October 28, 2018
Bruce Campell-Janz from Mennonite Central Committee East Coast preached from Psalm 90, which ends with a plea to God to, “make the work of our hands last!” Sometimes we don’t know what we ask! But God hears us and desires true shalom and wholeness for all people. What work are we doing now that will endure? What kind of world do we wish to pass on to our children? Lord, make us worthy of the eternal
October 21, 2018
James and John asked Jesus if they could rule with him in the new kingdom (Mark 10:35-45). Pastor Carmen’s sermon offered the practice of confession, “acknowledging truth together,” as way to true servanthood and greatness.
October 14, 2018
Pastor Stan preached from Hebrews 4:12-16. Jesus entered so fully into our human experience that he knows the depths and heights of our joys and pains. We are not alone as we suffer! Thanks be to God!
October 7, 2018
Pastor Stan Shantz preached from Hebrews 1:1-4 and 2:5-12, a text meant for today’s polarized political world. The clear message is that Jesus is the better way, superior to every being, whether angel or human. Because of Jesus’ work, we ALL have access to God.
September 30, 2018
Today’s sermon, “Salt in Real Life,” by Pastor Carmen asked us to be salt for each other (Matthew 5:13). Using three stories from Paul’s journey to Northern Greece (Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea), we saw how Paul was sent like “sprinkled salt” of the good news, but he also received “healing salt” from the God-fearing communities where he visited (Acts 16 and 17). At JSMC we want to be each other’s salt. We want to be