August Messenger

WORSHIP IN AUGUST In August, we plan to continue our pattern of worshipping outdoors together in the courtyard, where we can safely sing together. However, we are also preparing to have worship in- side. With the current state of things, we cannot sing together inside, but there is a lot we can do. So, on the first … [Read more…]

Every Nation in Heaven or on Earth

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Ninth Sunday after PentecostEphesians 3:14-21 The Olympic Games started this week. Of course, it was supposed to be last summer. These are the 2020 Olympics. But COVID disrupted the games, as it has disrupted everything else. Even postponed by a year, there are still serious concerns about the … [Read more…]

Come Away with Me

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Eighth Sunday after PentecostMark 6:30-34, 53-56 Come Away With Me, v.1, 2202Come away with me to a quiet place,apart from the world with its frantic pace,to pray, reflect, and seek God’s grace.Come away with me.  Come away. Jesus and the disciples have been very busy. You might remember … [Read more…]

Adopted Through Jesus Christ

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Seventh Sunday after PentecostEphesians 1:3-14 There is something that jumped out at me from one of the readings assigned for today. In fact, it’s really just one word that jumped out at me: adoption. The Greek word is υἱοθεσίαν. It literally translates as “to make into a son.” … [Read more…]

July Messenger

Worship This July In July we will continue that pattern we started in June of worshipping in person, outdoors, in the courtyard. We can a lot of new things with our current COVID protocols, like taking off our masks if we’re vaccinated, sharing food together, and sharing communion. However, one thing we are still prohibited … [Read more…]

Worship 26 June 2021

Due to extreme weather conditions expected this Sunday (the current forecast is 111º) all in-person activities at the church are cancelled. Early Church will meet via Zoom.  For worship, please enjoy the Ordination and Commissioning Service from the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference on Saturday. You can find the bulletin here and the video here. A quick reminder: Food collection is … [Read more…]

Stay Cool This Sunday

Due to extreme weather conditions expected this Sunday (the current forecast is 111º) all in-person activities at the church are cancelled. Early Church will meet via Zoom. An online worship service will be posted to our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, and our church website. Stay home. Stay cool. Stay safe. +Pastor David

What Is in the Heart

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 6B1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 The great prophet Samuel is nearing the end of his career. The boy who spent his children in the tabernacle, sleeping each night next to the Ark of the Covenant, has grown up and come nearly to … [Read more…]

June Messenger

We are very excited to announce that throughout the month of June, we will be worshipping in-person at 10am on Sunday mornings in the church courtyard! This has been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to be coming together in person to raise our voices in praise to God. There will be chairs … [Read more…]

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…]