Lenten Season and Easter Activities, 2019

Assembling the Bible Come join us on Thursday evenings in Lent from 6:30 to 7:30 to learn more about how the Bible came to be. We’ll look at the time-lines, the periods the Bible describes, the periods the Biblical books were written, and the periods when the Bible was taking its shape. We’ll look at […]

March 20, 2019 in Community, Events, Lent by

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Bread for the World, April 7, 2019

Anpan Man returns to Church of the Holy Cross annual Bake Sale and Letter Writing to our Congressional Delegates on Sunday, April 7, 2019. We are asking members to donate baked goods, pickled vegetables, sushi rice, and any other types of prepared food. This event has always been well supported by the membership, so plan […]

March 20, 2019 in Community, Events, Lent by

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One Great Hour of Sharing, March 31, 2019

On March 31st, the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) special offering will be collected and dedicated at our Church. This mission offering carries God’s message of love and hope to people in more than 80 countries. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food education and health care, […]

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Senior Ministry meeting, March 28, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon for a presentation followed by active discussion on the topic of usage of medical marijuana. Lunch will be served afterwards.

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What I’m Thinking: A Patient Gardener

Why did somebody suffer? We all want to know – we want to make it make sense, and all too often that means “Make them responsible.” Jesus said, no, it’s not like that – and God is much more patient with us than we imagine. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the beginning of the […]

March 17, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Steadfast

March 17, 2019Second Sunday in Lent Luke 13:31-35 by Eric Anderson They came to keep him safe, these Pharisees. It’s one of the ways we know that Jesus and the Pharisees of his day were not implacable enemies. Oh, there were certainly some among them who disliked Jesus intensely. There were some who were convinced […]

March 17, 2019 in Sermons by

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Open the Heart: A Lenten Devotional

Volumes One and Two of Open the Heart are now available (volume three is in preparation and will be posted on or before Sunday, March 31). They are presented in PDF format, intended for download and printing.

March 14, 2019 in Events, Lent by

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Pastor’s Corner: Lent is Here

March 6, 2019 Lent is here. There’s no need to look busy. There are and will be plenty of opportunities to do so. You can download our new Lenten devotional (at least the first volume), “Open the Heart,” below. That can keep you busy for a time each day. “Ideas for Lenten Disciplines” are available […]

March 14, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Courage

Jesus knew perfectly well what the future held if he continued on the course of his ministry. In this passage, he actually received warning – and he continued his work anyway. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about a few verses toward the end of the thirteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel (Luke 13:31-35). Some Pharisees came […]

March 11, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Change the Test

March 10, 2019First Sunday in Lent Luke 4:1-13 by Eric Anderson There were a couple of things that came out of our Bible Study of this passage this week. One was the insight that this was not the last time Jesus experienced temptation. As human as we are, Jesus no doubt felt the pull to […]

March 10, 2019 in Sermons by

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