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Pastor's Blog

January 20, 2020

I am going to cover two days in the Gospel of John (John 5: 1-29), as we begin week three of the Good Book Club's exploration of John. Over the course of twenty-nine verses Jesus heals a man paralyzed for thirty-eight years. He continues by making bold claims: not only...

January 16, 2020

Last summer, on our first afternoon in Wales, Tracey, the girls and I went on a hike. I cannot even remember how we got to the place, but we drove up a very narrow path, up a mountain; so narrow a road that we had to find a way to back up when we met another car coming...

January 13, 2020

John 2: 13 – 25 Jesus turns over the money changers table and drives them out of the Temple area. “the zeal for your house has eaten me up.” They ask Jesus for a sign but he only cryptically said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.

John 3: 1 – 10...

January 11, 2020

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what c...

January 9, 2020

The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing wi...

January 8, 2020

John 1:19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”[a] 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I...

January 6, 2020

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light...

January 3, 2020

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in buildi...

December 26, 2019

Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word.’ What they said pleased the whole community,...

December 19, 2019

The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Isaiah 40:5

The first thing I saw when I looked at the Morning Office for today was the above little verse from Isaiah. We are (egads!) less than a week from Christmas morning, when we, offici...

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