Pastor Cheryl’s Blog

God’s Love and Romantic Love – February 13, 2024

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. So, what do Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day have to do with each other? Well, both holidays deal with the subject of love and the attributes of God’s love are similar to the attributes of romantic love. Listen to Pastor Cheryl’s talk on Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.

The beginning of Lent – February 8, 2024

We are beginning our Lenten Season starting this Transfiguration Sunday. Lenten season has always been fraught and complex season for protestants. We don’t want people to punish themselves for their sin, we understand that Christ made that payment two thousand years ago. We cling to Christ’s grace for our salvation, but we want to take […]

John Wycliffe, A Man Who Served God! – January 23, 2024

Have you ever shared something spiritual with a Christian friend and their response was, “That sounds really good, but do you have a chapter and verse to base that teaching on?” As protestant Christians we base our Christian walk on the bible. We can thank John Wycliffe for that high view of scripture. In 1378 […]

God our Hiding Place – January 17, 2024

What does the psalmist mean when he says that God is our hiding place in Psalm 32:7? Does it mean that Christians are escapist running from the reality of this world? Actually, the psalmist is talking about what it means to trust God in our world. Listen to Pastor Cheryl talk about God being our […]

Epiphany – January 2, 2024

Christianity has three celebrations for the Christmas season. In the first celebration, we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ in our lives, we call this celebration Advent. In the second celebration, we celebrate Christ’s presence in our lives and we call this celebration Christmas. In the third celebration, we ponder how Christ’s presence spreads […]

The 4th Lesson of Advent, the Lesson of Joy – December 19, 2023

So, we are here!! The fourth lesson of advent, the lesson of Joy. Joy was felt by Mary at the annunciation, by shepherds after they left the Christ-child and by the wisemen when they realized the significance of the star. While “Joy” is written in big gold letters in shopping malls, many people don’t feel […]

The Lesson of Love and Peace – December 11, 2023

This is the third lesson of Advent. On this lesson we contemplate Bethlehem and the lessons of love and peace. It is curious that we pair the gifts of love and peace with Bethlehem. Bethlehem was not a peaceful or loving place for Mary, Joseph and Christ child at Christ’s birth because they had no […]

Second Lesson of Advent, the Lesson of Faith – December 6, 2023

The story of Christ’s birth is filled with ordinary people serving God in miraculous ways. When we read the story, we know it has a happy ending but there were so many things that could have gone wrong in this story. So how did such ordinary people follow the extraordinary plan that God had for […]

Hope the First lesson of Christ’s Advent – November 28, 2023

It is already the First Sunday of Christ’s Advent!! The first Lesson of Christ’s Coming is hope. It may seem hard to talk about hope in world that seems to have lost their hope because of the violent history of humanity. But in Christianity, we have a hope that is more powerful than the human […]