The Beginning of the Good News…

By Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” — “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the […]

December 2017

Newsletter 12.01.17

It’s Hard to Be Alert for 2000 Years

By Rev. Mike Oldham “And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”  Mark 13:37 Advent reminds us that Jesus, the Son of God, has already come. In a culture that can hardly wait until after Halloween to put up Christmas decorations, it is hard to talk about a season of preparation, […]

In Everything Give Thanks

By Rev. Dave DeMott This directive can be a hard one to swallow.  I can think of a lot of things right now for which I’m not prone to give thanks.  A parishioner falls and breaks a hip.  She finds friendship with God an illusive venture.  I grapple for proofs of God’s loving kindness.  Unfounded […]

Do Not Lose Heart

By Dr. Bill Mankin Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  (Gal. 6:9-10, NIV) When our children […]