Hope for Troubled Times - Week 4
March 19, 2023
We continue the Hope for Troubled Times Series with Chapters 7 & 8 of Love is the Way. Love has big expectations. We need our community, and our community needs us. Let's find ways of being together that bring joy, but knowing that we will have to change, too. How can we create space for each other?
Hope for Troubled Times - Week 3
March 12, 2023
On this third Sunday in Lent Pastor Meredith continues the Love is the Way series looking at John 3:1-10 when Jesus teaches Nicodemus. Nicodemus was struggling to understanding, having to change his faith
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
Hope for Troubled Times - Week 2
March 5, 2023
On this Communion Sunday and the second week of Lent, Pastor Meredith looks at Chapters 3 & 4 of our book series, Love is the Way. This world is inane, and full of pain which can lead us to despair and dashed hope. How do we keep hope at the midnight hour, when things are most perilous? p 76. We need to hold on to God, even when we are sad and mad. We need a faith of endurance, tenacity, strength.
Hope for Troubled Times- Week 1
1 John 4:7-12
February 26, 2023
This week Pastor Meredith starts her Lent sermon series on the book Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry. We begin with Chapters 1 & 2 --- God is love, and we know God's love best in community.
Difficult Questions - Week 5
February 19, 2023
Pastor Meredith & Pastor Tanya wrap up the Difficult Questions series with a look at Matthew 26:47-52; Exodus 12:29-32 as they talk about questions on life and death and God ordained violence.
Difficult Questions - Week 4
1 Corinthians 10:13 ; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
February 12, 2023
In Week 4 of Difficult Questions series, Pastor Tanya invites Rev. Dr. Judy Jewell to discuss a group of questions around the age old saying "God doesn't give us more then we can handle", gender roles, etc.
Difficult Questions- Week 3
February 5, 2022
Difficult Questions Week 3 revolves around the problem of evil and suffering. This week Pastor Meredith and Pastor Tanya look to Psalm 22: 1-11 as they discuss this topic.
Difficult Questions - Week 2
John 3:16-17; John 14:1-7
January 29, 2023
On this last Sunday of January, Pastor Meredith and Pastor Tanya look to scriptures John 3:16-17; John 14:1-7 and answer some of the difficult questions around Inclusion vs Exclusion.
Difficult Questions -Week 1
January 22, 2023
This week in worship Pastor Meredith & Pastor Tanya kick off our Difficult Questions series.
They asked the congregation to submit all the difficult questions they had about the bible or faith and will be addressing them over the next 5 weeks.
This week they start with Faith and Science / Information vs. Transformation and reading from Genesis 1-2:2
Baptism of the Lord
January 15, 2023
Pastor Tanya tells us the story of Jesus being baptized from Matthew 3:13-17. She reminds us that we are all a beloved child of God and offers us a chance to remember our baptism.
16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw God’s Spirit descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from the heavens said, “This is my Son, the Beloved,[a] with whom I am well pleased.”
January 8, 2023
Epiphany Sunday, Pastor Meredith shares the story of the Magi visiting Jesus.
10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
New Year Message
Jeremiah 31:31-34; 1Peter 1:13-16
January 1, 2023
On this first day of the new year, Pastor Meredith gives us a message of renewal, determination and discipline.
1 Peter 1:13-16 says
Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Third Sunday of Advent- The Significance of Small Things
December 11, 2022
On this third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Meredith tells us the story Mary and Elizabeth from the scripture of Luke 1:39-56. How their lives were changed and what it might look like modern day using image of Nativities.
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowly state of his servant. Surely from now on all generations will call me blessed.
Second Week of Advent- The Significance of Small Things
December 4, 2022
On the Second week of Advent and the sermon series, The Significance of Small Things, Pastor Tanya reminds us of the story of Joseph from Matthew 1:18-25.
