Two Weeks Away

The season of Advent is moving along; we are only two weeks from Christmas Day. I have enjoyed working through the lectionary texts in Isaiah over the past few weeks. We come this week to a third text from the prophet. I hope you will take few minutes to read this text as you prepare for worsh...

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Christmas is Coming

The season of Advent is a special season. We begin to see indications that Christmas is coming. From the greenery and lights going up around our city to the red coffee cups at Starbucks, we are reminded on a daily basis that Christmas is not far away.

As Advent Christians, we have an o...

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Advent Begins

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the past, Christmas seems only a short time away. Most are frantically working to make sure that everything is in place. It is a season of anticipation.

Sunday begins the season of Advent. Advent is about looking forward. Like a child visualizing C...

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Final Greetings

We come this week to our final study in Peter’s first epistle. This has been an enlightening study for me. If you have been involved in this series, you know that we have considered our changing culture. We have discussed how we are moving toward a world that resembles the first century Roman ...

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Harvest Sunday

We will gather in a combined service this Sunday, November 19 at 10:45 AM. All Sunday School classes will meet at 9:15 AM. We come together in worship to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Following worship, we will gather in the lower auditorium for our annual Harvest Dinner. We are also loo...

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Rejoice in Suffering

This week, in our study over 1 Peter, we will continue to explore the issue of suffering. This is not a topic we enjoy. Yet is central to context of the first century and the teachings of scripture. Christians in Peter’s time were dealing with persecution. It was not easy to be a Christian in ...

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Life Change

We find ourselves this week in the seventh sermon in 1 Peter. We keep coming back to the dynamic of what life must have been like in the first century Roman Empire. Certainly, it was not an easy time to be a Christian. The church was suffering and trying to navigate what it meant to follow Chr...

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Special Sunday

Just a quick reminder that we will be gathering in one combined service this Sunday (October 29) at 10:45 AM. All Sunday school classes will meet during the early hour at 9:15 AM.

This week will also be week in which Legacy Campaign cards will be accepted during the wo...

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Five Adjectives

Throughout our series on 1 Peter, we have discussed the changing dynamics of our world. We are finding ourselves in a very different place as a church these days. Church no longer finds itself in a privileged place in our social order. Before we get too stressed out about this dynamic, we must...

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Household Instructions

We come, this week, to a passage in 1 Peter that might seem disconnected from the other texts. Peter seems to shift gears addressing husbands and wives. Some might think that these words have little to do with their situation. Yet as we connect his words to the rest of the letter, we find a co...

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