“Why Does A Loving God Allow Good People to Suffer?” Pastor Stephen

This week I’m beginning a new sermon series: “I’ve been wondering…”. Over the last several months I received questions about which you have been wondering. Does God have a plan for my life? Does prayer work? How can we live together when we don’t agree? This week I invite us to reflect on a question with which...

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Christmas Eve – Casual Service 12-24-2020PM

I love Christmas. I love families gathering with one another. I love the generosity the season prompts in people’s hearts. I love the smells of baking. I love the music. Most of all, I love the story – the story of how God entered the world through the Christ Child.  This Christmas will be different for most of us. Many of the...

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Christmas Eve – Traditional Service 12-24-2020AM

I love Christmas. I love families gathering with one another. I love the generosity the season prompts in people’s hearts. I love the smells of baking. I love the music. Most of all, I love the story – the story of how God entered the world through the Christ Child.  This Christmas will be different for most of us. Many of the...

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“Joy to the World” A Service of Lessons and Carols – 12-27-2020

FIRST LESSON:  Genesis 1.26-27              Human beings are created in the Image of God as a part of what God calls “good.” SECOND LESSON:  Genesis 12.1-3              God promises to faithful Abraham that his seed shall the nations of the earth call blessed. THIRD LESSON:  Isaiah 9.2, 6-7              Christ’s...

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“Joy to the World” 12-20-2020

Each week during Advent (the 4-week season leading up to Christmas), we have journeyed toward Bethlehem. We’ve lit candles on our Advent wreath to remind us of the gifts Christ offers: Peace, Hope, Love. We’ve listened to the story of Mary as she learns of the child to whom she will give birth and raise. We’ve heard the story...

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“A Light of Love” Dec 13 2020

Each week during Advent (the 4-week season leading up to Christmas), we are listening to the stories surrounding Jesus’ birth. Over the last two weeks, we’ve heard the angel Gabriel announce to Mary that she would conceive and birth to a child; we watched as Mary and her relative Elizabeth...

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“Hope to the World”

Each Sunday during Advent (the 4-week season leading to Christmas), we light an additional candle on our Advent wreath. Last week we lit the Candle of Peace, remembering that Christ offers us a peace that passes all understanding. This week we light the Candle of Hope. Hope is the life-force God has given us that helps us...

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