few people in the Christian faith as hated as Judas. Appalling in his betrayal and despicable in his guile, his disgraceful behavior seems intrinsically removed from Jesus’s grace. Yet, it is at the same dinner that Jesus confronts Judas –...

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Lenten Devotion – Preparation

Lenten Devotion – Preparation

Monday, March 30 These scriptures reveal the greatest sacrifice known to man. A man knowingly lying down his life for his fellow man. The story begins with Judas Iscariot selling His SAVIOR to the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver. His actions bring to mind...

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Lenten Hymn – When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear

Lenten Hymn – When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear

Sunday, March 29 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare...

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Lenten Devotion – Care for Others

Lenten Devotion – Care for Others

Saturday, March 28 Where were you when we needed you? Why were you not here for us? These are questions that are often asked during our hours of sorrow, pain and grief. We want someone special in our lives to be there for us…family, friends, and ministers. We don’t...

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Virtual Concert by Loreto Aramendi – March 27, 2020

Virtual Concert by Loreto Aramendi – March 27, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Friday, March 27, 2020 Loreto Aramendi, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present this series of twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Spanish organist Loreto Aramendi. Make sure that...

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Lenten Devotion – Ever Onward

Lenten Devotion – Ever Onward

Friday, March 27 “Jesus wept.” This isn’t the phrase we typically think about when discussing this week’s passage, unless it’s trivia night. We usually think about Jesus’ faith, commanding a miracle into existence despite the doubt of those around him. This week...

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Lenten Devotion – Embrace Faith

Lenten Devotion – Embrace Faith

Thursday, March 26 Deep within the darkness of adversity, finding light can seem improbable. Becoming a beacon can feel nearly impossible. Yet God pushes us to seek and believe. For me, Lenten reflection challenges my heart, encourages me to listen, and goads my fear...

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Lenten Devotion – Love Deeply

Lenten Devotion – Love Deeply

Wednesday, March 25 In life, we know death is certain. The pain, the suffering, the grieving comes for all of us. So, what should we do with so much death around us? In John 11, Jesus teaches us in the face of death, we must love. Love deeply, love passionately, love...

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Virtual Concert by John Nothaft: March 24, 2020

Virtual Concert by John Nothaft: March 24, 2020

MUSIC AT MIDDAY VIRTUAL CONCERT National City Christian Church Tuesday, March 24, 2020 John Nothaft, Organist   Music at Midday is proud to present the first of our twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist John Nothaft. Make sure that the volume on...

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Lenten Devotion – His Ways Are Not Our Ways

Lenten Devotion – His Ways Are Not Our Ways

Tuesday, March 24 His Ways Are Not Our Way Jesus felt things deeply. He wept at the news of the death of his friend and he is described as being disturbed when he approached the tomb where Lazarus lay. Just like Jesus, we too feel deeply. Despair, fear, hatred, love,...

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Lenten Devotion – Endure, Have Confidence

Lenten Devotion – Endure, Have Confidence

Monday, March 23 Every one of us needs inspiration to keep us spiritually nourished and to help us to be open to receiving divine guidance. This story is a great example of this principle. Mary and Martha were real people who sought to understand what was happening...

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Lenten Devotion – Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lenten Devotion – Open the Eyes of My Heart

Saturday, March 21 Where's your blind spot? Maybe you know, and maybe you don't. That's ok! God knows your blind spots, and God can restore your sight. God can open your eyes to light and glory, shutting out the darkness. It's not always easy, though. Like the...

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Virtual Concerts from Music at Midday

Virtual Concerts from Music at Midday

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the Board of National City Christian Church has decided to cancel all events through the end of May. There will be no live Music at Midday concerts until June at the earliest. But wait - there's more! A number of musicians who have...

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Lenten Devotion – Share Your Light

Lenten Devotion – Share Your Light

March 20 The assumption made by the disciples and so many of us is that when we see someone suffering, we believe that person has done something to deserve the suffering. This is not always true. Suffering is not always penal. Instead of discussing theodicy, or the...

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Lenten Devotion – Living in the Light

Lenten Devotion – Living in the Light

Thursday, March 19 This parable – a man’s blindness is healed, and he “becom[es] a beacon” “living in the light” – teaches all of us that focusing on man’s frailties (sinning) blinds us to the good in the world. Jesus heals a man born blind. Rather than rejoicing in...

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Lenten Devotion – Why?

Lenten Devotion – Why?

