November 7, 2021 – Finding Unexpected Hope

November 7, 2021 – Finding Unexpected Hope

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Ruth 2:1-12; Hebrews 9:11-14 Today we return to the story of Ruth, and we find her and her mother-in-law, Naomi, desperate – in a land far from where they had been living, with no one to provide for them, unsure of where to find their...
October 31, 2021 – Facing Life Together

October 31, 2021 – Facing Life Together

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Ruth 1:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6a Ruth is one of the ancestors of King David (and Jesus). She was a foreigner, an immigrant, a widow – she was at the end of her rope, and yet she remains faithful to those who she loves (including her...
October 10, 2021 – Forgiveness starts with God

October 10, 2021 – Forgiveness starts with God

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Luke 7:36-50; Isaiah 53:4-6 In today’s Gospel lesson, Jesus teaches us that forgiveness, fundamentally, is like the relieving of a large debt. We all carry the weight of sin in some capacity, and forgiveness is a gift God gives to us and...