On our Lenten journey, we will continue marching through Micah through the month of March. We will take a bit of a detour for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. This year, we will forego the Passion Play once again, but we will offer a Maundy Thursday Service with Communion and a Good Friday Service.
Preaching Series These are indeed strange and wonderful times. As we move from Epiphany to Lent, some things may seem familiar as we return to worship in the sanctuary. Some things, will be very different. For instance, Ash Wednesday will not include Payne Chapel this year. Their denomination has asked them to keep worship only
In my opening pages, I wrote about 2020 being difficult and focused on COVID. Another major topic of 2020 was the social unrest within our nation and around the world. From different areas, we heard calls for justice and reform. Sometimes those calls came with conflicting voices or goals in mind. Sometimes, calls for a
In a year filled with a pandemic, economic upheaval, and riots in the streets of our nation, we can use something to celebrate. If you read the first couple of the pastor’s pages, you would see how much I celebrate you my church family. Even with- out the gifts and well wishes, I would be
After our season in the Gospel of Matthew, primarily spending time with Jesus in His Passion, His Crucifixion, His Resurrection, we will spend October and the first week of November considering how then we shall respond to our world. How then shall we live? We shall live by following in the footsteps of our Savior.
The first Sunday of August was supposed to celebrate the return of our mission team from Guatemala. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the trip was canceled though our project was completed and funds still remain for future projects. Now, the first Sunday of August will remind us of how Jesus calls us into mission. After that,
Hopefully, June will bring us back together in worship. Here are the scriptures and sermon titles for June. May we listen attentively to Jesus as He challenges us to love radically. He understood that serving His heavenly Father meant standing at odds with the ways of this world—even those/especially those who called themselves religious. May
The Nature of Faith in a Broken World will be the theme for the sermons in January. Look around, and you can readily see the signs. As Christians, we should live differently, but faith is hard. Too often, one cannot tell someone who lives for the world apart from someone who pro- fesses to follow
For December, we are going to stay with the classic themes given to us in the Ad- vent wreath: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love, which will lead us to the Light of Christ- mas, Jesus Christ our Lord. No matter how many times I hear the story and think about it, I stand in awe
November shall be a month of rejoicing and cel- ebrating around the songs of the faithful. The Bible is filled with many songs. The first Sun- day we will turn to a song in the Revelation of St. John, and the other three weeks we will turn to the Bible’s hymnal, the book of Psalms. 03 November Remembrance
01 September Scripture: Amos 7:10-17 Matthew 8:28-34 Sermon: With These Two Hands See also Matthew 10:5-15 What do we do with our hands, our labor, our vocation? Are we a blessing? The sermon title comes from the song With These Two Hands by Jon Bon Jovi. 08 September Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11 I Thessalonians 4:3-7 Sermon: Human Worth The value of a life/soul
03 March Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-38 Sermon: Do You Really Really Know? 06 March Ash Wednesday Scripture: John 13:21-30 Meditation: One of You Will Betray Me Imposition of Ashes Scripture: John 13:1-20 Meditation: A Free Gift Holy Communion Scripture: Exodus 3:1-12 Meditation: Take Off Your Shoes: A Journey Into Service Anointing 10 March Scripture: