“Parables of The Finder”
Rev Kim Burke
March 24, 2019

When I told my younger son that our scripture for this weekend focuses on the Lost Parables (Luke 15:1-10), he laughed and said I should have a lot of material to choose from because I seem to lose things occasionally.  The irony of this conversation was that, while we were talking, I was walking around looking for my paycheck. I had it, and then (MORE)

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“How Can We Turn Things Around”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
March 17, 2019

Have you ever been to a carnival fun house and looked in those funny mirrors that make you look really thin and tall? Or really short and wide? I remember going to Silver Dollar City and walking into a house where everything is upside down. You are walking on the ceiling and the furniture is overhead. It is kind of disorienting. My mind kept wanting to turn things over and make them right. (MORE)

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Requiem by John Rutter
Chancel Choir
March 17, 2019

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Message from Luke 4:1-13
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
March 10, 2019

Our focus during these 40 days of Lent will be on the Upside Down Kingdom. We’ve been called to live in a way that may not always fit in with the culture around us. Amongst many things, living this way can take a lot of strength, deep roots, and a firm commitment. (MORE)

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Reflections
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
March 6, 2019

Children and youth programming and some small groups will be replaced with family worship. When children and youth see all the adults they love and respect wearing ashes and they themselves are marked with ashes, they know they belong. They are one of God’s people. Other days they may know that with their minds, but on Ash Wednesday they know it in a powerful way with their eyes. Attend dinner at 5:15 then head to worship at 6pm.

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“What Happened and Who Will We Be”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
March 3, 2019

I returned home from a long and challenging trip. As I pulled my bag out of the car, my loving wife came out to greet me with a hug and a kiss. Inside my kids came out of their rooms to say hello and ask how I was doing. My faithful dog stood at my feet, wagging her tail happily. The cats just ignored me, (MORE)

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“What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
February 24, 2019

Our United Methodist denomination will begin this Saturday to discern how to handle the last prohibitions regarding ordination of LGBTQ+ persons and same-gendered weddings. Why is there so much confusion among our delegates on how to handle these issues? People do (MORE)

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“Who Can We Exclude?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
February 17, 2019

I hear the word, “tribalism,” a lot these days. Many people are concerned that as a nation we are becoming more divided. We are more likely to segregate ourselves into like-minded groups. We reinforce our own beliefs and prejudices with social media. We are more likely to think of “others” as not only different but even as evil. Understanding is seen as unimportant and Compromise has become something of a dirty word. (MORE)

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“Psalms”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
February 10, 2019

We conclude our 5-week worship series on the Psalms this weekend. Our focus will be on the Psalms for the Community. **Every year, the faithful community would take a pilgrimage to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Along the way, the sojourners looked (MORE)

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“Psalms of Lament”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
February 3, 2019

This weekend, we’ll be focusing on the Psalms of Lament. Perhaps not the most exciting ones to think about, but maybe the most real and authentic ones. There are more Psalms of Lament than any other Psalms. (MORE)

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“Historical Psalms”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
January 27, 2019

“When it comes to our children, we’re responsible for the praying and the teaching and God’s responsible for the outcome and the keeping.” (MORE)
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“The Nature Psalms Sing of God”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
January 20, 2019

Do you ever feel rushed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Scattered? Misunderstood? Mistreated? Disconnected from God and/or the people around you? If any of this sounds like you, the Psalms might be a very helpful resource for you.(MORE)

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“Psalms of Thanksgiving — Prayers for the Individual”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
January 13, 2019

This weekend we begin our 5-week series on the book of Psalms. I’ve heard from many of you that you are doing the daily readings. Whether or not you read them everyday or periodically, I hope the readings are speaking to you. (MORE)

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“What Will Your Journey Be in 2019?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
January 6, 2019

Most of us have taken the Christmas decorations down and put them away. The thrill of some of the Christmas presents is already wearing off. Some toys have already broken. Is Christmas over? What comes after Christmas? (MORE)