Pastor’s Message: May 13, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACEThis Sunday will be a particularly special one at the 11:15 a.m. service, because we will be celebrating the baptisms of not one, not two, but three children from two families who recently joined the...

Pastor’s Message: May 6, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A Ministry of Rejoicing and Weeping This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which is not a Christian holiday, but it is a significant cultural holiday. Doubtless you’ve been inundated with all the ads touting various products as “the perfect...

Pastor’s Message: April 29, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: CRAWLING BEFORE YOU WALK When people have a baby, lots of attention is focused on “firsts”: first steps, first words, and so on. And as any parent will tell you, once babies get mobile, everything changes, so all those milestones...

Pastor’s Message: April 22, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. LINDSEY ALTVATER CLIFTON:Spring Song spring songthe green of Jesus is breaking the ground and the sweet smell of delicious Jesus is opening the house and the dance of Jesus music has hold of the air and the world is turning in the body of Jesus...

Pastor’s Message: April 15, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: OBSERVING THE TRIDUUM As you read this message, we have already entered what has traditionally been known as the Triduum, the ancient Christian name for the three days of observances before Easter. The Triduum follows the Jewish...

Pastor’s Message: April 8, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: EXPERIENCING THE FULLNESS OF THE STORY This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the Christian calendar. Palm Sunday is a day of celebration, recalling the triumphal entry of Christ into...