Archive of Past Services

Decide & Follow (01/23/11)

Passage: Psalm 27:1-9

Preacher: Pastor Walt

John’s arrest spurs Jesus into his public ministry. Andrew and Simon Peter are now fishing and Jesus comes to them and calls them to follow him. Jesus pushes through the fear into ministry. We too believe like the disciples and follow Jesus, pushing through our fears. … read more

Come & See (01/16/11)

Passage: Psalm 40:1-11

Preacher: Pastor Walt

John points his disciples to Jesus, and Andrew brings Peter to see Jesus. It’s a good lesson on the importance of inviting people to Jesus, helping them encounter Jesus. It’s the foundation of our witness of faith. … read more

Let The Work of Christmas Begin (01/09/11)

Passage: Micah 6:6-8

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Howard Thurman’s words about how the Christmas miracle and season is to be lived out through our Christ-inspired service. Today we will herald that sentiment and draw upon two beautiful scripture passages that clearly Thurman had in mind – “what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” and “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers.” … read more

This Year May You Live (01/02/11)

Passage: Ephesians 3:1-12

Preacher: Rev. John Fanestil

A New Rule (12/26/10)

Passage: Isaiah 63:7-9

Preacher: Reverend Lori Leopold

In the heart of the Christmas Season, we receive this text from Matthew known as the Slaughter of the Innocents. It’s a disturbing account of Herod’s destructive response to the news of Jesus’ birth. And while this might be an unsettling account, it is also a reminder that the coming of the Christ Child set into motion a great deal of energy and activity. The old rule, and all its accompanying forces, resisted the new rule. That struggle continues to this day. But as people of faith, we are confident that the victory of God’s kingdom is secure. We hold fast to faith, even while living in the midst of the struggle, that we are loved, healed and saved by Emmanuel, “God with Us.” … read more