Worship Themes

The church’s liturgical year is a rich source of illumination and inspiration—12 months of the year. To hear some of the season’s recent sermons, click here. Check out the topics and themes we will explore in upcoming weeks:

Here are the themes for our worship services this month at KCC!  We provide a Worshipful Experience Video each Saturday.  The video is available on our Listen and Watch page premiering at 6 PM each Saturday,  It can also be found on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook page.  We hope in this time of physical distancing that the Worshipful Experiences lift your hearts and spirits, and let’s you know how much God loves you and is with you in these uncertian times!

On May 2, 2021, Kensington Community Church will begin In-Person Live Worship Services in our Sanctuary and Lander Hall.  Since our seating capacity will be limited, we do ask that people Sign Up before attending. Please wear your mask and watch your distance when you come to worship. And follow the instructions of the Ushers.  This way we can serve and care for the least of these and keep everyone safe!

May Themes


May 2, 2021.  We Begin In-Person Worship Services!  Christ raises Lazarus from the dead. But what of Mary and Martha?  Are they allowed to hug him? For a whole year, we’ve been living according the best practices of community health, but we long to embrace our loved ones. How do we do that? Jesus has some suggestions.  We will celebrate the Rite of Communion in a COVID-safe way.

May 9, 2021. Mother’s Day.  David and Kay-Marie will sing one of the truly great hymns of Christendom, I HEARD MY MOTHER SAY, as Pastor Darryl looks at the relationship between Jesus and Mary (and his family) as we celebrate The Festival of the Christian Home (whatever that is?).

May 16, 2021.  The United Church of Christ asks each congregation to honor Mental Health Sunday this week. It is so important to speak openly and courageously about mental health consistently and constantly. Pastor Darryl will speak about his own battle with emotional and mental health as he lifts up our calling to be a safe and loving place for those on a journey to sound mental and emotional health.

May 23, 2021. Pentecost Sunday!  Happy Birthday Church! The Pentecost event is such a beautiful experience of understanding and beloved community – the many becoming one in the blessedness of diversity. How can we live in the 21st Century as a Pentecostal People? Its not about speaking in tongues, its about speaking Good News of God’s mercy, compassion, justice, and peace.

May 30, 2021. Oh Nicodemus, we love you at KCC! Nicodemus is a spiritual parent and mentor to so many of us here at KCC. We follow him into the dark night to ask our deep questions because a lot of this stuff just doesn’t make sense to us. But questions are so important and are the gateway to going deeper into faith. Questions are essential. Nicodemus shows us that.


Missed a Sunday?  Check out all the past sermons, and a selection of musical offerings on our YOUTUBE Channel!  

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