Title: Mud Date: March 2nd, 2008, 4th Sunday of Lent Texts: I Sam 16:1-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41. Mud, made with dirt and saliva. This is such a great story. Jesus heals a blind beggar with his spit. Thursday, around noon, I stopped by the Regulator Bookstore to pick up a book that… More
Worship is more than preaching. Each worship gathering draws from the wealth of gifts of the community. We have rotations of volunteers who share the responsibilities of preaching, song leading, and service planning. We take turns reading the assigned Scripture readings for the day. The high point of our worship is our time for response and sharing. Since we believe that anyone can offer an interpretation of the Bible, we provide time in our worship for people to offer their own reflections on the Scriptures and the sermon.
Title: Home away from home Date: February 17, 2008 Texts: Gen 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Rom 4:1-5, 13-17; Jn 3:1-17. To leave it all behind. To wander into the unknown with nothing to hold onto… only a promise. “The Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house.’” Leave everything.… More
Title: God is home Date: February 10, 2008, 1st Sunday of Lent Texts: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 I’m a home body. I like being at home, and all the things that home allows me to do. I can make my coffee just how I like it. I have the choice of three… More
Date: January 6, 2008, Epiphany Sunday Texts: Isa 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-7, 10-14; Eph 3:1-12; Matt 2:1-12 What happens when Jesus gets here? What happens when Jesus arrives? That’s the question of Epiphany. What changes after Advent? We just finished our season of Advent, our time of anticipation. And I think it’s safe to say that… More