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Details about Sunday, March 15th and going forward

Friends,   Session has been hard at work and prayer trying to discern a path forward in the middle of rapidly changing circumstances. Here is where we are at, out of an abundance of caution, and concern for our physical health. Sunday, March 15th –  We will gather for Sunday School and Worship.  We will not have our usual fellowship meal.  We will record this service for…

June 28, 2020 – The 4th Sunday after Pentecost – Our Needs

Luke 11:3-4, Matthew 6:11-13Exodus 16:1-9I Corinthians 11:23-26Colossians 3:12-17 A reminder that these are the things Jesus puts in a prayer for us.These are the basics, the absolute essentials, the needs, not the wants.We need daily bread. We need forgiveness. We need to forgive. We needto not be tempted, and we need to be delivered. These…

June 21, 2020 – The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost – The Kingdom

Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:9Matthew 6:25-34John 18:33-37Daniel 7:15-27 God’s kingdom is a much debated theological thought. It gets pulledinto all sorts of debates in contemporary times, about end times, and aboutpretty much everything. All too often, we view it as simply a slighter better,slightly different version of the nations of today. I don’t think Jesus would…

June 14, 2020 – The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – The Holiness

Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:9Revelation 15:1-4, Isaiah 6:3-13 Hallowed is a word that doesn’t really live in our vocabularies today. Itmeans ‘holy’ or even ‘sanctified.’ This is the second thing that Jesusinstructs us to pray about when we pray to God. God is holy. That maysound obvious, “Of course God is holy!” Yet there’s more to…

June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday – The Father

Luke 10:21-22, Isaiah 49:14-18 We start this foundational, common, shared, prayer with an addressto God. Out of all of the ways that Jesus could start a prayer, and couldteach us to start a prayer, Jesus starts with an intimate address of God. It isa relational address. It is a familial address. It isn’t distant, or…

May 31, 2020 – Pentecost – What’s Your Gift?

Acts 2:1-4 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 Now, I already made a mistake. You don’t have just one gift, as thetitle implies. You are gifted. I don’t mean in that honors track sense ofacademically gifted. I mean gifted, equipped, and sent by God. Do youknow what God gave you?Not just what your parents said you were good…

May 24, 2020 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter – Resurrection Doubts

1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57 – Jesus’ resurrection and the future resurrection; death as the last enemy. Often we come to doubt the resurrection. I don’t mean that we intellectually doubt it, although that does happen. I mean we emotionally doubt whether the resurrection is real, and whether it it is for us. This canhappen near…

May 17, 2020 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter – Love is a Four Letter Word

1 Corinthians 13:1-13      “Faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love.”            Love. How many sermons on love? How many weddings with this passage? You have to love him/her, they’re your ____. The greatest commandment is to love. Now we have to love, God says so.            What do we really…