Posts from 2014

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Three days till Christmas.

by Church Admin

Three days till Christmas. Count them: Today, tomorrow and Christmas Eve. Ten to 1 odds says you still have stuff to do. I know I still have stuff to do, and I don’t even have family coming into town. But if you find yourself stuck in a jam, and you know that there is no […]

This Sunday the church gathered.

by Church Admin

Sunday our church gathered. And while we had worship at 1434 N 30th road, that’s not what I’m talking about. Because while we worship in a building and God’s table, font, and pulpit are all a part of that building, the church is something different, something more. It is a people. Often on a Sunday, […]

Advent Street Art

by Church Admin

As I was wasting my Sabbath day mid-morning yesterday (Monday) , I stumbled across this photo: It’s by a street artist named “Banksy” who does a lot work that he sees as social commentary. As far as I know, he is not overly religious; however the photo caught my eye because it throws into contrast […]

From one Christmas person to another

by Church Admin

Nativity’s are popping up everywhere, and it seems the baby has already been born.  I mean, there he is, a beautiful Christmas preemie lying in the manger – Quite literally, a blessing from God. Not only have Joseph and Mary gone from room to room seeking a place to crash and managed to find someone’s […]

God’s Kingdom and the tension unveiled in Ferguson, Missouri

by Church Admin

Sunday, we heard about how people are still living amidst the storms of life and in their aftermath. Last night the Grand Jury decision came out in the Ferguson, Missouri case. Darren Wilson is not to be charged – and whether you are invested in this case and pleased or disappointed, or whether this is […]

…as the rain and the snow come down from heaven…

by Church Admin

Before I moved here, I never thought much of the weather. If it rains, it rains. If it snows, it snows. But living here for the past three months, I have realized that there is an important relationship that has been lost in urban centers between weather, life, and livelihood. Here if it rains or […]

Amos 5

by Church Admin

Amos 5:18-24 Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten by a snake. Is […]

Sent. Servant. Saint.

by Church Admin

One of my favorite books in the whole world is St. George and Dragon and the Search for the Holy Grail. It’s by a Catholic priest named Ed Hayes if you want to check it out. In it, a middle-aged man is lost in the sea of life. His name is fittingly George. Overwhelmed in […]

Reformation and Trunk-O-Treat

by Church Admin

Reformation and Trunk-or-Treat, what a combination of a day! In the morning we all tried to remember to wear red, and even if we forgot, we still got to embrace God’s grace for us. This evening we all dressed up in the strangest of costumes, had our fortunes read, enjoyed tea with the queen, saw […]

…With all the saints

by Church Admin

Today we celebrated the life of Harvey Dettmer, and we mourned losing him. I think that’s kind of theme that we have been working with over the past few weeks: Sometimes celebration, sometimes loss. That can make a rollercoaster of a time. And yet, the saints go marching on, and I don’t mean my native […]