Aug 9, 2020
FAQs #6: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)
Series: FAQ's
 Is the Bible trustworthy? We’ve all wondered this, and most likely we’ve all been asked this! The Bible is such an ancient and debated book. How can we know it’s reliable? We take up this FAQ over the next two Sundays. This Sunday we explore the internal integrity of the Bible, as well as the testimony of God’s people down through history. If you like archaeology and textual criticism, come back the following week. But this week, come ready to be challenged to put what you believe about the Bible into your life! 
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  • Aug 9, 2020FAQs #6: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)
    Aug 9, 2020
    FAQs #6: Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)
    Series: FAQ's
     Is the Bible trustworthy? We’ve all wondered this, and most likely we’ve all been asked this! The Bible is such an ancient and debated book. How can we know it’s reliable? We take up this FAQ over the next two Sundays. This Sunday we explore the internal integrity of the Bible, as well as the testimony of God’s people down through history. If you like archaeology and textual criticism, come back the following week. But this week, come ready to be challenged to put what you believe about the Bible into your life! 
  • Aug 2, 2020FAQs #5: What Is the Origins of the Bible?
    Aug 2, 2020
    FAQs #5: What Is the Origins of the Bible?
    Series: FAQ's
    FAQ: What is the origin of the Bible? Where did the Bible came from? People wrote it, right? But Christians also claim that it is God’s Word. Are both true? This Sunday Pastor David will open the covers of this greatest-of-all books and discover how this is God’s words for God’s people. Don’t miss it! (And then next Sunday we’ll take up why we can trust it.)
     
  • Jul 26, 2020FAQs #4: Why Does God Allow Suffering?
    Jul 26, 2020
    FAQs #4: Why Does God Allow Suffering?
    Series: FAQ's
     Our question this Sunday is one that you’ve asked: “Why does God let this happen?” We dig into the Bible to seek guidance on one of life’s greatest mysteries. Pastor David discovers that the answer we find is not what we expect. Don’t miss this message! It helps answer our own inner wondering and also gives us a helpful response when we’re asked this question.
  • Jul 19, 2020FAQ’s #3 “Do we REALLY need the Old Testament?”
    Jul 19, 2020
    FAQ’s #3 “Do we REALLY need the Old Testament?”
    Series: FAQ's
    We are told every day that new is better than old; that old things need to be replaced.  It's easy to apply this logic to our Bibles.  The Old Testament can be tough to read and hard to understand.  Do we really need to bother with it?  This Sunday we will take a look at some reasons why we should not dismiss 3/4 of our Bible. 
     
  • Jul 12, 2020FAQ’s #2 “What is Zion?”
    Jul 12, 2020
    FAQ’s #2 “What is Zion?”
    Series: FAQ's
    We sing of Zion in worship, but many times we don't stop to think about what the words we sing mean. This Sunday we will be digger deep into this multi-faceted word and what it means to our lives. 
  • Jul 5, 2020FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Jul 5, 2020
    FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Series: FAQ's
    This Sunday we begin our new Summer message series: “FAQs: Your Questions Answered with Biblical Facts.” This week our question is if it is appropriate to have the American Flay in worship. This is a fitting question for the 4th of July weekend, and the fact that we return to our sanctuary for worship. We will have our American flag there: come find out why!

Jun 28, 2020
MN Adult and Teen Challenge
By: Guest
Since 1983, MN Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The Teen Challenge Choir will not be able to attend due to Covid-19 instead they are sending five current participants. Their purpose is to encourage congregations by testifying about God’s healing power in the lives of our clients and to help others see that through Him, they too, can overcome their struggles. There will be a special offering for Teen Challenge. Worship will be outside, so bring a lawn chair and hat.
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  • Jun 28, 2020MN Adult and Teen Challenge
    Jun 28, 2020
    MN Adult and Teen Challenge
    By: Guest
    Since 1983, MN Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The Teen Challenge Choir will not be able to attend due to Covid-19 instead they are sending five current participants. Their purpose is to encourage congregations by testifying about God’s healing power in the lives of our clients and to help others see that through Him, they too, can overcome their struggles. There will be a special offering for Teen Challenge. Worship will be outside, so bring a lawn chair and hat.
  • Jun 21, 2020Radiant Faces
    Jun 21, 2020
    Radiant Faces

    This Sunday we’re celebrating Camping Sunday! We need mountain-top experiences to sustain us in our discipleship. Although we can’t physically go to camp this year, we are going to have a worship experience to meet God “on the mountain.” Come this Sunday dressed like you’re going to camp, and be ready to meet God. Worship will be outside, so bring a lawn chair and hat.

