Ash Wednesday Services and Welcome Pastor Amy Martinell
on February 12th, 2021
When I was kid my mom and I would watch movies together. I don’t know that there was ever a movie that she didn’t fall asleep in the middle of. The last 10-15 minutes of the movie she would wake up and ask ...
Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses
on February 5th, 2021
I’ll be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, late afternoon. Maybe you will be too. I don’t particularly care who wins the game this year, as I like both the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. The game has some unique storylines… with the Chiefs being defending champs… and with Tom Brady in the big game… Again. One of the unique things about Sunday’s game is that there will be a limited number of fans allowed ...
The Nurturing of Relationships
on January 29th, 2021
It was my older sister’s birthday yesterday. She is about a year and a half older than me. As we spoke on the phone yesterday, it was so fun to reminisce ...
Students of the Bible and Followers of Christ
on January 22nd, 2021
I love learning. Particularly, I love learning about literature. I love learning the background of a particular author. I love learning about the context in which the author writes. And I love learning about the different layers of meaning going on in a particular novel or short story. As an English major in college, I was fascinated, and quite frankly, amazed at how much meaning and significance is to be found within literature.
Forgiveness: Our Greatest Need
on January 15th, 2021
... from Luke 5, Jesus is teaching at someone’s house and it gets pretty crowded. Some friends bring a friend of theirs to Jesus for healing. The man is paralyzed. Not able to get in through the crowded front door, the man is lowered into the living room through the roof. The surprising thing about Jesus in this story is that instead of ...
Annual Meeting and the Calling of An Associate Pastor
on January 8th, 2021
I know this past year has brought with it many changes and challenges. As we begin 2021 let’s continue to lift our world up to God in prayer, in full trust that God loves each one of us unconditionally. And despite the changes and challenges of life, the gospel news of God’s love for this world, centered in Jesus Christ, never changes.
Happy New Year
on January 1st, 2021
on December 25th, 2020
Merry Christmas from your Pastors
on December 18th, 2020
As the season of Advent winds to a close this weekend and the celebration of Christmas is almost here, we want to ...
Watching Preparing Rejoicing
on December 11th, 2020
And while this year, 2020, is very different in many ways, we want to share with you the message of Christmas through ...
Christmas Eve Schedule
on December 4th, 2020
... honest about our need for God; being honest about our need for a Savior; being honest about the purpose that comes from confessing Jesus as Lord of our lives… all of this prepares us once again for the celebration of Christmas. So how about if we all focus these days on being honest with God.
A Pause in Programming Giving Thanks Often and Always
on November 27th, 2020
As for worship. We know this is essential for all of us. Providing both in-person and online options gives everyone a choice. As for now, our in-person numbers are manageable ...
Christ the King
on November 20th, 2020
After having shared the story of Jesus all year long, from his birth, to his public ministry filled with teachings, healings and miracles, to his death on the cross and glorious resurrection, we lift up Jesus as King.
Thank You Gloria Dei!
on November 13th, 2020
This congregation, while belonging to God, is powered by all of you and the countless numbers of volunteer hours you provide for this ministry.
Livestream Stewardship Event and Link Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
on November 6th, 2020
... how the grace and love of God in Jesus Christ not only saves us but launches us ...
A Few Reminders
on October 30th, 2020
All Saints weekend ... Confirmation / Affirmation of Baptism celebration ... Livestream Stewardship ... Consecration Weekend ... Set your Clocks Back ...
on October 23rd, 2020
Over these next two weekends we are so blessed to have a large group of 9th graders making public profession of their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives. We call this confirmation… a profound confirming of God’s promises made to them at their baptisms.
on October 16th, 2020
Back to my question in the title. Why Vision? Why are we doing all of this? Why are we working so hard at looking forward into 2021 and well beyond? Why not sit back and rest on our laurels? Why move forward when it takes so much effort?