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Who Me? - December 18, 2016

Luke 1:30-38

     The last couple of nights have been rough for our son, Steven. He's been restless and fussy and mostly just wants to be held...all night. Those aren't my favorite nights as a mom. I love my kids but I love sleep and my own space in the middle of the night. Lucky for my kids, I love them more, so when they struggle, or can't sleep, or are sick, they win out. So, Steven and I have snuggled a lot. Like all the time. Which sounds lovely if you think you're just holding a sweet sleeping baby...but it's not like that, he's squirmy and fussy and wants to keep eating and eating—mostly for comfort, I think. And while they're not the nights I love or the nights I thought I was signing up for when I became a mom, they are part and parcel of the mom-job.

 

    Every mom deals with sleepless nights, sick kids, interrupted meals, constant chatter, boogers, spit up, diapers, throw up, tantrums and the like. It's part of the gig.

Read more: Who Me? - December 18, 2016

Trust In The One - December 4, 2016

Matthew 1:18-25

Joseph had to go by faith.

Life in the Bible was so easy. Sure, we know they didn't have washers and dryers, or cars, or microwaves, but really, besides all that, they got off pretty easy. Think about it. You just heard today's story about Joseph. We get a simple discourse where it's matter of fact. Joseph's engaged to Mary, which actually means they had signed a legal contract to be married. But they weren't living together because they hadn't had the big wedding feast. That was normal. Sometimes a couple might wait a year between the legal part and the big wedding feast. So Mary and Joseph were in the waiting time, and then she ends up pregnant. Now, Joseph's a reasonable man and obviously understands how those things works.

Read more: Trust In The One - December 4, 2016

I Saw The Light - November 27, 2016

John 1:1-14

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Growing In Grace - November 20, 2016

Ephesians 4:12-16

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Losing One's Self - November 13, 2016

James 1:22-25
Romans 12:4-8

Throughout Christian history, there has been a lot of debate about the role of faith and the role of action. There are lots of places in the scriptures where we are called to act....to act like Christ, to act with love, to act with charity, to act with forgiveness. Clearly doing is an important part of this Jesus thing. And along the way, as people developed as disciples and shared their faith, some faith communities got really caught up in the doing....it's importance rose to the top as the most important. And people began to believe that the doing was what saved you. If you acted with enough love, if you behaved enough like Christ, THEN you would be saved.

But that began to grate on some of the faithful. They pushed back against the importance and

Read more: Losing One's Self - November 13, 2016

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    Summer worship begins Sunday, June 4th, 2017. Worship will begin at 9:30 am on Sundays from June 4 thru August 13, 2017.

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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