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March 28, 2021

What Are You Doing, Jesus?

In John's Gospel, Jesus takes control as Holy Week begins. The disciples invite us to join them as they wait, watch and wonder what Jesus is doing. Will we want to follow Jesus step by step to the cross?

March 21, 2021

A New Chapter

God is calling us into a new chapter of ministry, and we are called to remain open to the possibilities which the Spirit will lead us to as we face a time of transition together.

March 14, 2021

For God So Loved the World

This most familiar passage reminds us once again that despite our sinful nature, God loves us unconditionally through God's only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

March 7, 2021

Cleaning House 030721

In this Season of Lent, we are called to take stock of our lives and consider what needs cleaning out, so that we can focus our entire selves on following our Lord faithfully and without distraction.

February 28, 2021

A Sign of God's Promise

Even amid the worst chaos in life, God will never abandon us - that is the sign of hope and promise that we are reminded of through the rainbow in the sky after the great flood.

February 21, 2021

Taking Up Our Crosses

For this first Sunday of Lent, we are challenged by Christ to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow him. As we find ourselves Covid tired, how do we serve Christ in this way?

April 5, 2020

A City in Turmoil

As we are experiencing turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Jerusalem was in turmoil that first Palm Sunday. Yet even in both - God is present and will be present as we journey through Holy Week as the people of God.

March 29, 2020

Finding New Life in the Midst of Dry Bones

The prophet Ezekiel is given the image of a field of dry bones. God promises that from these bones new life will come. In the midst of our chaotic world, where do we find new life and hope?

March 22, 2020

A Surreal Time

These are days that none of us could have anticipated - but thankfully, we are not alone as we walk through this dark valley; for God love and grace will always be with us.

March 15, 2020

God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength

Here is a summary of the online worship we held today at John Knox. You can listen to an audio recording of it, as well, or go to our Facebook page to watch the video of it.

March 8, 2020

Reflecting Our Faith

How are we called to reflect our faith in God to a world that desperately needs to hear God's good news? The story of the Israelites complaining for water at Meribah gives us some ideas.

March 1, 2020

Always Faithful

Jesus resists temptation in the desert, and in so doing, gives us strength and courage to live faithful lives of discipleship.

April 14, 2019

The Ride of His Life

We celebrate this Palm Sunday praising Jesus for all his deeds of power and welcoming him on the humble colt. As we wave our palms, we are reminded that nothing will silence the power and presence of Christ in our lives.

April 7, 2019

An Act of Love

Mary anoints Jesus before his entry into Jerusalem, and we are all reminded of the extravagant gift of God's love to us in Christ's life, death, and resurrection.

March 24, 2019

Feeding Our Faith

Isaiah reminds us of how important it is to consistently and faithfully return to God, so our faith might be fed and sustained through God's everlasting love.

March 17, 2019

Wait for the Lord

We are called to wait for God, even in times of struggle, for through our waiting, God will be our light and stronghold amid all that life brings.

March 10, 2019

Turning Back to God

As we begin the Season of Lent, may we be moved to turn back to God, especially when we face times of temptation in our lives.

March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday - Parade or Procession?

Is Palm Sunday about the parade of Christ and his authority in our lives, or is it about a procession to Christ's death on Good Friday? It is both - and that is the transformative power of all that happens in Holy Week.

March 11, 2018

The Gift of Grace

We have been given a gift that has immeasurable value - the gift of faith. Now we are called to live lives of gratitude for that gift of faith.

March 4, 2018

Tables Are Turned

Jesus cleanses the temple, but at the same time, calls on us to move the furniture around in our lives and see what needs cleaning, rearranging, and tossing, so we might be the disciples he's called us to be.

February 25, 2018

A New Name from God

February 18, 2018

A Covenant Promise

The story of Noah is more than a children's story - it is a promise by God to be in a genuine relationship with humanity, a relationship which eventually culminates in Jesus Christ.

April 9, 2017

Entering Into Turmoil

On this Palm Sunday, our Lord enters into the turmoil of Holy Week. Will we follow him in faith, modeling his grace, humility, and purpose, whenever we face the turmoil of this world?

April 2, 2017

Do You Believe This?

Jesus asks Martha: "Do you believe that I am the resurrection and the life?" And in so doing, he is asking us if we trust this core belief of our faith.

March 26, 2017

Wake Up! Children of Light

Half way through Lent, the children of light are urged to wake up and use the light of Christ to expose the darkness. As we examine our lives, we ask "What needs to stay and what needs to go?"

March 19, 2017

When in Doubt, Sing it Out

Our hope – while gifted to us through the love and grace of God – is a hope we experience in, with, and through one another.

March 12, 2017

Disability Acceptance Sunday

John Smyth is an expert in autism, and he shared his story as our message on Disability Acceptance Sunday.

March 5, 2017

Kept By God

God loves us, and therefore God keeps us. Once we accept that fact of faith, we can live lives of service that show God's love in transformative ways.

March 20, 2016

Faith in the Journey

Sometimes, all we can do is have faith in the journey we are on, and trust and believe that our Lord is coming to give us strength and courage for what lies in front of us.

March 13, 2016

Perceiving a New Thing

The Israelites have lost their image as God's children. The prophet alerts them to give up their sins of the past and look for a new thing that God is promising them. We look for the new things that God has for us.

March 6, 2016

Lost and Found

In this season of Lent, can we truly identify with the lost prodigal, and receive the transformative grace that embraces us like a father who runs to welcome us home?

February 28, 2016

Callings, Camps, and Christian Motorcycles

Our calling as disciples of Jesus Christ is formed in special ways by our experiences at camps and conference centers like Camp Pyoca.