     
  • Jun 14, 2020All Things Are Possible with Faith
    Jun 14, 2020
    All Things Are Possible with Faith
    What an exciting Sunday - it’s Confirmation Sunday! Our five Confirmation students (Aimire Lloyd, Jacqueline Wyne, Katelyn Bautch, Noah Bonsell and Tony Lloyd) will all share their faith testimonies and publically commit to follow Jesus. Two of them (Aimire and Tony) will also be baptized! We will see how God takes the tiny, shaky faith–like the size of a mustard seed–and grow it into a large and committed maturity–like a tall mustard tree. Come expecting your faith to also grow this Sunday, too! We will worship outdoors again: bring a hat and lawn chair, or there will also be spaces for drive-in worship.
  • Jun 5, 2020Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
    Jun 5, 2020
    Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
     This Sunday we honor our graduates and offer prayers over them as they launch into the next chapter of their lives. The message is geared for them, but for all of us. How do we soar as God’s people when we can’t see precisely where we’re going? The answer comes in the Holy Spirit, who lifts our wings and sends us in the right direction.
     
  • May 15, 2020Prayer as Worship
    May 15, 2020
    Prayer as Worship
    This Sunday we take a pause in our spring worship series for intentional and focused prayer. Sunday morning we will host a worship prayer walk on the church grounds to 1. Be together safely as a church community, 2. Pray for our communities during this trying time, 3. Grow in our discipleship through prayer, and 4. Be visible in our community witnessing to our hope in God. Come if you are able! If not, pray along with the worship recording.
  • Nov 27, 2019Responseability
    Nov 27, 2019
    Responseability
    Joel 2:18-28
    Thanksgiving is the holiday when we stop to give thanks for the harvest and all that we have. But the Bible teaches us that thanksgiving really isn’t a response to what we have. It’s about God in our lives, who made us with the need to give thanks. This Sunday, we’ll go beneath the cultural calling of thanksgiving and discover the biblical push to connect it to God’s character. Don’t miss this Sunday, it’ll change your Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 17, 2019What Are You Looking For?
    Nov 17, 2019
    What Are You Looking For?

    John 6:1-71

    We come to Jesus hoping He will help us in our messes. We want Him to repair a relationship, heal an illness, fix a problem, give us strength to face whatever we are going through. And He does. But Jesus offers us more than help. He offers us Himself. It is when we take Him fully that we receive the deepest healing and wholeness. Come this Sunday seeking more than help from Jesus!

  • Nov 10, 2019When Not to Give
    Nov 10, 2019
    When Not to Give
     Matthew 5:21-26
    Let’s talk about money! Money is the stuff of life. It is a blessing but it is also a bucking bronco. If we don’t keep tight control on it, it will throw us around! This Sunday we’ll engage the life-changing biblical view of money and learn how it can be a blessing from God that brings abundant life.
     
     
  • Jun 2, 2019The Race Ahead
    Jun 2, 2019
    The Race Ahead
    This Sunday is graduation Sunday! We have six high school graduates and one college graduate. Besides celebrating them, this is a time for us to remember our calling to pass on the faith to the next generations. Others have shared Jesus with us. Because of that, we can embrace Him in our lives and experience abundant and eternal life. We, now, in turn, share Jesus with others. Our Christian lives are like a relay race! This Sunday we’ll be equipped to run our “leg” of the race!

