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January 24, 2021 message: “Foll...

January 24, 2021 message: “Follow Me”

Following Jesus is not simply about a state of being, but a call to doing. We need Christian education and spiritual formation as we continue to grow in faith, but we maintain an outward focus – always looking for ways to connect with others and widen the net. This is the third week in the […]

January 17, 2021: “Anything Goo...

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” We hear the sarcasm – and perhaps even a hint of prejudice in Nathaniel’s question. Perhaps we even hear ourselves. Facing our personal prejudices and being honest about our struggles is vital to growing as disciples of Jesus who understand that every human being is created in God’s […]

January 10, 2021 message: “Tear...

Worship is a celebration; this is the beginning of a new year. We survived 2020, and while there might still be some lingering effects, it is time to embrace a new possibility and a new hope. The heavens have been torn open – not as a threat, but as the promise of something new and […]

January 3, 2021 message: “Jesus...

Elizabeth is the first person to call Jesus, “Lord,” and the magi (wise men) are the first Gentiles to worship Jesus as Lord. Though we many not use that title much in our everyday lives, how do we profess it and express it in our words and actions? This is the final message in the […]

December 27, 2020 message: “Jes...

Simeon and Anna remind us that the birth of Jesus is the beginning of the story. Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection are the rest of his story – and the place where we start our journey of faith. Several member offered their reflections on Psalm 148, Luke 2: 22-40, and the names of Jesus. […]

December 24, 2020: “Jesus: A We...

Isaiah’s prophecy offers powerful names for Jesus and calls us to allow his Kingdom to rule in our lives as a way of justice and righteousness. Will we accept? Pastor Mary’s Christmas Eve message is based on Isaiah 9: 2-7 and Luke 2: 1-20. To read it, click here. The service is available in its […]

December 20, 2020 message: “Jes...

Light is a powerful force that can illumine darkness. Jesus comes to shed light on darkness within us and around us by showing us who God is and how much God loves us. We are bearers of the Light of the World. This is the fourth message in the series, “Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of […]

December 14, 2020 message: “Jes...

God offers comfort for those who mourn always, and especially when we struggle in what’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” Pastor Mary’s Blue Christmas message is based on Psalm 46 and Romans 8: 31-39. To read it, click here. The service is available in its entirety of FaceBook and YouTube.

December 13, 2020 message: “Jes...

God with us is a powerful expression, especially in this year when we have faced a pandemic and so much more. In Jesus, God experiences our humanity, reveals himself to humanity, and is truly with us always. Emmanuel also give us our mission – to “put flesh on” God’s love for each other. This is […]

December 14, 2020 brainstorming: R...

Everyone needs good news. The Good News is needed more than anything. The Gospel of Mark wastes no time getting to the truth: We are blessed because God is here, God is our side in our shared humanity, God is passionate to save us, and the whole world is radically different because Jesus breaks down […]