Midweek Message – 3/9/17

Midweek Message – 3/9/17

Friends in faith, The word “thanks” just doesn’t cut it for all the gratitude—to God, to you, to so many medical professionals—our family is feeling at this moment. It’s been challenging, and even a bit overwhelming, but we’ve been surrounded by love, prayers, and amazing support. If you haven’t heard, our daughter, Lily, was brought to[…]

Midweek Message – 3/2/17

Midweek Message – 3/2/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we heard about the transfiguration of Jesus and the invitation to open our eyes and look up. We also had the joy of ordaining Rachel Palmiero to the office of Deacon. On Fat Tuesday, many people—of all ages—offered help with dinner and sharing their talent. On Ash Wednesday, in addition[…]

Midweek Message – 2/23/17

Midweek Message – 2/23/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we heard about God’s amazing math: great healing + great forgiveness = great love. We also celebrated George Atkinson’s 90th birthday. George is a lifelong member of our congregation and his faith is a gift as he shares, “I figure God has kept me around this long for some reason!” […]

Midweek Message – 2/16/17

Midweek Message – 2/16/17

Bridging Worlds.  Encountering God.  Healing Lives. Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we heard an invitation to be open to God’s healing purpose in our lives – and this hurting world. We were also blessed to ordain and install new officers, and to hear Katie Budryk’s encouraging song from Godspell: “We can build a beautiful city,[…]

Midweek Message – 2/2/17

Midweek Message – 2/2/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we learned from Jesus about the importance—and essence—of the keeping the Sabbath as a source for life and true power in a crazy world. We also heard some encouraging music from our bell choir and worship band. Following worship, we had a great congregational meeting. Many thanks to all who[…]

Midweek Message – 1/26/17

Midweek Message – 1/26/17

Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we learned about the challenge Jesus gave the disciples—and gives us today—to dig deep. This week, in Luke 6:1-16, we learn about an encounter Jesus has with the religious rulers who challenged him about violating the law of the Sabbath. Jesus reminds them that the Sabbath is about what God[…]

Midweek Message – 1/19/17

Midweek Message – 1/19/17

  Friends in faith, Last Sunday, we learned about the inaugural address of Jesus where he revealed his purpose statement. We also learned how well it went over with his hometown audience. This Sunday, we’ll learn about one of the first encounters between Jesus and his disciples in Luke 5:1-11. Though they were exhausted from[…]