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Good Friday
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April 19, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Carla Olsen Draper

Scripture: John 19:1-30

On Good Friday the ways of God stand in stark contrast to the ways of humanity.  On this day the mystery of God’s wondrous love and power are displayed and suffering and death.  We will never fully understand the crucifixion but understanding is not the purpose of the day. On Good Friday we gather as God’s people to stand in awe and horror, in wonder and gratitude at the foot of the cross. 

Join us as we reflect on Jesus’ passion and gather around His table to remember and receive the gracious gifts he won for us on the cross.

No Turning Back

February 9/10, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: John 6:60-69

I remember a conversation from years ago where a pilot friend of mine talked about the “point of no return.” Apparently, in the world of avionics, there is a point in a flight path where turning back to where you began the flight is no longer a feasible or viable option.  

The early followers of Jesus were not versed in this train of thought! At a critical juncture, many of them felt very comfortable turning back, away from Jesus. Jesus’ question to the remaining disciples (“Do you want to leave too?”) is very “to the point” and their response is so insightful and authentic. We’ll visit that question and response and evaluate the depth of our commitment to Jesus and His Kingdom this weekend. We’ll end with a reminder of what our commitment to Jesus ought to look like and how we express such a commitment in many ways, including water baptism.

Who knows? Something remarkably “spontaneous” might just happen! This might be my favorite weekend of the year after Easter! I so hope you’ll be able to join us!!