Click here for the Word Doc.. Click here for the PDF.. Unforgettable – 10.30.2022 Exodus 13:1-10 There’s an old story about a man and his son who were up camping at their family cabin up north. In the night, the cabin caught fire, and in the chaos the man got out the front door, but the son was trapped on the balcony with the room on fire behind him. And the father called up to his son, “it’s not that far, you just have to jump down to me.” And it’s the middle of the night, d
Click here to get the Word DOC.. Click here to get the PDF.. Unforgettable [Exodus 13] One summer night during a severe thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small son into bed. She was about to turn the light off when he asked in a trembling voice, “Mommy, will you stay with me all night?” Smiling, the mother gave him a warm, reassuring hug and said tenderly, “I can’t dear. I have to sleep in Daddy’s room.” A long silence followed. At last it was broken by a shaky voice sayi
Click here for the Word Doc.. Click here for the PDF.. The Exodus 10.23.2022 [Exodus 12] One of the things I haven’t talked about all that much in my time as your pastor is my heritage. My family is, like, SUUUPER German. On my dad’s side of the family, our last name is very german, Mannschreck – and of course I was always told growing up if you wanted to be more authentic you have to say it like you’re gargling rocks. Mannschreck. The word SCHRECK apparently means Fear, and
Click here for the Word Doc.. Click here for the PDF.. Yikes- October 16, 2022 [Exodus 11] You know, I do this thing when I’m prepping my sermon calendar – I try to map it out for a whole year. First we’ll read this area, and then we’ll shift and read some of this – and I’m trying to show you guys that the bible is an incredible text that teaches us about the character of God and helps us love him more. But sometimes there are really challenging passages, things a lot of past
Click here for the Word Doc.. Click here for the PDF.. Life FOR God – 10.09.2022 [Luke 15:25-32] This is the final sermon in our series called WITH, based on the brilliant book from Skye Jethani of the same name. This series is for those who love Jesus, but have always wondered if there wasn’t something missing from their connection to God. Even admitting that can feel like a failure of sorts. To look around at church, to look at our spiritual journey and wonder if we’ve got
Click here for the WORD Doc.. Click here for the PDF.. Life FROM God – 10.02.2022 [Luke 15:11-24] Have you ever wondered – what is the big deal with Adam and Eve in the bible? Like, is it really so terrible to have a bite of an apple? I mean, I dunno sometimes it just seems like God is being really unreasonable. Banishing them from the garden forever – over a first time offense. And what is it that’s SO terrible about eating the fruit from that tree? It’s not hurting anybody.
Newsletter – October, 2022 Greetings from the desk of the Pastor! Despite the gloomy weather, in our hearts and around our homes – fall is often one of my absolute favorite seasons. From apple picking to wearing layers, pumpkin spiced treats and yes – even those ridiculous Halloween decorations that perhaps show up a little too early – it’s a very festive time of year. In light of the recent town hall meeting, the survey that went with it and the resulting plan of action for
Pastor’s Bookshelf - Welcome to my bookshelf!
Each month I will discuss a recent book that I’ve finished.
*disclaimer; I don’t always have time to sit and read physical books, but I do quite a bit of my reading through audiobooks these days.* This month I’d like to talk about
How We Love Matters By Albert Tate A few months ago I was listening to one of my favorite Podcasts (the Holy Post) and they interviewed Albert Tate to talk about his new book. I am always on the look