Epiphany - Matthew 2:1-12
In the Christmas story we discover that Jesus is not hidden behind a tall fence, a posse or a security detail. Jesus came near, became one of us, and hung out – this is good news, joyful news. This week Glenn Balzer is preaching from Mark 1:40-45.
This Sunday is the first Sunday in advent. Over the next 4 weeks we have permission to dream and to hope- after all this is a season of expectation!
What does it mean to engage the powers? What does the work of transformation look like in 2018?
Using Mark 12:28-34 we will ask some questions. What is the secret of life? A good cup of coffee? Mom’s apple pie? Or might our text have something to say about this? Join us as we consider what Jesus had to say about the meaning of life.
What if God was one of us, just a stranger on the bus?
What is the meaning of life? What is the point of faith? Why even claim Christianity?
What we say matters. Words, whether thoughtfully or carelessly spoken, tell something about our hopes and expectations, or our convictions and fears.
“For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…” (Acts 15:28). This week Pastor Glenn will be preaching from Acts 15:22-35. How do we figure out how to move forward as a church when there are so many different opinions and perspectives?
Dice in the Prayer Meeting: Casting Lots! Is the practice of casting lots a Mennonite tradition that can be redeemed or is it something that should be left in the past? This Week Pastor Glenn will be preaching from Acts 1:12-26.
This sermon explores the possibility of self-giving generosity in the face of overwhelming odds
Jesus was rejected, not by strangers but by the very people he grew up with.
In a world of bullies, loud voices and over the top leaders, this week's text seems quaint and out of touch. Yet, this is the mystery of the Christian faith - it is what we perceive to be the small and insignificant that changes the world.
How do we balance our needs for rules, flexibility and grace?
This Sunday Pastor Glenn spoke from John 10:22-30. To put it mildly, this is an interesting passage. Jesus compares us to sheep, then goes on to talk about hearing, listening, and following.
"I am the vine, you are the branches." What exactly does this mean?
There are many delicious kinds of fruit. Apples, kiwis, pears, mangos, pineapples, blueberries, and the list goes on. Fruit trees seem to bear fruit almost effortlessly, unless the branch becomes disconnected from the tree. We will explore the need for connectedness.