Category Archive: Pastor’s Message

Inspirational messages from our Pastor

Dec 29 2012

Joined by Jesus (Emerging from the Jordon)

Baptism of Jesus

Luke 3:21-22 It was time for a bath. That’s what the prophet John was telling us. A bath … not quite like any other. He’s coming, the Baptist said. He’s coming soon. The One we’ve all been waiting for! Are you ready? Time to turn your life around, repent, wash off all that “uncleanliness”. Do …

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Oct 28 2012

Reflections on The Way

Mark 7:24-8:10 There is quite a bit of history that brings us to where we are. Jesus and his disciples have been on an extended journey in the gospel narrative this fall, and recently the shape of the whole enterprise has taken on new dimensions. They left the familiar confines of home, traveling to Tyre …

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Aug 31 2012

Grace and Gratitude

“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land shall observe a Sabbath to the Lord.” — Leviticus 25:2 Sabbath is God’s gift. It is a particular way that God honors the divine image in each of us and in all of …

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Jul 01 2012

Pastoral Reflection

Stained Glass Dove

Guests often comment on how beautiful our sanctuary is. I heartily agree; I love the windows, the symbols, the intimacy. But even such beauty is dwarfed by the startling beauty of all God’s people, within the sanctuary walls and surely beyond them. Our worship always involves surprise, delight, thanksgiving, more than a little awe! People …

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May 13 2012

Happy Birthday, Christian Church!

Pentecost Sunday, May 27th “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them. And a tongue rested on …

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Mar 30 2012

Loving to the End

“Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” –John 13:1 Life with Jesus is life immersed in the gracious love of God: embracing; drenching; challenging; shocking; thrilling. That love destabilizes disciples in one way while deeply rooting them (us) in another. It is moment by moment love, decision …

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