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September 20, 2020: “Progressing Faith”

Preparing for Worship Welcome to our online worship service! We are glad you have joined us. Note that we have resumed in-person services as well. If you would like to join us in person next week, please see the information … Continue reading

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June 21, 2020: “Waiting on God”

Preparing for Worship Today is Father’s Day. Although this is not a church holiday, as a church we normally do acknowledge those in our lives who fulfill a fatherly role for us. This includes biological fathers and fathers through adoption … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020: “You show me the path of life”

Welcome! Ideally, we would gather together in worship, catching up on each other’s lives, being encouraged by each other’s smiles, weeping with each other in our tears, joining our voices in songs of faith and lament and hope and praise, … Continue reading

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Benches, COVID-19 and Faith

Pastor Lawrence offers this reflection for us to start the week. I purchased two folding benches last week. I had been thinking for some time that having a bench or two would be very useful at our family gatherings. You … Continue reading

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Bearing Gospel Fruit

A sermon by Michael Pahl on July 14, 2019, called “Bearing Gospel Fruit,” reflecting on Colossians 1:1-14.  It is the first in our summer series on “Colossians: The Fullness of the Gospel.” Here is a written excerpt: If we want … Continue reading

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Confident Faith, Courageous Love

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on November 18, 2018, called “Confident Faith, Courageous Love,” reflecting on Hebrews 10:19-25. Here is a written excerpt from the introduction: Fifteen years. It had been fifteen years since the first round of persecutions. … Continue reading

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Being a Discerning Christian in the Information Age (Or, What to Do When You’re Forwarded That Email)

We all get those emails, forwarded to us by a concerned friend or family member. Or we see the posts as we scroll through our Facebook feed. Or we hear the reports in the coffee shop, passed along in solemn tones. … Continue reading

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Trust in God, Love One Another

One of my parishioners in a former church used to say that preachers really only have two or maybe three different sermons. “Every sermon they preach—doesn’t matter the text or the title—is really just a variation of one of those … Continue reading

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“Confess and believe, and you will be saved!”

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with … Continue reading

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“We should re-think our theology? Say what?”

Earlier this summer I preached a sermon on grieving the losses in our lives, whether it’s the loss of someone we love through death or the loss of something we have invested with great significance—a relationship, a career, a home. … Continue reading

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