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November 11, 2018 message: “Com...

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” In times of grief, God in Christ is our most compassionate companion, but that’s difficult to understand if we’re not surrounded by people who demonstrate God’s care to us. We can’t “fix” the problem of grief, even though we want to. Instead, how […]

November 4, 2018 message: “Livi...

As we celebrate the lives of the saints – those who have helped us to know God better – we live in two worlds. We are bound to eternity by love for God and others, especially those who have died and whom we remember, and we’re called to share that love here and now. Pastor […]

October 28, 2018: “Don’t ...

Worries about money are nothing new. Jesus knew that when he called us to stop worrying and remember that God cared for and provides for us. Do we trust God’s way of providing, and willingly invest in God’s Kingdom work as a witness to the world? Pastor Mary’s message is based on Matthew 6: 25-34. […]

“A Charlie Brown Advent” ...

The worship brainstorming will be held at David and Karen Booth’s house. We will have a prime rib “Christmas” dinner/potluck at 6:00 pm. Bring a Christmassy dish to share. Brainstorming is from 7:00-9:30 pm. RSVP to Karen Booth or church. Please try to read the scripture and message summary for each week and take time […]

October 21, 2018: “Giving Our T...

We earn, spend, and (sometimes) save money. We also want to give, but sometimes giving is our last thought rather than our first. How do we hear Jesus’ call to humility in living and giving? Pastor Mary’s message is based on Matthew 6: 1-6. To read it, click here.

October 14, 2018: “The Problem ...

We often feel conflicted in our lives because so many things seek our attention and our devotion. Jesus said you can’t serve two master. Most of us are trying to serve a lot more than two! How can we serve God well so that other things fall into place and our hearts find true rest? […]

Brainstorming for November 2018 Worsh...

Thank you for the Worship Connections Team Monday, October 15, 2018 for a potluck and brainstorming for our November series on grief. Click here to find out what we came up with. Here is what we started with: Nov 2018 worship plans (Word document) Nov 2018 worship plans (PDF) Scripture 11-4-18 John 11

October 7, 2018: “Where Is your...

Sometimes the things we value and love most get the least of our time, attention, and money. Jesus said that our hearts follow our treasure – not the other way around! How do we find true contentment, making sure that our time, energy, and money are invested in ways that connect us to God? Pastor […]

September 30, 2018: “The Church...

Church isn’t a place we go or a building on a city corner; the church is the Body of Christ. We are a gathered community of people seeking to follow Jesus Christ – actively loving God and loving neighbor through worship and mission by the power of the Holy Spirit. Worship opened with “Welcome to […]

September 23, 2018: “Holy Spiri...

The Holy Spirit is probably the most mysterious and misunderstood person of the Trinity – and perhaps the most uncomfortable because it’s active, unpredictable, and usually brings change. We have physical images to describe the Spirit, but we also know the Spirit as a guiding voice and giver of spiritual gifts. How do we claim […]