God’s Promise of Faithfulness

Sunday’s Scripture –January 19, 2020 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 Reflection Something important to keep in mind when studying Paul’s writings is that he had no intention of his letters …

God’s Promise of New Life

Sunday’s Scripture –January 12, 2020 Psalm 29, Matthew 3:13-17 Reflection Most Protestant denominations recognize two sacraments: baptism and Holy Communion. A sacrament is a vehicle for God’s grace. That is, …

Green Team Summit 2020

Hosted by GA Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom is the focus of GIPL’s third annual Green Team Summit, featuring Rev. Dr. Melanie …

Epiphany

Sunday’s Scripture –January 5, 2020 Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 Reflection We say “wise men,” the Greek word is “Magi,” the song says “kings.” So just what were these guys? Well, …

Christmas Eve – What Can’t Wait

Christmas Eve Scripture –December 24, 2019 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7 Reflection The first time we actually hear Jesus called “the Messiah” in Luke is in the angelic announcement to …

Love Can’t Wait

Sunday’s Scripture –December 22, 2019 Matthew 1:18-25 Reflection Have you ever had to put all your trust in something you didn’t fully understand or maybe even at the time, believe? …

Joy Can’t Wait

Sunday’s Scripture –December 15, 2019 Isaiah 35:1-10 Luke 1:46B-55 Reflection Luke 1:46-55 is often called “Mary’s Song”, and this is the first of four “songs” in the book of Luke. …

What Can’t Wait

Have you ever heard a child or adolescent utter, “I can’t wait!!!!” As adults, we may have used the same phrase. I can’t wait for the weekend! I can’t wait …

Peace Can’t Wait

Sunday’s Scripture –December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11:1-10 Matthew 3:1-12 Reflection When reading Isaiah 11:1-10, this insurance commercial from the mid-2000s comes to mind. This portrait of the peaceable Kingdom is …

Hope Can’t Wait

Sunday’s Scripture –December 1, 2019 Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Reflection Professionals who help people in difficult situations recognize that having hope is fundamental to overcoming bad situations. Studies have been …

Christ is the Center of All

Sunday’s Scripture –November 24, 2019 Colossians 1:11-20 Background In Paul’s letter to the Colossians he speaks with urgency, reminding the church of who Jesus is and what that means for …

Faith in Public

Sunday’s Scripture –November 17, 2019 Isaiah 65:17-25 Background The book of Isaiah is a rich, complex, and massive book. Many scholars divide the book into two major sections. Chapters 1-39 …

Faith in Difficult Times

Sunday’s Scripture –November 10, 2019 Job 19:23-27 Reflection The scripture for this lesson comes from the book of Job. Job is a beautiful and complicated work. Christians, scholars, and Christian …

What Disciples Do

In these autumn weeks that lead up to Advent, our worship theme is “What Disciples Believe Do.” This isn’t to discount the significance of belief at all; instead, the theme …

Hope in Resurrection

Sunday’s Scripture –November 3, 2019 Ephesians 1:11-13 Reflection We learn from the Apostle’s Creed another attribute of what Disciples do. Disciples affirm their belief in “the communion of saints.” On …

November 23rd Health Screening

Life Line offers preventative health screenings help people understand their risk for developing chronic conditions before symptoms are present. The non-invasive screenings provided by Life Line Screening identify risk factors …

Leaving Judgment Where It Belongs

Sunday’s Scripture – October 27, 2019 Luke 18:9-14 Reflection The Pharisee was the example of an ideal religious person. He attended the temple, he prayed, he fasted two times a …

Wrestling with God

Sunday’s Scripture – October 20, 2019 Genesis 32:22-31 Reflection What does it mean to wrestle with God? We read this odd account in Genesis of Jacob wrestling with a “man”. …

PW E-News October 2019

PW News                         October  2019 Save the Date! Please make plans to join us for the Annual Northminster Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Gathering Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm The Country Club …

A Letter

Sunday Scripture – October 6, 2019 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Background In 1726 somebody called First and Second Timothy and Titus “The Pastoral Epistles” and the name stuck. These letters were …

For the love of money

Sunday Scripture – September 29, 2019 1 Timothy 6:6-10 Background Paul probably wrote First Timothy after being released from house arrest and then doing some more traveling. Timothy was serving …

The Lost

Sunday Scripture – September 15, 2019 Luke 15:1-10   Reflection Luke 15 contains three of Jesus’ parables, stories that Jesus told which made a point/taught a lesson, which reveal to …