Join Us for Worship Sunday, February 2, 2020, 10:30am

The Rev. Keenan Kelsey, our Pastor Emerita, begins her three months at NVM (during Pastor Brown’s Sabbatical) with a Welcome, Ordination and Installation of Officers, Holy Communion, and a Message on the Beatitudes. These eight blessings, or invitations, from Jesus are thoroughly counter-intuitive and thoroughly challenging. “Roll Call” one pastor … Read More

Music for the Soul ~ Mardi Gras Sunday featuring The Barrel House Jazz Band, Sunday, February 23, 10:30am

Before Lent comes Mardi Gras Sunday, a time to indulge in a jazzy musical celebration featuring again NVM favorites, The Barrelhouse Jazz Band. … Read More

Ash Wednesday, February 26, 7:00pm

A simple service of ashes, prayer, music, and communion will mark the first day of Lent. As we begin the annual pilgrimage to the cross, we remember our humanity, our humility, and our desire to be right with God. … Read More

“Aotearoa Musings”

~ Matthew 4:12-17/Isaiah 9:1-4 ~ What were Jesus’ first words as he began his ministry? Last week we noted that in the Gospel of John his first words were, “What are you looking for?” But this week our gospel lesson suggests something different. Here’s how Matthew sets it up. First … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, January 26, 2020, 10:30am

“Aotearoa Musings” This is Pastor Brown’s last Sunday before he heads off for a sabbatical in New Zealand. This Sunday some musings about what he hopes to experience and contribute. Included in the service will be a Rite of New Beginnings for David and Linda. After worship – our annual … Read More

“Color Blind”

~ John 1:35-39 ~ There I am standing in the department store, apparently looking quite lost because, inevitably, a store clerk comes up to me and says, “Can I help you find anything.” To which I say, “My wife?” Of course, they can’t help me — find my wife. Although … Read More