The Chasm Between Us

The Chasm Between Us

We are divided. There’s no way around it. In fact, our divisions – whether they are political, religious, racial, generational, etc. – can sometimes feel like impassable chasms. It’s curious that, in one of his parables, Jesus seems to emphasize this “chasmic” reality (Luke 16:19-31). This parable – of the rich man and Lazarus –[…]

Having Trouble Managing?

Having Trouble Managing?

When it comes to managing your life – and all the relationships & responsibilities you have – how are you doing these days? It’s not always easy. In Luke 16:1-13, we hear the story of a person who does a terrible job of managing his boss’ goods, and the boss asks for an accounting. Jesus[…]

Picnic Time!

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

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[…]

Chance of Fire: 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 & 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 is here 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[…]