Pastoral Series - Church Matters

Church Matters: Friendship

   C.S. Lewis valued his longtime friendships with J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and others – and felt that friendship mirrored what the Kingdom of God is and will be more clearly than anything we know on earth, even more than family. Church is friendship. We get confused though, as we think a friend is somebody…

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Church Matters: The Shadow of Hope

   We have the great fortune to be able to gather this evening at 7pm to meet and listen to Austin Channing Brown, one of the freshest voices on what ails our society and church I’ve heard in a long time. She explains how dealing with race can be exhausting for everyone, how white privilege…

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Church Matters: People

   We are blessed to be able to livestream our services. Shut-ins, folks who are out of town or hospitalized are able to participate, which means so much. But a few months back, I spoke with a guy who’d just discovered we livestream. “That’s great!” he said. “I don’t have to show up over here…

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Church Matters: Buildings

   Why does Church matter? Lots of reasons – and in this series I hope to help us think together about how engaging with others enriches our own life of faith and makes a difference in the world. Lots of kids learn to do the little thing where they fold their hands together and say…

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Prayer/Church Matters: A New Series!

  After months of sending you emails about prayer, and just relating to God in various ways, I am shifting my focus here in early 2019 to “Church Matters.” In our worship services, during December we fixed our attention on the coming of Christ, Emmanuel, “God with us.” God indeed is with us. And if…

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