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May 9, 2021 message: “Trust or ...

May 9, 2021 message: “Trust or Worry?”

Trust in God is a cornerstone of a faithful life that helps other areas fall in line. Do we spend out time and energy on worrying (depending on ourselves and others) or on trusting God (depending on God) and going forward in faith? This is the fifth week in the series, “Are We There Yet?” […]

May 2, 2021 message: “How We Pr...

The Lord’s Prayer is a source of great comfort for many people, but when Jesus first taught it to his followers, it was shocking! How does this model prayer continue to strengthen us to witness faithfully? This is the fourth week in the series, “Are We There Yet?” We opened worship with “It Starts with […]

May 3, 2021 Brainstorming: “Emp...

Monday, May 3, 2021 in Fellowship Hall 6:00 pm Pizza Dinner 7:00 pm Brainstorming for Worship May 23 – July 18, 2021 The Worship Team will be brainstorming for a nine-week series that runs from May 23 to July 18. Members of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in the one evening commitment. […]

April 25, 2021 message: “Hard W...

Jesus invites us to envision and enter into a way of living that is different from the world around us. The Ten Commandments are the foundation for this new life, but we also have to reorder our desires. And to do that, we have to rely on the power of God. This is the third […]

April 18, 2021 message: “You Ma...

We’re called to be difference-makers – just like salt and light make a difference. How do we reflect the nature of God our King and his Kingdom? This is the second week in the series, “Are We There Yet?” Worship opened with “It Starts with Me” and also included “This Little Light.” Pastor Mary’s message […]

April 11, 2021 message: “Upside...

We live in a world inundated with messages about what “the good life” is, which can leave us with mixed messages when it comes to living faithfully. The Beatitudes serve as a way of getting our bearings as to how God operates, what God values, and where the “good life” is truly found. During this […]

March 22, 2021 Brainstorming: “...

Easter is a season when we celebrate resurrection and the call to live as people who claim new life and have hope in Christ.  Spending time focusing on the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus starts with words of blessing challenges us to understand blessing more fully – not simply as a gift or reward, […]

April 4, 2021 message: “The Gar...

Resurrection calls us to claim the hope that is always with us as people whose faith is in Jesus Christ. God offers a hopeful vision for new life right now and eternal life in God’s love and care. This is the final week in the series, “The Grace of Les Misérables.” Today’s focus is on […]

April 2, 2021 message: “Were Yo...

This year, Pastor Mary’s Good Friday message is based on Mark 14: 53 – Mark  15: 47.  The worship service is available in its entirety on FaceBook and YouTube.

April 1, 2021 message: “The Gar...

Jesus offers grace to his disciples even as he warns them of betrayal. Jesus takes them to pray even as they struggle to stay awake. Jesus displays agape love even as he prays and recognizes his humanity in going to the cross to bring salvation. We gather with him in honest confession as we “sit […]