Entries by Ronald MCKINNEY

Faith for the Ice Age

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020 – Pastor Steve Clark preaching Click here after 9 am Sunday  for worship video For this Sunday, READ Ezra 3:10-13 and REFLECT: After several generations in exile in Babylon, most of the people of Israel have returned to their beloved homeland and their capital city of Jerusalem. Under the prodding and guidance of Ezra, […]

Comparing goats and sheep

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020 – Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching Click here for worship video For this Sunday, READ Matthew 25:31-46 [The Message translation if you can]. Consider if you are “baahing or bleating” – goat/sheep comparison. This parable summarizes the point of Jesus’ ministries and is quite important for us to receive and consider mindfully. […]

Finding a Bigger Story

Sunday July 5, 2020 – Pastor Steve Clark preaching – “Finding a Bigger Story” Click here for Worship Video For this Sunday, READ John 4:1-29 and REFLECT: In this probably-familiar story, there is a lot of back-and-forth conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Imagine yourself there, listening in to the conversation. What question(s) would you have for Jesus? How do you […]

Settle Down … and Sing

Click here for worship video Sunday June 28, 2020 Pastor Steve Clark preaching READ Jeremiah 29:1-14 and REFLECT: This text tells about a letter the prophet sends to the community of Israelites now living in the foreign city of Babylon, taken there as captives when the Babylonians defeated Israel and turned Israel into a vassal state. Imagine what […]

The Centurion

Sunday June 21, 2020 – Rev. Steve Clark preaching Click here to view worship video For this Sunday, READ Acts 10 and REFLECT: What questions or thoughts do you have after reading this story? What similarities do you see in the story with the story of Saul’s conversion we read last Sunday (Acts 9:1-20)? What differences do you notice? […]

Restored

Click here for Worship Video Sunday June 14, 2020 Pastor Steve Clark preaching    For this Sunday, READ Acts 9:1-20 and REFLECT: What details in this story catch your attention and make you want to know more? Imagine you had a chance to talk to Saul a couple weeks after his experience on the road to Damascus. What question(s) would you ask him? What […]

When plans fall apart

Click here for worship video Sunday June 7, 2020 Pastor Steve Clark preaching THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 7, is a Communion Sunday. If you would like to participate in celebrating the sacrament, have your bread/cracker/cookie/? and juice/wine/water/? ready when you begin the video and join the service. We also receive the offering for the Deacons’ Fund the first […]

Pentecost

Day of Pentecost Sunday, May 31 Pastor Steve Clark preaching Click here for worship video For this Sunday, READ Acts 1:1-14 and 2:41-47. Then REFLECT: What stands out for you in either of these passages? What questions do you have? Imagine yourself as one of the disciples hearing Jesus’ words in 1:4-8. What question(s) would you want to ask him, […]

7th Sunday of Easter

Sunday May 24 – Steve Clark Preaching For THIS SUNDAY, MAY 24 – READ Exodus 5:1-2; 7:8-23. Then REFLECT: These texts are two scenes from a much longer story about the Lord using Moses and Aaron in the work of liberating the Israelites from slavery under the Pharaoh of Egypt. What details in these texts stand out […]

6th Sunday of Easter

Worship video Sunday May 17, 2020 – Steve Clark preaching READ Matthew 14:22-33 and REFLECT: Why do you think Jesus made the disciples “go on ahead” without him? How might you have felt about that if you were one of the disciples? What kind of reasons can you think of for Peter’s request of Jesus in […]