"We Knew This Day Was Coming" (The Day of Pentecost)

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability." Acts 2:1-4

Ascension Sunday

Jesus, speaking to his disciples in the Gospel of John before he is arrested and before his journey to cross and resurrection begins, says, “Abide in me, and I in you.” He tells the disciples to “abide in my love.” In 1847, Henry Francis Lyte wrote a poem as a prayer for God to remain present. This poem became the hymn “Abide With Me.” When we think of the word abide as a people of faith, we think of a deep, personal connection to God through Christ. For 4 Sundays, we have been reflecting on the word abide and the way God abides with us, and we abide with God and one another. Today's text is John 17:6-9. Thank you for joining me through this series to abide in love and worship together!

"Abide in Love"

Jesus, speaking to his disciples in the Gospel of John before he is arrested and before his journey to cross and resurrection begins, says, “Abide in me, and I in you.” He tells the disciples to “abide in my love.” In 1847, Henry Francis Lyte wrote a poem as a prayer for God to remain present. This poem became the hymn “Abide With Me.” When we think of the word abide as a people of faith, we think of a deep, personal connection to God through Christ. For 4 Sundays, we are reflecting on the word abide and the way God abides with us, and we abide with God and one another. Today's scripture is John 15:9-17; we continue to learn what it means to love one another the way Jesus commands. I hope to see you each week as we abide in love and worship together! (Reading for next week, May 13th - Ascension Sunday:  John 17:6-19)

"The Invisible Thread"

Jesus, speaking to his disciples in the Gospel of John before he is arrested and before his journey to cross and resurrection begins, says, “Abide in me, and I in you.” He tells the disciples to “abide in my love.” In 1847, Henry Francis Lyte wrote a poem as a prayer for God to remain present. This poem became the hymn “Abide With Me.” When we think of the word abide as a people of faith, we think of a deep, personal connection to God through Christ. For 4 Sundays, we will reflect on the word abide and the way God abides with us, and we abide with God and one another. Today, we celebrate our graduating students and remind them of the connection they will forever have to this place, to us as their family in God, and to God through Christ as God promises to abide with them wherever they may go. I hope to see you each week as we abide in love and worship together!  

"To Know and Be Known"

Jesus, speaking to his disciples in the Gospel of John before he is arrested and before his journey to cross and resurrection begins, says, “Abide in me, and I in you.” He tells the disciples to “abide in my love.” In 1847, Henry Francis Lyte wrote a poem as a prayer for God to remain present. This poem became the hymn “Abide With Me.” When we think of the word abide as a people of faith, we think of a deep, personal connection to God through Christ. For the next 4 Sundays, we will reflect on the word abide and the way God abides with us, and we abide with God and one another. We will celebrate our graduating students and remind them of the connection they will forever have to this place, to us as their family in God, and to God through Christ as God promises to abide with them wherever they may go. I hope to see you each week as we abide in love and worship together!  

50 Days of Easter: "Peace"

For Christians, Easter is not just ONE day, but rather a 50-DAY season!  This extended period gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is Risen! Today, on the second Sunday of Easter, join us to focus on "Peace".

Palm Sunday

A Prayer for Holy Week:
Holy God, you reveal the truth about your people and the ways of our world in the suffering of the Son and his steadfast love. Show us again the image of humility you desire for us, and teach us obedience, so that self-emptying may be our pathway, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (From "Feasting on the Word Worship Companion")

"Catch Me

Commit to Worship this Lent, (February 18th - March 25th), and reflect on the question: "Am I living into God's strength or my own?"

"Trust"

Commit to Worship this Lent, (February 18th-March 25th), and reflect on the question: "Am I living into God's strength or my own?"

"Listen"

The final message in our sermon series, "Hope is Born! Now What?" We have prayerfully and carefully read through the first chapter of Mark, listening for how the early disciples learned alongside Jesus how to be a part of God's work in the world. Have you been listening? How is God calling you to follow Him and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ?

"Proclaim"

The fifth message in our sermon series, "Hope is Born! Now What?" We invite you to prayerfully and carefully read through the first chapter of Mark with us, listening for how the early disciples learned alongside Jesus how to be a part of God's work in the world. How is God calling you to follow Him and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ?

"Bring"

The fourth message in our sermon series, "Hope is Born! Now What?" We invite you to prayerfully and carefully read through the first chapter of Mark with us, listening for how the early disciples learned alongside Jesus how to be a part of God's work in the world. How is God calling you to follow Him and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ?

"Follow"

The second message in our sermon series, "Hope is Born! Now What? We invite you to prayerfully and carefully read through the first chapter of Mark with us, listening for how the early disciples learned alongside Jesus how to be a part of God's work in the world. How is God calling you to follow Him and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ?

"Hope is Born! Now What?"

The first in a sermon series to help us grow in discipleship together. Now that the Advent and Christmas seasons have passed, it is time to begin the real work of Christmas. Hear this poem by Howard Thurman:

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.

"Invitation to Prepare"

We continue our journey through Advent together with an invitation to prepare. We are reading Enuma Okoro's book, "Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent". As we read and meditate, we are to ask ourselves, "What invitation do I need to receive from God this season?"