May 31, 2020
Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
 This Sunday is Pentecost, the third of the three biggest Christian celebrations. We mark the gift of the Holy Spirit given to us as God’s people, to live in us and through us. We are not alone! The Bible also calls the Holy Spirit “The Spirit of Truth.” On Pentecost we will have the last of our Ten Commandment messages: “Don’t lie.” We celebrate that we have the Spirit of Truth so that we can stop lying and start speaking words of life and truth!
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  • May 31, 2020Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
    May 31, 2020
    Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
     This Sunday is Pentecost, the third of the three biggest Christian celebrations. We mark the gift of the Holy Spirit given to us as God’s people, to live in us and through us. We are not alone! The Bible also calls the Holy Spirit “The Spirit of Truth.” On Pentecost we will have the last of our Ten Commandment messages: “Don’t lie.” We celebrate that we have the Spirit of Truth so that we can stop lying and start speaking words of life and truth!
  • May 24, 2020Live Free: Do Not Covet
    May 24, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Covet
    If you could have anyone’s car, home, abilities, physical appearance, spouse, or life, whose would you have? Notice, as you consider this question, the awakening of that inner “itchy” feeling as you want what you can’t have. That’s coveting. It’s not just wanting (we all want nice things), but it’s the inner restlessness in wanting what is (or should be) beyond your grasp. This Sunday our discipleship goal is to want instead what God wants for us.
  • May 10, 2020Live Free: Do Not Steal
    May 10, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Steal
    What did your mother teach you about stealing? Well, so does our heavenly Father! Stealing is so prevalent in our day that much of life includes measures to protect our goods, and we don’t even realize how odd it is to have all this security. This Sunday we’ll try to hear our mothers teach us again about what God says about our penchant to steal.
  • May 3, 2020Live Free: Do Not Commit Adultery
    May 3, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Commit Adultery
    The Seventh Commandment is just two words in the Hebrew, “no” and “adultery.” God compares marriage to a vine. You’ve got to invest a lot, and you’ve got to wait a long time. You’re going to need to be patient and tending to it if you want it to grow and be fruitful. Adultery is like a weed eater that carelessly severs the vine’s base, killing it in an instant. This Sunday again is a provocative message on the Biblical understanding of the holy act of the sexual experience.
  • Apr 26, 2020Live Free: Do Not Murder
    Apr 26, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Murder
    The Sixth Commandment is just two words in the Hebrew, “no” and “murder.” Yet these two words together change our whole frame of life itself. This Sunday we’ll cross political, ethical, social, and societal boundaries and enter into the realm of controversy. God’s path of life, however, provides a way through, if we open ourselves to listen!
  • Apr 19, 2020Live free: Honor Your Parents
    Apr 19, 2020
    Live free: Honor Your Parents
    The Fifth Commandments is to “Honor your father and mother.” For some, the thought is uplifting. For others, it’s devastating. Yet the Bible provides no qualification or exception based on what they’ve done. It’s all about what you do! The path of abundant life includes honoring your parents. This Sunday we’ll discover just what this means, and looks like for you!
     
  • Feb 23, 2020Journey to the Promised Land
    Feb 23, 2020
    Journey to the Promised Land
    We are on the journey called life! At times we may feel lost. At times the path is hard. At other times we smell the roses and hear the birds sing. All the while we are heading toward our destination. God’s path is our best life. Come this Sunday to learn how your journey of life can be more than you can imagine, and the destination is the home you long for!
  • Feb 16, 2020Set Free to Rest
    Feb 16, 2020
    Set Free to Rest
    Sabbath rest is probably the commandment we have the hardest time following. Yet God gives this command as a pattern for living well. We are made in God’s image, and God commands us to follow His example of working for six days and resting on the seventh day.  Keep this Sunday as your Sabbath and begin in worship. Come and learn how you can’t live well without it!
  • Feb 2, 2020Set Free to Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain
    Feb 2, 2020
    Set Free to Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain
    What’s in a name? Our names come from our parents. Either they chose it because they liked the name or it had special meaning, perhaps in the family. In the Bible, names describe the person, and using a name shows familiarity and connection. This Sunday we look at the 3rd of the 10 Commandments, where God forbids us to use His name without meaning. Why? Because His name shows familiarity and connection. We’ll discover how using God’s name with meaning brings meaning to our lives!
  • Jan 26, 2020Set Free to Have No Idols
    Jan 26, 2020
    Set Free to Have No Idols
     At first glance, the second of the Ten Commandments seems easy for us: Don’t make any idols. But when we’re honest, we soon realize that we make all kinds of idols. The antidote is authentic worship. So, come this Sunday expecting to turn your face to God in true worship!
    Scripture: Exodus 20:1-6
  • Jan 19, 2020Set Free to Love God First
    Jan 19, 2020
    Set Free to Love God First
    The first of the 10 Commandments is the key: Make God first in your life. We may have God in our lives, but we struggle keeping Him first. Yet when we don’t, we suffer. God’s plan for our best life is only possible when we put Him above everything else. This Sunday, come ready to do just that!
    “Jesus replied, ‘‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.’” - Matthew 22:37-38.
  • Jan 12, 2020Set Free Love God
    Jan 12, 2020
    Set Free Love God
    As we begin a new year, we commit again to the plan God has given us for living well. So, we go back to the 10 Commandments as God’s intended path for how we should live in order to live best. They are not antiquated or “downer” rules. They unlock abundant life. Our message series looks as the first four of these commandments, rules that focus our love singularly on God. From this foundation our future is built!
     

