The Outsiders: Who is My Neighbor

This season we have been exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are perceived as “Outsiders.” This week we will focused on “Who is my neighbor” the person asked Jesus. Who is our neighbor? The parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that the outsider is our neighbor, perhaps even more a […]

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The Outsiders: The Wanderer”

This season we have been exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are perceived as “Outsiders.” This week we focus on the traveler who is always an outsider — visiting new places and adjusting to customs and cultures outside their own experience. Sometimes wanderers are also refugees. Jesus warns the disciples […]

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“The Outsiders: The Distressed”

This season we are exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are “Outsiders” – something many of us know about personally. This week we focus on a scripture story that describes a man whose demons forced him to live on the outside of community. The story is not only an ancient […]

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This season we are exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are “Outsiders” – something many of us know about personally. This Sunday we heard in the Gospel reading that Jesus himself was homeless as he ministered to the crowds. In fact, he called people to leave the comforts of home […]

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“The Outsiders: The Worthy”

We begin a new worship series, “The Outsiders,” exploring in the Gospel of Luke Jesus’ ministry with those on the so-called “outside.” What can we learn from these stories and Jesus’ call to turn the inside out and the outside in? On this Trinity Sunday, we focus on “the worthy.”  Who is worthy of the love—of the grace—of […]

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We celebrate Pentecost – the birth of the church filled with the Holy Spirit alive in the world in and through us, the disciples of Jesus. To help us conclude the wonderful series on the topic of “Freedom”, Marsha Stevens-Pino will join us with her lively music and communion. She is a singer, musician, songwriter and […]

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“Freedom to Open”

We continue our “Cup of Freedom” series with “Freedom to Open”, as Rev. Nancy brings our message.We continue to explore the Book of Acts, with the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16. It tells of their imprisonment and an earthquake that changes everything! The good news of God’s radical love in Jesus opens […]

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“Freedom to Heal”

Rev. Vickie brings today’s message, “The Freedom to Heal”. Jesus’ message to the disciples after the resurrection is one of new beginnings. Our scriptures this week give us images of the waters of healing waiting for us. At the center of God’s heavenly realm is the River of the Water of Life, and in the […]

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“Freedom to Love”

Sunday May 19th, we continued exploring stories of the earliest church from the Book of Acts. We encounterd the apostle Peter and the Gentile centurion, Cornelius as they “took the Cup of Freedom!” Our scripture this week was another example of the “unhindered gospel,” as Peter comes to know the extravagant love of God that […]

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“Freedom To Rise Up”

Join Rev. Vickie as she brings this inspiring message which shows us that it is OK to rise up. The scriptures for this Sunday point to a “revival” of life, “restoration,” and a promise that we will perish no more. The dramatic image of Tabitha rising from her death bed urges us to hear the voice […]

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