All the time God is Good

Preacher: Chibuzo Petty Scripture: Psalm 22 Please close your eyes. As you hear these words, imagine the scene that accompanies them. “Oh my God, my God. Why have you forsaken me? Elahi, Elahi, lama sabachthani. My God, my God. Why have you forsaken me?” You can open your eyes. As a Christian, when I hear…

Go Deeper Than What you See: Un-Ask 

Preacher: Julia Baker Swann Scritpures: Luke 13: 1-9 & Isaiah 55:1-9 The poet Joy Harjo said, “A poem can hold our questions, hold our contradictions.” I think one of the reasons I am a poet is because I love to ask questions.  But what I have found freeing about the way a poem asks questions…

by their fruits

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: Genesis 3: 1-7 & Matthew 7: 15-20 This week on Tuesday was International Women’s Day. I was so busy, I didn’t realize this until the day was almost over. Funnily enough, the Women in Ministry group met for our monthly check-in and support call. To share space with so many amazing…

Into the Wild Within

Preacher: Randall Westfall Scripture: Synthesis of Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13 (Hart, NASB, NET) By day four the hunger pangs subsided. And in their place another kind of hunger emerged.  I’d been in this secluded Pacific northwest wilderness for half a week with nothing but the clothes on my back and the knowledge and…

Now I Know

Preacher: Chris Bowman Scripture: 1 Kings 17 The last two years have been something for the history books. Inflation, insurrection, plagues of locusts, global pandemic, now a war in Europe. How is it that people of faith are to survive such a time as this? Sometimes it’s hard to know. It’s hard to imagine surviving…

But Have Not Love

“Heart of the World” by Mikhail Reva, Odessa Children’s Hospital
Odessa, Ukraine