• Hospitality & Welcome–All Saints Room 

    Beginning Sunday, May 13, Coffee House will start at 7 am–welcoming anyone for coffee, tea, and lite snacks–and continued to be facilitated by staff member Angelica Lopez. At 9:45 am the Hospitality Teams will continue to bring food to be shared before and after the Worship Service. At 10:15 am–the All Saints Room...

  • Advent Devotional – December 23, 2019

    By: Pastor Karen Brau  Readings: Genesis 17:15-22, Galatians 4:8-20, 1 Samuel 2:1-10  Longing…  If we expand the Genesis scriptures to include Chapter 17, we read the earlier story of Abraham and Sarah and their family in relationship to God. In this part of the story, Abraham and Sarah have been longing for a...

  • Advent Devotional – December 22, 2019

    By: Justin Fitch Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 1:1-7, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (7) Verses 7 and 19 of today’s Psalm are the exact same text: “Restore us, O God!” To restore is “to repair or renovate so as to return it to its original condition,” which causes me to immediately consider...

  • Advent Devotional – December 21, 2019

    By: Hannah Wright Osborn  Readings: 1 Samuel 7:23-29 John 3:31-36 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  I struggle with today’s reading from 2 Samuel about God making one nation for the people of Israel and how this passage is interpreted so widely by people today. Before learning about present day Israel and Palestine and having any...

  • Advent Devotional – December 20, 2019

    By: Emma Northcott  Readings: 2 Samuel 7:18-22 Galatians 4:1-7 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 These three readings cast us – the people of God – as servants, children, and a flock longing for salvation of the great Shepherd. It is not difficult to imagine the longings of children, in particular. From our own experiences, we...

  • Advent Devotional – December 18, 2019

    By: Rosemary Winslow  Readings: Zechariah 8:1-17, Matthew 8:14-17, 28-34, Psalm 42  Psalm 42 is a prayer-song of longing to return from exile: “I long for you as a deer longs for a stream of cool water … I thirst for you … Here in exile my heart is breaking and so I...

  • Advent Devotional – December 17, 2019

    By: Sarah Johnson  Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-12, Jude 1:7-25, Psalm 42  I love the imagery of the passage from Ezekiel 47- the trickling water from the temple that collects and builds into a river. It reminds me of the patience required in slow, trickling starts that can build and lead to great, rushing results....

  • Advent Devotional – December 16, 2019

    By: Mary Virgina Abe  Readings: Isaiah 29:17-24, Acts 5:12-16, Psalm 42  The Old Testament tells us about God’s people looking forward to a time of great rejoicing when God Himself would make all things right. God would take away leprosy, take away hunger, take away poverty, take away all evil AND everyone would...

  • Advent Devotional – December 15, 2019

    By: Rosemary Winslow  Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10, Matthew 11:2-11, James 5:7-10, Psalm 146:5-10  I grew up on a farm in the North near Canada. Winters were long. Day by day we watched the granary and hay mow regain space. Likewise, the jars of fruits and vegetables and the root vegetable bins in the cellar...

  • Advent Devotional – December 14, 2019

    By: Judy Floy Readings: 1 Samuel 2:1-8, Luke 3:1-18, Psalm 146:5-10 As it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”. If a tree falls in the forest and...