• 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

  • What Kind of Armor?

    Date: August 27, 2006 Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: In my first or second year as a pastor I led a funeral service - that I think back to from time to time. I think back to it - and to the unpleasantness of some of the memories... readread & listen

  • Reality Bites

    Date: August 13, 2006 Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Aimee Moiso Today's scripture lesson comes from the letter to the church at Ephesus. The letter has traditionally been attributed to Paul or a follower well versed in Pauline thought, and .. readread & listen

  • Deepening

    Date: July 30, 2006 Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: In 2001, a group of us walked the stone-paved, column-lined streets of ancient Ephesus, in Asia Minor. One of the world's most magnificent archaeological sites, we strolled pas.. readread & listen

  • New world a-comin'

    Date: July 16, 2006 Scripture: Mark 6:14-29 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: I suspect that today's lectionary reading from the gospel of Mark is not among our favorites. I doubt if any of us memorized it as a child, nor do we often read it to our child.. readread & listen

  • Good and messy

    Date: July 09, 2006 Scripture: Mark 6:1-13 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Did you ever want to have a conversation with Jesus? I often do. These two episodes prompt one for me. It might go something like this: Jesus, you were a carpenter. That w.. readread & listen