He’s Here

He’s Here

“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!” was a cry that we heard during the Advent season, as we identified with those “who mourn in lonely exile here.” (That, at times, includes all of us.) In fact, they were the first words of the first reading of the...
‘Wise’ Men and ‘Foolish’ Things

‘Wise’ Men and ‘Foolish’ Things

The sermon text for The Baptism of Our Lord/1st Sunday in after the Epiphany is from Matthew 2:1–12 The Visit of the Wise Men [1] Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, [2]...
The List Narrows

The List Narrows

The Senior Pastor Search Committee continues to meet and narrow the list of candidates.  We plan to begin Skype interviews with some of the candidates later this month.  Please continue to keep our congregation, school, committee members, and candidates in your...
Departing in Peace

Departing in Peace

The sermon text for the 1st Sunday after Christmas is from Luke 2:25–32 [25] Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. [26] And it had been...
The Word Dwells Among Us

The Word Dwells Among Us

The sermon text for Christmas Day is from John 1:14 [14] And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible,...
These Testify of Jesus

These Testify of Jesus

When Jesus was confronted by the Judeans because they believed He was breaking the Sabbath and because they could see that by calling God His Father, He was making Himself equal with God, He said to them, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you...