Javier’s Testimony

The elders wanted to share Javier’s testimony.  Last Sunday we welcomed Javier as a member of our church. Good morning church, I’m also going to be leaving next week to college so this is my last week here. My name is Javier Alexis Maldonado Sanchez, and I...

Reflecting on magnificence

“Pastoral work, in large part, deals with the difficulty everyone has in staying alert to the magnificence of salvation.” So says Eugene Peterson (Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work). I believe he’s right. Do you really know what it means to be “saved”? Read on....

Kept by Jesus

I love what Jesus asks God to do for His disciples in John 17:11: “Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.” What does He mean? Keep them where? From what? The passage itself gives several hints. He...

Alert to Magnificence

“Pastoral work, in large part, deals with the difficulty everyone has in staying alert to the magnificence of salvation.” So says Eugene Peterson (Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work). I believe he’s right. Do you really know what it means to be “saved”? Read on....

What can I give God?

What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD, I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. (Ps 116:12-14) I love the pairing of this answer with this question. The...