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  This week I’m concluding a sermon series entitled “Treasure the Gifts.” Over the last several weeks Pastor Laura and I have reflected on some of the gifts and blessings we have received over the last year: acknowledging the importance of every person, including those we often overlook; recognizing our need for community; claiming the […]

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  I feel like I’m beginning to emerge from a long tunnel. After 15-months of slogging through the dark, I’m beginning to see glimmers of light. I might even call it “normalcy.”  I’ve gone out to eat – twice. I gathered with friends on Memorial Day. We sat around, visited, and laughed. This Sunday Oak […]

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This Sunday is Pentecost. Pentecost began as a Jewish festival 50 days after Passover. It commemorates the giving of Torah to the Hebrews as they journeyed through the wilderness after slavery in Egypt. For Christians, Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter. It recalls when God sent the Holy Spirit upon the 1st disciples in Jerusalem. […]

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  On Sunday we will recognize and bless seniors graduating from High School, vocations school, and college. On top of the normal experiences of education, they have endured the joys of school during a pandemic. Some will continue their education. Some will get jobs. Some don’t know what comes next. Transitions in life can be […]

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