Sermon – September 16

September 16, 2018

Reflection: Discipleship, Week Two: Call Sept 16, 2018 Genesis 12:1-9; Matt 28:19-20 “Elderly man seeks exciting new opportunities. Qualifications: descendant of Seth, third son of Adam and Eve. Married, family man, though without children. Business partner: a nephew, Lot. Only … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 – Reflection: What Gets in the Way ~ Grief

August 28, 2018

Reflection: What Gets in the Way ~ Grief August 26, 2018 Mark 10:17-31; Psalm 51:10-12 Has anyone here heard of the Swedish tradition of Death-cleaning?” Yes, it’s a real thing. This is just one of the many trends in the … Continue reading

August 19, 2018: What Gets in the way – Worry

August 21, 2018

Reflection: What Gets in the Way ~ Worry August 19, 2018 Matthew 6:19-34; Psalm 51:6-9 As I was saying last week, I spend quite a bit of time on Facebook. This week I decided to do a rough poll among … Continue reading

August 12, 2018: At the Right Time

August 14, 2018

Reflection: At The Right Time August 12, 2018 Ruth 4:1-22 I was out shopping a few days ago looking for a few things I needed for the summer, only to discover that according to the retail sector, summer is now … Continue reading

August 5, 2018: Risk Takers

Sermon: The Risk-Takers August 5, 2018 Ruth 3:1-18 On Facebook last week I saw a couple of videos that spoke to me of a quiet, determined courage. One was of a young woman in Iran who was filming herself walking … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 Reflection: The Gleaners

July 31, 2018

Reflection: The Gleaners July 29, 2018 Ruth 2:1-23 My paternal grandmother, my Oma, was involved for years with an organization in San Diego called “The Gleaners”. The Gleaners would gather donated produce from groves and farms all over the area; … Continue reading

July 22, 2018: Ruth, Naomi and Mara

July 24, 2018

Reflection: Ruth, Naomi and Mara July 22, 2018 Ruth 1:1-22 What is it you long for? When we are very young, we live moment to moment. In the moment, we may believe that that chocolate bar at the checkout counter … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 – John’s Love Letter: Part 4 ~ The Perfection of Love

July 17, 2018

Reflection: John’s Love Letter: Part 4 ~ The Perfection of Love July 15/18 The picture on the front of your bulletin today is one that I first came across as a child on a road trip to California with my … Continue reading

July 8, 2018: John’s Love Letter Part 3

July 11, 2018

Reflection: John’s Love Letter: Part 3 July 8, 2018 1 John 4:1-6 Back in May, a young preacher named Matt Powell sat for an interview with atheist YouTuber Skylar Fiction. Powell had become known online for saying things like atheists … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 John’s Love Letter Part 2

Reflection:John’s Love Letter: Part 2 July 1, 2018 1 John 1:5-2:2; John 8:2-11 It’s happened. The thing you’ve always feared, the thing that keeps you awake at night. Your secret is out, and now people KNOW. They know what you’ve … Continue reading