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The Gifts of Christmas: The Gift of Adoption – Sanctuary


As we approach Christmas Eve, we take the time to consider how we, like Jesus, were adopted by a very special father.  Joseph, Jesus’ adoptive father, learned from an angel about the unique circumstances surrounding the special child who was being given to him to care for and raise.  And we, because of that special child’s life and death, […]

Celebrate! – Christmas Choir Concert, Sanctuary


Join us as we celebrate the joy and the good news of the Christmas season through song! Narration by Alex Johnson & Lawrence Zane FIFTH SEASON ENSEMBLE: “I’ve Got Joy” (arr. Linn) – Carole Moon, soloist CONGREGATIONAL HYMN: “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” CHANCEL CHOIR: “Sing We Now of Christmas” (arr. Prentice) CHANCEL CHOIR: “And […]

Alpha: Does God Still Heal Today? – Sanctuary


We begin wrapping up our fall Alpha series with the question: “Does God Still Heal Today?”  Rev. Emily Campbell assures us without hesitation – the answer is definitively – YES!  So why does God sometimes heal one person, but not another?  Why do impassioned prayers for healing sometimes seem to be ignored?  In the Bible, there […]

Alpha: How Can I Resist Evil? – Sanctuary


As we near the end of our fall Alpha sermon series, we look today at the question, ‘How Can I Resist Evil?’  Rev. Schaefer looked at it from the perspective that when we know the song of our lives, of the church’s life, of the life of Christ, even when we step away from the […]

Alpha: What Does the Holy Spirit Do? – Sanctuary


On St. Andrew’s Sunday, alongside the traditional bagpipes and tartan hangings, we looked at what the Holy Spirit does.  The Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the Trinity, and as such, it can be seen in action when we look around today.  Rev. Schaefer spent some time sharing how she witnessed the Holy Spirit at work […]

Alpha: Who is the Holy Spirit? – Sanctuary


As we near the end of our Alpha sermon series, we turn to the question of ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’  The Holy Spirit is the very presence of God in this world.  It’s the manifestation of God’s love, and the sign of God’s compassion.  It guides us in how we treat each other.  The […]