Blog: Random Thoughts on Sunday's Sermon

Below are some random thoughts on this coming Sunday's message.  We hope they create a little time in your day to reflect on the journey of faith and life.  If they spur any thoughts, quotes, or experiences, please share them.  God moves among us as we share with each other.

June 23, 2014 | 01:37 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Imagine that you purchased an old sofa at Salvation Army for $20. When you get it home, you discover that it has wads of $100 bills stuffed inside--$40,000 in total! What would you do?

This...

June 20, 2014 | 12:49 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Today some of the West End Collegiate Church family are headed out of the City to the Warwick Retreat Center. Our theme this year is "Life is a Journey." Some of the things I'm looking forward to...

June 18, 2014 | 02:26 pm

On Sunday I had the opportunity and privilege to preach the message here at West End. I spoke about a disruptive peace that does not always feel comfortable or easy. Today I bring you a quote from...

June 16, 2014 | 10:26 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

I’m currently attending General Synod, the annual meeting of our denomination. On Saturday night a historic decision was made: the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Christian Reformed...

June 11, 2014 | 01:55 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Praying for peace seems to be a more consistent prayer of mine lately. I heard that yesterday's shooting at Reynolds High School marks the 74th school shooting since Sandy Hook. My heart...

June 9, 2014 | 01:47 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Yesterday something historic happened. Volunteers from West End Collegiate Church and Shearith Israel joined together to help beautify--a.k.a. pull weeds--in Riverside Park. This might...

June 6, 2014 | 11:45 am

Our theme this Sunday, June 8, is Wisdom. I’m not sure how to define wisdom, but I know some very wise people. I aspire to be wise, (though it’s takes a lot of doing). So rather than...

June 4, 2014 | 10:27 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

We are moving out of the Easter season and into a new season in the church calendar, Pentecost. Pentecost is a celebration of God emboldening the church with the gift of the movement of the...

June 2, 2014 | 10:23 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Historically, “lay” was used to designate Christians who weren’t clergy, monks or nuns. Unfortunately, overtime it has been used to designate a lesser status, as if “real” ministry can only be...

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