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But God Chose Us
January 31st, 2023
Does the Gospel make sense? Is it logical? Or is it a paradox?Here are two examples of paradox:There is nothing constant except change.The more honest you are about your faults, the more people will t...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Darkness into Light
January 25th, 2023
            Isaiah 9 begins in the dark, with the people in anguish under a burdensome yoke, living in the shadow of death. Isaiah predicted a great light, the light of the world, coming to them. Thei...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Come and See
January 17th, 2023
We’re in the season of Epiphany, which is the time when the church celebrates that God is made manifest in the human person of Jesus of Nazareth. He is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. In...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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The Power in Humility
January 10th, 2023
Pastor Teddie McConnell      1-8-2023      The Power in Humility         Matthew 3:13-17 & Isaiah 42:1-9            Isaiah’s description of God’s Servant is clearly a prophesy of Jesus. He is someone ...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Peace in the Storm
January 3rd, 2023
Matthew 2:13-23 & Hebrews 2:10-18It’s an age-old question: Why does God allow suffering? Everyone goes through difficult things in life. How do we have peace in the storms?Life has aspects that are mi...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Shepherds and Sheep
December 27th, 2022
         Here we are, finally, at Christmas. Ready or not. Did you finished all your preparations? My parents wisely insisted that we open presents together as a family, enjoying the process by taking...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Don\'t Worry/Fear Not
December 22nd, 2022
Isaiah 7:10-16 & Matt.1:18-25This is the fourth and last Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Love.Let’s start by talking about human love. It’s a wonderful blessing. I’m not talking about falling in love,...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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A Dream of Joy
December 13th, 2022
Isaiah 35, Luke 1:46b-55Today marks the third Sunday of Advent when we light the candle of Joy, so let’s talk about the joy of the Lord. To read this passage from Isaiah is to find such a vision of jo...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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God's Peaceable Kingdom
December 8th, 2022
God's Peaceable Kingdom a sermon by Pastor Teddie McConnell 12/4/22Back in the 1800’s, Quaker preacher and folk artist Edward Hicks painted the same scene over and over again, at least sixty-two times...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Keep Alert!
November 30th, 2022
After months of what our calendar calls Ordinary Time, we’re ready for Advent, a season of celebrating the birth of Jesus and honoring the baby lying the manger, of hanging up our red and green decora...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Be Still and Know
November 22nd, 2022
Based on Psalm 46 and Luke 1:68-79Imagine with me for a moment that a visitor arrives at your door with a certified and asks you to sign for it. You don’t recognize the return address. You wonder what...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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Acting on Hope
November 22nd, 2022
I’m going to change things up a bit and read our second scripture lesson during the sermon.Since this is a continuation of the theme I preached on last week, here’s a quick review. The sermon was call...  Read More
by Teddie McConnell
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