U-turns Permitted
Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 12, 2020

On this dark night we look at how Jesus, by His death, broke the back of evil and began to build a new community of love and forgiveness.

Palm Sunday Online Worship

Palm Sunday Online Worship

April 5, 2020

Today is Palm Sunday, and we celebrate another online worship service. Our text is Mark 11:1-11. "Save us now!" shouted the people then. We shout the same thing today.

March 29 Online Worship

March 29 Online Worship

March 29, 2020

Join us for a brief online worship on March 29, 2020, still in the grip of the coronavirus. Our Bible passage today is Psalm 32.

March 22, 2020 Online worship

March 22, 2020 Online worship

March 25, 2020

This is a recording of our online worship of March 22, 2020. We read from Psalm 23, words of assurance and comfort in these times.

March 15, 2020 Online Worship

March 15, 2020 Online Worship

March 20, 2020

This was the first Sunday we had an online service instead of meeting together in the church due to the coronavirus. Psalm 46 was the basis for our meditation.

This is, like, the best Bible text ever!

This is, like, the best Bible text ever!

March 10, 2020

Today we read Romans 8:31-39. And these verses really are, like, the best Bible verses ever! We try to understand how Iris and Nereus would have heard these words, and how we might hear them and be encouraged and changed by them.

Real Glory!

Real Glory!

March 6, 2020

Today we look again at Romans 8:18-30. Paul speaks of how we suffer in light of the "glory" that is to be revealed to us. What is that "glory"? You may be surprised at what it is......

Creation’s Groaning

Creation’s Groaning

February 27, 2020

Today we lament. We lament the brokenness of creation. Because we are wealthy, powerful westerners, we often don't know what lament really is, and we tend to avoid it at all costs. Not today. Our key verse is Romans 8:22: "We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time." This sermon won't give you the "feel goods". But in the first week of Lent, perhaps that is OK.

Abba! Father!

Abba! Father!

February 16, 2020

Today we look at Romans 8:12-17. Paul talks a lot about the "flesh" and the "Spirit". What does he mean? And then he talks about doing away with fear and living as children of God. How did Iris and Nereus understand that? And how can we understand that?

There really is no condemnation!

There really is no condemnation!

February 2, 2020

Today we zoom in on Romans 8:1: "There is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." What did that mean to Iris and Nereus? What could it mean for us? What does "condemnation" really mean? And who is condemning you?