Generous to a Fault – Septemeber 24, 2017

Philippians 1.21-30 and Matthew 20.1-16 Generous to a Fault OPENING | Stings Attached and Rivalry among Church Members and Factory Workers…                                                                                                                         but what about God? 09.24.17 Generous to a Fault Philippians 1.21-30 and Matthew...

April 9, 2017 Amazed by A Turn of Mysterious Events

Read Pastor Marty’s sermon….04.09.17 An Amazing Turn of Mysterious Events Matthew 21 23 and 27 April 9, 2017 Amazed by A Turn of Mysterious Events Matthew 21.1-11 | Matthew 23.37-39 | Matthew 27.32-38   Poetic/Witness OPENING | To Boldly Go… Live Long and Prosper [Place Star Trek Enterprise on top of pulpit]  SLIDE #33:  Starship Enterprise This is a model of the Starship Enterprise from Star   If any adult like myself has such a model of the Enterprise, it is a big hint that I am a true Trekkie!   I must confess that I have been a fan of Star Trek since I was a child.   Growing up in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, I was drawn to the story of hope embedded in that TV show. The story talked about a future where humanity had overcome its warring against one another. Much of human violence and poverty and racial hated were now in the past. The crew of the Starship were now explorers, as their mission said, “to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”   Watching the other TV channels about the war in Vietnam and then about the corruption of our government, that story caught my imagination and still does.   There is a rather quirky and queer connection between the hope of Star Trek and the hope that we hear overflowing from the story of Jesus today.   Several years ago, Leonard Nimoy wrote his memoirs, entitled, I am Not Spock. As he told his story, he mentioned a little mysterious event that...