This Sunday we have guest pastor Rev. Tony Winter with us as TTPC continues our search for an Interim Pastor due to Rev. Robert Shaw's retirement. As we are a Matthew 25 church, we have been digging deep into the book of Matthew over the past month. Click on the Matthew 25 icon above and… Continue reading Sunday, Nov. 15, video of in-person worship with Rev. Tony Winter
Click on the link above to view the Sunday Sermon. We have Rev. Tony Winter with us this Sunday In Person! Order a free Box of Hope for a family in need by Thursday! METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES HOLIDAY OF HOPE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DINNERS This year our church is a Distribution Center for Metropolitan Ministries and… Continue reading Sunday, Nov. 8, in person worship video, discussing Matthew 25
Life would be so much easier if we had a set of prayers or rituals and God would intervene in life, disrupting the conservation of matter and energy, and rescue us from life's difficulties. Unfortunately, wishful thinking is a matter of fantasy fiction and not to faith. When the disciples told Jesus that the people… Continue reading August 2 – You Give
This spring I have been pulling a woody weed from my yard. It seems to pop out of the ground bearing seeds ready to spread its next generation. Within in a week it grows taller than the grass around it helping its seeds spread far and wide, interrupting our otherwise neat and green lawn. In… Continue reading July 26 – Just a Grain
What an extravagant waste! The farmer threw seeds beyond the edges of his field. Beyond where he would gently cover seeds with a thin layer of soil, protecting them from birds. Beyond where he had removed all of the weeds. Or was this extravagance actually good stewardship? Would a few extra seeds around the edges… Continue reading July 12 – Scatter Beyond the Edges
Drawing on my training and experiences as a nuclear engineer, I can reverse engineer and fix nearly anything. Usually I recognize when specialized training or tools will allow a technician to accomplish a repair faster and less expensively. One day a technician taught me about discipleship. Once when our washing machine stopped working, I quickly… Continue reading June 21 – Hope for Today
For twenty-five years I have evaded preaching on this passage from Matthew. The Revised Common Lectionary suggests it only once in three years and it lists three other passages. But this year, this month, it seems very appropriate, especially the second sentence. When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were… Continue reading June 14 – A Gut Response
I am never quite certain which color stole to wear on Trinity Sunday. Each of the various colors relates more to one person of the Trinity. And why should we even care about the concept of one God in three persons. On Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the Holy Spirit, I wear red to remind… Continue reading June 7 – Dubious Disciples
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!
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?