First Sunday of Advent- The Significance of Small Things
November 27, 2022
As we begin this Advent sermon series, The Significance of Small Things, we hear a word of Hope from the gospel of Luke. Mary was a small person and easily overlooked by big people, but God chose Mary to do a very significant thing.
"The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God"
November 20, 2022
On this Thanksgiving Sunday we hear from the scripture John 6:25-35.
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
November 13, 2022
This week we had three of our ministry groups, Miracle House, Kloz 4 Kidz and Creation Care, share updates for each of their missions. Sharing the good news and also letting us know how we can help support their ministries.
All Saints Sunday
November 6, 2022
On the first Sunday in November, we remember those members of our faith community & our loved ones who have died. They no longer with us physically, but spiritually, they are always with us, part of our “cloud of witnesses.”
In Change, What Remains - Week 8 (Pledge Sunday)
Luke 21:25-33, Micah 6:8
October 30, 2022
On this final Sunday of the Sermon Series In Change, What Remains, Pastor Meredith asks the question, What remains when we live in a new world? She tells of Hope from Luke 21:25-33 & Micah 6:8. Love justice, do kindness, walk humbly with our God.
In Change, What Remains -Week 7
October 23, 2022
This week Pastor Meredith tells us the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-19. What happens when we become each other's enemies instead of neighbors? Jesus chose to visit Zacchaeus, and his neighbors didn't think he deserved Jesus' attention. But Jesus reminded everyone that he belongs, too.
In Change, What Remains - Week 6
October 16, 2022
This week focuses on Luke 9:10-17 and Jesus feeding the Five Thousand. Jesus tells the Disciples “You give them something to eat." What does that mean to us? Should we overlook something or someone? Or should we be the ones to help?
In Change, What Remains - Week 5
October 9, 2022
This week Pastor Meredith tells the story about the Pharisee and the Tax collector. How do we respond when we see homelessness or poverty? What is our silent prayer? Is it a grace filled prayer as God gives us?
In Change, What Remains - Week 4
October 2, 2022
Week 4 of In Change, What Remains Pastor Meredith looks at the scripture Luke 9:57-62 and talks a little about Church community and our willingness to move forward, Things have changed since pandemic and we continue to move forward.
In Change, What Remains - Week 3
September 25, 2022
On this third week of the sermon series, Pastor Meredith reminds of the passage from Luke 17:5
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a[d] mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
In Change, What Remains - Week 2
September 18, 2022
This week in the sermon series In Change, What Remains, Pastor Meredith speaks to us on The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge from Luke 18:1-8.
In Change, What Remains - Week 1
September 11 , 2022
Pastor Meredith kicks off the fall sermon series, In Change, What Remains. The theme based around scripture from Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
The Cost of Being a Disciple & Communion Sunday
September 4, 2022
This week Pastor Meredith speaks to us on Luke 14:25-33 and the cost of being a disciple. When is it easy to be a person of faith? When is it difficult?
What sacrifices have you made to follow Jesus? What sacrifices have you resisted?
Be the Light - Week 5
Luke 14:1, 7-14
On this Back to School Sunday, Pastor Meredith speaks to the scripture from Luke 14:1, 7-14 on Humility and Hospitality.
When have you found yourself with people who are really different than you? How is your life better because of diversity?
Be the Light - Week 4
August 21, 2022
In Week 4 of Be the Light Sermon Series Pastor Tanya tell us about The Call of Jeremiah from Jeremiah 1:4-10.
Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you.
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.”
Be The Light - Week 3
August 14, 2021
This Sunday's sermon Pastor Kate brings an invitation to take the courage to resist the familiar methods that may no longer serve our holy motivation and be re-created and re-shaped by God’s call.
God wants is to choose faithfulness to our “why” even if it means changing our “how”.
Be the Light - Week 2
August 7, 2022
In Week 2 of Be the Light, Pastor Meredith reminds us of God's light from Luke 12:32-40. She asks us to think about the questions,
What is one of your best habits?
What is something you've become more aware of lately?
What's something you'd like to pay more attention to?
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