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December 18, 2016 “Proclaiming the Good News”

On the Sunday before Christmas, Pastor Tracy focused on the shepherds (Luke 2: 8-20.) She notes that this beloved, familiar story embodies a truly revolutionary idea: that the birth of the Messiah would be announced through the lowest of the low – poor, nomadic workers on society’s fringes, living in constant fear. Today’s “shepherds” are…

December 4, 2016 “Receiving the Good News”

For the second Sunday in Advent, Pastor Tracy used the traditional story of Zechariah’s Vision  (Luke 1:5-20) as a jumping-off point for a consideration of what our role should be as a social Justice church in this scary new post-election world. Her conclusion was a ringing re-affirmation of our role in a world where the…

November 27, 2016 “Yearning for Good News”

On the first Sunday in Advent, Pastor Tracy takes us back to a similar ancient period of expectation and hope when the Jews, having been driven from their homelands by Babylon, yearned for return. (Isaiah 52:7-10 & 61:1-4) She observes that at such times, the “good News” we seek often lies within us . .…

October 23, 2016 – The Voice of Youth

October 23 was “Youth Sunday” when the members of our youth group planned and delivered the entire worship service. This included a pair sermons by Reyna and Taylor exploring the meaning of The Burning Bush and The Promised Land (From Exodus 3: 1-12) in today’s world.  For more pictures from Youth Sunday, click here.

October 9, 2016 “Under God’s Wings”

This was our annual outdoor service where we bless all our pets and other animal friends. In her sermon, Pastor Tracy wove a serious message about caring for each other out of Herrod’s fear of Jesus (Luke 13:31-35), an Australian sheepdog, a mother hen, a psychic cat and Buffy the Vampire Slayer! (Don’t ask, just…

September 18, 2016 “All is NOT Lost”

Pastor Tracy examines one of the most-repeated ideas in the Gospels: the valuable thing that is lost and then found . . .  The Lost Lamb, the Lost Coin, the Prodigal Son. She notes that these are also among the most misunderstood and misquoted passages in scripture. She explains why with a true (and scary)…