Wednesday, March 18 The story of Jesus healing a man blind from birth should be fairly straightforward, a tale of joy and thanksgiving. Instead this miraculous healing event becomes a source of dissension and controversy, among Jesus’ Disciples as well as among...

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Lenten Devotion – Faith

Lenten Devotion – Faith

Tuesday, March 17 Faith is having confidence or trust in God as what he says is true. Having faith allows for us to witness miracles already performed in our lives with the hope for things unseen to still be blessed with by God. As Christians we are meant to walk by...

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Lenten Devotion – How Could This Happen?

Lenten Devotion – How Could This Happen?

Monday, March 16 How could God let this happen? This is often the human response to seeing a tragedy or someone suffering. This is caused by our focusing on what we see on the surface as opposed to digging deeper to look at the big picture – How this creates an...

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A Prayer from John Wesley

A Prayer from John Wesley

Sunday, March 15 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare...

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Lenten Devotion – Listen Well

Lenten Devotion – Listen Well

Saturday, March 14 The woman at the well could not understand what Jesus was telling her. She heard his words literally and they made no sense. He asked her to give him a drink, since he was tired and thirsty, having traveled from Judea on his way to Galilee, a...

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Lenten Devotion – Always Available

Lenten Devotion – Always Available

Friday, March 13 Having read this passage many times, the one thing that has always stood out to me is the fact that the woman’s name is not in the scripture. Without her given name we are free to step into her story more fully and scribble our names in the margin,...

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Lenten Devotion – No Discrimination

Lenten Devotion – No Discrimination

Thursday, March 12 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”...

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Lenten Devotion – Help

Lenten Devotion – Help

Wednesday, March 11 Jesus never followed the conventional path – or the easy road. He was both human and divine. In this story he was an exhausted and impoverished traveler whose companions had gone for food without even leaving him a pitcher to dip into the well....

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Lenten Devotion – Acceptance

Lenten Devotion – Acceptance

Tuesday, March 10 Why did Jesus come to the well? Why did the Samaritan woman come to the well? Why do you or I come to the well (church)? What are we looking for? Who do we think we might encounter there? The Samaritan woman certainly got more than she had expected....

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Lenten Devotion – Divisions

Lenten Devotion – Divisions

Monday, March 9 In this passage, Jesus shines his light on tribal and judgmental divisions, our tendency to write off people who are different from us or who do not meet the mores of our society. As the Samaritan woman pointed out, Jesus, in speaking to her,...

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Organist Hans Hielscher in Concert

Organist Hans Hielscher in Concert

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m. for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. German organist Hans U. Hielscher will perform music that expresses hopefulness and joy in a time of uncertainty and fear. The program...

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Lenten Hymn – We Walk by Faith

Lenten Hymn – We Walk by Faith

Sunday, March 8 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare...

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Lenten Devotion – Discernment

Lenten Devotion – Discernment

Saturday, March 7 When I am sharing the good news of the gospel with others, I have found that there are generally two types of attitudes in each individual that either I approach or who approaches me. In one there is a spirit of argument and in the other a spirit of...

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Lenten Devotion – Confidence

Lenten Devotion – Confidence

Friday, March 6 My first memory is of accepting Christ as my savior when I was three after my parents spent a week proselytizing me. I’ve been less dogmatic with my own children, so I discussed this week’s passage with my children, mostly Jude (7), to see what they...

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Lenten Devotion – Longing for the Light

Lenten Devotion – Longing for the Light

Thursday, March 5 While reading this scripture, I wondered why Nicodemus had come to Jesus. What was on his mind? It seemed to me that he had come with a purpose but had become distracted by Jesus’ talk of “being born from above.” And why did Nicodemus come “by...

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Lenten Devotion – Re-Born

Lenten Devotion – Re-Born

Wednesday, March 4 To paraphrase Jesus, he said, I know it’s a new concept to you – it’s hard to grasp perhaps - but it’s like the wind, we don’t understand where it originates, or where it’s going. In other words, we see the effect but not the cause – that’s the way...

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Lenten Devotion – Affirmation

Lenten Devotion – Affirmation

Tuesday, March 3 Nicodemus’ silent night visit to Jesus could have been interpreted as an evil visit or to have a private meeting not to be seen. Nicodemus was a “ruler of the Jews," and a member of the Sanhedrin (also known as the Council). Jesus was an unknown too...

