• The season of scent

    Date: March 25, 2007 Scripture: John 12:1-8 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: This fifth Sunday in Lent, the end is getting closer, but we need to back up a bit. Today we dip into John's 12th chapter, but what happened in the 11th is crucial. Mary, Marth.. readread & listen

  • O, Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

    Date: March 18, 2007 Scripture: Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: The Sunday school teacher was reading this story from Luke 15, to his class, clearly emphasizing the resentment the older brother expressed at the return of his brother. When h.. readread & listen

  • A season of deciding

    Date: March 11, 2007 Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: I love scripture! It is ever-new. Our worship opened with parts of the lectionary reading from Isaiah 55: "Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters...why do you spend your .. readread & listen

  • A season of seeing

    Date: March 04, 2007 Scripture: Luke 13:31-35 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The Kidron Valley separates the old city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. That western slope of the Mount is covered with monuments, graves, ancient cypress and olive tre.. readread & listen

  • Wilderness Silence and Wilderness Bounty

    Date: February 25, 2007 Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: As we prepare to celebrate communion every Sunday from now until Easter Sunday in April, let us all take a moment to consider the bread on this table. Consider everything that .. readread & listen

  • Breakthrough

    Date: February 18, 2007 Scripture: Exodus 34:29-34; Luke 9:28-36 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The story line of Moses begins with his birth into slavery in Egypt, his astonishing rescue and life into Egyptian adulthood, his trickery and rebellion against the Pharaoh, an.. readread & listen

  • And...

    Date: February 04, 2007 Scripture: Luke 4:14-30 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: More than 100 million people will tune in today, even briefly. At least some of them want to see the contest, and to witness the outcome: who will receive the honor, the ring, .. readread & listen

  • The state of our union

    Date: January 28, 2007 Scripture: I Corinthians 13 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: So, do you feel like you should be at a wedding instead of in Sunday morning worship? My experience is that what we just heard appears in more wedding ceremonies than any other.. readread & listen

  • Counterscript

    Date: January 21, 2007 Scripture: Luke 4:14-21 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: How many of us have lived in a small town? My first years as a minister, I lived in a town of about 12,000. Driving the only new blue Mustang there, I learned that there was li.. readread & listen

  • Water-Marked

    Date: January 07, 2007 Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-22 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Some of the best things in life - begin - with an uneasy feeling. That's what I believe. Some of the greatest beauty - starts - with a little nauseous-ness. For example, mornin.. readread & listen

  • Endings and Beginnings

    Date: December 31, 2006 Scripture: Luke 2:41-52; Colossians 3:12-17 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: ENDINGS On this Sunday morning of New Year's Eve Day, it seems fitting that we do worship in a slightly different way. Turnings of the year provide for us opportunities to.. readread & listen

  • Away in a manger

    Date: December 24, 2006 Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7; Luke 2:1-20 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The other day, while I hurriedly shopped at Trader Joe's, she stopped me cold in my tracks. With beautiful black, naturally curly hair and an ivory complection, her dark eyes s.. readread & listen

  • Pregnant Pause

    Date: December 17, 2006 Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14, 15, 17; Luke 1:39-45 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Today's gospel reading forms a literary transition for Luke. There have been two angel appearances, one to Zechariah and one to Mary. The former, a priest, was told that his be.. readread & listen

  • For such a person, for such a time

    Date: December 10, 2006 Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: We began the Advent season last Sunday with the words of Mary set to music by J.S. Bach: "My soul magnifies the Lord." These next weeks, we continue our preparation for Christm.. readread & listen

  • On giving thanks

    Date: November 26, 2006 Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7; John 18:33-37 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Carol Kent tells this story of her sister Joy and her four-year-old son, K.C. One day when they were eating lunch, Joy decided to see what K.C.'s mind would conjure up in respo.. readread & listen

  • To See or Not To See

    Date: November 18, 2006 Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:9-18; Mark 13:1-8 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: There was a time when - if you had asked me if I liked happy endings I would probably have said - no. Happy endings are the stuff of bad Hollywood fiction - I would have said. .. readread & listen

  • Its about seeing

    Date: November 11, 2006 Scripture: Mark 12:38-44 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Today's gospel reading originates late in Jesus' ministry, between Palm Sunday and Good Friday, according to Mark. The setting: one of the outer courts of the great Temple in J.. readread & listen

  • Just One Thing

    Date: October 15, 2006 Scripture: Mark 10:17-31 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: I have to say - I really feel for this - young man in the scripture reading this morning. And it's NOT - - because he's rich. He just seems like such a nice guy to me. The scri.. readread & listen

  • Perfect Suffering and Devilish Doubts

    Date: October 08, 2006 Scripture: Job 2:1-10; Hebrews 2:5-12 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: There are two times in the book of Job when everybody just shuts up. No one speaks. They're silent. I sometimes think these two times are the best parts of the book. I think th.. readread & listen

  • Living the ways of peace

    Date: October 01, 2006 Scripture: Mark 9:38-50; Esther 7:1-10; 9:20-22 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The setting for today's reading from Mark's gospel: Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Jerusalem, to his confrontation with the authorities, and to his death. In this .. readread & listen