Jonah

Preacher: Chibuzo Petty Scripture: Jonah 3:1-9 Date: September 4, 2022 Jonah finally appears to be getting his stuff together. If chapter one saw Jonah running away from God, and chapter two saw Jonah, at least on the surface, running back toward God, this third chapter sees Jonah finally running alongside God. He is finally obeying….

Samuel

Preacher: Chibuzo Petty Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:45-51 Date: August, 28, 2022 The book of Samuel gets its name from the Biblical character Samuel. Some of you may remember the story of Samuel’s birth from Sunday School or a previous sermon. As a recap: Elkanah had two wives – Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but…

We Have the Fruits

Preacher: Chibuzo Petty Scripture: Romans 1:1-17 Date: August 7, 2022 Hello church. You might already know that Paul wrote lots of letters, none have been as influential in Western Christian thought, as the book Romans, his longest. In the letter, Paul aims to explain salvation to the Romans. His thesis is found in chapter one,…

Divine Collaboration

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: Genesis 45: 1-15 Date: July 31, 2022 How many of you are familiar with the term, “Divine Intervention”? It’s when a deity “intervenes” in one’s life, often described as miracles or some kind of miraculous epiphany. One could argue that this story of Joseph perhaps was a moment of Divine Intervention,…

What is Right and What is Easy

Preacher: Chibuzo Petty Scripture: John 6:60-71  Date: July 24, 2022 Well, hello Church! It is certainly good to be with you today to share God’s Word with you all. Before I begin to teach, let’s go to the Lord in prayer.  Abba You are a God who speaks. As you spoke to your servant, John,…

The Triune God

Preacher: Isaac Zika Scripture: John 21:1-23 Date: July 17, 2022 Nine years ago I was taking a class that was part of my music therapy degree. During that class, which was mostly populated by seniors in their final semester, the professor mentioned the high burnout rate of music therapists. The picture painted of music therapy…

Good

Preacher: Annabell Knapp Scripture: Galatians 6 & 1 Peter 4 Date: July 10, 2022 Galatians 6 “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially…

Boat People (Shaped by Stories)

Boat People (Shaped By Stories) – Jennifer Hosler Scripture: James 2 Telling stories can define and shape who we are and how we act. As a parent, I see how my child absorbs and is shaped by stories. We have read to him since birth, whether or not he could understand what we were saying….

Lady Wisdom

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 & Romans 5:1-5 Date: June 12, 2022 As soon as I read the first few lines of this: Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? My interest perked IMMEDIATELY because of this incorporated pronoun: HER. We have the opportunity to read scripture from a…

Pentecost

“Fire” painting by Lil’ Hosler