A circle of friends on pilgrimage for the love of God

Easter – Hallelujah

Easter 2 2022Rev. Doug FloydActs 5:12–29, Psalm 111, Revelation 1:1-19, John 20:19–31 We are in the days of hilarious celebration. Eastertide is a time for feasting, laughter and even jokes. In the Resurrection of Jesus Christ we rejoice in the one-time event of Jesus conquering sin and death in the grave. At the same time,…

Easter – All Shall Be Well

Rev. Doug Floyd Easter 2022 (Updated from Easter Vigil 2016)Rev, Doug Floyd Back before. Before bombings in Ukraine. Back before 82 million refugees wandering the earth. Back before 24 hour news cycles. Back before never-ending political ranker. Back before Facebook and emails. Back before business lunches and late night study sessions. Back before grandchildren, children.…

Lent 3 – Fruits of Repentance

Rev. Doug Floyd Lent 3 – Fruits of RepentanceRev. Doug FloydExodus 3:1-15, Psalm 103, I Corinthians 10:1–13, Luke 13:1-9 The recent film Belfast immerses us into an Irish neighborhood at the beginning of the troubles in 1969. We see the world primarily through the eyes of nine-year-old Buddy. He lives in a world populated by his family and all the families of…

Draw Near with Faith

Draw Near with FaithLent 2Rev. Isaac BradshawMarch 13 2022Genesis 15:1–18, Psalm 27:7-14, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:22-35 If you were around in the late 1990s you may remember a particularly odd evangelical or fundamentalist interpretation of haunted houses. They were called Judgement House, and well-meaning youth pastors would create these houses, where well-meaning youth groups would…

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s Faithfulness

Lent 1 – The Long Story of God’s FaithfulnessRev. Doug FloydDeuteronomy 26:1–11, Psalm 91, Romans 10:4–13, Luke 4:1-13 This morning as we are invited to reflect upon the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness we also consider a regular ritual of the Hebrew farmer. According to Philo, this ritual was called “The Basket.”[1] Unlike the yearly festivals, this offering was not specifically…

Our Identity in the Father’s Blessing

Our Identity in the Father’s BlessingLast Sunday of EpiphanyRev. Chase WhitmireExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, I Corinthians 12:27–13:13, Luke 9:28–36 I must confess with you all that I recently went down the proverbial YouTube rabbit hole. Who here remembers the interview Oprah had with Michael Jackson back in 1993 at Michael’s home at Neverland? I remember…