“Psst … who is that?”  “Who?”  “That person over there – I think he’s called Jesus – I’ve seen him talking to, and even just hanging out with, all sorts of people, and folks seem to find him captivating.  But who is he?” How do we answer that question? And what would we say if Jesus asked us directly?  Today, we’ll work through this. 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 theRead More →

“Now that’s just not fair. How can Jesus share his saving grace with THEM, when I thought WE are his people?” Righteous indignation may make us feel good, but it isn’t what Jesus asked for.  He came for all people, not just a select few.  Today we consider this difficult lesson Jesus taught his disciples – and us by extension. 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 OpeningRead More →

After sheltering in place and maintaining “social distance” for five months, it can feel like we are distanced from friends, family, community, and God.  But God, the Living Word, has never left us.  Today, we celebrate the ways in which God is near to us. 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 the service.  Sing along as Denise plays “Precious Lord, Take MyRead More →

In the middle of the summer, many people with veggie gardens are overwhelmed with produce – zucchini, anyone? And grocery stores are finally stocked again with baking staples, cleaning supplies, toilet paper – things that were scarce only a few months ago. Our attitudes change when we go from a sense of scarcity to abundance.  Today, we focus on the abundance of God’s grace, and how it enables a ministry of serving. 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 clickingRead More →