The Desert, February 18, 2018

First Sunday of Lent, 2018 Spiritual Geography:  The Landscape of our Faith The Desert                      Audio available   Psalm 130, Luke 4:1-12 Pastor Donna Buell In her best-selling book Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Kathleen Norris described moving from an apartment in…

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The Measure of our Days, February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday The Measure of our Days       Click here for audio       John 15:1-11 Pastor Marty Raths At the beginning of his novel, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne makes a profound observation about human nature.  He alludes to the countless human efforts to build the…

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We’re All Wonders – Choose Kind, February 11, 2018

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, 2018   We’re All Wonders – Choose Kind!       Click here for audio       Pastor Donna Buell and Vicki Anderson Psalm 145:8-21, Ephesians 4:25-5:2 The other day I found a copy of A Wrinkle in Time in our Little Free Library. I’m always finding treasures…

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Growing in Love of God and Neighbor, February 4, 2018

Fourth Sunday after EPIPHANY 2018 United Methodist Women’s Sunday “Growing in Love of God and Neighbor”       Click here for audio   Guest Preacher, Becky Boland Advancement Director, Emma Norton Services Matthew 22:36-40, John 13: 31-35  

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Do You Want to Be Made Well?, January 28, 2018

Third Sunday after EPIPHANY 2018 “Do You Want to Be Made Well?        Click here for audio       Pastor Marty Raths Isaiah 58:6-9, John 5:1-9 We are now in the Season of Epiphany, and in this season we hear stories about Jesus’ public ministry, and at…

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Wesley Hymn Service, January 21, 2018

Second Sunday after EPIPHANY 2018 Laity Sunday Wesley Hymn Service         Click here for audio       Sunday, January 21st was Laity Sunday.  Our Lay Leader, Ben Jackson coordinated and led the worship service, which was a Service of Wesley Hymns.  Below are the narratives that accompanied…

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The Way of Wisdom, January 7, 2018

EPIPHANY SUNDAY 2018 “The Way of Wisdom”         Click here for audio       Pastor Marty Raths Matthew 2:1-12 When I begin thinking about a sermon, I sometimes begin with a google search. So a few weeks ago, when I first started thinking about the story of…

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Cultivating the Practice of Daily Prayer, January 1, 2018

Growing in Love of Neighbors Near and Far Cultivating the Practice of Daily Prayer Prayer is not a substitute for action; it is an action for which there is no substitute. ~ Jane Edwards As we enter a new year, let us resolve to cultivate the practice of lifting others…

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“This Year”, December 31, 2017

CHRISTMAS COMES ~ First Sunday after Christmas This year let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone alive. “This Year”         Click here for audio       Pastor Donna Buell Luke 2:21-40 We were always great fans of Calvin and Hobbes.  It was a sad, sad…

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