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Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 27 – Sanctuary


Today, we started a new series for the fall entitled ‘Falling Into the Psalms.  Our first look was at chapter Psalm 27 – ‘The LORD is my light, and my salvation–whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?’  This psalm, written by King David as he is facing […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Sanctuary


As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Teaching Discipleship: Paul — Sanctuary


As we close our series, ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ we will end with one question – What choices will you make in your own life when it comes to your faith?  Rev. Schaefer shared with us a comparison of the story of Lot’s wife, who looked back at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah against God’s instruction, […]

Teaching Discipleship: Stephen – Sanctuary


As we continue our Teaching Discipleship sermon series, we looked this week at Stephen, the first Deacon and the first martyr for the Christian faith.  Stephen was an example of someone who didn’t take the easy way out.  He stood up for his faith, fervently and to the end.  He didn’t turn away Christ and […]

Created by God, Built for a Purpose – Sanctuary


This week, during VBS, we learned that we are created by God, and we are built for a purpose.  We learned that God created each of us for special reasons.  We’ve each been given special gifts – gifts to guide us toward our life purpose, gifts that are blessed and ordained by God.  If we […]

Teaching Discipleship: Thomas — Sanctuary


As we honored Anniversary Sunday, welcomed New Members and conducted Communion, we also continued with our sermon series of Teaching Discipleship by looking at the Apostle Thomas.  Thomas was widely known as Doubting Thomas for his refusal to acknowledge the return of Jesus after his crucifixion before he, himself, personally witnessed the wounds from the cross in […]