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Witnesses to What?

Click here to watch the service. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake […]

With Flames Above Our Heads

Click here to watch the service. Acts 2:1-21 One of the challenges of making the transition from in-person worship to online worship is the need for more visuals. In person we can have a four-minute prelude and you can choose to use it to prepare your hearts and mind for worship, or you can read the announcements in the bulletin, or […]

Unraveling Zacchaeus

Click here to watch the service. Luke 19:1-10 At first glance, our story for today does not appear to fit our theme. Our theme, of course, is about unraveling or coming unraveled. We’ve looked at those in exile, how their entire lives became unraveled. We’ve looked at Peter, how he was unraveled by uncertainty. But Zacchaeus? How is he unraveled? To […]

Walking or Waiting

Click here to watch the service. Matthew 14.22-36 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, […]

Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart

Click here to watch the service. Week 1: Jeremiah’s “Encouraging” Word Jeremiah 29:1-7 As I said at the beginning of worship, today we are starting a brief series called Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart. For some reason it felt relevant! I don’t know about you, but very few things in my life right now are going according to […]

A Love Psalm

Click here to watch the service. Psalm 23 Rabbi Kushner is best known for his bestselling book When Bad Things Happen to Good People. He says he was inspired to write that book, and every one since, by the death of his son, who was born with an incurable illness and died at fourteen years of age. In 2003 Rabbi Kushner […]

Peace Be With Me

Click here to watch the service. I’m sure you can see why I wanted to share this video with you. Rev. Casey Wait does such a beautiful job embodying the story. What really got to me were the pauses in her storytelling. Jesus said “Peace be with you,” and then she paused for that to sink in—or for it to sink […]

While It Was Still Dark

Click here to watch the children tell the Easter Story John 20:1-18 I’ve been excited about this video project. Our children tell the Christmas story every year, but for most (if not all) of our children, this is the first time THEY have gotten to tell the Easter story. Even some parents who couldn’t convince their children to participate on screen told me the process […]

Peace be with Me – Easter

Click here to watch the service I’m sure you can see why I wanted to share this video with you. Rev. Casey Wait does such a beautiful job embodying the story. What really got to me were the pauses in her storytelling. Jesus said “Peace be with you,” and then she paused for that to sink in—or for it to sink […]

Palm Sunday 2020

Click here to watch the service. Matthew 21:1-11 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything […]

Resurrected Hope

Click here to watch the video. John 11:1-6, 17-45 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus,[ a ] “Lord, he whom you […]

God Is in This Place

Click here to watch the service and sermon. Genesis 28:10-19a The heroes of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible were all flawed human beings.  Not a one of them was perfect But few of them were more imperfect than Jacob. Jacob and his brother Esau were twins born to Isaac and Rebekah.  Although they were twins, from what we are told in the […]

How do you survive the tough times?

Click here to watch the sermon. Psalm 137:1-4 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our harps.  For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors demanded songs of joy, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”  How could we […]

What Matters Most?

Click here to watch the sermon Mark 12:28-34 We’re going to start with a Bible quiz.   I’m going to quote a scripture, and if you know where it is found,   I want you to call out the book and the chapter.  We’re going to start with an easy one. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, And […]

Shine, Jesus, Shine

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 17:1-8 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.  Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. […]

Murder, Adultery, and Dismemberment—Oh My!

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 5:21-30 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’  But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, […]

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