Apr 15, 2018 - John 4:1-30 - God’s Love - by Ian Pollard

April 15, 2018

Ian Pollard offers his first sermon this morning--a powerful proclamation of God's Love for all. He uses the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well to help us remember that EVERYONE is known and loved by Christ.

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Apr 8, 2018 - Genesis 18:1-15 - Hospitality ’til it Hurts

April 8, 2018

As we explore this passage we have much to learn from the rabbinical reflection and the Talmud. This passage explores the question: who should get more attention--God or a person in need? God or a stranger?

A beautiful passage to help us learn something about what it means--in church and beyond--to have Hospitality 'til it Hurts!

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Apr 1, 2018 - FULL Easter Service

April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

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Mar 30, 2018 - Good Friday: Service of Shadows

March 30, 2018

Scripture and Song telling the story of Jesus' Passion

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Mar 25, 2018 - Palms to Upper Room - Full Service

March 25, 2018

Palm Parade, a visit from Pontius Pilate, a beautiful choir piece, and the story from scripture leading to the Last Supper. Join us for a powerful beginning to Holy Week...

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Mar 18, 2018 - John 12:20-33 - Can I come?

March 18, 2018

All of us wrestle with who's REALLY allowed in or not...even the Disciples. Can just anyone come see Jesus or is there a special invitation list? So many Christians worry about the list....but is that Jesus' primary concern?

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Mar 11, 2018 - John 3:14-21 - A Judgment Problem

March 12, 2018

4th Sunday of Lent

This famous passage is known for John 3:16, but what about who Jesus spoke it to? Nicodemus has an incredible story worth telling and teaches us something very important about the Gospel. Do we recognize God's at work even if we can't see it? Do we leave room for growth and change...even in our enemies? Dealing with the beast of judgment this week....

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Mar 4, 2018 - John 2:13-22 - A Consumer Mindset

March 4, 2018

Today's scripture invites us to reflect on what happens if we make our house of worship a marketplace.

Jesus flips over the tables on the idea that God's gifts, God's spirit, God's love could be a commodity to be bought and sold.

While we may think that kind of consumerism is uncommon today, we must be wary of the ways we can bring a consumer mindset to worship.

This is the third Sunday in Lent...

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Feb 25, 2018 - Mark 8:31-38 - HALF SERVICE

February 25, 2018

This is a half service recording. Today was our last service with our wonderful pianist and choir director Pat Strainer. You will hear a wonderful solo by Amy Dolzine (Pie Jesu), accompaniment by Pat. Pat's communion meditation music will follow. Then the sermon on confronting comfort. At the end of the service is a celebration of Pat and Rich Strainer for their work and presence in our church family.

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Feb 18, 2018 - Lent 1 - Mark 1:9-13 - With the Wild Beasts

February 18, 2018

First Sunday in Lent - Sermon from this morning

What does it mean to be "with" the wild beasts of our day? Wouldn't we want to fight them, avoid them, cage them, or even save them? What does it mean to be "with" them as Jesus was?

Lent is a time to take a deep breath, find balance, become grounded so we can face a world often filled with anger, frustration, and fear.

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