Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, December 20, 2020, 10:30am

~ “Be Like Mary!” ~ Here is Mary. She was the simple and pure recipient of grace and became the mother of Jesus. Yet, Mary was not a passive, empty-headed young woman. No, Gabriel invites, she ponders, and then she accepts.And then sings one of the most profound messages in … Read More

“The Joyful Work of Rebuilding the Ruins”

~ Isaiah 61:1-4/John 1:6-8, 19-28 ~ So, here comes John preaching the coming Messiah. He comes preaching the light. He comes, echoing the words of the prophet Isaiah as one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord.” So, the gospel, as portrayed by this gospel writer, … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Sunday, December 13, 2020, 10:30am

Online Worship Sunday, December 13, 2020   “The Joyful Work of Rebuilding the Ruins” The Biblical texts and hymns on this Third Sunday of Advent all speak of a great yearning for restoring the world: “God’s new creation shall come,” “God’s peace will dwell within the land,” “You come to … Read More

“Comfort & Peace: Can They Be Had?”

~ Isaiah 40:1-11/Mark 1:1-8 ~ I must admit, I struggled with this sermon title all week. Can comfort and peace be had? I just wasn’t feeling it. Yes, I know, your pastor is supposed to be encouraging and uplifting, you know, the bringer of comfort and peace. But with the … Read More