Midweek Message – 1/11/18

Midweek Message – 1/11/18

Friends in Faith, Last Sunday, we heard that the first recorded words of Jesus in the Gospel of John were a question: “What Are You Seeking?” And we learned that, in the Gospel of John, we are challenged to look deeply – beneath the surface. Everyday moments throughout the gospel – and, indeed, throughout our[…]

Midweek Message – 1/5/18

Midweek Message – 1/5/18

Friends in Faith,   Happy New Year! And, I pray you are staying warm. It was a rich Christmas at First Presbyterian – full of candle-light and joyful music. We were reminded that Jesus Christ is God’s perfect gift for an imperfect world, perfectly wrapped in the human body. Thanks to all who made it such[…]

Midweek Message – 12/14/17

Midweek Message – 12/14/17

Friends in Faith, Last Sunday – the second of Advent – was a chance to remember the hope we find in the coming Christ Child – even in the most hopeless situations. We also had an excellent congregational meeting following worship regarding our financial challenges for 2018. The feedback was helpful, and there was a[…]

Midweek Message – 11/22/17

Midweek Message – 11/22/17

Friends in Faith,  Happy Thanksgiving! Our stomachs – and our spirits – were satisfied after worship on Sunday. Pastor Gretchen proclaimed the promise of God’s love for us from the prophet Isaiah, and we ate till our hearts’ content during the Thanksgiving Dinner following worship. Thanks to all who helped or contributed to the feast![…]

Midweek Message – 11/16/17

Midweek Message – 11/16/17

Friends in Faith, We were blessed and challenged to hear from the prophet, Amos, interpreted by Rabbi Brent Spodek of the Beacon Hebrew Alliance last Sunday. If you were unable to be there, I encourage you to listen to his sermon. This Sunday, we’ll hear from Pastor Gretchen Larson-Wolbrink as she explores another prophet, Isaiah,[…]