Upcoming Services

The sanctuary will be open for limited in-person worship in addition to our online worship.  Remember, our protocols (click here) are for limited numbers and masks and social distancing.

Don’t Try This at Home

1 Samuel 17:32-49 and Mark 4:35-41

Sunday, June 20th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Both texts encourage us to trust that we have what we need to deal with what is before us – no matter how daunting. However, we are to find our way, not copy others.

 

Music: “Let It Be” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Faith and Despair

Mark 5:21-43

Sunday, June 27th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

These two healing stories show the power of faith, even amid despair. Can we still find access to faith amid our challenges and hurts?

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. Sue Smith

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. Linda Goeddel

The Power of Leadership

Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Mark 6:30-34. 53-56

Sunday, July 18th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

From a biblical perspective, the job of leaders is to be on a journey to God and to help others do the same. The failure of leaders to be genuinely concerned about seeking God is disastrous. A sincere attempt is inspiring. How are we being called to lead?

Seeing Signs

John 6:24-35

Sunday, August 1st, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

There is spiritual and physical hunger, and there is spiritual and physical sight. What Jesus offers is ultimate and eternal, but if our focus is on the physical, we will miss what he has to offer.

A Tale of Two Kings

2 Samuel 11:1-15 and John 6:1-21

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Jesus was the King who rejected being King. His was a transformative path which offered people true life. David acted like a human King – taking what he wanted and seeking to cover up the truth of his abuse.

Seeing Signs

John 6:24-35

Sunday, August 1st, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

There is spiritual and physical hunger, and there is spiritual and physical sight. What Jesus offers is ultimate and eternal, but if our focus is on the physical, we will miss what he has to offer.

Living As We Die

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 and John 6:35, 41-51

Sunday, August 8th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Jesus points to an access to that which is eternal through his life and presence. David’s story shows that the gateway to the eternal often passes through the reality of suffering and consequence.

We Are What We Eat

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 and John 6:51-58

Sunday, August 15th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

This is among the most challenging teachings of Jesus about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. Solomon asks for wisdom and is blessed by his request and heart’s desire. What do we desire? What are we consuming? We will become what we eat.

The Spirit Gives Us

1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43 and John 6:56-69

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The dedication of the temple and Jesus’ teaching bear witness to the spiritual dimension, which Jesus says alone gives life. What role does the spiritual play in our lives? Where do we find life?

The Eye of the Heart

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The Song of Solomon lifts up the wisdom of the heart as the way to God. Jesus challenges the legalism of the Pharisees as failing in heart wisdom.

Wholeness

Mark 7:24-37

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 : 9:15 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Jesus is about creating a new humanity, one which is truly whole. One capable of true hearing, true speech, true inclusion, and true faith.