2021

Seeds Want To Grow

April 18, 2021
Matthew 13:1-9
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Hannah Breckbill was our guest preacher for Earth Day Sunday on April 18, 2021. She is a farmer in Iowa. You can read her message here on her blog.

Bewildered Hope, Defiant Love

April 06, 2021
Mark 16:1-8
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Christ is risen, Christ is risen indeed. Here we are, another Easter, celebrating risen life on Zoom. Hopes are rising. The dangers of disease and death are starting to feel less immediate, the vaccine is in many arms –  and I still protect my heart so it won’t be broken if things get more extreme […]

Seeds In The Earth

March 21, 2021
John 12:20-33
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Here we are, the 5th Sunday of Lent, our theme ever deepening as we approach Easter – deep calls to deep.  Deep water, deep forest, deep sky, deep wilderness, deep earth. Last week we heard the story of how one of the religious leaders, Nicodemus, came to see Jesus in the night, under deep darkness, […]

A Given

March 14, 2021
Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21
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Imagine you are wandering deep into a space of wilderness. Just as you begin to wonder if you have gone so far into the wilderness that you have found a path that no other person has travelled before you spy something etched, by human hand, into the rock face next to you. It is one […]

Vast and Deep

March 07, 2021
Psalm 19; John 2:13-22
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May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your sight, YHWH, my rock and my redeemer! One year ago today we were celebrating the baptism of Max. It was a joyful, beautiful day with a big fellowship meal afterward; our hearts and plates were overflowing. The day before […]

Re-veil-ations

February 28, 2021
Exodus 34:29-35; Mark 9:2-9
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I’m relatively new to home ownership. Becky, Simon, and I purchased and moved into our first ‘us’ owned home just about 2 years ago. I am still learning the ropes of home maintenance and upkeep as up till this point in my life I have had the privilege of others being responsible for repairs and […]

The Deep Blue Ocean

February 21, 2021
Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15
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This year the season of Lent might feel difficult to embrace. In a time when traditionally people give up things, I’ve heard at least one pastor say, “Haven’t we given up enough in the past year. It is like we never left Lent 2020. Do we really need to give up anything else?” (It might […]

What Are We To Do?

February 07, 2021
Mark 1:29-39; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
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BP – before Pandemic, I didn’t dream much. I mean I did dream a lot before kids but then I stopped, at least I stopped remembering my dreams. But now, DP, during pandemic, I have begun remembering more of my dreams. The other night I dreamed that I ran into a high school friend at […]

Astonished & Amazed

January 31, 2021
Mark 1:21-28; I Corinthians 8:1-13
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We are still in the season of Epiphany. It is a season that invites us to explore how Christ is revealed in the world. Christ is revealed in the world in a myriad of ways. One of the ways we learn about what it looks like to be Christ in the world is through the […]

State of the Congregation

January 24, 2021
Mark 1:14-20; I Corinthians 7:29-31
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Here in this political season, in this ever political city, it is once again time for that occasional address, the state of the congregation. I so wish I could parade down the center aisle (like I did one time) while you all stand and cheer from the left and the right, or perhaps mostly from […]