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.

November 16, 2015 | 02:03 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

This week we read David’s last words in 1 Samuel 23:1-7. Actually, there are ten “last words of David” recorded in the Bible, each contributing to the story in its own way.

If these words...

September 30, 2015 | 02:45 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

When I was a small child, I wasn’t quite sure how to pray. In our family, my dad prayed out loud before all meals, but when we were in restaurants, we bowed our heads and prayed silently. I was...

September 28, 2015 | 01:23 pm

Pope Francis is on his third day here in the states. It is customary for popes to name themselves after an immediate or distant predecessor, mentor, saint, or even family members. Francis has...

June 8, 2015 | 02:27 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Yesterday we celebrated Recognition Sunday which was a way to thank you for the many ways you serve and volunteer. From Scripture Readers, to servers at soup kitchen, to consistory members, to...

June 3, 2015 | 12:48 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

I’m always on the lookout for prayers that are new to me. Old prayers that have been said in cathedrals around the world, new prayers freshly written by a devoted believer, and prayers pieced...

May 20, 2015 | 10:05 am

Last Sunday morning I told a story about spilling coffee on my son. I was a new parent with this breathtaking, precious child, and I had hurt him.  That day I was horrified with myself. I...

May 13, 2015 | 11:04 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

I sometimes craft as a form of prayer. I know the Knitting Circle at West End understands the meditative quality of crafting. What’s alive in my spirit sometimes comes out in gluing, cutting, and...

May 7, 2015 | 10:42 am

I have spent the past two months working through the Sermon on the Mount with our youth group on Sundays. The Sermon on the Mount is a concentrated collection of Jesus’s teachings, from the Golden...

May 6, 2015 | 02:14 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Play dough is so fun! You can imagine a whole new world into being with play dough. I think of play dough when I read the creation stories in Genesis: God moving the holy play dough of the world...

May 4, 2015 | 04:11 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

In worship yesterday, we reflected on the creation account in Psalm 104. Too often we read creation accounts in the Bible as information about how God created the world. However, these texts have...

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