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Scripture, devotionals, and messages from God (and Pastor Keith)

When Heaven and Earth Meet

Pastor Keith asks us to consider when heaven and earth met, in the birth of Jesus, when “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” This week’s message is based on scripture found in John 1:1-14. This is the Third Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of “Joy.”  We open with a reading […]

Advent Preparation

The season of Advent is a time of preparation; primarily a time of spiritual preparation. Today we consider how to do that. Today’s scripture readings are Isaiah 40:1-5 and Mark 1:1-8. Prepare yourself for worship with the reading of Psalm 98: 1-6, and the singing of “A Voice Cries Out,” by Michael Joncas. This week […]

Hope in a year of hopelessness

Pastor Keith Griswold opens the season of Advent with a message of hope from Isaiah. Our scripture today is Isaiah 2:1-5 Here’s something to set the tone for Advent, from the musical “Godspell.” In the time of Isaiah, for the people of Jerusalem, there was a gathering storm that would soon sweep away their hope.  […]

Prepared for What Comes

Pastor Keith Griswold explores the Parable of the Bridesmaids found in Matthew 25:1-13 We open with a reading of Psalm 78:1-7, and the singing of I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light, Kathleen Thomerson. The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared.”  Founder Robert Baden-Powell defines that as “always be in a state […]

What our future holds…hope

Pastor Keith wraps up his three-part stewardship series with “What our future holds…hope,” based on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3.  A song to lead us into worship – All My Hope by David Crowder. Our call to worship this morning is Psalm 33:16-22. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith, love […]

Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus

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While Pastor Keith is away this week, Bill Lewis, one of our Lay Leaders, will share the message, based on Matthew 22:34-40 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-5. This is the second of a three-part series on Faith, Love and Hope. We open today’s worship with “Love the Lord Your God,” by Lincoln Brewster. 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the […]