Apr 12, 2020
Signs for Life: Begin One Way
Jesus has come to offer us the path of life abundant and eternal. Jesus’ resurrection is not just a victory over sin, hell and death. It is an invitation to join Him on the path of life. Jesus opens up a new road that before was not available to us. This road leads us to glory, where we will live only in perfection. In glory, we will live only one way. It’s a journey we start now, today! Happy Easter!
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  • Apr 12, 2020Signs for Life: Begin One Way
    Apr 12, 2020
    Signs for Life: Begin One Way
    Jesus has come to offer us the path of life abundant and eternal. Jesus’ resurrection is not just a victory over sin, hell and death. It is an invitation to join Him on the path of life. Jesus opens up a new road that before was not available to us. This road leads us to glory, where we will live only in perfection. In glory, we will live only one way. It’s a journey we start now, today! Happy Easter!
  • Apr 5, 2020Signs for Life: Curves Ahead (Palm Sunday)
    Apr 5, 2020
    Signs for Life: Curves Ahead (Palm Sunday)
    Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” Jesus said that His way was steep, and narrow, and hard. Then, Jesus headed toward Jerusalem to take up His cross. He calls to His disciples, “Take up your cross and follow me.” When we do, we find that there are great blessings during the curves!
  • Mar 27, 2020Signs for Life: One Way
    Mar 27, 2020
    Signs for Life: One Way
    We can be so focused on the path we have planned that we miss the way God wants us to go. Don't end up going down the wrong way on a one way. Join us online this Sunday to see how we can listen to the road God wants us to take.
  • Mar 22, 2020Signs for Life: Yield
    Mar 22, 2020
    Signs for Life: Yield
    A yield sign is pretty much a stop sign stripped of it's power.  But, what does it have to say to us spiritually speaking?  As we continue Lent, we stop to allow God to proceed.  Join us as we talk about the benefits of yielding! 
     
     
     
  • Mar 15, 2020Signs of Life: Do Not Enter
    Mar 15, 2020
    Signs of Life: Do Not Enter
    We try to stay on God’s way, and yet, while on God’s highway, we tend to drift a bit. We try to stay centered on God, but we are attracted to other paths. We must heed the “Do Not Enter” signs! God’s path is a calling to stay close to the center line. We seek to live pure, holy and perfect lives.
  • Mar 8, 2020Signs for Life: Speed Limit
    Mar 8, 2020
    Signs for Life: Speed Limit
     The Speed Limit road sign is a spiritual reminder to travel at a speed that God prescribes, not at the speed we want. It means trusting God with our lives, a contentment to do it God’s way: not being too complacent, and not to be too impatient. This Sunday we’ll see how God’s speed is the best speed for us . . . and for those around us!
  • Mar 1, 2020Signs for Life: No Outlet
    Mar 1, 2020
    Signs for Life: No Outlet
    The world is full of paths. Its full of roads. It’s full of options. But not all of them lead the abundant life that God intends. In fact, most don’t. So, of all the roads laid out before us, we must be very careful. Not all paths are OK. Some are very destructive. Others do not help us make any progress. Others are total dead ends. We long for life that is full and exciting and powerful and everlasting. We want a journey that goes far beyond the end of our earthly lives. Jesus offers us the finish we long for. So to find our way, we look forward to that, look forward to Him, and then make our way from there.
  • Feb 26, 2020Signs for Life: Stop
    Feb 26, 2020
    Signs for Life: Stop
    God has given us a map (the Bible) for our lives’ journey on the path of life. God also provides us with signs along the way that tell us  exactly where we are, what’s around us, and which direction we are going: signs that point out the way; signs that tell us to steer clear of danger; signs that help us avoid the wrong way and to stay on the right path. On Ash Wednesday, we stop. We stop to get oriented, remember our destination and check our course. God calls us to stop sinning, and to recharge.

