Enews: Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dear Friends: A note to offer our apologies for the technical difficulties we experienced last night for “Coffee Chat” with Pastor Luis.  That is how it is with technology. Sometimes the unexpected happens. We are sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. The video is uploaded and is on our Facebook page if you […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 18, 2020

Dear Friend,         UMW -Thank Offering Sunday & Laity Sunday Hope can be in short supply when you are wandering in the desert not knowing if or when you will arrive at your destination; when you are a woman shunned by your community; when your community is not listening to God’s voice. But hope takes many forms-water […]

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Enews, Sunday, October 11, 2020

Enews, Sunday, October 11, 2020

Dear Friend, 19th Sunday after Pentecost We are partners in ministry and creation with God. Whether Moses is pleading for the lives of the Hebrew people, or Paul is pleading with the Philippians to turn to God and to one another for fullness of ministry and joy, today’s scriptures illustrate the power of partnering with God. […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Dear Friend, 18th Sunday after Pentecost In Exodus, Moses presents the Hebrew people with the ten commandments, and they respond in fear. Even Paul, who walked blamelessly under the law, persecuted the church until he recognized who he was actually persecuting. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about slaves killing the master’s son, as a […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Dear Friend: 17th Sunday after Pentecost Far too often, our human instinct is one of self-preservation. Our intentions work toward our survival at the cost of others. But God intends something different. The leaders in Jesus’ day intended to keep order the way they knew best, considering tax collectors and sex worker’s sinners and outcasts. […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Dear Friend, 16th Sunday after Pentecost The kingdom of God isn’t about fairness, it’s about God who has enough love for everybody and then some. The abundance of God’s love means that we have an abundance of resources in this world to help others if we choose to live into God’s ways. If we choose to […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Dear Friend, 14th Sunday after Pentecost Who are our enemies? Our Sunday readings cause us to wrestle with a challenging issue. What do we do when someone has sinned against us? When someone causes us harm? How do we handle this when they are part of our community, our family? While the Hebrew scriptures were written […]

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Enews: Sunday, August 30, 2020

  Dear Friend, 13th Sunday after Pentecost Summer 2020 Worship with Bishop Sally Dyck & NIC Cabinet   Centering The seeds God has planted in us are always ready to break forth, no matter the season. There is always time to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. You always have possibility dwelling within […]

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eNews: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Dear Friend, 12th Sunday after Pentecost We often look for signs that point toward God’s reign, or God at work in our world. But instead of looking for signs, Jesus is asking us to see himself at work in us and in our world, right now. Prophets point to the way, but Jesus himself is the […]

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eNews – Sunday, August 16, 2020

Dear Friend, 11th Sunday after Pentecost Faithfulness is about aligning our actions and words with what we believe. All too often, we say we follow the commandments, but fail to live out the commitment to love our neighbor beyond lip service. If we say we want peace, we must work for justice, rather than simply condemning […]

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