Picnic Time!

Reconnect with old friends after worship this Sunday at our church picnic! Meet and welcome new folks! Activities will be provided for the young and young-at-heart. Our elders will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers, buns and condiments. You bring the rest! Thanks to all who have signed up to bring food. If you haven’t,[…]

Standing Tall

Ever feel like you’re not… enough? Not good enough, experienced enough, smart enough, attractive enough, etc.? You wouldn’t be the first to feel that way.  Many folks in scripture – especially the prophets – didn’t think they were worthy of their calling, as we’ll hear in Jeremiah 1:4-10 during worship this Sunday.  But, God not[…]

Fire Danger: High

Chance of Fire: High

If we know Smokey the Bear, we know he implores us: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.”  Fires can be terrifying. Especially when out of control. But, with care and attention, they can keep us alive.  They can be purifying… even regenerative. In our scripture reading this Sunday, Luke 12:49-56, we find out that Jesus[…]

Give and Take

Give & Take

Friends, It was so wonderful to be back in worship with you all, after a restful and renewing time away with the family. Our joyful return was clouded by the news of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. But at such times, there’s honestly no other place I rather be than gathered with the[…]

Summer at FPC

Summer is here at FPC

Friends in Faith, Summer is here, and our family is preparing for a vacation for the month of July. But, before we go, I look forward to worship this Sunday, where we’ll unpack the transfer of authority from Elijah to Elisha – and the chariots of fire – in 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14. Speaking of[…]

Who ARE God?

Talking about the Triune God poses more than just grammar challenges!  How do we wrap our heads around the powerful mystery that God is One and – at the same time – three, distinct persons: God the Creator, Christ the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit (whom, we learned last week on Pentecost Sunday, does all[…]

Heaven

Is your head in the clouds?

With all the rain we’ve had lately, you can’t blame a guy for having his sights set on something a little more heavenly.  This Sunday is the 7th Sunday of Easter, also celebrated as Ascension Sunday. It’s the day we remember when Jesus – after having risen from the dead and spent 40 days among the[…]