The text for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is the story of Jesus’ birth as seen through the eyes of Joseph. His world is turned upside-down by the news of Mary’s pregnancy. Since they had not yet been together this meant that she was guilty of adultery. Joseph chooses not to do what the Bible [Read more…]
The Weekend Worship Blast
The Weekend Worship Blast is emailed each Friday by the church office. It describes the text and sermon information for the following sunday and other worship related information.
Our scripture for the first Sunday of Advent is a word from the Prophet Isaiah. He lived in an anxious time for God’s people. The northern kingdom of Israel had been conquered by the Assyrians. Only Judah and Jerusalem, in the south, remained free – at least for the moment. Isaiah knows that difficult days [Read more…]
In our gospel this Sunday we learn that between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension was a time of transition of forty days, when doubts were erased and the disciples were instructed to share the good news with the world. This week we welcome our Lay Leader Earl Butler as our guest speaker. He will be preaching [Read more…]
This week’s gospel is one of the most familiar of Jesus’ parables. A lawyer wants to test Jesus and asks him what he must do to receive the gift of eternal life. Jesus helps him to see that the answer is two-fold. Love of God and love of neighbor are two sides of the same [Read more…]