Monday, August 29, 2011

Worship on the Greenbrier River, 8/28/11

Yesterday, we gathered at the Greenbrier River for worship to celebrate the sacrament of baptism and receive a new member. What a blessing it was! Whether you couldn't make it or would like to remember the special day you can see below for a few pics taken by our Clerk of Session, Kay Smith.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Morning Worship, 8/14/11

Jesus says, “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles."   Our mouths are full of vile vulgarities.  If we were to see ourselves on video, we would hear ourselves saying things our mothers would slap us for saying.   Idiot.  Dummy.  Hippie.  Gay.  Crazy.  Redneck.  “It is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 


Morning Worship, 8/7/11

I confess that for the past few weeks I’ve been in a spiritual rut, of sorts.  Each time I go to pray, I can’t seem to find the right words.  Each time I open the Bible, I can’t seem to find the message.  Each time I look for the face of God in the world, I can’t seem to see past my own hand.  Have you ever found yourself in a spiritual rut? 


Monday, August 1, 2011

Morning Worship, 7/31/11

The Bible contains numerous types of literature--poetry (Psalms), law (Leviticus), biography (Gospels), letters (Romans). But it also contains one non-traditional type--the soap opera. The story of Jacob & Esau is a soap opera of biblical proportions, and it comes to a surprising conclusion...