And Then What Happened?

August 18, 2019
18 Aug 2019

Hebrews 11:29-12: 2; Micah 6: 6-8

By Rev. Jody Andrade

Sure, we hear God’s word in Jesus, scripture and sermon . . . but how do we respond to ensure the Word is essential to our lives as Christians?

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What is God’s Word for You Today?

August 11, 2019
11 Aug 2019

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 and Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23

By Rev. Jody Andrade

In this second installment of the series “The Whys of Worship” we ask three questions: “What is God’s word? Why is God’s word the center of worship? What is God’s word for me today?”

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Gathering Around the Word

August 4, 2019
04 Aug 2019

Colossians 3: 16-17; Psalm 107: 1-9; 43

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

Part 1 of the “Whys of Worship” sermon series explore why we worship, and how we gather together each week, using a Call to Worship, hymn singing, and the Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Forgiveness.

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When There Are No Words

July 28, 2019
28 Jul 2019

Luke 11: 1-13, Psalm 85

By Rev. Jody Andrade

The Lord’s Prayer is a gift from Jesus, giving us the words to pray when we have no words.

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Spirit Embodied

July 21, 2019
21 Jul 2019

Psalm 46; Luke 10: 38-42

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

We are quite familiar with the problems of endless worry and distraction. Listen to the invitation from Jesus, as he speaks to Martha in this story of Luke, to not give in to the worries or distractions when it comes to following him.

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Spirit in the Stranger

July 14, 2019
14 Jul 2019

Luke 10: 25-37

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

A new look at the story of the “Good Samaritan,” from the perspective of the man in the ditch who didn’t get to choose his neighbor.

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Spirit Unbound

July 7, 2019
07 Jul 2019

(Psalm 30; Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20)

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

Jesus would certainly expect us to offer hospitality toward others in our midst, but in the Word today, Jesus is telling us how to be the guest. This new role may be uncomfortable at times, but we need to follow Jesus’ disciples and set aside our own ways and a new way. One that is unbound and full of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit on the Move

June 30, 2019
30 Jun 2019

(2 Kings 2: 1-14; Luke 9: 51-62)

By guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Charles Wiley

This is the point of Luke’s gospel when Jesus’ ministry moves from Galilee, where he has primarily been preaching and teaching, toward Jerusalem. There is no question what awaits him there: trial and crucifixion. Those who are willing to follow Jesus to Jerusalem face difficult decisions. What Jesus brings into this call is an urgency, a vision of the unsurpassing importance of following his way.

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The Sound of Silence

June 23, 2019
23 Jun 2019

(Luke 8: 26-35; 1 Kings 19: 11-15)

By Rev. Jody Andrade

When we quiet the noise outside our head and hush the voices inside our head, we can be open to hearing the voice of God. God is always speaking to us. We need to find a way to listen.

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One + One + One = One

June 16, 2019
16 Jun 2019

(Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31; Romans 5: 1-5)

By Rev. Jody Andrade

To be a Christian, is it more important to explain the doctrine of the Trinity or to experience God in our lives? On Trinity Sunday we look at the mystery of One God in Three Persons and give thanks for the forgiving concept of “fuzzy math.”

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