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Angels Unawares

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2, KJV) Most Sundays after church services are over and before heading for home, I walk through all the pews in the church sanctuary, so as to collect the attendance sheets from the 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. services.  (And allow me…

God Surprised Me

This Sunday morning past, God surprised me.  That is not an earth-shattering observation in that I am a simple soul … a soul easily amused … and more easily surprised.  But sometimes the blindness of my inner eye of faith, prevents me from seeing the joy of God breaking through into our world at times…

Holy Laughter

It was a homiletical hot mess.  I got a little too clever for my own good this past Sunday in my sermonizing.  If you were in traditional worship that morning, you already witnessed my brilliant idea of playing Hide-and-Seek in the middle of the sermon.  I had six cards with words on them that as…

Rev. Craig Ross
God’s Humble Pie

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14, NRSV) A couple of weeks ago I was visiting one of our homebound members in a nursing facility that is not very high on my list of “good” homes.”  We have had members who have been residents there for…

Rev. Craig Ross
I Need a Holy Night

traditional sermon    Christmas Eve 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11, KJV) I find it ironic that during a season that is centered upon peace on earth … the peace brought by God … and the peace of a holy…

Rev. Craig Ross
Pentecost 8 Worship Preview

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday…