With Us in Our Suffering

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler October 10, 2021 Scriptures (Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16)             Take a moment and imagine with me. Imagine that someone visits your church for the first time. You are chatting with them after worship, getting to know them a little, and they share with you that they struggle with a serious anxiety disorder….

But we do see Jesus

“Jesus’ hand reaches out to the children” Sculpture at the Washington National Cathedral

A Harvest of Ground Cherries and Righteousness

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Mark 8:27-38 & James 3 Mark 8:27-388:27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 8:28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the…

Clouds

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Hebrews 12:1 When I think about clouds, there are at least three different things that I think of. The first is the old Judy Collins song “Both Sides, Now.” It’s actually a Joni Mitchell song. Mitchell wrote it, but Judy Collins had the first hit with it in 1968. The first…

Religion on the Outside and the Inside

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scriptures: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 & James 1:17-27 What are some traditions that we have, either as individuals, or as families, or as a congregation? There are often family traditions associated with different holidays. When I was a kid we always had Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house, Christmas Eve at my aunt and…

Words of Life

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: Ephesians 6:10-20 & John 6:56-69 “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.” If you were here last week, you may have noticed our child’s shiny rubber boots. These newly purchased boots are yellow with rainbow stripes. They replaced boots that…

The God of More

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scriptures: Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58 We continue our unplanned Bread series this week with yet another scripture on eating and drinking the symbolic body and blood of Jesus. These last few weeks we’ve reflected on the miracle of feeding the 5,000, Jesus walking on water and guiding his disciples to safety,…

Life Bread—Bread of life

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:4-8, John 6:35, 41-51, & Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Sometime in the middle of the week we would bike, walk, or drive about a kilometer down a dusty road through farm fields and past mango trees from Kulp Bible College to Church of the Brethren (EYN) Headquarters and the ZME (Women’s…

The Right Questions

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Psalm 78: 23-29 and John 6: 24-35 Jessie preached last week on the miracle of the loaves and fishes. One of my favorite British comedians and writers is a guy named David Mitchell. Mitchell once talked about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and pointed out that out of 5,000 people…