“But We Had Hoped” April 26, 2020

“But We Had Hoped” Luke 24:13-35 Today’s gospel reading for this, the 3rd Sunday of Easter, comes from the gospel of Luke. The story of the Road to Emmaus is unique. It is found only in the gospel of Luke, but here’s the thing – it is first and foremost a resurrection story. So, we’re going to take a little break. We’re going to take a break from images of the empty tomb and of the disciples holed up, locked in a dark room afraid for their lives. Today we find ourselves...

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EASTER LETTER April 19, 2020 “Seeing Isn’t Always Believing”

Notes from the pastor ~ “Spring has sprung, the grass is ris – I wonder where the flowers is?” I had a neighbor when I was growing up that was infatuated with Spring. Starting mid-February, you could rely on Chet to step out his front door whenever the mood hit him and holler, “C’mon Spring!” He even put signs in the front yard counting down the days: “18 days until Spring!” “17 days until Spring!”  Well, wouldn’t you know it but all that hollering paid off because every...

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EASTER MESSAGE April 12, 2020 “God Bless the Amateurs”

Notes from the pastor ~ Have you ever found something amongst all your “stuff” and was thoroughly frustrated because you had no idea where it came from? Like so many of us, I have collected a lot of music in my day. I have boxes of vinyl, tons of tapes, and enough CD’s to repave Main Street. They all have a story – there is a reason why I have these in my possession, even if it’s because the kids left them behind. But a few years ago, I ran across a CD that still has me...

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LENT LETTER April 5, 2020 “The Beauty of Christ, the Glory of Christ”

Notes from the Pastor ~ We’ve certainly learned a lot in the past week or so. “How big is a virus,” the 5 year old asked. The teacher replied, “Well, do you know what a cell is? We are made up of zillions of little teeny cells that you can only see with a microscope. They are like Legos, all hooked together to make us who we are. But they are really, really teeny. A virus is even teenier than a cell. Here’s a way to look at it: if a cell is as big as a 3-story building,...

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LENT LETTER March 29, 2020 “All the Light We Can See”

Notes from the pastor ~     Comedian Steve Martin gave a series of classes on the art of ……well, comedy. I chanced across it the other day and found some valuable life lessons. He said, “A lot of people that are starting out ask me questions; questions like: ‘How do I find a good agent? What is the best way to advertise to get the best exposure for the best price?’ Things like that. What they need to be asking, I think, is, ‘How do I get good?’ That’s what they need to work...

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