• Disturbing the comfort

    Date: August 26, 2007 Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: I was speeding along the freeway the other night (not really speeding, of course), and suddenly traffic came to a screeching crawl. A bank of flashing yellow lights on the left.. readread & listen

  • God Who?

    Date: August 05, 2007 Scripture: Hosea 11:1-11 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: As I worked with today's lectionary reading from Hosea, and as I let it work on me, I became increasingly drawn into it. The prophet Hosea wrote and preached from about 750 - 7.. readread & listen

  • Persistent

    Date: July 29, 2007 Scripture: Psalm 85:8; Luke 11:1-13; Hosea 1:2-10 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: A woman whose seven-year old daughter wanted to take violin lessons took her daughter to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping she would understand the importance of maki.. readread & listen

  • Listening for a Vision

    Date: July 22, 2007 Scripture: Amos 8:1-8 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: This morning's scripture reading is the fourth in a series of five visions found in the book of the prophet Amos. These visions move from a sense of forgiveness, to an ever mor.. readread & listen

  • All in the family

    Date: July 08, 2007 Scripture: Presbyterian Heritage Sunday; Galatians 6:1-18 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: It is nearly impossible for us to conceive of what those early congregations in Galatia must have been like. I was helped by this idea. Think of a traditional village in centra.. readread & listen

  • More than manners

    Date: July 01, 2007 Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Weeks dragged into months, waiting for news. What he heard must have seemed dreadful, because his letter back virtually smoked with bitter polemic. It was a critical time for d.. readread & listen

  • The ABC's of power

    Date: June 17, 2007 Scripture: I Kings 21:1-21a Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Pray: Holy One of Israel, you have the word of life, not just for us, but for your world. Help us to be attentive, so that in the midst of the words and silences, we may hear y.. readread & listen

  • Reality Show

    Date: June 10, 2007 Scripture: Psalm 146; Luke 7:11-17 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Let us pray: Prepare our hearts, O Lord. Turn down the volume of the words which swirl around us and in us. We desire to hear your voice, yours, that hearing, we may also live .. readread & listen

  • Three Big Words

    Date: June 03, 2007 Scripture: Rom. 5:1-5; Prov.8:1-4; 22-31 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Ole and Olga lived on an isolated farm in Minnesota. Olga was starved for affection. Ole never gave her any signs of love, and her need to be appreciated was unfulfilled. Final.. readread & listen

  • There's No Place Like Home

    Date: May 27, 2007 Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Debbie Garber Next to the Sound of Music, the Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies. Growing up, network television indulged me with yearly repeats. I loved the Technicolor and snappy m.. readread & listen

  • Spirit Led

    Date: May 20, 2007 Scripture: Luke 24:50-53; Acts 16:16-34 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: The decisions we make, over a period of time, when strung together, would begin to tell the story of who we are. Our decisions, when taken together, are the story of our identi.. readread & listen

  • Different

    Date: May 13, 2007 Scripture: John 14:18-31 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Today's gospel reading seems to go backwards chronologically. We did Easter five weeks ago, but the lectionary assignment is from the night of Jesus' betrayal and arrest. The b.. readread & listen

  • Like it or not

    Date: May 06, 2007 Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: How does one chronicle the mysterious work of the Holy Spirit, dramatic change, crisis and response? The writer of Luke-Acts gives it one of his best shots in today's lectionar.. readread & listen

  • New Life

    Date: April 29, 2007 Scripture: Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: This congregation has a connection to Tabitha/Dorcas. We have a room downstairs, on the other side of the building, named after Dorcas. One of our small groups meets there ever.. readread & listen

  • ala Dr. Seuss, Maybe

    Date: April 15, 2007 Scripture: John 20:19-31 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: With apologies to Dr. Seuss: Well, 1 They said at night it happened and it was just quite scary. The door was locked, they felt secure from soldiers, torture, very.. readread & listen

  • The Signature of Jesus

    Date: April 08, 2007 Scripture: John 20:1-18 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Back up with me a few days, before the gorgeous flowers and the lively banners and that great sound of cracking eggs. Back up with me. Come to the place where Jesus went after .. readread & listen

  • The Road

    Date: April 01, 2007 Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: I have been thinking a lot about the road Jesus traveled. A road from Jericho, past Bethany, to the Mt. of Olives, and from there he could see the city of Jerusalem. I have wal.. readread & listen

  • 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