Recent Services

On this page you will find our last four sermon descriptions. Audio recordings of past sermons can be found on our Podbean page.

Shalom is coming. Beware!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 3:1-12; Isaiah 11:1-10

Brian Bither
December 8, 2019

On the second Sunday of Advent, we read Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12, which both describe the same future reality from radically different perspectives. This forces us to consider what we are really saying when we pray for peace and justice on earth.

Not One Stone will be Left

Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:1-8, 15-31, 36-44

Brian Bither
December 1, 2019

This Sunday (12/1) was the first Sunday of Advent, during which we anticipate the coming of Christ. We read from Matthew 24, in which Jesus promises that the Son of Man will return in power and glory at the end of the age. We considered how this seemingly otherworldly prediction can actually help ground us in the midst of social and political turmoil in our time. 

Transforming the Struggle

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 57:15-19

Brian Bither
November 24, 2019

Shalom welcomed back Pastor Brian Bither from his sabbatical. Brian shared about his sabbatical preaching from Isaiah 57:15-19 and examining transformation and healing.

Shalom is coming. Beware!

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10; James 5: 7-11

Frank Kandel
December 15, 2019

“I Stand at the Door” (Rev 3:20). This Advent, as we prepare to open the door of our lives to let Jesus in, may we take comfort in God’s presence, as we journey toward the coming Reign. Scriptures: Isaiah 35 – a journey in the wilderness - and James 5: 7-11 – a treatise on patient endurance; Psalm 146 – a song of assurance.