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Dedicating the House

Posted By on Jul 15, 2018

July 15, 2018 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Psalm 30 (The Voice Translation)   I have been a voracious reader all my life. I consume books. As I entered into my teen years and began to choose more adult books to read, my mother became concerned that my education be well rounded and that I not limit my reading to popular books on the ‘teen scene’ at the time. So, she implemented a rule; for every book I chose to read, I had to...

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Driving Out Darkness

Posted By on Jul 8, 2018

July 8, 2018 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Mark 12:28-34 (CEB)   It was wonderful last Sunday to dwell for a moment in the heart of goodness—the heart of “Tov,” the Hebrew word we translate as “good.” We listened to the song of Creation from Genesis 1 and experienced with God the goodness of all creation…of us…of you and of me. We proclaimed, as we did this morning, that “Good is good! All the Time! And All the Time! God is...

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So Good

Posted By on Jul 1, 2018

July 1, 2018 – Pastor Teressa Sivers Genesis 1-2:4 (The Message)   ‘Good’ is such a little word, just four letters. It is a word we use all the time, in our everyday conversation without much thought. Yesterday was a good day. Dinner last night was a good meal. I am reading a good book. There are several movies in the theaters right now that look good. My little dog, Toby, is such a good dog. ‘Good’—it is a positive word....

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He’s Out of His Mind!

Posted By on Jun 10, 2018

June 10, 2018 – Pastor John McNeill Mark 3:20-35 (CEB)   20 Jesus entered a house. A crowd gathered again so that it was impossible for him and his followers even to eat. 21 When his family heard what was happening, they came to take control of him. They were saying, “He’s out of his mind!” C.S. Lewis quote: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to...

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A Gift and an Invitation

Posted By on Jun 3, 2018

June 10, 2018 – Rev. Debbie Allen Mark 2:23-3:6   Controversy over the Sabbath is a central theme in today’s text, but it is also part of a much greater unfolding of Jesus’ mission in the world.  Jesus is stirring things up by challenging the authorities and calling the people to a new way of life that is grounded in love, compassion, justice, and joy.  The Pharisees feel threatened and become increasingly intent upon...

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Gathered Into Love

Posted By on May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018 – Pastor John McNeill Romans 8:12-17 (CEB)   Three basic topics and some of the connections among them: Trinity Baptism Scripture Trinity means God is love. God is relational The Trinity gives us a way of understanding that God is love If you hear nothing else this morning. The meaning of the mystery is this: the 3 are one! That is our faith – that such a thing is possible. Love is stronger than individuality....

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