July 10 2022

The Shemah Prayer         Every morning and evening, for thousands of years, Jewish people, young and old, have prayed these words; “Hear O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all of your …

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June 26, 2022

This spring I found myself intrigued with one of the many beautiful banners created by Vic and Irene Sotropa, displayed in our sanctuary. It featured the word “koinonia.” (See photos.) I began thinking about the meaning of this word, and asked myself if it is an appropriate description of our church family. Both that banner …

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June 19, 2022

I wonder what it would’ve been like to be present on the day of Pentecost? To be sitting in a house with other believers, figuring out what life would look like now that Jesus had ascended into heaven. To hear what sounded like a violent wind. To see fire splitting apart like tongues of fire …

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June 12, 2022

As a child and young person I was inclined to see the ‘good’ Bible characters, those who were people after God’s own heart, as being almost perfect: they always trusted God; they never got discouraged; they always lived on a spiritual and emotional high. But by the time I was an adult, I began to …

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