Ordinary Time

The church is entering a time of the Christian Year called Ordinary time. We tend to think of Ordinary things as plain, simple and maybe even boring. But often times our meaning and purpose is found not in the extravagant and spectacular, but the ordinary things of life and...
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What do you value?

What do you value? Is there something you possess that, if it were lost, you would go to any lengths to find? This Sunday we will hear the entirety of Luke 15 (Luke 15: 1-32). Often times we like to pluck out the last parable, the parable of the Prodigal son, and spend time with...
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Maundy Thursday Taize Prayer Service

For tonight’s Maundy Thursday Taize Prayer Service at 7 p.m. we have decorated the sanctuary in the style of the chapel at the monastery in Taize, France (below right), to enhance the experience. The Taize style of worship features quiet, contemplative praying and the...
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Only Love Wins

  A radical Muslim group burns to death another Muslim man in a cage, pictures surface from lynching and burnings in the South in the early 20th Century, a state judge directs judges of lower courts to ignore a federal judge’s order to issue gay marriage licenses, and...
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Can we do that over?

  Lessons of Loss No doubt anyone from the Seattle area has asked this question in the last several days: “Can we do that over again?” Questions of “what if” hang in the air as fans and supporters come to grips with an unbelievable loss at the end of...
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Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy

Another school…another shooting. This one close to home for those of us in WA State. Our prayers are with the the students and families in Marysville affected by today’s tragic events. We pray for God’s mercy and power to heal the brokenness that will be long...
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A Full Coffee Pot

Coffee is a staple in my house–a necessary part of getting the day started right. It has become my ritual to empty the coffee pot each night, clean it, fill it and set the timer to go off early the next morning. Our programmable coffee pot is my morning alarm. I woke up one...
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Loving Neighbor

I really appreciated this piece from Jim Wallis of Sojourners because I think it exposes the tension we are living with as Christians who are called to pray for our enemies and love our neighbors (including the ones we don’t like) and who at the same time feel the desire...
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About Prayer

Came across this wonderful blogpost on prayer. If you have ever wondered about prayers, this is a very very good piece.http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/09/19/when-prayer-becomes-control
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5th Sunday

What a great day of worship, service, fellowship and fun. We collected a lot of school supplies for children in our Sumner schools, heard a fabulous message from Regional Minister and President Sandy Messick, wrote letters to missionaries and spruced up our church grounds for all...
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