“Crumbs From the Table”

Our Gospel reading for this week is a unique story as Jesus travels outside of his jurisdiction. A Gentile woman challenges Jesus for a blessing, and initially he seems to discard her with a reply that is shocking and confusing. In response, she seems happy even for the leftover crumbs. Is Jesus’ mission being challenged, or is he […]

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“Lessons From the River”

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson will share a story about her encounter with a river some years ago. She will share the lessons she learned from that encounter and what it means about staying on a spiritual path. Come and be prepared to laugh, be surprised and uplifted by this timely message.

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“When I Grow Too Old to Dream”

Finding purpose, new passions, social connection and a re-connection with our spiritual lives is a gift that our church can offer to those who are entering into lifetransitions. There are challenges in all stages of life -relationships, regret, limitations, letting go. And, there is always so much more to do in life – learning, outreach, […]

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Rev. Vickie Miller ” The Gift of Years: Facing Fear and Mortality “ As we advance in years, the reality of the end of our time on earth becomes more prominent in our minds. Fear may overwhelm us; but in reality, it is this acknowledgment and fear that keeps us very much alive. Readings:  Contemporary Reading:  […]

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If we are fortunate, we will have the experience of growing old! As people of faith, we have the opportunity to embrace aging as a spiritual journey – BUT, we do that in the context  of a culture that does not value its elders or the aging process. In this preaching series, we will turn to […]

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With Rev. Brad Rice.  Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are” When Jesus walks on water, Peter steps out of the boat to join Him.  Distracted by the strong wind, fear replaces faith and Peter begins to sink.  Jesus calls us out of the boat too,  out of our comfort zones to be all that we […]

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“Silver Platter Power”

This week’s Gospel story about the beheading of John the Baptist during a lavish birthday banquet is both alarming and disturbing – a true collision of politics and religion. Come hear how, in the midst of the chaos of our current world, we can keep the faith and remain hopeful. Readings:   Psalm 85:8-13,    Mark 6:14-29 […]

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“My Grace is Sufficient”

Today’s readings are about how to live in the Grace of God even in the midst of trials and challenges. Jesus is not respected in his home town, but he continues reaching out to those who need him, offering hope and healing. He perseveres even when it feels like he can’t see the results. Paul […]

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