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April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday – Make the Next Move

Mark 11:1-11 – Triumphal entryMark 14:3-9 – Woman anoints Jesus at Bethany Something interesting happens in these passages. There’s acombination of audacity and direction that occurs. Before Jesus entersJerusalem, he sends the disciples in to get the donkey. The arrangementshave already been made. They are just to go and pick up the rental donkeyfor Jesus…

All dressed up and no place to go..

While we’ve been sheltering, there’s been some work done at the church. Thanks to Dan and JJ for their work on the bell, cleaning it up and getting it looking good. American Bell Company, New York, NY # 2504, 1868 May the beauty of the bell ring in your heart and bring us together in…

March 29, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Before it Collapses

Mark 13:1-8, 24-37            Coming out of the temple, the disciples are impressed by the size of the stones. They are impressed by the size of the buildings. Jesus is less than impressed. Jesus promises that one day, stone will not stay upon stone. That disturbs Peter, James, John, and Andrew. They want to know…

March 22, 2020 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent – It’ll be on the Test

Mark 12:28-44              This passage comes after 2 passages about Pharisees and Sadducees asking their pet questions to Jesus (Render unto Caesar and Resurrection). Following his answers, this scribe comes with his question. Like the two prior questions, it is a sort of test. What the scribe has in mind exactly, we don’t know.            Regardless of the scribe’s motivation, Jesus has…

How to Zoom

All,     To help you prepare for Sunday in advance, and to avoid last minute panic, here are some resources to help you get set up for Zoom. How To Zoom Download the Zoom Client here – https://zoom.us/support/download  Zoom’s own Getting Started page – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac I will be sending out an email with the Zoom information – hopefully you’ll…

March 15, 2020 – The Third Sunday in Lent – When He’s talking about Us

Mark 12:1-12 [13-17] Parable of the wicked tenants; paying taxes to Caesar           There is a power in this parable. That’s the whole point of parables. There’s a message that we can hear, or many messages that we can hear without being told straight out that we’re being idiots.           We hold onto the idea that we understand who is the cornerstone…

March 1, 2020 – The First Sunday in Lent – Setting Out

Mark 10:17-31 Rich man is called to sell all he has and follow Jesus. We had technical difficulties this Sunday. The sermon text is below.           As they journey towards Jerusalem, the disciples and Jesus have this encounter. It is an encounter that we have probably heard preached on a number of times over the years. And it is a passage that…

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…