Learning from the Ashes

Dear Church family,      Some of you may remember the summer of 1998 when wildfires were raging across numerous counties on the East coast of Florida.  Remember not being able to walk outside for several weeks without the acrid smell of smoke? It came to be known as the Florida...

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Stepping Into the Light

“Stepping Into the Light” – January 3rd, 2021                          Steve Schantz    Good morning Church family and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a safe and happy start to 2021.    A new year can bring a sense of hope, can’t it?  2020 with its disrupted work, travel, education, and worship...

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Advent – Also Starring

The theme for this week hope in the God who is always in control. Our sermon is from Luke 2, the story of Simeon who blessed the newborn Jesus. He connects this baby into the story of hope that had been centuries in the making.  Let’s go to Luke’s account:...

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Grasping Our Identity

Philippians 2:1-13 Today’s text presents us with three notable insights into one of the earliest expressions of a healthy and mature church—the church in Philippi. First, we get a picture of what was being experienced. Second, we read the content of a hymn used in its worship. And third, we...

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Living Grace Fully

  The theme for this week is living grace fully which encourages us to move through the world with more thoughtfulness and kindness.  The message below is again taken from the Revised Common Lectionary.  Ex. 14:19-31 and Ps. 114 tell the story of the parting of the Red Sea, and we can see how recognizing God’s grace...

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Putting On the Lord

      (Adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary for 9/6/20) Fulfilling the Law Through Love Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall...

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