“The Road: The Misbehaving Woman”

On February 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 14:1-11. What a scene. Jesus is minding his own business enjoying dinner as a guest in someone else’s home, and a woman enters the room and pours perfume over his head. Naturally people were offended, especially those opposed to waste and in favor of missions to the […]

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“A Chariot of Fire”

On February 11, Transfiguration Sunday, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Kings 2:1-12. There are mysteries in life that, even with scientific explanation, captivate our attention. Then there are the mysteries of God that we try to explain, try to understand and tame into something we can then easily dismiss, but are beyond taming. The story […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Grief”

On February 4, Pastor Jim preaches on 2 Samuel 18:32-19:4. “The only way to get through grief is to grieve.” We have had a number of deaths in our church family this past month. People sometimes say, “It must be difficult to be a pastor at times like these.” It is. As a young minister, […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Grief”

On February 4, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Samuel 12:15b-23; 18-33. There are many causes for grief, but grief is a universal experience. Whether one is grieving a lost possession, or the death of a loved one, our world seems to tell us that we’re allowed to grieve for a period, but then we’re expected […]

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“The Hope of Christmas Future”

On Dec. 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 24:1-5. Ebenezer Scrooge wakens from the strangest dream he’s ever had, and a determination to change his own future. The Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the gloom of what is to come if Scrooge does not change his ways, and it horrifies him. Each of us carries […]

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“The Life of Christmas Present”

On December 17, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 2:1-7. 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also […]

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“The Remembrance of Christmas Past”

On December 10, Pastor Katy preaches on John 4:7-10, 16-19. We all have a past. Some of us look back fondly on days that are etched in our memories as “the good ol’ days,” while looking back causes others pain and grief. For Ebenezer Scrooge, as for most of us, it’s probably a combination of […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 16:19-31. This Advent season we are thinking together about Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation from, as Dickens described him, “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” into the joyful, dancing soul who opened his heart and his pocketbook to the poor, to his neighbor, and […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 12:1-2. Perhaps the greatest message from our “Redemption of Scrooge” Advent series is the idea that if Christ is able to redeem Ebenezer Scrooge’s joyless life, then Christ can surely redeem you and me. This first Sunday of Advent, we look around and remember that Advent is […]

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On November 26, members of the Community Ministries team spoke on Ephesians 2:10 and Micah 6:6-8. It’s Community Ministries Sunday! Please join us as we hear stories from the missions field as told by Ernie Rebuck, Linda Moore, David Matustik, June Johnson, and Claire Morrison.

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