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Will You Give Me A Drink?

Message Title: Will you give me a drink?Theme: SeekingSeason: LentMain Text: Exodus 17:1-7Scripture Reading: John 4:5-42RCL Scripture: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42Focus: God offers water.Function: To consider the intersection between our needs and hospitality. Other Notes: *sanctified art curriculum; Pack a Pew Sunday; Noodle Dinner; Baptism class – 2 readers SCRIPTURE READING:…

How Do We Begin Again?

Message Title: How do we begin again?Theme: SeekingSeason: LentMain Text: Genesis 12:1-4a;Scripture Reading: John 3:1-17RCL Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9Focus: Abram and Nicodemus are asked to start again.Function: To consider God’s trustworthiness in the midst of stepping into the unknown.Other Notes: COMMUNION, *sanctified art curriculum, BAPTISM CLASS…

Who Will You Listen To?

Message Title: Who Will You Listen To?Theme: SeekingSeason: LENTMain Text: Genesis 2:15-17;Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:1-11RCL Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11Focus: When given the choice, Jesus chooses God while Adam & Eve choose the tempter.Function: To step into this season seeking God. Other Notes: *sanctified art curriculum, BAPTISM CLASS SCRIPTURE READING:…

Glowing Revelations

Message Title: Glowing RevelationsTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: Epiphany – Transfiguration SundayMain Text: Exodus 24:12-18;Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-9RCL Scripture: Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9Focus:  God makes a covenant with his people that impacts every aspect of life. Function: To use our bodies to glorify God.Other: Business meeting after church, Ash Wed…

Revelations of Life

Message Title: Revelations of LifeTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20;Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:21-37RCL Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37Focus: Moses calls for Israel to embrace God’s commands and live.Function:  To choose the Giver of Life through intentional practice of faith. Other Notes: VALENTINE’S DAYBlessed Be the Tie: “Blest…

Revealing a Heart Transformation

Message Title: Revealing a heart transformationTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EPIPHANYMain Text: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12);Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:13-20RCL Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10);1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5:13-20Focus:  God’s people are called out on their manipulation tactics. Function: To embrace our role as God’s people because God is good, not because we gain a reward.Other Notes:…

For the Children….? – a political rant with pictures

*Disclaimer* My words do not reflect the opinions of my congregation or denomination. They can speak for themselves. Apparently, we need to ban drag queens from reading to children…. but not if it’s a at Churches or for charity like Relay for life or domestic abuse prevention. AND as long as the person is heterosexual…

Flipped Revelations

Message Title: Flipped RevelationsTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Micah 6:1-8;Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12RCL Scripture: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12Focus: God’s kingdom does not operate like the world’s kingdom.Function: To live in the upside-down kingdom.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 5:1-12 1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up a mountain. He…

Revelation of Liberation

Message Title: Revelation of LiberationTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Isaiah 9:1-4Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:12-23RCL Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23Focus:  God’s design liberates His people. Function: To participate in shattering yokes. Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 4:12-23 2 Now when Jesus heard that John was arrested, he went to Galilee. 13 He left…

Revelations of Salvation

Message Title: Revelations of SalvationTheme: Revealing RevelationsSeason: EpiphanyMain Text: Isaiah 49:1-7;Scripture Reading: John 1:29-42RCL Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42Focus:  God promises to not give up on Israel.Function: To claim Jesus.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING: John 1:29-42 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of…

The Baptism of Jesus

Message Title: The Baptism of JesusTheme: BaptismSeason: EPIPHANYMain Text: Matthew 3:13-17Scripture Reading: Acts 10:34-43RCL Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17Focus: Jesus is baptized.Function: To make a decision about our relationship with Jesus. SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 10:34-43 34 Peter said, “I really am learning that God doesn’t show partiality to one group of people…

Tiny Baby, Enormous Gift

Message Title: Tiny Baby, Enormous GiftTheme: CHRISTMAS SUNDAY!Season: CHRISTMAS 1Main Text:Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 98; Luke 1:46-55; Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-14; Titus 2:11-14; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 1:1-4RCL Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20); Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20; Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John…

Lego Hogwarts Castle – a 3 month build

In 2018, LEGO released their Hogwarts Castle at the time it was the third largest set. I have always loved Legos but never owned a normal set of my own. I had “girl” LEGOS with purple and pink flowers, but never the real deal. This year, Josh bought me my DREAM as an early Christmas…

Advent 3- Joy

Message Title: Advent 3- Joy “Gaudete Sunday”Theme: O Come EmmanuelSeason: ADVENTMain Text: allScripture Reading: AllRCL Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11Focus:  God’s promises are good for humanity and creation. Function: To embrace joy this season through the little things. Other Notes: CHRISTMAS PROGRAM TONIGHT AT 6:30PM! – NEED A READER! SCRIPTURE READING…

Advent 2: Love

Message Title: Advent Week 2: LoveTheme: O Come EmmanuelSeason: ADVENTMain Text: AllScripture Reading: AllRCL Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12Focus: God folded His love for creation into the design.Function: To embrace advent by living God’s love in our hearts and lives.Other Notes: SCRIPTURE READING 1: Isaiah 11:1-10 READER: BO JOSH A…

Strength from the Shepherd

Message Title: Strength from the Shepherd Theme: Strength Through Trials Season: ordinary time Main Text: Jeremiah 23:1-6;  Scripture Reading: Psalm 46 RCL Scripture:  Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79 **; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Focus: God is the Good Shepherd. Function: To distinguish the Good Shepherd from the false shepherds and trust in the guidance of the Good…

Strength to Say I’m Wrong

Message Title: Strength to Say I’m WrongTheme: Strength Through TrialsSeason: ordinary timeMain Text: Malachi 4:1-2aScripture Reading: Isaiah 12RCL Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12 **; Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Focus: Israel refuses to take ownership for their wrongdoings and instead blame God. Function: To create a habit of recognizing when we are…

Christmas Letter 2022

January- We celebrated our second anniversary, still no honeymoon.😭 BUT we’ve got a baby on the way! In January, we were both still eating 100% gluten-free ‌and had fun exploring recipes and restaurants that fit our needs. (Meriah is still gluten-free but Josh has reincorporated it into his diet). February- Meriah was in hard core…

Come On God, I’m Exhausted!

Message Title: Come On God, I’m Exhausted!Theme: Strength Through TrialsSeason: Ordinary timeMain Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9Scripture Reading: Psalm 98RCL Scripture: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; Psalm 98; Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38Focus: Haggai shares God’s words of perspective with Israel. Function: To grow the habit of turning to God first when…

A Song of Forgiveness

Message Title: A Song of ForgivenessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:137-144 OR Psalm 32:1-7Scripture Reading: Luke 19:1-10RCL Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10Focus: David seeks forgiveness because of conviction through God’s Word.Function: To consider apologies, forgiveness, and making things right with God…

A Song of Darkness

Message Title:  A Song of DarknessTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 119:97-104 & Psalm 121Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-8RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8Focus: The psalmists turn to God for stability in uncertain times.Function: To embrace our moments of darkness as opportunities for growth. Other…

A Song of Celebration

Message Title: A Song of CelebrationTheme: Songs, Poetry, & PsalmsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Psalm 66:1-12 OR Psalm 111;Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19RCL Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12; 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19Focus: The Psalmists HAD to celebrate God after witnessing God’s good works.Function: To find our reasons and methods for…

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