Greta Connor writes: "I used to think that the verse from Psalm 23, 'surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life...' was 'Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy shall follow you...' when I was a kid. Words we hear in church don't always resonate until later in life. Prior to the [...]
Katie Nahrwold writes: "What’s normal? It is hard to remember what we 'used to' think of as normal as we reestablish our routines and schedules today. During the pandemic, our college-age son came home and we were back to our family of six every day, every hour, every moment. To make the best of [...]
Wednesdays, 9:15–10 a.m. Online and in-person in the Centennial Room June 2–July 28 The Bible Read Along group welcomes new participants who wish to explore the poetry of the Psalms. No prior reading or experience is necessary. This is a hybrid class; you may drop-in online or in person as you are able to [...]
While the pandemic has clearly been a terrible ill for society, like many we are trying to find those silver linings as we emerge from this dark period.
These faithful third graders practiced diligently to reach this milestone. On Sunday, they will receive their own personalized Bible, the generous gift of the Allen C. Menke family.
God, giver of life and author of compassion, we celebrate your gift of love that nurtures in ways that are tender and courageous, bold and kind, mysterious and enduring.Today we pause to recognize the ways Christ’s abiding love is embodied in this congregation: In those who knit care into every stitch of the prayer blankets, in the taste [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides Hilary Scott shared this reflection on the ways their family dinners have evolved over the last 14 months: “Last night after dinner, Thomas, my 7th grader, said 'do you remember last year at this time when we were having all of those elaborate [...]
Holy God, Breath of Heaven, Our Light and Salvation, We inhale and we exhale, every breath becoming a prayer of gratitude, for it is you who, with a word, breathed light and life into creation. And it is you, Holy God, who breathes sacred life into our very beings. We breathe in your grace [...]
The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy, Gracious, and Everlasting God On Palm Sunday we are reminded that under the rule of an unjust and violent empire, your people suffered. In the midst of that suffering, your word became flesh in Jesus Christ, revealing divine love, true justice, and the gloriousness of your desire [...]
The purpose of Children and Family Ministry is to help families develop meaningful relationships with God and others, engage with church rituals and traditions, make faith relevant to daily life, and find Christ’s comfort and HOPE—even in the midst of a pandemic. Choose from three pathway classes for families on Sundays, registration is required, [...]