Virtual Worship March 29th

Virtual Worship March 29th, 2020 Welcome! While we can not gather in person we can still worship as a faith community.   Please leave comments and join in the conversation on our Facebook page. We are here to accomplish our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are … [Read more…]

Jesus Wept

Scripture:  John 11:17-44 Last week Disney made a surprise announcement that Onward, the most recent Pixar movie, was coming out for digital release and Disney+ early.   Given that no one can go to movie theaters right now, that made a lot of sense. We have Disney+ and if my kids have not already watched … [Read more…]

Pastor’s April 2020 Article

When Bishop Tremble, the episcopal leader of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, announced that churches should not meet for four weeks, I think all pastors immediately grabbed a calendar to look ahead.   It was with shock and disappointment that I think all of these pastors realized that Easter was included in this … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship March 22nd

Virtual Worship March 22nd, 2020 Welcome! While we can not gather in person we can still worship as a faith community.   Please leave comments and join in the conversation on our Facebook page. We are here to accomplish our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are here … [Read more…]

The Light Side

Scripture:  Ephesians 5:8-14 In the late 1980s/early 1990s, professional wrestling was in a golden age of peak popularity, and Hulkamania was running wild.  There are several really popular wrestlers from that era. One of the more bombastic ones was George “The Animal” Steele.  The wrestling color commentators would often call him the “missing link” as … [Read more…]

It is Well

Scripture:  Romans 5:1-11 In 1989 musician Billy Joel was at a turning point in his career.  The successes of songs like Piano Man were well behind him.   In 1989 he turned 40, which in Rock and Roll years is well over the hill.   He was in the studio working on recording Storm Front, which would … [Read more…]

C-C-C-Combo Breaker

When I was in first grade my family got a Nintendo Entertainment System at Christmas.  That year most of the kids in my class, if they did not already have one, got it at the same time.  I grew up playing video games.   Over the years the system I have played on has changed, the … [Read more…]

Pastor’s March 2020 Article

I have access to a Methodist Hymnal that is dated 1939.   One of the items included in this book are detailed orders of worship.  It is interesting to see how our worship has changed and evolved in the past 90 years or so.  One of the aspects that especially stands out is after the sermon … [Read more…]

March of the Resistance

Scripture:  Matthew 5:38-48 For all intents and purposes I have been in a physical fight once in my life.  Growing up there were times when I rough housed, but only once did I act in a way that I intentionally try to hurt another person.   I was in 8th grade and it was on the … [Read more…]