Feb 9, 2020
JOY
Series: Guest Sermon
This week Reese Werner will be preaching for Women's Sunday. The Women's theme word for this year is love. It also happens to be the Sunday before Valentine’s Day! Since love is in the air, We'll explore scripture to learn what love really is and how it is the source of true joy.
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  • Feb 9, 2020JOY
    Feb 9, 2020
    JOY
    Series: Guest Sermon
    This week Reese Werner will be preaching for Women's Sunday. The Women's theme word for this year is love. It also happens to be the Sunday before Valentine’s Day! Since love is in the air, We'll explore scripture to learn what love really is and how it is the source of true joy.
  • Jul 14, 2019Where do we go from here?
    Jul 14, 2019
    Where do we go from here?
    Series: Guest Sermon
    1 Corinthians 13:12 What does the Bible say that heaven looks like?  Are there sufficient scriptures to tell us? How do we get there? Come this Sunday and see what John and Paul say about heaven. 
  • Jun 23, 2019Pork Futures Take a Dive
    Jun 23, 2019
    Pork Futures Take a Dive
    Series: Guest Sermon
    We always say we welcome the stranger in our church.  Here's a challenge: what if  a homeless naked guy came in and started shouting as if he was possessed by demons?  How would we react?  I don't even know how I'd react. We know how Jesus would react, because he met a guy like this.  Other people would often bind the guy with chains.  Jesus decided to unbind him from his real trouble: he commanded the unclean spirit to leave the man. The demon didn't go easily.  It turned out there were many of them, not just one.  But Jesus sent the demons into some pigs, and the pigs drowned in a lake.  How do you suppose other people reacted when they saw that?  We'll find out on when we hear the sermon.
  • May 5, 2019Bold Faith and Audacious Women
    May 5, 2019
    Bold Faith and Audacious Women
    Series: Guest Sermon
    This Sunday we celebrate the calling and witness of women! On Easter, the first person the resurrected Jesus appeared to was Mary Magdalene. Ever since, women have been witnessing to Jesus boldly! What women have been bold witnesses in your life? This Sunday we celebrate and give God thanks for them and commission all women to continue to be bold witnesses!
  • Nov 27, 2016“The Path To Peace”
    Nov 27, 2016
    “The Path To Peace”
    Series: Guest Sermon
    Isaiah 2: 1-5
     
    Sunday, November 27th, is the first Sunday of Advent, the four week season of the church year that leads up to Christmas. The season celebrates the continual coming of the Christ in Word and Spirit. We are called to prepare for this coming. Each Sunday has a distinctive theme. This first Sunday proclaims Christ’s coming for the conversion of all nations in a great final feast of lasting peace, where all weapons of destruction are remade into implements of health and wholeness. The text in Isaiah 2: 1-5 calls us once again to consider this vision for world peace and the path that leads us there. In the
    sermon
    I will share my faith and conviction that God can do this through us as we follow Jesus, even in our war torn world.
  • Nov 20, 2016“Hello, my name is…”
    Nov 20, 2016
    “Hello, my name is…”
    Series: Guest Sermon
    Jonah 1 - 4
     
    "It is human nature to see characteristics of ourselves in characters that we read about. When reading the Bible, I love to imagine myself as a character like Paul, Abraham, Moses, or any other powerful figure. As I grow in my faith, I find that I align with a much less powerful figure. As Christians today, what can we learn from a prophet that ran from God?"
  • Aug 28, 2016What is Worship?
    Aug 28, 2016
    What is Worship?
    Series: Guest Sermon
    2 Samuel 6
     
