Newsletters & Sermons

  • January 14, 2018 sermon - January 14, 2018 How well does God know you? How well do you know God? In Psalm 139, the author writes: “Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You trace my journeys and my resting places and are […]
  • January 7, 2018 sermon - January 7, 2018   Today is the Sunday when we celebrate the baptism of Jesus in our church year. Baptism has always been the defining moment when a person becomes a member of the Christian church, as indicated in the passage of scripture from the Book of Acts that we read today. Curiously, the twelve […]
  • December 24, 2017 sermon - December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve) Finally, after 4 weeks of Advent, we have made it to Christmas Eve. I imagine that’s how many people feel, anyway. We love the joy of the Christmas celebration, with a candlelight service, Christmas hymns, and the familiar Christmas stories. But if you have been at worship this Advent, you […]
  • December 10, 2017 sermon - December 10, 2017   Today, we continue the season of Advent with its message of joy, hope, peace and love as we prepare for the Christmas celebration. This year, I am going to present to you another side of the Christmas story – one many of you may not be familiar with but which was […]
  • December 3, 2017 sermon - December 3, 2017   Today, we begin the season of Advent with its message of joy, hope, peace, and love. While Easter is the most important day for Christians, theologically, in reality for many Christians, Christmas is the most important day, at least emotionally. The story of a baby boy born in a manger to […]
  • November 26, 2017 sermon - November 26, 2017   Today is the Reign of Christ Sunday in our Christian church and the gospel reading describes two worlds – one in which Christ reigns and one in which Christ does not reign. I would like to tell you three imaginary stories to help clarify how these two worlds might differ.   […]
  • October 8, 2017 sermon - October 8, 2017   Give thanks!  Be a cheerful giver! writes the apostle Paul. Wonderful advice! We experience many benefits when we are thankful. Go to the internet and you can find many articles that describe how gratitude is closely tied to happiness and satisfaction.   What you sow so shall you reap! Any farmer […]
  • Fall 2017 Vine Newsletter - Click to open – Fall 2017 Vine