Ascension Sunday

Ascension Sunday

We all need a reminder from time to time about priorities, the importance of focusing on the big things, the right things. That’s one reason Christians felt the need for a church calendar to balance the demands of the secular calendar. We are, after all,...
Covid-19 Changes

Covid-19 Changes

Thank you for responding to our COVID-19 Safety Measures Survey. Let me share with you three of the more significant findings and their impact for our church. Survey Results Have you attended a worship service in the last six weeks? Yes    207 No     128 Are you...
Psalm 23

Psalm 23

Our Eastertide Psalm for this Sunday is none other than the 23rd Psalm. The well-known, often-recited first verse is incredibly concise in Hebrew. It’s comprised of two brief sentences, and each sentence consists of only two words in Hebrew. “Yahweh”...
Psalm 4, Unbelief, & Trust

Psalm 4, Unbelief, & Trust

Somewhere along the way, I read that Psalm 4 is good for what ails you. The psalm clearly reflects on God’s ability to “put gladness in our hearts,” but on the third Sunday of Eastertide, it has a special job. Psalm 4 addresses unbelief through...
Psalm 4, Unbelief, & Trust

Eastertide

When a birthday rolls around, we often joke in our family that “it’s my birthday week.” Of course, birth day quickly morphs into birthday week which lengthens into the week leading up to the birthday and the week following the birthday and then the...
Psalm 4, Unbelief, & Trust

Holy Week

We call it Holy Week even though it’s not a phrase or description that’s found in scripture. It’s a tag we’ve created to help us understand and make sense out of such pain, such loss, such salvation. The word for  “holy” occurs in...