    It's a term we often use, but it can mean many different things.  This Sunday we will take a look at an episode from King David's life that will shed some light on who we are as worshippers and how we can better approach the presence of God.  David was a great warrior king, but join us this week as we look to him as worship leader.   
  • Jun 19, 2016We can do it, dads!
    Jun 19, 2016
    We can do it, dads!
    Series: Guest Sermon
    We can do it, dads!
    Dads are so important for families. This Sunday the Rev. Dan Hair will talk about how God calls dads to be present, to provide and to affirm. Dads help us identify the traps that are all around us in life, and how we can avoid them. Come celebrate God's intention for fathers. Happy Father's Day!
  • Jun 21, 2015Through the Storm, through the Night
    Jun 21, 2015
    Through the Storm, through the Night
    By: Guest
    Series: Guest Sermon
    Rev Peter Milloy - Through the Storm, through the Night
    Ever experience “storms of life”? There are times when everything goes crazy, what’s going on threatens to overwhelm you, and things spiral out of control. Sometimes you go through dark times in your life. It’s hard to see the hope, the purpose, the joy. You can get so defeated and it’s hard to keep going. Yes, you can manage for a while, but the storm, the darkness, doesn’t let up. You grow exhausted, and you want to give up. There’s a story in the Bible about how Jesus came to His followers during the night, during the storm, and commanded all be still. This is an outward sign of how Jesus can do this into each one of us. Come this Sunday and find the hope, find the light, find the peace. Mark 4:35-41

Jan 5, 2020
Songs of Eternity – Songs of Christmas
Memory Verse: "You will be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 9:12 
There is a song being currently sung in heaven.  We are privileged to be able to join in even now!  Join us as we consider this eternal song and take a look at how we can be better singers here on earth. 
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  • Jan 5, 2020Songs of Eternity – Songs of Christmas
    Jan 5, 2020
    Songs of Eternity – Songs of Christmas
    Memory Verse: "You will be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 9:12 
    There is a song being currently sung in heaven.  We are privileged to be able to join in even now!  Join us as we consider this eternal song and take a look at how we can be better singers here on earth. 
  • Dec 29, 2019Songs of Joy – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 29, 2019
    Songs of Joy – Songs of Christmas
    So many classic Christmas songs highlight the joy of spending time with loved ones. Being together is a key part of Christmas. Actually, according to the Bible, this is true! This Sunday we’ll learn how Jesus came to reconcile people back to God and restore people to one another. Jesus came at Christmas so we could have those precious relationships!
  • Dec 24, 2019Songs of Trust – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 24, 2019
    Songs of Trust – Songs of Christmas
    “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all
    nations.” -Luke 2:30-31
  • Dec 22, 2019Songs of Salvation – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 22, 2019
    Songs of Salvation – Songs of Christmas
    We’re coming up to Christmas now, merely days away. And from this close, we begin to see that the joy of Christmas comes with a dark side. The baby born on Christmas came to bring salvation, but that means He had to die on a cross. This Sunday we’ll learn to sing the songs of Christmas not with shallow merryment, but with a thread of lament.
  • Dec 18, 2019Songs of Peace – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 18, 2019
    Songs of Peace – Songs of Christmas

    Luke 2:8-20

    Peace is an elusive thing.  Even though we live in a safe and wealthy country, studies show that more and more people are anxious and worried.  How can this be?  Again, we find ourselves in need of good news.  This week we hear the angels sing their song and learn again where we can find true peace.    
  • Dec 8, 2019Songs of Faith – Songs of Christmas
    Dec 8, 2019
    Songs of Faith – Songs of Christmas

    Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

    The songs of Christmas fill the air. Perhaps you find yourself humming them! But are you listening to the message? Some songs talk about cheer, snow, and Santa. Others speak of a Savior born in Bethlehem. This Sunday we’ll sing songs of Christmas, but we’ll also experience how the original songs of Christmas bring us hope, peace, and abundant life. Come and sing–with your whole being–the Christmas songs of faith!
  • Dec 1, 2019Songs of Hope- Songs of Christmas
    Dec 1, 2019
    Songs of Hope- Songs of Christmas
    Isaiah 9:2-7
    Holy Communion

    Isaiah sings a song of hope into the darkness of our world. His words come to us as a poem that is meant to be experienced, not merely heard.  This week, come and be moved as we take a look at this original Christmas carol and discover how we ought to respond. 