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Lenten Devotion – Rebirth

Lenten Devotion – Rebirth

Monday, March 2 - John 3:1-17 God sacrifices His Son for our salvation and our everlasting life! Wow! I hesitated to select this passage for a meditation because it encapsulates so much of the Christian message in just a few phrases - phrases that have been parsed and...

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Lenten Prayer – I Cannot Do This Alone

Lenten Prayer – I Cannot Do This Alone

Sunday, March 1 Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare...

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Lenten Devotion – Trials

Lenten Devotion – Trials

Saturday, February 29 The temptation of Jesus story is indeed a strange duck. It falls immediately after the baptism of Jesus where we hear the spirit of God declare, “this is my Beloved son with whom I am well pleased.” Call me a skeptic, but does a loving father...

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Timothy Duhr to Perform French Organ Music

Timothy Duhr to Perform French Organ Music

Please join us at National City Christian Church on Friday, March 6, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Organist Timothy Duhr will perform music of two French composers, one each from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Timothy Duhr is...

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Lenten Devotion – Tested

Lenten Devotion – Tested

Friday, February 28 The heading in my Bible refers to this time of temptation as, “Jesus is tested in the wilderness.” Have you ever been tested? Or had a period when you were forced to depend on God? I can only imagine that that is what it feels like when one is...

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Lenten Devotion – Trust

Lenten Devotion – Trust

Thursday, February 27 This episode in Jesus’ life is a parallel to the trials faced by Israel as they fled Egypt and wandered in the desert for forty years. The Hebrew people fleeing Egypt were forced to learn to trust in God. When they were faced with hunger, they...

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Ash Wednesday Devotion – Happy Ash Wednesday!

Ash Wednesday Devotion – Happy Ash Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 26 - Matthew 4:1-11 “Merry Ash Wednesday!” Hmmm. Have you wondered what is an appropriate greeting for this day? After all, it is the beginning of a 40-day Lenten journey of spiritual preparation before Easter. But “Merry” Ash Wednesday? To be sure...

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Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Prayers and Ashes in our courtyard at noon. Our Ash Wednesday worship service is at 7 p.m. in our Sanctuary.  

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Samantha Scheff Performs French Organ Music

Samantha Scheff Performs French Organ Music

Please join us for a program of French organ music performed by Samantha Scheff this Friday, February 28, at 12:15 p.m. at our free weekly Music at Midday recital. Samantha Scheff is a second year Master’s student at Rutgers University, where she studies with Renée...

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Pianist Natalia Kazaryan in Concert

Pianist Natalia Kazaryan in Concert

Please join us for our free weekly Music at Midday concert at National City Christian Church this Friday, February 21, at 12:15 p.m., when pianist Natalia Kazaryan will perform works of Messiaen, Beethoven, and Ravel. Natalia Kazaryan has performed across Europe, in...

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Bach on Valentine’s Day

Bach on Valentine’s Day

How about a little Bach for Valentine's Day? Please join us this Friday, February 14, at 12:15 p.m. for our weekly Music at Midday concert, when organist Erik Wm. Suter will perform two magnificent works of Johann Sebastian Bach:   - Prelude and Fugue in E Flat, BWV...

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Music at Midday Program Change for Feb 7

Music at Midday Program Change for Feb 7

James Hicks, who was scheduled to perform our Music at Midday recital tomorrow, Friday, February 7, was diagnosed with pneumonia earlier this week and Is unable to travel here to present his program. We are holding him in prayer and wish him a full and speedy...

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Australia and Puerto Rico: How Disciples Can Help

Australia and Puerto Rico: How Disciples Can Help

In Australia, high temperatures and drought conditions are contributing to one of the worst fire seasons in living memory. Since September, these fires have burned across 28 million acres, killing at least 28 people and an estimated 480 million animals. Meanwhile,...

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Afternoon Closing

Afternoon Closing

National City follows the closing schedule of the Federal Government for inclement weather: https://www.opm.gov/  With the Federal offices closing on January 7 at 1 p.m., National City will do the same. As always, be safe in your travel decisions.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

On this Holy night, join us for festive music, communion, and candlelight as we celebrate our dear Savior's birth 7 p.m. Christmas Music 7:30 p.m. Worship and Communion Merry Christmas!

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Spring Series Begins on February 7

Spring Series Begins on February 7

The spring series of Music at Midday concerts at National City Christian Church will begin on February 7 and continue each Friday at 12:15 p.m. through June 26, except on Good Friday, April 10. The new series will feature solo and duet organ recitals, two solo piano...

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