Blog: Random Thoughts on Sunday's Sermon

Below are some random thoughts on this coming Sunday's message.  We hope they create a little time in your day to reflect on the journey of faith and life.  If they spur any thoughts, quotes, or experiences, please share them.  God moves among us as we share with each other.

April 14, 2017 | 11:23 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

In a few hours we’ll have our Good Friday service, and it has me thinking about the importance of the journey to Easter. Before I say more, let me share a quick story about something that happened...

April 6, 2017 | 03:17 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

I’ve just returned from Pakistan where I participated in a conference sponsored by the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium, which Intersections International helped launch. Being home less than...

March 17, 2017 | 02:46 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

There’s a great story in 1 Samuel about the search for a new king. God sends Samuel to the family of Jesse because God has told him that the next king is among his sons. The problem is that Samuel...

January 23, 2017 | 11:09 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Like many New Yorkers, I quickly fell in love with the enchanting coast of Maine during my summertime vacations. A couple years ago I drove along the coast to check out those glorious lighthouses...

December 23, 2016 | 11:36 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

When we hold a newborn child, it’s a sacred moment. I think this is in part because there is an awareness that we’re holding the future. As we gently cradle an infant in our arms, we can’t help...

December 23, 2016 | 09:49 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Hope springs forth when it seems like all is lost. This is the message of the Christmas story. Jesus is born in the most difficult of circumstances. There was no fancy birth plan for the Son of...

December 7, 2016 | 03:56 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

We are people who don’t like to wait. We race to the subway turnstiles so we don’t get caught behind others. We breeze through crosswalks even when the glowing red hand is telling us to stop. We...

November 10, 2016 | 03:59 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

The voting is over. The election has been decided. The politicians on both sides have said the conciliatory things they are expected to say. Yet emotions abound. Protests have begun. And the “...

November 3, 2016 | 02:43 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

There are certain days I have marked on my calendar that represent my loved ones who have died and gone on to glory. Their presence lives in the stories and pictures I share with my living loved...

September 22, 2016 | 03:42 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

As we continue the sermon series “Redefining Friendships,” we’ll explore why we need friends who affirm the gifts we’re afraid to claim. As it says in scripture, “Each person is given something to...

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