Midweek Message – 5/25/17

Midweek Message – 5/25/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday we dared to embrace Paul’s bold proclamation that, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” What does it mean—for our families, our church, and our world—to believe that Christ lives in us—and in others? For me, it means everything. This Sunday, our family will be traveling to Erie, PA[…]

Midweek Message – 5/4/17

Midweek Message – 5/4/17

Friends in faith, Spring is here, and the dogwoods at the church seem especially lovely this year!  Last Sunday, we heard the story of how the early Christians followed the Spirit’s lead, and faced their challenges head-on, even those that threatened their very lives. We also heard a powerful version of Gungor’s “Spotless” by our[…]

Midweek Message – 4/27/17

Midweek Message – 4/27/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we heard the story of how the risen Christ was with the disciples along the road, even though they didn’t recognize him. As they remembered, their hearts burned within them. As the bread was broken, their eyes were opened. This Sunday, we’ll hear the story of the challenges facing the[…]

Midweek Message – 4/20/17

Midweek Message – 4/20/17

Friends in faith, It was a wonderful Holy Week: from the tenderness of Maundy Thursday foot-washing to the hauntingly beautiful music on Good Friday, from the windgusts of the Spirit feeding our Easter Vigil fire to the glorious Easter sunrise over the Hudson. The Easter service in the sanctuary was filled with the scent of flowers, the[…]

Midweek Message – 4/6/17

Midweek Message – 4/6/17

  Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we learned about a diminished rich man—Zacchaeus—whose circumstances were changed after his encounter with Jesus. Whether it was how Zacchaeus saw himself or how the crowds saw him, what ultimately changed the situation of Zacchaeus was how Jesus saw him. This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, when we remember[…]

Midweek Message 3/30/17

Midweek Message 3/30/17

  Friends in faith, Last Sunday we learned about the chasm we create when we fail to recognize others as our sisters and brothers. This Sunday, we’ll read Luke 18:31-19:10. We’ll encounter Jesus’ forewarning of his death and resurrection, the healing of a blind man, and the transformation of Zacchaeus from one who cheated others[…]