Peace for the Angst of the Soul: Peace in Small Things
February 25, 2024
On the second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Meredith preaches on Peace in small things, using the story of the lost sheep from Luke 15:1-10.
The challenges we face are big, and we can find ourselves overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear. In the face of these fears, we gather to sing some songs, share some quiet, put a hand on a back and say, “I’m with you.” In these small acts, we know that God is with us. God’s powerful love is known in these hidden moments. We need not be afraid.
Peace for the Angst of the Soul: Peace in the Wilderness
February 18, 2024
On this first Sunday of Lent, Pastor Meredith begins her Peace for the Angst of the Soul sermon series with Peace in the Wilderness.
We take care and plan ahead so that we don’t end up stranded in the wilderness. We plan our route, stock up on provisions, make sure someone knows where we are going. And even with all our careful work, sometimes we still end up lost, wandering around in unfamiliar, threatening terrain. But if we’re able to mute the fears for a minute, we might notice that the wilderness provides some stunning views of things we have never seen. We see ourselves differently in the wilderness, too. When we find our way again, we will be stronger, wiser, more patient and compassionate. God meets us in the wilderness.
February 11, 2024
Transfiguration Sunday marks the last Sunday of the Epiphany Season before we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Pastor Meredith preaches from the scripture Mark 9:2-9 where Jesus is transfigured on the mountain top. It is easy to see the light of God in the comfort of a loved one’s embrace, the contentment of a close friend. We have also seen the light of God during the dark nights of grief, days lost in the wilderness, the strife of conflicts and anger. No matter what, the light of God always shines. The light of God always leads us forward. We long to bask in the glory, but like the beam of a flashlight, God always leads us forward.
Sunday Worship - Jesus Heals at Simon's House
February 4, 2024
This Sunday in worship, Pastor Meredith tells another healing story from Mark 1:29-39. Healing and ministry is hard work and takes time. Connection in the community is hard work and we have to slow down and build these relationships.
32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34 And he cured many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons, and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
Sunday Worship- The Man with an Unclean Spirit
January 28, 2024
This Sunday we hear the story of the man with an unclean spirit. Pastor Meredith reflects on that she has heard when reading this scripture in the past and what she hears this time. It is easy to "clap back" and shut people down but how can we be more like Jesus? How can we recognize what might be "unclean" in a person and maybe even help them through it?
23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!”
January 21, 2024
As we continue through the Sundays of Epiphany, Pastor Tanya shares with us the story of Jesus and the Fishermen. The story where Jesus calls the 12 disciples to follow him.
16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.”
Baptism of Jesus
January 14, 2024
On this second Sunday after Epiphany, we remember the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Pastor Meredith also gives us and opportunity to remember our own baptism and reminds us that no matter what we are a child of God.
January 7, 2024
On this first Sunday of the new year, we celebrate communion together and remember the coming of the Magi to visit Jesus, bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
9:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24, 2023
On Christmas Eve Pastor Meredith reminds us that just like Mary giving birth to Jesus, anything is possible with God.
10:00 am Christmas Eve Family Worship
December 24, 2023
At our Family Christmas Eve Worship we had help from our kids club and congregation to tell the Christmas story with a live nativity.
The Longest Night
December 21, 2023
The holiday season brings lots of intense emotions, both of gratitude and joy, and grief and pain. If you need a time to acknowledge grief and sadness, please come to our Longest Night worship service. At this service, we recognize that we are not alone in our loneliness, and we celebrate that Christ comes for those who are grieving, also. Sometimes our longest nights give us the ability to see the most stars.
The Sights and Sounds of Christmas - Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2023
On the fourth Sunday of Advent we hear the story of Mary's magnificat from Luke 1:39-56.
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowly state of his servant.
Surely from now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name;
The Sights and Sounds of Christmas - Third week of Advent
December 10, 2023
We continue the Advent sermon series, The Sight sand Sounds of Christmas, this week with sound. What are the sounds we hear though out the Christmas season? Pastor Meredith tells us the story of the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary from Luke 1:26-38
28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”[a] 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
The Sights and Sounds of Christmas - Second Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2023
On the second Sunday of Advent we explore the senses taste and smell of Christmas. Pastor Meredith talks about how the simple smells and tastes can bring back memories of Christmas' past. She also reminds us of the story of John the baptist and where he fits into the stories of Advent.
The Sights and Sounds of Christmas- First Sunday of Advent
November 26, 2023
On this first Sunday of Advent we begin the season with sense of sight. Pastor Meredith begins with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth and God's gift of new life.
13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit."