July 5 – In God We Trust

By original: w:Second Continental Congress; reproduction: William Stone - numerous, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=621811

When have you had to trust God for success? Two hundred forty-four years ago merely a third of the people in thirteen small colonies desired to separate from England. Another third actively sought to strengthen their union with the English. The remaining third did not care. Those who sought independence called upon the Creator. We… Continue reading July 5 – In God We Trust

June 28 – Freedom for …

20 mph on wet winding way

Imagine if you could drive however fast you wanted without any consequence. No speed limits. No radar traps. And no speeding fines. Worship for June 28, 2020 Of course a few people would use our freeways as their personal race tracks: treating other drivers as if they were competitors to be beaten, even run off… Continue reading June 28 – Freedom for …

June 21 – Hope for Today

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. Worship for Sunday, June 21, 2020 Once when our… Continue reading June 21 – Hope for Today

June 14 – A Gut Response

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. Worship for June 14, 2020 When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion… Continue reading June 14 – A Gut Response

June 7 – Dubious Disciples

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. Worship for June 7, 2020 On Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the Holy Spirit,… Continue reading June 7 – Dubious Disciples

May 31 – United

Members ready to serve lunch

Throughout history the Church has and continues to question who is really is a Christian or who is the better Christian. The Corinthians wanted to know which spiritual gifts demonstrated that someone a better Christian than others. Worship for May 31st, 2020 Community BBQ May 2019 Saint Paul answered their questions insisting that each spiritual… Continue reading May 31 – United

May 24 – On a Corner

Many people think of missionaries as people who travel to the far corners of the world bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ with them. Yet, relative to Jerusalem, we are already standing on a far corner of the world. [Jesus] said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on… Continue reading May 24 – On a Corner

May 17 – Looking for God?

Ancient of Days by William Blake

What is your image of God? To some extent, each person holds concepts that describe the ordering principals of life that answers both: How did we get here? and How will we go forward from here? Communities of faith call these principal theology, or the study of God, the source of those principles. Ancient of… Continue reading May 17 – Looking for God?

May 10 – Peace that Passes Understanding

face with a compass erased of eyes, nose, and mouth

Do you feel a little disoriented? Those grieve losing what was once familiar and normal often feel lost, numb, unmotivated. Perhaps Jesus disciples felt that way when he had told them: "Where I am going you cannot come." If that was not enough, he attempted to explain his relationship with the Father and with the… Continue reading May 10 – Peace that Passes Understanding

May 3 – The Great Ends of the Church

Bread and Chalice

Sit, stay, and save souls. Staying Safe at Home may not be an effective evangelism tool, but it does save souls. Keeping people alive and healthy is part of the Great Ends of the Church: "the promotion of social righteousness." Thus our demonstrating care with one another is part of how we build the Church.… Continue reading May 3 – The Great Ends of the Church