“Why Am I Me?”

~ Luke 2:41-52 ~ You’ve probably seen the advertisements. You may have even purchased one yourself. Or been given one for Christmas. On Thanksgiving weekend this product was in the top five products purchased on Amazon. Sales are in the millions. I’m talking about DNA kits – genetic testing programs … Read More

“Sweet Hymns of Joy”

“Fall on your knees…” The music of Christmas is truly wonderful, isn’t it? It’s just so – joyful. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” I suppose one of the reasons we enjoy the music of Christmas so much is that we only bring it out once a year. … Read More

“Bearing Fruit Worthy of Repentance”

~ Luke 3:7-18 ~ Repent, I say, repent! Not a word one warms up to, is it? Street preachers, sweaty tent-meeting revivalists, “fire and brimstone” bible-thumpers all come to mind. Yet, here comes John the Baptizer telling people to repent. They didn’t warm up to the call for repentance any … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:30am

~ “Bearing Fruit Worthy of Repentance” ~ Repent! Now that’s a nice Advent/Christmas message – NOT! Yet here comes John the Baptizer tromping through the season yelling unpleasantries like, “Repent, you brood of vipers.” What are we to do with such a disagreeable message? Well, maybe we take it to … Read More

O Mary, How Lovely You Are

~ Luke 1:26-38; 46-55 ~ I was introduced to a poignant poem this past week thanks to the musical inspiration of Bay Area composer, Frank La Rocca. The poem is written by Sister Columba Guare of the Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa. The poem, itself, was inspired … Read More

Music for the Soul – “Mary Songs” – December 16 at 10:30am

“Mary Songs” featuring soprano, Jennifer Paulino, with Kelly Savage, piano/harpsichord and Frédéric Rosselet, cello. A beautiful collection of songs about Mary by women composers. Ms. Paulino is a versatile and accomplished chamber and concert artist, garnering praise and recognition as a significant interpreter of baroque and contemporary repertoire. “Graceful yet … Read More