The Psalms and Us

There are many reasons why I enjoy reading, and praying, the Psalms. I appreciated Jen’s comment when asked why Psalm 88 was her favorite. “Because it’s in there.” The fact that a Psalm of lament was included in Scripture as an example of prayer was a comfort and encouragement to her. It is to me…

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Readings for September 17

Ps. 145:1-8 • Jo 3:10-4:11 • Phil 1:21-27 • Matt 20:1-16 This Saturday we will continue our new series on the Psalms. Many love the Psalms while others avoid them. What exactly are we to do with these song-prayers that were penned and sung thousands of years ago? My encouragement is that we not merely…

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Readings for September 10

Psalm 103 • Romans 14:5-12 • Matthew 18:21-35 This weekend we will embark on a new series on the Psalms. There are 150 numbered Psalms in your bible. Luckily we won’t be covering each one. However, we will explore a variety of Psalms as we learn from them and learn to pray them. Let me…

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Readings for the Week of September 3

Psalm 119:33-48 • Ezekiel 33:1-11 • Romans 12:9-21 • Matthew 18:15-20 This past week we discussed the reality of worship. Worship is both centered in regular times of corporate participation and decentralized into our everyday. It is not contained in songs, prayers, readings and communion. These items are at the heart of worship but worship…

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Readings for August 20

Psalm 138 • Isaiah 51:1-6 • Romans 11:33-36 • Matthew 16:13-20 “Grant, O merciful God, that your Church,  being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy…

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Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

Join us for Tacos this Saturday, immediately after worship, August 6th. Wheatland will provide the meat, tortillas, taco shells and drinks. You bring the fixins or dessert.

Also, we will take time to say farewell (for now) the Drs. Caleb and Angela as they prepare for their move. See you Saturday!

Scripture Readings for August 6

Psalm 29 • Jonah 2:1-9 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:22-33 The psalter contains 150 Psalms or 151 if you follow the Septuagint’s count. In the Old Testament there are the songs, or psalms, of Deborah and Miriam and Moses. The New Testament has psalms, often called odes, the songs of Mary (the Magnificat), Zechariah,…

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