New COVID Policy

As of May 17, 2021, we are operating under Option 1 of the Bishop’s new COVID-19 plan, “Stepping Forward Safely in Love and Trust“. Option 1: Basic Standard Practices for Churches and other Ministries United Methodist churches or other ministries choosing to follow the Basic Standard Practices are responsible for observing the following guidelines in … [Read more…]

Everyone Who Calls of the Name of the Lord

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King PentecostActs 2:1-21 Pentecost. It’s one of the major religious festivals in Jerusalem, celebrating the first fruits of the grain harvest. The population of the city explodes as Jews from all over the known world, and even some Gentiles, flock to the holy city for the festivities. For many of … [Read more…]

Out of Sight

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King Ascension SundayActs 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 Jesus is gone. After his death, they had thought he was gone forever. But then he appeared to them, alive and well. And he kept on appearing to them for forty days. And they were hoping that he was really going to reveal his … [Read more…]

No Greater Love

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s DayJohn 15:9-17, 1 John 5:1-6 This is the last of a three-part series of readings we’ve been following in the Gospel of John. In the first, we heard about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Last week we explored the idea of Jesus as … [Read more…]

True Vine

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL The Fifth Sunday of EasterJohn 15:1-8 I’ve never been much of a gardener. It’s a bit of a shame to my mother. In the house where I grew up the first twelve years of my life, on five acres up in the hills outside of Banks, my parents … [Read more…]