Afflictions & Faith

Last year, several of our church members and guests of the congregation studied Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. We still have a few books available if you are interested to read it. Rohr proposes to faithfully embrace the abundance of the blessings in life, regardless of how, too …

Your Highest Potential

Several weeks prior to this service, we began asking people to bring in types of bread that represent their heritage to share in today’s Eucharist. These can be placed on the communion table.  “Give us this day our daily bread.” Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into …

Coming to America

In America, I had to learn the concept of banking. The small bank next door to my church was operated by Gene Sixta – a wonderful Croatian man. One day, Gene called me and asked, “Lydia, what are you doing?” I looked around, “I am at work at the moment.” Gene Sixta, the President of …

Pulpit History Revisited

History comes from a variety of sources. Photography was not common until the mid-19th century, so prior recorded history comes from written or transcribed first-hand accounts, or stories recounted orally or artistically, all of which are subject to unintentional and intentional interpretation.   Such is the case of the history of our beautiful black walnut pulpit, …

The Holocaust

by Marsha Rosenthal Thursday, May 2, 2019, was Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust (the Hebrew word for the unforgettable day is YOM HASOAH).  “Holocaust” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned). The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that …

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