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“Claimed. Called. Commissioned.”

On January 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 3:13-17. Every year, the first Sunday after Epiphany we celebrate “Baptism of Our Lord Sunday.” Baptism is an ancient practice that was created anew by Jesus, a sacrament which we hold as a vital part of our faith today. While we’re only baptized once in our life, we can remember […]

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“By Another Road”

On January 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 2:1-12. After visiting the Christ child in Bethlehem, the Magi were warned in a dream to return by another road, but we never learn where they go from there. The road ahead is unexpected, unfamiliar, and unwritten. As we turn the page from 2016 and begin 2017, […]

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“The Christmas Connection”

On December 25, Pastor Pam preaches on Romans 5:1-5. As each year ends, we should take time to ponder. What have we done to be the hands and feet of Christ in 2016? And, most importantly, how will we carry our faith forward to be the “light of Christ” through 2017?

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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. Our final look at Isaiah’s royal titles focuses on “Prince of Peace.” We all wish for peace in today’s global conflicts, but is this the peace that the Prince of Peace can bring? Or is it a deeper, more spiritual peace?

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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:3-6. What does it really mean to call Jesus the “Prince of Peace”? He was born to a carpenter and a teenage mother from the armpit of Judaea, called Nazareth. Not exactly the noble birth of a prince. Born during a time of forced peace in the […]

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“Everlasting Father”

On December 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What does it mean to call God “Father?” Is God a guy? Are males made more in the image of God than are females? How can an earthly title such as “father” define the Holy One? Yet Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father.” Let’s think […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What kind of a king is Jesus? What does it mean to seek his kingdom? Would you consider Jesus to be your king? We are continuing to think about the oracle of Isaiah in chapter 9, verse 6. Looking though our Christian lenses we can’t help but see Jesus in these […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 1:21-28. Once upon a time in a world far, far, away…as children it’s normal to make up these imaginary worlds where you might be the king or queen and you make all the rules, but as we grow into adults we settle into the way things are […]

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“Wonderful Counselor”

On November 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. In Handel’s “Messiah” the composer included the majestic words of Isaiah 9:6, which describe the coming king. Some Old Testament scholars believe that Isaiah was referring to Hezekiah. Christians hear the message of the messiah in these words: For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority […]

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“Wonderful Counselor”

On November 27, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 2:1-7. The prophet Isaiah speaks hope into an uncertain world. An edict from an oppressive government forces all to be registered and counted. Little did they know that as Mary and Joseph respond to the edict and travel to Bethlehem, they birth Isaiah’s hope into their own […]

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