The impact of service

The impact of service

At the men’s Grow Group Bible study on Thursday morning, the discussion centered on the parables of Jesus, especially the parable of the mustard seed. We thought of how our faithful acts may seem small, but have the potential to grow. We shared childhood lessons...
Dogs, Hogs and Frogs

Dogs, Hogs and Frogs

Today is Confirmation Sunday!  Our young people have learned and prayed toward this day, and we celebrate this important part of their lives with Christ. Simply put, this is the day that they accept the vows made on their behalf at baptism for themselves. They declare...
Love grows here

Love grows here

I thought you might like to see what has been happening here this past week. The courtyard has been cleaned.  I saw Hart Rist happily pressure washing one day, and Lynn Livesay was working in the flower gardens.  We are a more beautiful church because of you! The...
Happy Easter: Christ not chocolate

Happy Easter: Christ not chocolate

I am writing this on Thursday morning before the Holy Week services begin tonight with Maundy Thursday.  I can feel the urgency in the church as Sherri is practicing the music for Sunday, Kesha and Mary are preparing the bulletins for the many services, calls are...
Holy Week

Holy Week

And so we begin Holy Week. In some European nations, there will be solemn processions of men carrying heavy statues of the crucified Christ through the streets. I watched those processions one Holy Week in Seville in Spain, and I marveled at the faith that drew people...
Not in Isolation

Not in Isolation

Have you ever felt alone?  Separated, unwanted, unloved?  Zacchaeus knew those feelings, too. Jesus restored Zacchaeus to LIFE! When Jesus said that Zacchaeus was a Son of Abraham, he reconciled him to his community.  When Jesus said that salvation had...