Post by Pastor Stephen I encountered this phrase first in college while I was studying theology at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC (one of our fantastic ELCA universities). “Faith is caught more than it’s taught,” rang true with my life and my studies. Yes, I was learning so much in the classroom, though I seemed… Continue reading Faith is caught more than it’s taught!
Post by Pastor Stephen John 15:9-17 is one text which Christians around the world will hear on Sunday, and through which Jesus will speak to us again. These words were spoken originally by Jesus to his disciples just after washing the disciple’s feet and giving them his new commandment, “just as I have loved you,… Continue reading What Does Love Look Like?
Post by Pastor Dave (John 15:1-9) “LIVE IN ME. MAKE YOUR HOME IN ME.” What? God loves us that much? God wants that kind of an intimate relationship? With me? You? Are we that important? Can we tell God anything that is on our minds? Is God interested in everything that happens to us? Everything… Continue reading Joined with Jesus
Post by Pastor Dave Luke 24: 36-49 The story of the divine encounter on the road to Emmaus has just concluded. They saw Jesus in the breaking of the bread and then He vanished from their sight. Where did He go? We don’t know. But He came back!! Our text is a record of the… Continue reading Witness to Those Things
Post by Pastor Dave Mark 16:1-8 It was the first day of the week and where did they go? They went to a cemetery. Where else do you go after a death? Mark tells us they even took spices to anoint the body they expected to find there. And what did they find? Nothing! No… Continue reading Surprise
Post by Pastor Dave Holy Week. The holiest week of the church year. It’s holy because we remember the last events of Jesus’ life. It’s holy because God’s presence can be seen and felt in events throughout it. It begins with Palm Sunday, remembering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. It ends with Easter Sunday morning, and… Continue reading Holy Week
Post by Pastor Dave (Jeremiah 31:31-34) God wants nothing more than to have a relationship with Creation – with the people that were created. So God covenants, promises to help solidify those relationships. God calls Abraham to help put the world back together and promises him land, offspring, and blessings God calls Noah to ride… Continue reading A New Commandment