Do as the Dandelions Do

Preacher: Anna Lisa Gross Scripture: John 12: 23-28 On lazy summer days we made dandelion crowns for each other, threading one end of a stem into the other. We made chains from dandelion stems, once from our front door, across the porch, across the yard, all the way to the neighbors’ front door. We picked…

Jesus Comes Out

Preacher: Anonymous Scripture:  John 2:1-11 Coming out is hard.  I can only speak from my own experience, but I am willing to bet most people would agree.  Being vulnerable with others about who you truly are is a nerve-wracking experience, even if you are pretty sure how they will react.  There is always the what…

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…

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 WORK of Jesus

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: 2 Kings 4: 42-22 and John 6: 1-21 In these scriptures, God feeds all the people. In an incredible and unbelievable way, hundreds, thousands of people were fed with just a few initial loaves of bread and fish. This is one of those miracles that you’d have to see to believe….

Fifth Sunday

Preacher: Nate Hosler Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10 In the 4th century at a time when the church began to align with the empire, certain people began withdrawing from the world to secluded places—often the desert. Monastic communities were formed around orders of strict discipline to foster greater focus on God (Encyclopedia of…

All Saints Day

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12 If you open it, you see. If you don’t open it, you don’t see it. The development of toddler language, reasoning, and observation is endlessly fascinating as well as regularly humorous. If you open it, you see. If you don’t open it, you don’t…

LENGTH AND HEIGHT AND DEPTH

John 6:1-21, Ephesians 3:14-21 Nate Hosler We have heard two passages in which God is proclaimed/worshiped/shows up. Between the passages in Ephesians and John the John 6 feels more manageable. It feels less abstract and more understandable. Sure there are unusual events–the multiplication of bread and walking on water but I can picture these. Start with…