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Keeping God in First Place – 3-3-24

Keeping God in First Place  We often get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget the importance of devotion to God.  We sometimes feel too busy to pray, too busy to read the Scriptures…even too busy to attend worship services.  The Scriptures remind us to be aware of this …

Why Is It So Complicated? – 2-25-24

Why Is It So Complicated?  A long time ago, the disciples often found themselves confused whenever Jesus spoke in parables or whenever Jesus illustrated complicated theological principles.  Are we any different?  Who among us can comprehend the mind of God?  Join Pastor Jack this Sunday as he delivers his message, “Why …

Tempted … Again? – 2-18-24

Tempted … Again?  This Sunday (2/18) is the first Sunday in the liturgical season of Lent.  Did you know the assigned Gospel reading each year on this Sunday highlights the temptation of Christ by Satan? … and then expands to explore temptations which lure us away from God.  In his message, “Tempted … …

Blinded by the Light – 2-11-24

All too often, when God works in a powerful way to turn circumstances into favorable outcomes, some people respond, “What a coincidence!”  How about THIS response: “What a God incident”! This Sunday, Pastor Jack will invite us to perceive and affirm God at work in everyday occurrences as we pray for …

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2-4-24

SAVE THE DATES: WEATHER CANCELLATIONS – will be sent via email through the Icon system as soon as a decision is made. If you are unsure if the church will be open, please check your email before braving the elements. PASTOR’S VACATION – Pastor will be away from Feb. 3 …

Called to a New Lifestyle – 1-28-24

Called to a New Lifestyle  Observers of some religions are easily identified.  For example: an orthodox Jew is clearly identified in the way that person dresses, prepares food, prays, etc.  So … what are the identifying traits of baptized Christians?  Do we stand out in a crowd, or simply blend in?  This …

Called to Proclaim Christ – 1-21-24

Did you know that Jesus has commissioned his followers to tell others about his saving grace?  This is known as “witnessing for Christ”, and such sharing is part of the fabric of being a baptized Christian.  However, we’re so timid and shy about speaking to others about Jesus.  Why is …

Called By The Spirit’s Power – 1-24-24

Due to the fact that we were unable to observe the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord on Jan. 7, we will do so on Jan. 14 with the readings and bulletin originally intended for Jan. 7 Every baptism is cute, adorable, and wonderful to behold.  However, there is …

Called By The Spirit’s Power – 1-7-24

Every baptism is cute, adorable, and wonderful to behold.  However, there is another adjective to describe baptism: powerful! Did you ever realize that baptism involves the invoking of the Holy Spirit? The power of the Spirit comes upon and within each baptized individual.  This Sunday we observe a Christian festival known as the Baptism of …

Looks Like We Made it – 12-31-23

Just before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, where are your thoughts usually centered?  In the past? Or in the future? According to the Scriptures, the people of God are always “forward looking” … and God gives us good reasons to be optimistic.  Join Pastor Jack this Sunday for …