The Suffering Christian

1 Peter 2:19-25 Today is May 3rd, which means tonight will be the eve of what is one of my favorite annual holidays.   I am, of course, talking about Star Wars day.  This holiday is on May 4th every year.  If you were unaware of this, or unsure why it is Star Wars day … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship May 3rd

Virtual Worship April 12th, 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. Greeting and Worship Through Giving  There is not a plate to pass, but we encourage you to make use of our … [Read more…]

Pastor’s May 2020 Article

It has been my experience that a lot of people claim they have a hard time memorizing scripture.  I don’t know about you, but I have found myself inadvertently quoting scripture a lot lately. Specifically, the first part of Psalm 13 which begins with, “How long, Lord?”  Like many people, I assumed social distancing measures … [Read more…]

Found Family

Scripture:  1 Peter 1:17-23 For the past few years this weekend, the last weekend of April has been when the summer blockbuster movie season kicked off.  For instance last year it was this weekend when Avengers: Endgame premiered.  Obviously things are different this year, and all of the movies that were slated to be big … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship April 26th

Virtual Worship April 26th, 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. Announcements  We have gotten some additional guidance from the conference, and we are to continue worshiping in a virtual setting until … [Read more…]

Friends of Thomas

Scripture:  John 20:24-31 My entrance into vocational ministry was youth ministry.  To this day I still have a passion for teaching young people about the love of Jesus.   One of the major approaches I took in doing youth ministry is that we learn best when we are having fun, so it was very common … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship April 19th

Virtual Worship April 19th, 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. Greeting and Worship Through Giving Here is the link Clyde mentioned if you want to learn more. There is not a plate … [Read more…]

Virtual Worship April 12th

Virtual Worship April 12th, 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…]

Go!

Scripture:  Matthew 28:1-10 In the process of doing youth ministry it would often come out fairly early that my original career plan was to be a history teacher.   When young people learned this, I could anticipate that there would always be the same response.  Inevitably, one of the teens rolls their eyes and expresses their … [Read more…]

Good Friday Virtual Worship

 Good Friday Tenebrae Service The word “Tenebrae” comes from Latin and means darkness.   In Christian tradition a Tenebrae service has long been used to remember the dark days before the glorious resurrection.  The increasing darkness is meant to signify the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and the hopelessness in a world without God’s love or … [Read more…]