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May 20, 2019

In Revelation 21:6 God says, “I Am the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end.” God speaks the first Word, and God will get the last Word. That final Word will create a new heaven and a new earth. That said, we live in a world where lots of other words seem to be spoken: violence, brokenness, hatred, disease,...


May 13, 2019

Psalm 23 is one of the most famous pieces of Jewish and Christian scripture. It renders powerful images to give us hope and sustain us in darkness. But how do those beautiful images play out in our Christian living? This sermon reflects on the way that this psalm is lived out week in and week out as the Good...


May 6, 2019

The Gospel of John gives us one more story of Jesus’ appearance to the disciples. It’s an invitation given to Peter and each of us: a call and commission. Listen and hear how the resurrection of Jesus makes a difference in our lives today.


Apr 29, 2019

We all lock our doors in all sorts of ways to keep all sorts of things out. Jesus appears to the disciples in a room where the door is locked. Jesus shows these unbelieving disciples his hands. He shows them his side. He shows them that Mary’s story, the one they thought was an idle tale, was true. But Thomas was...


Apr 23, 2019

Easter Eve and Sunrise Service: In the dark of the morning, that's what John tells us. It was dark when Mary makes her way to the tomb.

In the dark of the morning, she discovers that Jesus has risen from the dead. She runs to the disciples and makes a declaration to them, "I have seen the Lord." That declaration she...