Posts by Pastor Ruth

Posts by Pastor Ruth

Redeemed

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. And do this with gentleness and respect. Followers of Jesus apparently walk around with hope. A hope that can be seen from the outside. Why else would Peter charge us with being ready to answer when someone sees and asks about it? Are you ready to give an answer?…

Revived

I really look forward to Wednesday nights. And I haven’t been able to put my finger on exactly why. Is it the jazz music? The Trio’s love for what they do? Is it the freedom to try all kinds of songs and hymns with jazz musicians? Is it the simple theme of finding scripture that speaks to our hearts, lightening the load of our daily lives? Is it the casual-ness of…

Revive Wednesday

The Lord said to me “Mortal, can these bones live?” . . . I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived! Ezekiel 37:3,10 (NRSV) Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:30 pm we as a congregation are jumping out of the box and offering a new way of worship that is targeted toward twenty to forty year-olds. Of course, all ages are welcome! You…

Curious and Hanging Out in Hope

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with Him is great power to redeem. Psalm 130:5-7 The curious await the future with hopeful anticipation. When our kids were…

Daring Faith Challenge

As a congregation, we entered into a study produced by Rick Warren, in the final part of spring, for a six week period. Even our confirmation class took part in the study. We heard example after example, especially from the Old Testament, of people of faith moving forward even when it didn’t seem like they should or could, or that they would succeed. Because these trusted…

All for the Glory of God

Gary and I took our first selfie on Monday. Not because we wanted to join this generation in its obsession — yet, we DID want to show off to our kids that we were at the beach without them! We also took one other traditional family picture — just to rub it in a little more. “Jesus” written in the sand with a hint of ocean and river meeting behind…