The Bible’s printed words are all about the same size, whether talking about who begat whom, Jesus’ innermost words to his disciples, or the drama of Jesus' last days on earth—the passion story of Christ. Yet this Sunday is Easter Sunday, and in it Pastor Charles Webb helps us to bring the message to life, listening behind the scenes --eavesdropping on the story. And in this, being more fully aware of what this Easter message means in our own lives. Combined with special singing, scripture, prayer—we hope that you will be blessed by being with us in our church without walls this Easter Sunday week. Continue reading →
Did Jesus know at the first of the week as he entered Jerusalem that by the time it all ended, he would be put to death on a cross? Did he know the shouts of Hosanna! that rang in his ears would be replaced by shouts of Crucify him! just days later? Did he intentionally choose to ride on a donkey, to make a statement about leadership?
We can't know what was on Jesus' mind. But if you join us in worship, we will look at the significance of what we've come to call Palm Sunday--in four words. Rev. Bob Shaw brings these speaking from Luke 19. Continue reading →
A special letter came from someone in prison, and in it, a treasure that would last through eternity. This letter-- to Christians in Philippi-- held the innermost thoughts of the Apostle Paul as he is nearing his own death, and speaks of what really matters in this world. Paul’s words ring clear for us today, too-and are at the core of our worship this week. Continue reading →
"Oh, brother!" he may have thought, as he neared home from his work in the fields and found a party going on. He may have wanted to do anything BUT celebrate the return of his troublesome brother. Our worship today looks at the well-known story of the prodigal son---but takes a back door approach on what it might have been like to be his older brother- with a lesson for all of us about relationships, redemption, and following the ways of Christ. Continue reading →