From the Pastors’ Desk This is a holy moment for the church. You may not feel it but it is. And we aren’t just talking about Advent. In scripture and in our Christian practice beginnings and endings are holy moments. The two most significant seasons in the church are Advent and Lent. Advent represents the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk In Japanese culture, it is impolite to pour your own tea. In other words, when you are out to eat or visiting someone’s home, you should always wait for the person to pour your tea, and you should pour your companion’s tea. You have to sit there and wait to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk Now to Him, who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NRSV) It is easy to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk We all know by now from the incidents in Charlottesville that hate groups are on the rise. According to a February report from the Southern Poverty Law Center there are 917 hate groups in our country. These are organizations that if you play out their ideology, it would mean genocide to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk For many of us the church has had significant impact on our lives, it raised us up in scripture during Sunday school, it has been there in our time of grief or pain, and it sent us to camp or on that mission trip where we became closer to God. And […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk Music has a way touching us, ways that words or liturgy just can never do. Hymns are the sound track of our faith. Sometimes they are just background music, that we are not always aware of but just there, shaping the way we see the world. Other times chorus lines or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk It is Sunday morning. And like most Sunday mornings we are rushing around to get ready for Sunday worship. Our daughter, Isabet, is lying on the floor screaming. Why, you ask? Well, because we won’t let her wear her giraffe costume to church. The tantrum passes, as all do, and eventually […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your’s Pastors Desk We are all about to go on a journey. A journey we walk every year. It is the journey to the cross and eventually to redemption. This is the journey and the story that centers us as Christians; the thing we can all agree on and the thing that guides us […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk There seems to be a lot of hype for Lent, but what does Lent even mean? Lent is the liturgical season of the 40 days before Easter (not including Sundays). Lent comes to us from a practice of the early church. It used to be the practice that most people got […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From Your Pastors’ Desk On January 15th during worship, our elected Elders vowed to: “Sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to believe and do, and [they vowed to be] instructed and led […]Continue Reading... No Comments.