April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 Today is Easter, the most important day of the Christian year! Today we celebrate the Good News that even death cannot stop God’s love – God pursues us relentlessly and offers us unimaginable grace and...
March 21, 2021 – Interrupted by A New Promise

March 21, 2021 – Interrupted by A New Promise

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 In Jesus, God renews God’s commitment to us – promises to always be for us, and gives us the strength to respond in kind.  In Jesus, God has done something new – a new covenant, as the prophet Jeremiah...
March 14, 2021 – Interrupted by Eternal Life

March 14, 2021 – Interrupted by Eternal Life

Michelle Hettmann Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-7; John 3:1-21 Nicodemus, a religious leader, comes to Jesus looking for answers.  He seems to have an inkling of faith – a sense that, in Jesus, God is doing something special – but he isn’t sure what to make of it.  Jesus...
March 7, 2021 – Interrupting Business-As-Usual

March 7, 2021 – Interrupting Business-As-Usual

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22 When Jesus walks into the temple in Jerusalem, he sees a lot of “business” being transacted – religious business, economic activity, social interaction, and more.  But Jesus isn’t happy about this – he sees...
February 28, 2021 – Interrupted Expectations

February 28, 2021 – Interrupted Expectations

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38 Sometimes our expectations – about how the world should work, about how we should live, and about who God is – need to be interrupted, challenged, turned upside-down.  In today’s Gospel story, Peter has...