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Advent 2021: "Close to Home"

Come join us this Advent to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Pastors’ Writings (Newsletter & Other)

Advent or Christmas?

  Advent and Christmas are liturgical seasons. Advent comes first and lasts about four weeks (there are always 4 Sundays of Advent). Only after Advent is complete does Christmas take place. December 25 marks the beginning of Christmas and goes through January 5. How very different this is in today’s popular cultural. First of all, within popular culture, there is no Advent to speak of. Some have probably heard of “Advent calendars” in which every day a window of sorts…

Your “Money Story”

  Each one of us has a money story. I do, and recently I’ve spent some time thinking about and “writing” my personal money story. My particular story, like each of yours, has all the important parts of a good story: a setting a cast of characters a plot conflict a certain tone and an overall theme As I said, each of us has a personal money story. Our stories are unique to us, although there may be elements of…

Pastor’s Report (charge conference)

  Pastor Drew’s 2021 Charge Conference Report July 1, 2021, marked the completion of my first year here and the beginning of my second year. The past year posed a number of unique challenges, but it also gave us an opportunity to begin to forge a new path forward. Transitioning to a new appointment for me and to a new pastor for the congregation in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic was an exceptional challenge for all of us.…

Sermons

November 21: I Choose Thankful

  Audio of FULL service Video of FULL service November 21: Thanksgiving Sunday Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 A lot of people like the musical, South Pacific, including many among us, I’m sure. On one level, South Pacific is a love story, and who doesn’t like a good love story? But this love story is just the means for addressing what Rogers and Hammerstein really wanted to address, which is the hateful nature of racism. In the musical, Lt. Joe Cable,…

November 14: Not One Stone

  Audio of FULL service Video of FULL service November 14, 2021 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost Scriptures: Mark 13:1-8; 1 Samuel 2:1-10 How many of you have been to the top of what will always be to me the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago (which is now named the Willis Tower)? At 110 stories, it was the tallest building in the world until 1998. Today, it’s the 12th tallest building in the world. The 103rd story is the Skydeck,…

November 7: Yes, There’s Good News

  Sermon audio only Full worship service audio November 7, 2021 – All Saints Sunday Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6 When a loved one dies, what’s the good news? When a son or daughter dies, what’s the good news? Is there even good news at all? Here’s a truth about me: I don’t personally know what it is to grieve deeply. I’ve never had to grieve the death of dearly close friend or family member. This means that for the most part,…

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828 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060