As we bring our study of Micah to a close, we will remain in the prophets through Pentecost and the end of May. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His message is timeless as He was there at the Creation. As the Word, He is in every Word written in
“We do not need to wait for the Holy Spirit to come: He came on the day of Pentecost. He has never left the church.”—John Stott “Without Pentecost the Christ-event-the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus-remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell
Our Lenten Journey ends as our Easter journey begins. There will be no Passion Play again this year, but we will be gathering in person for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday worship services. In some ways, our Holy Week Services hearken back to a bygone era while providing us with a springboard to think about
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