Running the Race Before Us

April 2, 2020 Hebrews 12:1-2 One of my favorite Bible passages is recorded in Hebrews, chapter 12, “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the...

Conducting Funerals

“When Jesus arrived (at Bethany), he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days,” (John 11:17). In Sunday morning’s Gospel reading from John 11:1-45, Jesus arrives in Bethany a few days after His good friend Lazarus has died. Jesus takes the time to...

Shiphrah & Puah

Collaboration with Pr. Sarah SchaafExodus 1:8-21 Let us pray, Gracious God, there is no shortage of fear in this world. Ground us in our purpose and remind us who you have created us to be as your beloved children. When life feels isolating, connect us with those who...

Rituals and Habits

“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,” (Acts 2:46). Day by day… Hour by hour… Minute by minute… Habit by habit… So, what rituals and habits have you continued to keep...

We are called by God

A New Testament verse and Prayer from this morning’s Daily Texts 2020.   “…the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29).   Let us pray, Gracious God, you kept the promises made to your people Israel through endless generations, and your words...

Annual Meeting Celebration

“Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”(Psalm 150:6) On Sunday morning, I was blessed to worship with Pastor Matthew Musteric and the people of God at Bethlehem, Pemberville. Their mission is, “Transformed by the crucified and risen Jesus, we...