He Goes Before Us

~ Matthew 28:1-10 ~ The pink hues of early dawn invade the territory of darkness that was the night. The dew on the leaves along side the path accompanies the chilling air of the night. The two women walking on that path can only now make out their surroundings as … Read More

Touch

~ Matthew 26:6-13 ~ COVID19 took a while to show up in New Zealand. It is an island, after all. So, we were about two weeks behind everything going on here. As we attended church services in Wellington in early March, we were somewhat aware of the practice of social … Read More

Lazarus: Silver Linings

A Sermon by Rev. Keenan Kelsey ~ John 11:1-45 ~ One of the Facebook links I have enjoyed is called silver linings…a string of exclamations about how the stay-at-home order has produced unexpected gifts.   Being there for a child’s first steps… more outdoor walking and exploring neighborhood plant life, hello’s … Read More

Online Message from March 22, 2020

~ Message delivered by Jeanne Choy Tate ~ Opening prayer Today’s lectionary passage is one of the many gospel stories labeled a “miracle” story. In our modern age that is tantamount to dismissing that story as unbelievable. When I first looked at this passage a month ago, I thought oh great … Read More

“Worry”

~ A sermon by The Rev. Keenan Kelsey Matthew 6: Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look … Read More

“Wilderness”

~ A Sermon by Rev. Keenan Kelsey ~ “Jesus’ Forty Days in the Wilderness, and Ours” Matthew 4:1-11  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said … Read More