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April 5, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Focus: Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community. Letting our aloneness grow into solitude and not into loneliness is a lifelong struggle. –Henri Nouwen
Isaiah 50:4-9a 
Matthew 27:11-35


March 29, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Faith is not for overcoming obstacles; it is for experiencing them - all the way through!
Ezekiel 37:1-14
John 11:17-45


March 22, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
When we do not stay with the full narrative of our lives, we do not see the wonderful faithfulness and presence of God. However, the older we get and the longer the narrative unfolds, it becomes easier to believe, to trust, and to have confidence in the process. 
1 Samual 16:6-13
John 9:1-12


March 15, 2020  
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Exodus 17:1-4
John 4:5-29


March 8, 2020
Rev. Pamela Starbuck
Growing in truth and grace happens when we are courageous, humble, and honest.
Genesis 12:1-4a
John 3:1-17


March 1, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Most people’s daily ethical choices are not between total good and total evil, but between various shades of good, a partial good that is wrongly perceived as an absolute good, or even evil that disguises itself as good.
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Matthew 4:1-1


February 23, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In this new year, we are invited to embrace great hope because ultimately the universe is neither tragic nor absurd.
Exodus 24:12-18
Matthew 17:1-9


February 16, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In this new year, we are invited to embrace personal responsibility, healthy boundaries, and life-giving connections with others covenantally through Christ. 
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Matthew 5:21-37


February 9, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In this new year, we are invited to join Christ in his work as the true priest, the true prophet, and the true king. 
Isaiah 58:1-9
Matthew 5:13-20


February 2, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
In this new year, we are invited to join Christ in his work as the embodiment of blessing that turns reality, salvificly, upside-down. 
Micah 6:1-8
Matthew 5:1-12


January 26, 2020
Pastor Woody Garvin
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Ephesians 4:1-3, 7, 11-13


January 19, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
As a new year is upon us, we are invited to embrace our salvation from sin as a reality of being “in Christ,” in his life and ongoing ministry, rather than a product of Christ working for us.
Isaiah 49:1-7 
John 1:29-42


January 12, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
As a new year is upon us, we once again have new opportunity to live through the baptism vision of Jesus Christ, instead of the “fake” visions we often accept for ourselves.
Isaiah 42:1-9
Matthew 3:13-17


January 5, 2020
Dr. Scott Starbuck
As a new year is upon us, we once again have a chance to live into the truth of Jesus Christ as much as we are supported, already, by Christ’s grace.
Jeremiah 31:7-14
John 1:1-18