Pastor’s Ponderings…

The disciples were baffled that Jesus was sleeping in the boat as the waves crashed upon them and they took on water.  A treacherous moment; a cartoonist might have a lot of fun with this story.  Can’t you just see Jesus sleepily stretching, yawning, and then like hitting a snooze button, he asked...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

On Sunday, following worship, we’ll gather in Pontoppidan Hall for our bi-annual Congregational Meeting.  As a matter of course, we hold 2 congregational meetings each year; 1 in Jan./Feb. to vote on a budget that will fund our mission and ministry for the fiscal/calendar year and a 2nd meeting usually May/June...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

The story of the day of Pentecost is packed with power! The power of the ancient history of the 50 days post Passover celebration within the Hebrew community draws people together. The power of God to transform a point in time into something completely unexpected is once again demonstrated. The...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

We continue this Sunday, to reflect on how it is that we find life and strength and JOY in Jesus, our risen savior, teacher and friend. Again we hear the invitation to ABIDE in God’s love. We often speak about the love of God and how central faith is to our lives, but...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

This Sunday, even though we are still in the Easter season, our gospel lesson takes us back in time to when Jesus, prior to his arrest and crucifixion, is teaching his disciples about the relationship between God and Jesus and God and all of us.  The vine and the branches are an...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

We call it Good Shepherd Sunday. Each year, in the season of Easter, we read several of the scriptures that depict Jesus as the one who cares for the people of God, represented by sheep. The shepherd imagery can be found in many places; Sunday we hear from the Gospel...

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Pastor’s Ponderings…

Resurrection comes in many shapes and sizes. Have you been aware this week of signs of God bringing Resurrection power into the world? Where have you witnessed to the power of God to bring new life, where there once was death or suffering or despair? Maybe in yourself as well...

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Pastor's Ponderings..

During the Sundays of Lent we are taking a closer look at the covenants God has made with God’s people and walking through the story of Jesus’ teaching, death and resurrection once again. The covenant with Noah shows us a God who promises to not do us harm, but instead...

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Pastor's Ponderings…

In the season of ADVENT we enter into the story of humanity longing for, waiting for a savior.  We hear the voices of our ancestors, oppressed and suffering, telling the stories generation after generation about a time that would one day arrive when God would act on their behalf.   They longed for...

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