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June 19, 2022

Fruit of the Spirit pt. 1: It Takes Faith to Love | Pastor Laia Amaya

As a church, we believe in our collective calling to love. But how do we stay in love, or what’s more, grow in love? Pastor Laia Amaya will share a message titled, “It Takes Faith To Love,” as we begin our sermon series, “Fruitful,” on the fruits of the spirit. Come join us as we go deeper together in the word of God and see what it means for our lives today.
 
Bible Verse: Romans 5:8
June 13, 2022

Sacred Trust - Pastor Tara VinCross

On Sabbath, June 11, Pastor Tara VinCross shared a message entitled, “Sacred Trust,” from a section of Paul’s letter where he instructs Timothy saying, “Guard what has been entrusted to your care” (1 Tim 6:20). What do we do with what we’ve been given? How do we live in such a way that recognizes that all that we have and all that we are is only by the grace of God? Come join us as we go deeper together in the word of God and see what it means for our lives today.

June 5, 2022

Giving in Uncertain Times - Pastor Steve McHan

When I compare these three verbs, they each make me feel differently: spend, share, give.  I’m interested in your perspective:
 
•. What I spend is gone - although I may receive great reward in return.  I love spending time with my grandchildren.  
•. What I share has mutual benefit - although I may prefer that you share your pie with me rather than I share my pie with you.  
•. What I give I allow someone else to control - although when God has control, He works everything for good - including my offerings.  
This week’s sermon passage in 1 Timothy 6:6-19 reminds us that life’s inevitable uncertainties can protect our priorities when we experience them though our heavenly Father’s perspective.
Steve McHan
Pastor for Administration
May 29, 2022

May 28, 2022 ”Ezra, pt. 5 - Not ‘Yours,’ Not ‘Mine,’ But ‘Ours.’” - Pastor Tara VinCross

On Sabbath, May 28, Pastor Tara VinCross shared a message entitled, "Not ‘Yours,' Not ‘Mine,' But ‘Ours.'" We continue in our sermon series Re[Build]: God's Promises, A Sure Foundation. In this final sermon in our series on the book of Ezra, we witness firsthand how the exiled people of God are not only restoring a building but a relationship with God. You are invited to pray and reflect on Ezra 9 and 10 in preparation for the message. Come join us as we go deeper together in the word of God and see what it means for our lives today.

May 22, 2022

May 21, 2022 ”Ezra, pt. 4 - Living Under God’s Faithfulness” - Pastor Tara VinCross

There is power in beginning again. The people of God worked hard to build the altar and lay the foundation. Then for 16 years, the work ceased. How will the people of God come back from this ‘false start’? How will the work of God begin again? We notice as we read that God does not rebuild the temple. God does not supernaturally do the work for the people. Instead, God raises up people to accomplish the will of God in some surprising ways.

This Sabbath, we continue in our sermon series Re[Build]: God's Promises, A Sure Foundation. In this series on the book of Ezra, we witness firsthand how the exiled people of God find their way. We see this week that it’s never too late to start again. Pastor Tara VinCross shared a message entitled, “Living Under God’s Faithfulness.” You are invited to pray and reflect on Ezra 5 and 6 in preparation for the message. Join us as we go deeper together in the word of God and see what it means for our lives today.

May 15, 2022

May 14, 2022 ”Ezra, pt. 3 - Success Meets Resistance” - Pastor Tara VinCross

When we step forward on the path God has called us to, we can expect to encounter opposition and adversity. God has given the people a vision - to rebuild the temple of God. And it won’t come easily. Ezra 4:4 says, "Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building.” In fact, their words not only discouraged but completely halted progress for a time. Yet, in spite of it all, God was at work in the people. This Sabbath, we continue in our sermon series Re[Build]: God's Promises, A Sure Foundation. In this series on the book of Ezra we witness firsthand how the exiled people of God find their way.

On Sabbath, May 14, Pastor Tara VinCross will share a message entitled, “Success Meets Resistance.” You are invited to pray and reflect on Ezra 4 - 5:2 in preparation for the message. Come join us as we go deeper together in the word of God and see what it means for our lives today.

May 8, 2022

May 7, 2022 ”We’ll Always Have Grace” - Pastor Mike Leno

On this Mother’s Day weekend, Pastor Mike Leno, our worship and adult education pastor, reflects on important lessons he learned from his grandmother. Listen in... 

May 1, 2022

April 30, 2022 ”Ezra, pt. 2 - Starting Over: The Struggle” - Pastor Tara VinCross

It’s not always possible to go back to the way things were. There are events in our life that change us. Sometimes you can’t restore, you must rebuild, setting out on a new path. Is it possible to move forward into new territory without fear? Certainly, the people of God faced immense challenges. This Sabbath, we continue in our new sermon series Re[Build]: God's Promises, A Sure Foundation. In this series, we will journey through the Book of Ezra as the exiled people of God find their way.
On Sabbath, April 30, Pastor Tara VinCross shared the message, “The Struggle with Starting Over.” You are invited to pray and reflect on Ezra 3 in preparation for the message. Come and go deeper together in the word of God and what this means for our lives today.
April 24, 2022

April 23, 2022 ”Ezra, pt. 1 - We’re Back! What happens now?” - Pastor Tara VinCross

The people of God in exile. We are probably divided on our experience of this word – exile. For some of us, we don’t really know what that word means. I mean we know what it means, but we don’t know what it really means...to be an exile. And for others of us, we know right away what it is to be on the outside. To have lost our sense of place, of belonging. Some of us have never known what it means to really belong. Have you ever felt like an exile?

This Sabbath, we begin a new sermon series Re[Build]: God's Promises, A Sure Foundation. In this series, we will journey through the Book of Ezra as the exiled people of God finding their way.

On Sabbath, April 23, Pastor Tara VinCross kicked-off this series with a message, “We’re Here, Now What?” You're invited to pray and reflect on Ezra 1 and 2 in preparation for the message. Come and dig deeper together in the word of God and find out what this means for our lives today.

April 17, 2022

April 16, 2022 ”On the Road to Emmaus” (Full Easter Service)

What did Jesus talk about the afternoon of his resurrection? We know he had a conversation with two depressed disciples as they walked the 7 miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Why is that conversation important? And what is our part in that conversation? Join us as we relive that dramatic story told in words and music.