Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 86 – Upper Room

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Today we continued with our theme of ‘Falling Into the Psalms’ with a look at Psalm 86.  This psalm, as with many of the Psalms, was written by David.  David wrote Psalm 86 as a prayerful dialog with God, in which he named his own failing, and talked about how dependent he is on God and His […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 86 – Sanctuary

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Today we continued with our theme of ‘Falling Into the Psalms’ with a look at Psalm 86.  This psalm, as were many of the Psalms, was written by David.  It recognizes that while we are all different and lonely, we can all come together in the presence of God.  Even David was lonely, for years […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 78 – Upper Room

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On Reformation Sunday (and also the 500th Anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door), we spent time looking at Psalm 78.  As Pastor Emily went through this psalm with us, she shared that it represents a call to remember – remember the things God has done for […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 78 – Sanctuary

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As we recognized Reformation Sunday and the 500th Anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church, we focus on Psalm 78 – a psalm of remembrance.  We often learn about God through stories and parables.  It the way we teach about God and the things He’s […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 107 — Upper Room

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Today, as we looked at Psalm 107, the next installment in our series ‘Falling Into the Psalms,’ we explored the stories of deliverance presented there, and added several of our own stories of deliverance through the telling of four ‘3 Word Stories.’  Presented by Bekah Greenman, Rich Rej, and Rev. Emily Campbell, and explained through […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 107 — Sanctuary

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Today we’re looking at Psalm 107, the psalms of deliverance.  The burning question that Rev. Schaefer asked us to begin this message was: How do you capture an octopus?  You might wonder what this has to do with Psalm 107…  Well, life can be very much like capturing an octopus.  We often go along, thinking […]