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Take It With You 05.26.19

Explore and Inspire Sometimes it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who deals with certain struggles or difficulties. It’s even better when I realize that someone to whom I look up, who seems to have it all together or be in control, in reality deals with some of the same hardships that […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-21-19

This is one of those Mondays where I am exhausted from a very full weekend, but also basking in the afterglow of everything I experienced. The spring choir concert with the orchestra was exceptional! More than enjoyable, its content was rich and woven beautifully together. I found myself thinking about the amazing truth that our […]

Take It With You 05.19.19

Explore and Inspire Discernment is a spiritual process that seeks to comprehend God’s voice. Utilizing both community and solitude, discernment reaches beyond the ordinary and below the surfaces, through the noise and into the silences of God’s presence. This process of hearing and understanding God’s direction requires us to experience life both as a part […]

Take It With You 05.12.19

Explore and Inspire A Psalm and a Litany take prime space in our worship guide this morning and give us the words to speak to God and to one another, modeling for us in some sense how the book of Psalms would have been used as a tool of worship for the ancient Hebrews. In […]

Take It With You 05.05.19

Well, first of all, I’ve got to share one of the coolest things I’ve read all week. And I’ve read some cool things! –  Neil Gaiman’s spooky take on a haunted house and a little girl named, Coraline; charts, music, and lyrics as we’ve prepared for the Steps of Faith event tonight (You’re invited! 6:30); […]

Take It With You 04.28.19

Explore and Inspire Civil disobedience is sometimes uncomfortable to bear witness to.  When school systems close so that teachers can rally to our state legislature in support of improving public education, some criticize those teachers for abandoning their students on a school day.  When people use the platform they have as celebrities to speak out […]

Take It With You 04.21.19

Explore and Inspire Numerous and reliable historical records, both religious and secular, speak of Christ’s resurrection. Biblically, the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) which were written 20-30 years afterwards, and the Gospel of John (50-70 years after) list many witnesses to this supernatural event. The book of Acts and Paul’s writings also make references […]

Spring Concert 2019

Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 PM, Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Pastor’s Perspective 05-14-19

This is the season of graduations. Mothers’ Day weekend seems to be the weekend of choice for many college graduation ceremonies. I spoke with someone Sunday who had already been to two. He commented that both had challenged the graduates to go out and change the world. That certainly sounds like an appropriate challenge and […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-07-19

  Some things are just too good not to share. Two years ago, I read “An Open Letter to Pastors” written by a “non-mom” about honoring mothers on Mother’s Day. Her name is Amy Young. She met a woman who doesn’t go to church on Mother’s Day because it is too hurtful. This particular woman […]