Safe and Not Ashamed

For many the week after Christmas and prior to the new year is a kind of a transition. Saying goodbye to the old and preparing to say hello to the new. So naturally it is a season of reflection. I am reminded during my reflection of certain relationships that help me...

Pastor’s November Message

“What A Year!” Well, there certainly is a lot in the news that is contested at the moment. However, who can argue that this has been a year unlike any other certainly in most of our lifetimes? With Covid-19, the recent U.S. elections, political divisions, social...

Pastor’s November Message

“What’s In Your Bucket?” The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11) is a story told by Jesus to two audiences.  One audience is composed of “publicans and sinners”.  Perhaps redemption matters most to this audience.  The second audience...

Pastor’s March Message

Am I a Lake or a Reservoir? Every summer for the past 10 years or so I like to go backpacking in the Sierras with some buddies of mine.  Lots of beautiful scenery, challenging hikes, campfires, clean air and lots of oxygen under the trees.  Unfortunately for the past...

Pastor’s August Message

The Victory of Vulnerability! When King David returned to Jerusalem from his victory over the Philistines in 2 Samuel 6 he headed the procession of the Ark of the Covenant by dancing “with all his might.”  At the same time he evidently lost some of his...