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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Seeing a Ghost

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:36b-48 The early church had a problem. They had a dead Messiah. The Messiah, the Anointed One of God, the Savior of the world, was not supposed to die. Other Messiahs had come along from time to time. They would raise the people up … [Read more…]