February 21, 2016

Imitators in Faith

Paul calls us to mentor one another in the faith, and to set our minds and hearts on Christ Jesus in this Lenten Season.

February 14, 2016

Expressing Thanks and Gratitude

The Israelites are about to inherit the promise land from God. They are told to give thanks by offering their first fruits to God. As we travel this time of Lent, how do we offer thanks to God?

March 29, 2015

Untie It and Bring It

Are you tempted to sing "Hosanna" on Palm Sunday and skip right to shouting "Alleluia" on Easter morning? We must travel the plan of Jesus that starts with Palm Sunday and takes us to the cross and then onto the empty tomb.

March 22, 2015

The Law Written on Our Hearts

March 8, 2015

Cleaning Out

What needs cleaning out in our lives so that our focus can be totally centered on God?

March 1, 2015

Everlasting Covenant

God's promises are everlasting and eternal; how will live our lives reflects the depth of our appreciation for those eternal promises.

April 13, 2014

A Tumultuous Entrance

Jesus' triumphant entry causes praise and trembling for the Holy City, as God's act of salvation comes near.

April 6, 2014

Human and Divine

As we look at the passages where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, we ask "How do we unbind ourselves like Lazarus? What is holding us inside the tomb? What do we need to free ourselves from to experience God's resurrection power and hope?

March 23, 2014

Bunch of Whiners

Moses appealed for God's help when he couldn't take the whining anymore. And God provided for their needs - and continues to stand before us in faithfulness, loving us unconditionally through Jesus Christ our Lord.

March 16, 2014

Blessing and Promise

God offers blessing and promise - to Abram and Sarai, in the gift of his son, Jesus Christ. How to we live lives of gratitude for God's blessings and promises to us?

March 9, 2014

Wise Like God?

Adam and Eve in the garden remind us of our constant desire to be wise like God, and how God is always patient as we seek to live faithfully as his children.

March 24, 2013

He Went On Ahead

After all he had been through, Jesus chose to go on ahead to Jerusalem, and accomplish on our behalf what only he could do.

March 10, 2013

Redeemed by Grace

This is not a story about a prodigal son or a bitter older brother. It is a story about a loving, gracious God who welcomes us all back home.

March 3, 2013

Come to the Waters

There is much which leaves us empty in life. Will we fill the emptiness with the nourishment of God's Word, or the quick filling of those things which we don't need.

February 24, 2013

This Psalm Is for You

As we ride the roller coaster of life and face the steep hills and curves, we pray to God for courage and strength. Many times our prayers are answered but sometimes God is silent.

February 17, 2013

How We Face Temptation

Whenever we face temptation, we have the assurance that our Lord has already faced and conquered temptation in the wilderness.

April 1, 2012

Blessed Is the One

As we begin the Holy Week journey, how are we welcoming Jesus into our lives this Palm Sunday?

March 25, 2012

Humble Grace

Jesus offers the humble grace of God which we could never give ourselves; how we respond to that gift is a sign of our faithfulness.

December 24, 2020

God Comes to Us

No matter who we are or where we are, God comes to us in Emmanuel - God-with-us - Jesus Christ, our Messiah.

December 24, 2019

A Generous God

On this Christmas Eve, may we remember the incredible generosity of our God to show God's love in human form, Emmanuel, God with Us, Jesus the Christ.

December 24, 2018

The Power of Story

Story is powerful and transformative - for God speaks to us in our own stories, and in the ancient yet modern story of Christmas. How will we respond to hearing that story once again?

December 31, 2017

An Awesome Relationship

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Worship

Listen to our Candlelight-Communion Service on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017.

December 25, 2016

God's Daring Plan

"God's Daring Plan" - A Sermon by Barbara Brown Taylor.

December 24, 2016

The Time Has Come

The time has come to welcome God's Son into the world once again. The time has come for us to live our lives in gratitude for this gift that is born to us this night.

December 24, 2015

Do Not Be Afraid (2)

The fog of fear can envelope us greatly as human beings; but this night, the light of the world has come to shatter the darkness, and bring hope to all the world.

December 24, 2014

Do You Need Christmas?

Do you need Christmas this year? Does your life depend on it? How is God speaking to you this holy eve?

December 29, 2013

He Became Their Savior

God may be angry, sad, disappointed and upset with the way we behave. But despite our faults as humans, God choses to come into the treacherous world as a vulnerable infant because he loves us. God wants us to respond to that love with gratitude in our hearts.

December 24, 2013

Do Not Be Afraid

In the storms of life, a peaceful calm comes tonight in the form of God's Son. And we are reminded by the heavenly host: "Do not be afraid."

December 24, 2012

God With Us

No matter who we are or why we come to the manger this night, God will meet us in an exceptional, transformational way.

December 25, 2011

Through Mary and Joseph's Eyes

A retelling of what Mary and Joseph might have been thinking after "the big night," as told by Lisa Crismore and Frank Mansell.

December 24, 2011

Veiled in Flesh

Mary did not give birth to a name or an idea; she gave birth to the incarnate Word of God. For God chose to come meet us in the flesh on this holy night.

September 18, 2022

Remembering Whose We Are

September 11, 2022

Friends We Weep For

August 28, 2022

Being a Practicing Christian

August 14, 2022

Overflowing Love

July 31, 2022

One Love, One Heart

July 17, 2022

This Call is Made for You and Me!

July 10, 2022

Turn, Turn, Turn

June 26, 2022

What the World Needs Now

June 19, 2022

It's a Wonderful World

June 12, 2022

Spirit Led- Spirit Born

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