Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15

Genesis 9:8-17 Mark 1:9-15 “There Is New Life” Lent 1   Communion     February 18, 2018             The Sanctuary looks a little different today. The wooden cross has been placed in front of the Sanctuary nd has been draped in purple.  The outside cross in the Prayer Garden is also draped.  The wooden cross is put in […]

2 Kings 2:1-12, Mark 9:2-9

2 Kings 2:1-12 Mark 9:2-9 WOW! February 11, 2018 Transfiguration The passage for this Transfiguration Sunday – Mark 9:2-9 — starts off ordinailry enough. Jesus and his three closest friends – Peter, James, and John – go up on a high mountain. Nothing unusual. Jesus often went off from the crowds to pray and rest […]

Mark 1:29-39

  Mark 1:29-39 “Jesus’ Focus – Your Focus” February 4, 2018       I have mentioned from time to time my lack of athletic ability. Of course, any one of you who have seen me ty to run,  hit anything, or catch anything can tell that I am not, and never have been, a great athlete.  […]

Mark 1:21-28

Mark 1:21-28 What Does He Have To Do With Us? January 28 2018              How do you think those who witnessed the event  Mark relates  for us, the worshippers gathered at the synagogue in Capernaum on that Sabboth 2,000 years ago, may have felt and  may have wanted to react when their worship was disrupted […]

Mark 1:14-20

Mark 1:14 – 20 It’s Time! January 21, 2018 I will never forget  a Bible Study group I taught at the first Church I served.  It was not long after I started my ministry there and we were studying the book of Mark.  The night we were studying Mark 1:14-20, the passage we are looking […]

1 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51

I Samuel 3:1-10 John 1:43-51 Listen, And Respond To, God January 14 2018             Our passages for today from 1 Samuel and from John share a common theme – the call of God.   Samuel, Phillip, Nathanael (and Andrew and Peter in the passage immediately before the John 1:43-51 passage) all hear and respond to the […]

Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20

Isaiah 9:2-7 Luke 2:1-20 God Has Come December 24, 2017 Merry Christmas! The day is almost here. Merry Christmas!             What does Christmas mean to you? For some Christmas might mean Santa – what Santa is going to bring – toys and candy and all the things a child can imagine. That vision of Christmas […]

Isaiah 61:1-4, John 1:6-8. 19-28

Isaiah 61:1-4 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Christmas Profits Or Christmas Prophets? Advent 3 December 17 2017             We are now well into our celebration of Advent – and our preparations for Christmas.  For many people the Christmas season is about shopping and the merchants are sure to tap into the shopping sprees. I guess the Holiday […]

Isaiah 40:1-11,Mark 1:1-8

Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8 “Good News” Advent 2        December 10 2017 Well, we are now well into our celebration of the season of Advent and our preparations for Christmas. In Advent we wait and prepare for the coming of Christ. We wait and prepare ourselves for the coming of God into our lives, touching us […]

Ezekiel 34:11-16, Matthew 25: 31-46

Ezekiel 34:11-16 Matthew 25:31-46 “Is Christ Our King?” Christ The King          November 26 2017             Is Christ Our King?             Today is Christ the King Sunday — the last Sunday in the liturgical year. A new liturgical year starts next Sunday as we begin the season of Advent. Today is the day we celebrate the […]