Sermon: Finding Our Way on Life’s ‘Trails’ and Tribulations Pastor Bill

February 4, 2018.  None of us, not even Jesus, gets to rest on our laurels. The journey, the trail, the pathway we are called to pursue, goes before us, and we are invited and urged to follow where it leads. It is not so much the destination as the journey itself; the people we meet along the way matter the most. In this season of Epiphany, we find manifestations of God’s glory with special moments in Jesus’ journey.

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Sermon — The future of church; Where’s the hope?~ Pastor Sarah

January 28, 2018:

The gospel routinely confronts the church with opportunities to let go of what we know, so we can be open to receiving something new. This sermon was preached on the day of Bethlehem’s Annual meeting, when our congregation was confronted with the question of whether to sell property that we own. It was an opportunity for our congregation to wrestle with the tension of keeping and releasing, and to put into practice our most basic conviction that we worship a God who indeed brings life out of death.


You can read the full sermon here.


Sermon: Step Forward, Step Back, or Step Aside

January 21, 2018.  Even in our modern everyday world, God calls us, individually or collectively, in many and various ways. Are you being called to step forward to take on responsibilities, to step back into your comfort zone, or to step aside and watch others lead?

You can read the sermon here.

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Sermon — Hospitals, Home, and the Light of Christ~ Pastor Sarah

January 7, 2018:

On this first Sunday of Epiphany, we hear two Scripture passages that describe God as light shining in darkness. This sermon explores the realities of light and darkness for the people of Israel, for the Magi who traveled to Bethlehem, for us who encounter struggle and joy every day. God’s light always shines—even, or especially, in times of darkness.

You can read the full sermon here.