A New Thing

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 Sports fans are familiar with the concept of “tanking.” In baseball the Baltimore Orioles are actually a good example of this right now. The Orioles have been a good team for several years. Last year they were not a good team, even though they had a lot of the…

(Embodying Hope) A baby, a girl, a body

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-17, Luke 1:36-38, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, 1 Timothy 4:12 You probably recognize our texts in Isaiah and Luke as scriptures we read in Advent, but they are also from a church feast day held on March 25th, called the Feast of the Annunciation. Hands up if you typically celebrate the…

Come to the Waters (embracing bounty)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9, Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 In the book of Exodus, the once inarticulate Moses faces the Pharaoh backed by the power of God first appearing to him in a burning bush in the desert. As the Hebrew people head into the wilderness, they are followed by the Egyptian army which…

Seraphs (each with 6 wings), Fishes (so many)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8(9-13), 1 Corinthians 15;1-6, Luke 5:1-11 Isaiah, when facing God’s majesty, said “I am not worthy” An angel came and touched his lips with a coal to purify him and take away his guilt. Paul, when considering his call as an apostle, said “I am unworthy because I persecuted God’s…

Epiphany

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 As a child my family always had a Christmas celebration with extended family. My grandparents would have meal at their home. This included, as one might expect, a meal and gifts. It also included riotous beat-up golf cart and mini-bike riding through their meadow and a Christmas…

Where the Joy Meets the Vipers

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 What’s your favorite part of preparing for Christmas?  Is it the tree, the ornaments, the decorations? Is it the Christmas music on the radio, or maybe humming a Christmas tune to yourself throughout the day?  Do you like seeing the lights? Do…

Are You Able to Drink the Cup of Jesus?

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Isaiah 53:4-12; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 A beginning is a very delicate time. At the start of a long journey, it seems like any route is possible. In a story’s introduction, the reader can imagine any outcome. But as we walk further down the road we begin to discover what…

I HAVE SEEN THE LORD!

Preacher — Micah Bales Scripture Readings – Isaiah 25:6-9, Acts 10:34-43, and John 20:1-18 He is risen! Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. (Can I get an amen?) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the…