Join Us for In-Person Worship or Livestream Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 10:30am

~ Welcome Back! ~ Join us this Sunday as we gather in-person to celebrate our community. And to celebrate communion with Christians around the world! Enhanced musical offerings: Emil Miland, cello       Candace Forest, piano Merrill Grant, soprano                  NVM Choir And introducing Lindsay Rader, Music Director Enhanced coffee hour: tasty finger-food … Read More

“Preacher’s Replay”

~ James 5:13-16/Mark 9:38-41, 49-50 ~ The texts we’ve heard this morning come together for me in a most compelling way. Not that they have similar themes or anything. Indeed, these texts from James and Mark hardly have any similarities. No, they come together for me because they bring up … Read More

Join Us for In-Person Worship or Livestream Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:30am

A mashup of Biblical metaphors come together this week to give a fuller understanding of God. Drawing upon James 5 and Mark 9 we’ll explore how we sometimes take common biblical ideas for granted. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll discover a deeper understanding about the life of discipleship that promotes fullness … Read More

“Welcome the Child”

~ Mark 9:30-37 ~ Like a continuing HBO or Netflix series, each episode of our story of Jesus builds on the episode from the week before. And with each episode we delve more deeply into the dramatic plot of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, along with his clueless band of disciples. … Read More

Join Us for In-Person Worship or Livestream Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 10:30am

~ “Welcome the Child” ~ Jesus “took a little child” and said, “Whoever welcomes one such child…welcomes me.” Mark’s gospel (9:30-37) continues the story of Jesus teaching his disciples what following him truly means. We’ve been taught that means coming to Jesus with the “innocence of a child.” But that … Read More

“Take Up Your Cross?” Oh, That’s Hard!

~ Mark 8:27-38 ~ Here is a story about a couple of the lesser-known disciples, Thaddaeus, and his pal, Bartholomew who was hard of hearing. The weary followers of Jesus have been all over the map. In past weeks they traveled way north to Tyre then south to the region … Read More