Pentecost: The Season of the Church

The Day of Pentecost marks the Sunday seven weeks (49 days) after Easter when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church (Acts 2).  On this day God gave the early Christians the gift of the Holy Spirit to…

Is it really Christ OR doctrine?

Is it really Christ OR doctrine?

To put it another way: do we need to choose between Jesus and Doctrine? We just have to share this from Jason Harris over at his blog. His basic contention is with the “Only love Jesus” crowd, and makes the…

Pastor's Epiphany message

Pastor’s Epiphany message

Dear Reader, Epiphany is the season of the church after Christmas.  Epiphany comes from a Greek word which means to “shine” or to “reveal.”  In these days after Christmas when the chocolate and candy bowl at home never seems to…

No room at the inn

Alexis Chauvet (1837-1871) wrote an Offertoire for the Third Sunday in Advent, an arrangement of a 15th century French Noël, Nous voici dans la ville.  The carol poetically chronicles the excuses offered by various Bethlehem innkeepers to Mary and Joseph, all…

Pastor’s Christmas Message

Dear Reader, The time leading up to and after Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions for many. Darkness comes earlier in the evening and the temperature drops.  Memories of loved one lost this time of year stay with…