Sermons

    • Here is this week's service: https://youtu.be/Ca_eQne_f48 And the words: Communication Miracle Acts 2: 1 – 8   (preached May 31, 2020)   Good communication is important.  Whether we’re communicating with friends, or at work, or just doing our shopping around town, it’s important to communicate well.  When good communication doesn’t happen, major mix ups can occur.  Sometimes that’s because we hear what we’re expecting to hear, instead of what the other person is actually ... [read more]
    • Here is this week's sermon: https://youtu.be/02n_s-RAb4Q     And the words: Out of Many, One John 17: 20 – 26   (preached on May 24, 2020)   Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  Even though the calendar still says spring, to many of us Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer.  As a national holiday, it’s also an occasion to reflect on our country, with all of its glories, and the challenges we face.   Memorial Day began as an effort to unify the countr... [read more]
    • Please enjoy Pastor Elva's message this week: https://youtu.be/K6rca2cLWIs Here are the words: A Living Hope Romans 5: 1 – 5   (preached May 17, 2020)   A little more than two months have gone by since we gathered, in person, for worship.  We suspended our services to help stop the spread of the corona virus.  Now it seems to be slowing down. We’re beginning to think about how we might come together again.  Cautiously, we’re considering steps we can take, like staying six... [read more]
    • Please enjoy this sermon:   https://youtu.be/TKAVWMoKy0g These are the words: A Glimpse of God’s Love I John 4: 7 – 12   (preached on May 10, 2020)   Today is Mother’s Day, a day to honor our mothers with flowers, candy, special dinners.  This year to be sure we’ll celebrate Mother’s Day in a different way.  Instead of sitting in restaurants to enjoy a meal, we may be bringing meals to our moms at home, take-out from a local restaurant.  Covid 19 has caused us to ... [read more]
    •   Here is the service for this Sunday via You Tube: https://youtu.be/XT7nxL92V2U And here it is in written form: We Choose the Color John 10: 11, 14  – 18a   In this gospel reading from John, Jesus describes himself as the good shepherd.  He says, “…The good shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”   It’s easy enough to see Jesus as the good shepherd, who loves and takes care of u... [read more]
    • Here is the service for this Sunday via You Tube: https://youtu.be/GewirMufkTk Here is the service as audio only:   And here it is in written form: The Bumpy Road to Emmaus Luke 24: 13 – 35  (preached on April 26, 2020)  Have you heard of an organization called Gowns 4 Good?  If you want to check them out, their website is gowns4 – that’s the number 4 – good.net.  Gowns 4 Good takes gowns that would have been worn at graduation, and converts them into protective gowns fo... [read more]
    • Please press the "play" button on the far left of the bar below:   ⇓   The written version is here: Practicing Resurrection I Peter 1: 3 – 9   We’re now in the season after Easter, the joyful season when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.  This Easter was different in many ways.  We couldn’t gather in our sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful lilies.  We couldn’t join our voices in singing Christ the Lord is Risen Today!  Alleluia!  This Easter, I gathered virtually with ... [read more]
    • In these difficult days of the COVID 19 pandemic, we draw strength from our faith.  Our faith is grounded in a loving God, described powerfully in the Iona Creed: The Iona* Creed   We believe that God is present             in the darkness before the dawn:             in the waiting and uncertainty             where fear and courage join hands,             conflict and caring link arms,             and the sun rises over barbed wire.             We believe in a with-us God      ... [read more]
    • Our Easter Stories Mark 16: 1 – 8   (preached on April 12, 2020)   The women said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.  This Easter, as our lives have been turned upside down by a deadly virus, those words are hitting me in a powerful way.  The women were afraid.  Many of us are afraid.  We wake up to news of more people suffering, more people dying, hospitals overwhelmed as they care for the sick.  We go to sleep praying for health for our families and ourselves, praying for thos... [read more]
    • Please press the “play” button on the far left of the bar below to listen to the service today:     Please press the “play” button on the far left of the bar below to hear “Now the Green Blade Riseth”