Hungry for God’s Word

Readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:16-30 There’s an old saying that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It means that sometimes our close association with a person -through no fault of...

No Longer Ashamed

Readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 There is perhaps no experience that is so enduringly painful as shame. Many of us can still vividly recall a moment of great embarrassment from our childhood even...

Through Water and Fire

Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord Isaiah 43:1-7; Romans 6:1-11; Luke 3:15-22 Every year during the season of Epiphany we celebrate Jesus’ baptism by John at the Jordan River. What is the significance of this event, and what does it tell us about our own...

St. Paul Potluck this Sunday

Tomorrow, Jan. 6th, is our congregational New Member Potluck at 11:30 AM in school gym! Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Our hosts will be the Board of Elders and our guests of honor will be all those who have joined our congregation in...

Standing on God’s Promise

Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Advent Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-56           “Don’t get your hopes up — I’ll believe it when I see it — Don’t count your chickens before they hatch!” Such popular expressions...

Make His Paths Straight

Readings for the Second Sunday in Advent Malachi 3:1-7b; Philippians 1:2-11; Luke 3:1-14      Many kinds of preparation for Christmastime tend to be rather delicate and dainty – whether it’s decorating the mantle, setting out the fine china or considering...