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May 2019

“Some Good Old Reformed Theology”/I John 3:1-7 (John 21: 1-14)/Rev. Rodger Allen/5-5-19

By |May 8th, 2019|Sermons|

A common theme  for worship services on the Sundays after Easter is . . . well, now what? Where do we go from here? We’ve told our best story; we’ve celebrated our biggest event; we’ve talked about what it means. Now we turn around and look ahead and think about proceeding with everyday life as Christians and as churches, now that the big events are over. Where do we go from here, in light of the Easter message? Who are we, as a post-resurrection community? What do these events lead us to believe, and what do we do about it, now that we’ve seen again what God has done? […]

April 2019

Newness of Life/4.21.19/Luke 24:1-12; Romans 6:3-11/Rev. Rodger Allen

By |April 23rd, 2019|Sermons|

Susanna had been preparing for this day for two years. It was not a simple matter to join the Christian Church in Antioch in the third century. Even for one who had been brought up in the Jewish synagogue, as she had, who already knew God as creator of the world, giver of the Law, [...]

April 2018

“Easter People/Angels”/ Rev. Rodger Allen/ Matthew 28: 5-8, 16-20;Romans 10:9-15/4-15-18

By |April 19th, 2018|Sermons|

  The two women who went to visit Jesus’ tomb that first Easter morning  are sometimes described as “the first evangelists.” Now they probably wouldn’t have thought of themselves as having a particular title like that, or being “the first” anything. They just had some really exciting news, so of course wanted to share it with their friends who would also be really excited about it: Verse 6 – “He is not here; he has been raised”; verse 8 – “they ran to tell the disciples.” Picture yourself in their situation: wouldn’t you also want to run and tell the other people that loved Jesus that “he is not dead, he is alive”? (since you wouldn’t have your smart phone back then). The Marys would have just considered themselves to be two people who wanted to share great news with their friends. […]

March 2018

“Mark’s Jesus: 2. The Healer” Rev. Rodger Allen/ Mk. 2: 1-12; Mark 5: 21-42, 3-4-18

By |March 8th, 2018|Sermons|

              Today we continue our Lenten worship series on the various roles of Jesus, as presented in the Gospel of Mark: What does Jesus do in his ministry? What does he consider most important? Last Sunday we looked at “Jesus the Teacher,” discovering that teaching was one of Jesus’ first priorities, and discussing what his teachings were, to whom he delivered them, and how. In future weeks we’ll consider such themes as “Jesus the Reformer,” and “Savior,” and “Victor.” And today we consider Jesus the Healer. There are many healings in the Gospel of Mark; what does he wish us to learn from them? Why does he present them? Why does he present the ones he does, and not others? What do they mean? […]

May 2017

“LifeStyle or Life of Substance” 4/30/17 Scripture: 1 Peter 13-14, 18-25a; Acts 2:14a, 36-47 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |May 1st, 2017|Sermons|

         As you know, we are in the Easter Season which runs until Pentecost Sunday in early June.  Easter is not simply one celebratory day out of our Christian calendar; it is an entire season of the church year.  We could even proclaim that our celebration of resurrected life, a new life in Jesus Christ [...]