The Need For Church Life :: Easter Challenge

The Need For Church Life :: Easter Challenge

Easter’s come and gone but the challenge continues. It just wasn’t the same, not being able to get dressed up for church, go on an Easter Egg Hunt, or discovering what the Easter Bunny left me in the basket on Easter morning. I especially miss the big family dinner. But we are still the church,… Continue Reading

The Evidence :: Easter Challenge

The Evidence :: Easter Challenge

April 12, 2020 Easter is a-comin’! The Easter Bunny, Easter Baskets, colored eggs, chocolate, jelly beans and peeps. Do any of you ladies still wear an Easter Bonnet for this special day? What a celebration! But we know it’s not all about the candy and decorations. Something really happened to give us good reason to… Continue Reading

A Word from Pastor Jeff

April 5 In these troubling times it is sometimes a challenge to think about praising God and worshiping. But we can choose to take a step back, take a breath and meditate for just a minute. We need to do it regularly. That’s why God instituted the Sabbath day of rest on a weekly basis. After… Continue Reading

Palm Sunday

4-5-2020 As a child, I remember marching in a line with a group of other kids around my home church, waving palm branches as the congregation stood up and sang at the top of their lungs, “Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest!”  They sang, “Glory! Glory! Glory to the King of Kings!”  The sanctuary became… Continue Reading

Titanic Sunday

3-29-20 I labeled last week as FROG Sunday! With all the chaos happening around us we need to be frogs and Fully Rely On God. In that same spirit, I’m calling this week “Titanic Sunday”. Are we, the greatest nation in the world, sinking? Where did that iceberg come from? I never saw it coming.… Continue Reading

FROG Sunday

3-22-2020 FROG Sunday! With all the fear and turmoil in the world around us, I think it’s perfect timing to turn to the Frog in the Bible. F-R-O-G…Fully Rely On God. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) We have plenty of fearful things happening… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: Centrality of the Word

Immerse Kingdoms :: Centrality of the Word

We finished our IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, spending the past eight weeks reading through Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1st & 2nd Samuel, and 1st & 2nd Kings. It was a bit of a challenge, but we survived…most of us, anyway. Digging into Scripture is an important part of being a Christian and especially as “Covies” (Covenanters). Our… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdom :: 2 Kings

Immerse Kingdom :: 2 Kings

This will be our last week of reading through the IMMERSE: Kingdoms series, covering more than 800 years of Jewish history from— Joshua leading God’s Chosen People over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, to God using “a man after His own heart,” David, to establish the kingdom of Israel, to Solomon building the… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Kings Continued

Immerse Kingdoms :: I Kings Continued

Have you ever been somewhere when you asked yourself, “What am I doing here?” Maybe it was a dangerous or scary place, or maybe it just didn’t make sense. Or maybe you knew you were in the “right” place but didn’t know what you were supposed to do there. The Bible is full of stories… Continue Reading

Immerse Kingdoms :: 1 Kings

Immerse Kingdoms :: 1 Kings

It was a long-time coming, but finally the Temple got built. Can you imagine Solomon speaking in the voice of Larry the Cable Guy? “Git-r-done” Under Solomon’s wise rule, Israel flourished. Hearing of the glory of God and the splendor of the Temple, people from all around the world, from distant places such as the… Continue Reading