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.

December 15, 2014 | 12:21 pm

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

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...

November 10, 2014 | 02:33 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Last week The Wall Street Journal ran an article on guilt versus shame. It stated “there’s a fine line between guilt, which is feeling bad about your behavior, and shame, which is feeling...

November 5, 2014 | 11:37 am
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

Every Tuesday we begin soup kitchen with worship. On average we get 20-50 people who attend the soup kitchen worship and another 100-150 who join us for the meal. I begin with reminding each...

October 31, 2014 | 11:02 am

Hello from Halloween Party Central! We are busily preparing the parlor and chapel for a spooktacular party tonight. I hope you will join us!

I’d like to take this moment to provide some...

October 29, 2014 | 03:42 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday. It is a day when we remember those who have died and honor their memories in the presence of God. It is a special service at West End when we will...


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