What does it mean to be “one with each other?” Last week, I shared with you that each month we offer this prayer when we receive the sacrament of Holy Communion: “By your spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world.” This is our prayer as a church … More One with Each Other
On the first Sunday of each month, our congregation gathers for worship and shares in the sacrament of Holy Communion. As a part of our communion liturgy, my prayer each month includes the words, “By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in … More One with Christ
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in … More Perfect Unity in Love
Happy February! February is a season of love. In two weeks, we will celebrate Valentines Day as we exchange chocolates, flowers, and cards as an expression of love for others. This is the month of pink hearts and red flowers — it is a month of love. In high school, I had a girlfriend who used … More Do You Love Jesus?
One of my favorite athletes growing up was Michael Jordan. I always believed he could do anything he wanted. But with all due to respect to “His Airness” (still the greatest basketball player in the history of the game), he needed strong players around him to win championships. How far would Michael Jordan have gotten in his game … More The Power of The Team
Several years ago, I was involved in a small group within the church I was serving at the time. I had grown up in a church and I had been working at this particular church for about seven years prior to connecting with this group. There were about 7-8 people in the group that included men, women, married people, single … More Transformation Happens Best in Community!
One of the best parts in my job sharing the sacred and holy moment of baptism with an individual. There is something incredible that surrounds the mystery of baptism, and I love when I can talk with someone about that mystery and what we experience through this holy sacrament. It’s a beautiful thing when someone … More Initiated…Incorporated…Given New Birth!
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped with one or more of our Christmas Eve services! We had over 250 people worship with us at one of our four services, and it was an AMAZING time of worship and celebration that would not have been possible without the many people involved. From musicians to greeters to … More We’ve Only Just Begun
Have you ever been overcome with excitement and joy about a gift you have received? I can remember one Christmas when I received a toy that I had wanted more than anything else. After opening gifts of socks and pajamas, I could hardly contain my excitement when I finally received the gift I had wanted. … More In Exelsis Deo!
It’s hard to not get excited about this time of year. Everywhere you look, people are in a good mood; it is socially acceptable to walk down the street and sing Christmas songs; kindness and generosity are visible all around the community; and everyone is looking forward to something big. In some ways, perhaps this … More Rejoice! Rejoice!