Pastors Letter

Pastors Letter

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?…

Summer Fun in the Living Spirit

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice . . . your spiritual worship. . .Romans 12:1 NRSV Noticing all the people out and about when the glorious warm weather appeared recently, it was like we were a bunch of lab rats finally let out of our cages! People were all of the sudden, outside, out and…

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…

Preaching Resurrection

If you haven’t noticed, a popular thematic or genre in fictional stories of our culture is the proverbial undead. Be it death-wielding werewolves, vampires, zombies, aliens, pandemics, etc, all these are a fictional way of denying death its last word and hoping that life will overcome death’s grip on us. Its appeal is to deny death its end of us. But while it tries to…

Rooted Together

Justification by Faith Alone: Who’s Legacy? What happened for a reformation to occur in the Church? What is a reformation? What significance does Luther offer for our contemporary living? Are we able to wear the same lens that Luther was taught by the Spirit to look through in order to interpret how we might live faithfully today? It all began 500 years ago in Wittenberg,…

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…