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.

January 21, 2015 | 12:45 pm
Posted by Mandy Meisenheimer

Andy and I are reading through some of our favorite children’s novels with our kids, this year. We are reading Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Madeleine L’Engle. But we...

January 7, 2015 | 11:30 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

​My imagination is in full gear this Epiphany season! This past Sunday we celebrated the visitation of the Magi as they traveled to see Jesus (Matthew...

December 22, 2014 | 02:12 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. From its religious...

December 17, 2014 | 03:50 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Consider joining us tonight for Taizé style prayer and music. You are welcome to enjoy the peace of a candlelit sanctuary and the opportunity to connect with God this evening at 7:00 - 7:45....

December 15, 2014 | 12:21 pm
Posted by Mandy Meisenheimer

There are so many lovely parts of this season that I wish I could stop time and enjoy it. But there is at least one part that I will be happy to leave behind in January: the Naughty list. Just...

December 9, 2014 | 03:29 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

This past Sunday we had a special moment in our worship service. A family was leading the lighting of the second candle of the Advent wreath, which signifies peace. One of the little boys in the...

December 3, 2014 | 10:19 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Every Advent I return to Mary the mother of Jesus.

I read the annunciation in Luke 1:26-38 and I reflect on artistic ways people have interpreted her role in the Christian story. I read...

November 19, 2014 | 03:00 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

West End Collegiate Church is "A neighborhood church for all people." When I read that I usually find my energy gravitating to the "all" in the sentence, but today I find myself gravitating to "...

November 17, 2014 | 04:29 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

For the month of November, I’ve been growing a beard to raise money for cancer awareness. It’s been twenty years since I’ve gone this long without shaving.  I’d forgotten just how itchy a...

November 12, 2014 | 02:58 pm
Posted by Mandy Meisenheimer

You do not have to be thankful for everything.

It’s thanksgiving season. It’s time to list your blessings, and remember all that you have, and show gratitude for all the blessings of family...