And So It Begins …

And So It Begins …

Let’s go back over the last couple of weeks.  Jesus has been baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. John the Baptist has witnessed the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus and has told his followers that the Son of God is among them. Jesus then goes into the...
The History of His Story

The History of His Story

When we ended last week, Jesus was twelve and sitting in the Temple with the rabbis while Mary and Joseph were frantically searching for him. That’s also where the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life before he began his public ministry stop, leaving roughly eighteen years...
Growing Up Jesus

Growing Up Jesus

Lord, speak through me and, if necessary, in spite of me that your word may be heard this day. Amen. I like to read. In fact, I love to read … I have since I was a child. When I read a book … any kind of book … my mind begins to build its own full-length feature movie...
Light of the World

Light of the World

Communal Prayer – Covenant Renewal In the spirit of our founder’s traditions, we spoke the following prayer in covenant renewal. I am not my own self-made, self-reliant human being. In truth, O God, I am Yours. Make me into what You will. Make me a...
Saving Place, Saving Grace

Saving Place, Saving Grace

Lord, speak through me and, if necessary, in spite of me that your word may be heard this day. Amen. In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God.  John 1:1. It’s my favorite verse. The Word in John 1:1 is not words on a page, not...
A Place for Love

A Place for Love

On this, the last Sunday of Advent and the Sunday before Christmas, we will forego a message and let the Scriptures speak for themselves as we remember the Nativity of Jesus. Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to...