A Word from Rick: November 4, 2022

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The All Saints Day service is a powerful worship experience, offering healing to the congregation and to each individual as we honor and remember those who have died, and celebrate the hope of Christ‘s salvation. All Saints Day is not new but has deep roots in our Christian heritage. I read more »

A Word from Rick: October 22, 2022

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Jesus gathered up his disciples. They were anything but alike. Even the fishermen had differences that come out in the Gospels. But these are the people Jesus chose to be his family. Different, even antagonistic toward one another. Yet they were a functioning dysfunctional family, held together by their love read more »

A Word from Rick: October 14, 2022

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Friends and Family Sunday, a celebration of life together with God. The relationship of people sharing sacred times together as well as everyday life is often referred to metaphorically as a church family. Think of this as you read through the Bible and you will begin to see that God read more »

A Word from Rick: September 23, 2022

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In the Gospel of Mark 9: 38-40, we read about a man performing exorcisms in Jesus’s name, but he’s not one of Jesus’s regular traveling companions known as the Disciples, who will later become Apostles. The inner circle, their group. The Apostle John tries to stop the man because he read more »

A Word from Rick: September 2, 2022

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notes on the Bible

Who do you love? It’s a question that appears in song lyrics, poems, and likely many a couple’s quarrels. It can be frivolous or meaningful, or in one case, a most profound question. Jesus was kind of funny about making disciples. Whenever the crowd of followers got big, he’d say read more »