In this third installment of our four part sermon series, during October, on the theme “Pressing On” we focus on the word “presence” — especially on God’s abiding and constant presence — not a random, “force-like” presence that just is. This is an intimate presence, a personal presence, a presence that knows your name. Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below.  Note that the video has a “Closed Caption” transcript, accessible by clicking the CC button at the bottom of the video window. The Opening Hymn sets the mood for theRead More →

How many things have you seen recently that are excellent and worthy of praise? In quiet times, do you recall them, or the ugly and irritating things you’ve seen?  Today we are encouraged to turn away from the distractions and disappointments of life, and always focus on the true, honorable, gracious things, to live in harmony with God. Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below.  Note that the video has a “Closed Caption” transcript, accessible by clicking the CC button at the bottom of the video window. The Opening Hymn setsRead More →

“Pressing On” seems to be our normal mode these days. We are overwhelmed with changes, overrun with failures, overruled by objections. It seems as though every step is an uphill climb. Yet, we press on. There is a “kin-dom” to build. And what we do as individuals and as a church community matters.  Yes,  there is “doing” involved here; but the “doing” grows out of “being” the body of Christ. This Sermon Series during the month of October, invites us to be “Pressing On.” Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below. Read More →

 Get your “Good News” newsletter for October 2020 here. In this issue: From Pastor Patrick: Coping with COVID Meet our additions to the church family What happened at Annual Conference 2020 Grappling with how racism coexists with faith and more! Please send articles and photos for November issue by October 26.Read More →