Apr 7, 2019
Are You Talking To Me?
Series: Lent
God loves us. God created us. God wants to work through us. To bring life through us. To bring about purpose through us. Through our gifts and through our flaws. God is calling us. Let us be open to answer.  CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Are You Talking to Me?"
  • Apr 7, 2019Are You Talking To Me?
    Apr 7, 2019
    Are You Talking To Me?
    Series: Lent
    God loves us. God created us. God wants to work through us. To bring life through us. To bring about purpose through us. Through our gifts and through our flaws. God is calling us. Let us be open to answer.  CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Are You Talking to Me?"
  • Mar 24, 2019You Can Do It
    Mar 24, 2019
    You Can Do It
    Series: Lent
    Number 13:30 
    Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” 
    Sermon: You Can Do It!
    Rev. Pat Leader
  • Mar 10, 2019God Knows Best
    Mar 10, 2019
    God Knows Best
    Series: Lent
    God has set us free from bondage to live free and abundant lives. God wants the best for us. And God knows what it best for us. To experience this we must trust in God and put God first. And with the well-being of others close behind, we can truly live how God created us to live. CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "God Knows Best.
  • Mar 3, 2019Did You Eat Your Veggies?
    Mar 3, 2019
    Did You Eat Your Veggies?
    Series: Epiphany
    God want to set us free. To take us on a new journey to a “land flowing with milk and honey.” The journey out of bondage will not be an easy one. And even though God’s promises lie ahead, we may be too afraid to move forward. We may even consider going back to our old ways of living. But let us trust in God. For God will provide a way forward, a way where there seems to be no way, a way to our promised land. CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Did You Eat Your Veggies?"
  • Feb 24, 2019Who’s Your Swim Buddy?
    Feb 24, 2019
    Who’s Your Swim Buddy?
    Series: Epiphany
    We are valuable to God. God created us with love. He provides care for us and asks for us to care for one another. God’s life-giving purposes are beyond our comprehension, and he asks us to be a part of his plans. And God will give us a name...a name to remember how special we are. CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Who Is Your Swim Buddy?"
  • Feb 17, 2019Remember Where we are Going?
    Feb 17, 2019
    Remember Where we are Going?
    Series: Epiphany
    “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28.) Can we say as Joseph did that God means it all for good? CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Remember Where We're Going?"
  • Feb 10, 2019Would You Like a Hand?
    Feb 10, 2019
    Would You Like a Hand?
    Series: Epiphany
    Some things in life seem to come “naturally” to us, both life’s blessings and challenges. Other things in life seem to be “earned” by us, both good and bad. If we are to find reconciliation and peace in our lives, we must come face to face with God, alone. We must leave everything behind, and wrestle with God, for God to show us who we really are. By the time our story comes to an end, we may be limping. But seeing God face to face and having a new identity makes it all worthwhile.  CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Would You Like a Hand?"
  • Feb 3, 2019Remember the BIG Picture?
    Feb 3, 2019
    Remember the BIG Picture?
    Series: Epiphany
    God has a promise for us. Does God’s promise seem impossible, like having a baby in your old age? Does it make us laugh, like Sarah did? Laugh because we are in desperate need of relief? Laugh because we think we know better than God? Laugh because we’ve been caught off guard. Regardless of our reactions, let’s remember that of all the amazement in life, God’s timing may be the most amazing of all. Get ready to laugh...because what God has in store for us will bring an abundance of joy!  
  • Jan 20, 2019Would You Like A Do-Over?
    Jan 20, 2019
    Would You Like A Do-Over?
    Series: Epiphany
    Our lives are miracles. The odds of us even existing are astounding. And isn’t it amazing that the God who created it all wants to “walk with us”? God has given us all we need to enjoy and experience the life around us and to evaluate and make good choices. Let us never forget the possibility of total chaos in our lives. And let us never forget the possibility of a truly good life as well. Thankfully, we have access to God’s presence, and we have been promised that by placing God first, we can experience everything that God has intended for us. CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "Would You Like a Do-Over?"  
  • Jan 13, 2019What is Baptism?
    Jan 13, 2019
    What is Baptism?
    Series: Epiphany
    What a great way to begin the new year, with sacred reminders (Baptism and the Communion) of salvation, of Christian family, and of new identity, new life, and new beginnings. Let us commit ourselves to remembrance and reflection on the life and love that God has given to us. And let us promise to be good stewards over it for this year ahead of us. CLICK BELOW to LISTEN to Sunday's Sermon "What is Baptism?
  • Jan 6, 2019Another Way
    Jan 6, 2019
    Another Way
    Series: Epiphany
    King Herod sent the Magi to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child and report to me.” And they went on their way, and when they saw the star, they were overjoyed. They saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. (Matthew 2:8-12) CLICK BELOW  to LISTEN  to Sunday's Sermon with Rev. Pat Leader, "Another Way."
  • Dec 30, 2018What to Wear?
    Dec 30, 2018
    What to Wear?
    Series: (All)
    As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. CLICK BELOW to Listen to Sunday's Sermon: "What to Wear?"
  • Dec 16, 2018Expect the Unexpected
    Dec 16, 2018
    Expect the Unexpected
    Series: Advent
    The story of Christmas is not only about the Christ-child. It is also about those who experienced his coming and worshiped in his presence. All of us today could be represented in those early followers of the Messiah, the Christ. We see day laborers, intellectuals, family members, and heavenly beings, all inspired by the surprising work of God in their lives and their world. How will God’s presence surprise you this Christmas?  Click below to LISTEN to a song from the Faith Kidz Christmas program, a short Kidz sermon, and words for the adults too about the Nativity.
  • Dec 9, 2018Are We Pure?
    Dec 9, 2018
    Are We Pure?
    Series: Advent
    God promises that he is coming (Advent means "coming") into our lives. God’s messengers let us know that God’s advent may not be what we expect...or can handle. Jesus, the Messiah, the coming one, wants us to be cleansed, changed, and transformed with his presence. Let’s be open to his life-giving, cleansing touch that will let us know that he is indeed here with us! 
  • Dec 2, 2018Are We Righteous?
    Dec 2, 2018
    Are We Righteous?
    Series: Advent
    Advent means that God comes to us in Jesus because God wants to do something for us that we could never do for ourselves. God wants to be “our righteousness.” Yes, we should be righteous. We should do the right thing. But it’s probably best to say that this most righteous thing we could ever do is to trust in God’s righteousness.