Advent 1: Our Need for Shelter

Shelter means “refuge, covering, protection.” In a world where dangers are real, shelter is the place you go to be safe. Your body needs shelter, as does your spirit. For many of us, shelter remains elusive. At the heart of … Continue reading

November 29, 2017

Holiness

The Sermon on the Mount is Matthew’s vision for the Christian life. Christians are to be “salt and light,” a demonstration plot of God’s Beloved Community on earth. But the Sermon issues so many commandments that are so stringent, it … Continue reading

October 6, 2017

The Household of God

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” As we gather in sacred spaces to worship, in learning spaces to reflect, in communal spaces … Continue reading

September 11, 2017

Putting God First: Worship and Truth

Sermon Series: What is Church? The numbers are lousy. Church membership and attendance are down, across all traditions. Young people aren’t looking to faith communities for nourishment. This is creating a crisis of identity in the American church. Here at … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. A glorious morning of joyful worship; all ages are welcome at both services, as we worship with music and story and Holy Communion for all. Come at 9:30 a.m. for … Continue reading

April 11, 2017

Palm Sunday

Holy Week Worship Schedule Palm Sunday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship begins with a Procession of Palms, starting outside the church, moving into the Sanctuary; we witness challenging scenes from Jesus’ final week, and all are invited to … Continue reading

April 5, 2017

Salt & Light

Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers. These Beatitudes are less instructions about how we are to be than declarations of who God is and how God see us. When we begin to see others … Continue reading

February 5, 2017

Life-Giving Power

For the Second Sunday of Advent, the sermon will focus on “Life-Giving Power.” Rev. Beth Waltemath, preaching.

December 2, 2016

Bear Witness

The Politics of God – The Arc of History Everyone is familiar with “political” sermons: they take a contemporary ‘hot-button’ issue, the preacher gathers a few points from the Bible to prove s/he’s right, and the message sounds like talking … Continue reading

October 24, 2016

World Communion & Global Partner Celebration

This Sunday (10/2) is World Communion Sunday, our annual celebration of our Global Mission partnerships. At 8:30am and 11:00am, we will worship with words and messages sent from our friends in Madagascar, Guatemala, Haiti, and Palestine. Rev. Beth Waltemath will … Continue reading

September 28, 2016