is week, we find ourselves living between Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/Easter. As important as those times of the year are, this Ordinary church time is a powerful reminder that we spend a majority of our lives doing the grunt work of spreading our faith. And though our churches are often far more filled on those Sundays, it's really these other weeks that give us the strength to continue on our Christian journey. Today, we heard the call* stories of the first four disciples. How can we be fishers of people today? Do we need to give everything up in our lives to travel the world near and far to spread the gospel message? Can we differentiate the many voices claiming to do God's work? Most importantly, what can we do each and every day to bring the kingdom of heaven to earth? What kingdom work will we choose to do?
*a divine vocation or strong inner prompting to a particular course of action
Rev. CHRIS HOUTZ
Welcome to the pastor’s blog! This page will have sermons uploaded so you can listen to them whenever you want, and I will add a brief reflection on the text, the sermon, or a little bit of both. My hope is that you will be able to see that the Bible can still speak to our world today, and that we can always find a note of God’s grace in any passage, whether it is one of the most well-known and beloved passages, or one of the most difficult readings to grasp.
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We are a friendly, multi-cultural congregation that welcomes all to worship with us as we glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; sing praises to God, the Father; and let the Holy Spirit guide our footsteps. As faithful witnesses to our Christian beliefs, we dedicate ourselves to worship, stewardship and discipleship. We will always endeavor to nurture the youth in our congregation to grow in their commitment to God and the Church and to become active participants in the life and work of the Church.
We commit ourselves to evangelism and mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all people in a variety of ways in our community and beyond.
We will continue to be open to God’s presence, leading us into new pathways of ministry and service for the betterment of the community and to the glory of Jesus Christ our Savior. -
-ratified by congregational vote, January 27, 2008
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