1. Sermons : It Takes People

    Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
    Psalm 1

    In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus – for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.”

    So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.”  So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, and Matthias.  Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart.  Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”

    And they cast lots for them; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

    The Word of God for the People of God.

                Thanks be to God.

  2. Newsletters : May 16, 2018

    May 16 Newsletter

    Concerns & Celebrations, Movie Night: Poverty, Interfaith Interaction, Threshold, Urban Ministries Shelter Meal, In the Library, Christian Education News, Westminster School for Children, New Member Bios, Local Missions Update, Capital Campaign, Nominated Officer Bios, Preaching Schedule,
    Worship Volunteers

  3. Bulletins : May 2018

    May 6, 2018 Bulletin
    May 13, 2018 Bulletin
    May 20, 2018 Bulletin

  4. Sermons : Commanded to Love Each Other

    John 15:9-17
    Psalm 98

    “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  One of my favorite things about Youth Sundays is how often someone says to me, “They’re gunning for your job,” or, “you’d better step it up next week, preacher.”  Those are ways of saying to me what many of you did directly to the youth – their (your) leadership last Sunday was extraordinary.  The ways you worked through the text, wove the pieces together, framed your experiences in light of your faith.  That is a credit to you all, and the many adults who work in partnership with you, under Taylor‘s wonderful leadership.  Thank you.

    This thing only works together.  That’s what Jesus is talking about in today’s text.  When anything works around here it is because, with God’s help, it is because a bunch of people are willing to give of themselves.  These wonderful musicians know better than I do the best choirs work on blending and pace and each section coming in at the right time, the expert way Monica shapes and nudges and brings the best out of everyone.  For God’s glory.  Like they do each Sunday and like they will tonight – you should come, it’s always amazing.  The same with confirmation mentors and youth advisors and church school teachers who prepare lessons.  It only works – these things or anything else – because we are in it, with God’s help, together.

    But being community – living up close – is hard.  Being upset with people we don’t know well, coworkers at a distance, celebrities behaving ridiculously, political figures who make us so angry.  That’s not as hard.  As frustrated as they might make us we can keep them at arm’s length, we can think whatever we like, and if they are public people we are sure to find a chorus of places on television or the internet to reinforce what we already think.

  5. Newsletters : May 2, 2018

    May 2 Newsletter

    In this Issue
    Concerns & Celebrations, In the Library, Music News, We Love Our Volunteers, Capital Campaign News, Aperture: Signs and Wonders: Two Families Who Share a Heart,  Property Manager Opening, Easter Offer Update, Faith Family Circles, Youth Sunday, Westminster School for Children, Community Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities, Preaching Schedule, Worship Volunteers