Nov 3, 2019
Why Do We Buy That? My Ancestry
Romans 6:3-8, Colossians 2:9-15, and 1 John 3:1-2
“You are the sum of what you have done!” This proverb seems to seal our fate that our past now determines our lives. But this Sunday we hear about a different heritage that can become ours when we choose Jesus. Our lives are determined by our past, yes, but it is the new past Jesus gives us! We celebrate All Saints Sunday and remember that those who have died are alive, living out a new future given to them by their Jesus-given ancestry!
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  • Nov 3, 2019Why Do We Buy That? My Ancestry
    Nov 3, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? My Ancestry
    Romans 6:3-8, Colossians 2:9-15, and 1 John 3:1-2
    “You are the sum of what you have done!” This proverb seems to seal our fate that our past now determines our lives. But this Sunday we hear about a different heritage that can become ours when we choose Jesus. Our lives are determined by our past, yes, but it is the new past Jesus gives us! We celebrate All Saints Sunday and remember that those who have died are alive, living out a new future given to them by their Jesus-given ancestry!
  • Oct 27, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Acting Out
    Oct 27, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Acting Out

    James 2:14-19, 24 

    Jesus-followers don’t just sit around all day enjoying their personal relationship with Jesus. They do that while “on the road.” We live out our faith as we go and do. This Sunday we’ll learn how the Methodist Method includes growing by doing, or, put with a cliche, practice makes perfect! Teaser: There will also be treats!
  • Oct 20, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Wanting It All
    Oct 20, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Wanting It All
    Romans 12:1-2
    Have you noticed how you’ve subtly become addicted to wanting more...better...that next thing? It’s surprising just how sneakily that seeps into our lives! The way to counter the consumption of consumptionism is to live out your salvation every day. That means applying how you make Jesus your Lord not just when you become a Christian, but continually. This Sunday we’re learning to kneel before our Lord each and every day.
  • Oct 13, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – End with Forgiveness
    Oct 13, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – End with Forgiveness
    Ephesians 4:17-32 Being in relationships means dealing with the mess that other people dish out on us. It’s hard, even when it’s people we love. But our response is determined not by what they do, but by who rules inside of us. This Sunday we’ll re-frame retaliation and hear Jesus’ calling to forgive. Trust me, if you live in today’s culture, you need to hear this message!
  • Oct 6, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Power in Numbers
    Oct 6, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Power in Numbers
    Ephesians 4:1-16 World Communion Day  
    It’s easy to break a single stick. Yet when you hold a bunch of sticks, it is very hard to break them all together. Do you feel like you are cracking and splintering? Then you need to join the rest of the “sticks” this Sunday at worship. It’s World Communion Sunday and we’re celebrating how we have the Body of Christ as Jesus’ gift of support for us!
  • Sep 29, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Inner Strength
    Sep 29, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Inner Strength
    Isaiah 40:28-31, 41:10 Feeling overwhelmed and hopeless is becoming quite common. We struggle with more than we can handle. Do you feel at your wits’–and rope’s–end? Come this Sunday and hear the prophets speak of a strength that can carry you when you are weak. It’s an inner strength God provides, and it’s available to you!
  • Sep 22, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Laughed At
    Sep 22, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Laughed At
    Matthew 6:16-24
    “Come on, try it!” “Everyone’s doing it!” “Are you scared?” Our desire to fit in–and above all else not to be laughed at–is one of our most powerful motivators. Commercials know this and really leverage this cultural power against us. But Jesus says we need to be ready to be considered fools if we want to have true joy. Come this Sunday to gain resolve to stay on the path of life, no matter the hecklers!
  • Sep 15, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Who are you?
    Sep 15, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Who are you?
    John 6:26-71
    What do you find really satisfying? As you reflect on your life, do you find yourself running from thing to thing to find value and happiness? Are you growing weary of constantly seeking? Jesus said only He can satisfy your inner craving. Come this Sunday to discover how you can give Him a try to bring you inner wholeness.
  • Sep 8, 2019Why Do We Buy That? – Jumping in Scum
    Sep 8, 2019
    Why Do We Buy That? – Jumping in Scum
    Matthew 9:9-13  
    Why do commercials work on us? They offer satisfaction, meaning, and value in something we can buy. But we know better! Only Jesus offers the path of truly abundant life. Pastor David is back in September and will lead with a message series using commercial ads, “Why Do You Buy That?” We’ll uncover the ways we lose our focus amid the swirling media of advertising. We’ll expose our vulnerability to temptation, and we’ll get grounded again what really satisfies all the deep, inner longings of life. Our world creates a never-ending cycle of always needing that one more thing to be accepted or happy. Our church (Religion) tells us we just need to do that one more thing to be good enough. Jesus just says come! We “buy” this because we realize that we really are scum! Commercials prick this realization. Yet the answer isn’t buying their product, it’s turning to Jesus.