Entries by Deane Zeeman

Advent 1

December 3, 2017 READINGS: Isaiah 64:1-9 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 ~ Mark 13:24-37 The season of Advent is all about waiting for God. The mood is not so much one of fear and trembling but of joyful expectation. The hope is that God would come and set things straight. O that you would tear open […]

Reign of Christ 2017

November 26, 2017 Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 ~ Psalm 100 ~ Matthew 25: 11-46 The 25th chapter of Matthew’s gospel does not make for good bed time reading and it doesn’t seem to have a whole lot in common with the good news of Jesus Christ. It begins with one group of ‘wise’ bridesmaids refusing […]

Worshipping Together – Survey

On Sunday December 3, after the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be a time of sharing regarding the Worshipping Together pilot. These questions will be the focus of the meeting – if you are more comfortable giving your feedback in writing, please use this survey form.  

Pentecost 24 ~ Parable of the Talents

November 19 2017 READINGS: Judges 4: 1-7 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 ~ Matthew 25: 14-30 We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee. That doxology pretty much sums up the theology of money, assets and talents in scripture […]

Pentecost 21 ~ Anointing the Next Generation

October 29 2017 This morning we come to the end of our journey with Moses.  Having safely brought the people to the edge of the Promised Land, Moses gets to look at the land – but he never gets to enter it. His job is finished and he dies. But before his death, Moses gets […]

Pentecost 20 ~ Negotiating with God

October 22 2017 Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23 ~ Psalm 99 ~ Matthew 22:15-32 Whether you call it shameless audacity or chutzpa, Moses certainly pushes the limits in his negotiations with God.  Moses is actually in the middle of an argument with God about what God’s ongoing relationship will look like with this newly formed people […]

Pentecost 19 ~ Authentic and Messy

October 15 2017 ~ Pentecost 19 READINGS: Exodus 32: 1-14 ~ Philippians 4:1-9 ~ Matthew 22:1-14 “Difficult”, “troubling”, “confusing” and “intriguing” are just some of the words used to describe this morning’s readings; readings that require us to dig a little deeper into what the writer is trying to tell us. After three months of […]