Message from Pastor Don ~ August 8th 2020

This is my Sunday off from Holy Cross but here is the first of some thoughts on Matthew 14. Matthew 14:24 “but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them.” What more radical message is there in the Gospel than the waves are

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Message From Pastor Don ~ August 2nd 2020

I decided to go back to Psalm 145 after listening to this text read in several services today. On special occasions when table prayer was offered we did not do a family version, but my father would offer the words of Psalm 145:15 “The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, and you give them

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Message from Pastor Don ~ August 3rd 2020

I Kings 19:11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after

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Message from Pastor Don ~ July 30th 2020

Matthew 14:13 “Now when Jesus heard [about the beheading of John the Baptist], he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns”. Cousins are important in our relationships even when we lose track of them. In my

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Message from Pastor Don ~ July 29th 2020

Romans 9:5b”and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.” Paul is speaking favorably about his people who are inheriting what God has for them as promise. Jesus came in the flesh as Messiah, not only for the Jewish people, but also for us. The great

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Message from Pastor Don ~ July 28th 2020

Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious and full | of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in | steadfast love. 9 Lord, you are | good to all, and your compassion is over | all your works. What beautiful life messages are in this coming Sunday’s Psalm. Hard to leave out the rest of the

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Message From Pastor Don ~ July 26th 2020

The gospel for 8th Sunday of Pentecost- Matthew 13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. 49 So it

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Message from Pastor Don ~ July 24th 2020

Romans 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we

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Message From Pastor Don ~ July 23rd 2020

The second reading for Sunday from Romans is ripe for our reflecting. “26 The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of

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Message From Pastor Don ~ July 21st, 2020

A brief portion of Psalm 119 is our psalm for Sunday. Two verses state, 129 Your decrees are wonderful; therefore I obey them with all my heart. 130 When your word is opened it gives light it gives understanding to the simple. Seeking understanding ties it to the Gospel reading. This portion also reminds us

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