March 29, 2020 – Why wait until you’re dead to truly live!

Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life.Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” I’ve probably quoted this verse in almost every funeral I have ever officiated at. They are words of great comfort and great promise. Read more →

March 29, 2020 – Worship Bulletins (Streamed)

We are in a season of unpredictability and uncertainty, a time when many of us will be feeling a distinct lack of control over issues that matter deeply to us. But remember we are called to be a people of hope, courage, patience and love, never more than now. Read more →

March 22, 2020 – God is with us!

On Monday of this week, I ventured into our local Costco.  It’s not something I would have normally done given the circumstances, but I got a call that our canvas print of Jesus, the photo mosaic composed from thousands of small pictures of our congregation, was ready for pick up.  I told my wife that I was going, and she said, well if you’re going to go, you might as well pick up some chicken.  Okay, I said.  I went and I dutifully wiped down the handle on the shopping cart and proceeded down to the meat department.  I was unprepared for what I saw. Read more →

Live Stream Worship and COVID-19 Update for March 20, 2020

We are in a season of unpredictability and uncertainty, a time when many of us will be feeling a distinct lack of control over issues that matter deeply to us. Many of us cannot work as usual, cannot connect with family, friends and loved ones as we’d like, cannot participate in the regular activities that bring joy and happiness to our lives as we normally would do. Events around the world and right in our communities seem beyond our ability to impact and they can leave us frustrated, worried and afraid. Read more →

March 22, 2020 – Worship Bulletin

We are in a season of unpredictability and uncertainty, a time when many of us will be feeling a distinct lack of control over issues that matter deeply to us.  But remember we are called to be a people of hope, courage, patience and love, never more than now. Read more →

March 15, 2020 – A Man, a Woman and a Well

Sunday Morning Sermons

Social distancing. That’s a term I wasn’t familiar with until late this week. Of course, it refers to keeping a particular distance from others in this period of viral transmission. All of us are encouraged to follow the advice from our medical experts in trying to flatten the curve of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Read more →

March 8, 2020 – Sequence Matters

Sunday Morning Sermons

Before we get into our text from Genesis 12 this morning, we need a bit of background. Abram, who will later be called Abraham, is descended from Noah, through Noah’s son Shem. Abram’s father was Terah and he lived in a land called Ur of the Chaldeans, which was in what is present day Iraq, near the Euphrates River. Read more →