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 →

The theme for our worship experience this week is “Strike the Rock,” which is a call for deeper living. “Strike the rock” means lean on God, trust in Jesus. Strike the rock means find the joy even in difficult moments, even in the wilderness. Striking the rock is trusting that there is a way forward even when it seems like there is no way. Striking the rock is a declaration of trust, even when it seems like giving up makes more sense. Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below.  Note thatRead More →