Church is the worst place for Christian disciples to be on Easter. Coming together demonstrates that we have not heeded the message. And not merely the message from the Center for Disease Control about gathering in large groups. Apparently we needed a global pandemic to chase Christians out of the church so that we might… Continue reading April 12 – He Is Not Here!
These prayers and readings may help you reflect on the day that Jesus was betrayed, arrested, quickly tried and convicted, then crucified and buried. Welcome The ancients called this day “Triumph of the Cross” reminding us to gather not to mourn this day, but to celebrate Christ's life-giving passion and thus find strength and hope… Continue reading April 10 – Prayers for Good Friday
Early Christians were known as people of the Way, for like a journey, Christian discipleship yields new and occasionally unexpected encounters around the next corner. This Maundy Thursday our worship service highlights seven stations along the Way. Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to… Continue reading April 9 – Maundy Thursday Faith Walk
When I first became a Presbyterian, church was a wonderful experience. Everything and everyone seemed there to make my experience smooth and enjoyable. Later I learned that being a Christian was very different. Click here for this morning's worship service Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of… Continue reading April 5 – Passion Sunday
Are you starting to feel that this virus has you under house arrest? Are you working from home? Have all of your usual groups and meetings have been canceled or become virtual meetings? Even when out walking people avoid you, well everyone? Click here for Worship this Sunday Thank you for helping to limit the… Continue reading Mar. 29 – Cabin Fever
Every day we run for the office of Christian. And every day our peers judge us for how we look for the part. Click here for Virtual Worship this Sunday Consider Eliab. He looked like a future king. Even his name, which means 'God is my father', bode well for being chosen by God to… Continue reading Mar. 22 – Looking and Seeing
Worship on-line only starting this week due to COVID-19. Many people view suffering as a path to developing compassion, empathy, and character. Preparing for Worship Hymn “Do Not Turn Away the Children” Click the hymn title for the words. On that page you may click "MIDI" to hear music to sing along with. … we… Continue reading Mar. 15 – Building Character
When people learn I am a physicist/engineer and a pastor, they want to know how I reconcile faith and science. Nicodemus had a similar problem. He wanted Jesus to balance demands of physical life against spiritual demands. “How can a person be born when aged?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter into his mother's womb… Continue reading Mar. 8 – AND
Because we exist, we know that Adam and Eve did not die immediately after eating the fruit from the tree of knowing of Good and Evil, as the LORD God had warned them. And the LORD God commanded the human, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of… Continue reading Mar. 1 – What Happened in Eden?
We celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday immediately prior to our Ash Wednesday worship service which marks the beginning of Lent. 5:30 PM Pancake Supper Pancake Tuesday was a time to use of all of the fattening food before Lent, a traditional time of fasting. Arrive hungry as we gather in the Fellowship Hall on… Continue reading Feb. 26 – Ash Wednesday