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May 31, 2020 message: “Hearts w...

Throughout this season of Easter, we’ve proclaimed that love is the foundation of our faith that binds us to God, to Jesus, and to each other. At Pentecost, the church received the power of the Holy Spirit to let this message of love flow out to all. The power of this message is vital to […]

May 24, 2020 message: “Open the...

The story of the last time the disciples saw Jesus is a story of blessing. Jesus says that as witnesses to his presence and resurrection, they too will be filled with power to carry on his ministry, to be his hands and feet in the world. To see the world through the eyes of Jesus […]

May 17, 2020: “Kept in Our Hear...

To “sanctify” something is to set it apart as holy and consecrated. After his resurrections, Jesus tells his disciples that the Spirit will be with them when he is gone. Holiness resides within each of us. It calls us to see holiness in others. It call us to do the right thing in the name […]

May 18, 2020 Brainstorming: “Un...

Everyone worries – some more than others – and there is a great need to address fear and worry in our time, especially in this time of Covid-19 affecting the whole world. All of us live with a measure of fear about something, but we don’t have to be controlled by it. We can live […]

May 10, 2020 message: “Hearts a...

This is the fourth week in the series, “Matters of the Hearts.” Today we celebrate ministry of and with children and youth in our congregation. They shine God’s light (stars) and care about God’s people (hearts). The Pastor Mary and the children’s messages are based on Acts 2: 42-47, “Community of Believers,” and Philippians 2: […]

May 3, 2020 message: “Burning H...

Jesus used mealtime – eating together – to show that God loves, forgives, and welcomes all people. As the Body of Christ, we experience the love of God in community as we worship, study, share meals, and spend time together. The risen Christ is known trough a community that welcomes, accepts, and forgives one another […]

April 26, 2020 message: “With G...

To live “as Easter people” is to live knowing that death is not the final word. What would we do differently if we really believed that we are loved beyond all endings? That there is nothing to fear? Today we imagine Jesus at our “right hand,” counseling us through our days saying, “peace be with […]

April 19, 2020 message: “Again&...

Our joy this Easter is tinged with grief and sorrow. We all know someone who has suffered because of contracting the virus, losing a job, or feeling isolated. We are going through something none of us have experienced in our lifetimes. No lilting, lily language can simply roll away the pain, fear, frustration, grief, and […]

April 12, 2020 Easter message: “...

Thomas is a powerful reminders of the need for each of us to experience the reality of resurrection for ourselves – and to come just as we are to Jesus – even if it means wondering and questioning. This is the eighth and final message in our Lenten series, “A Place at the Table.” Pastor […]

April 9, 2020 worship: “The Tab...

April 9, 2020 worship: “The Table – A Place of Grace for Everyone”

The table is more than a place to eat- it’s a central location for much of our lives. Remembering God’s saving work from the Exodus until the Last Supper invites us to come to the table of grace that is for all people. This Holy Thursday Service is the eighth in our series, “A Place […]