Author Archive for Jim Wilson

First Sunday in Advent 2017

Today is the First Sunday in Advent. If you missed Pastor Mark’s sermon, here’s the recording.

 

December 2017 Windsock Newsletter

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December 2017 Windsock

John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wills…”

Sermon November 26 2017 — Last Sunday of the Church Year

Out with the Old…In with the New

The end of one church year comes with questions. Will this be the last year before our Lord returns in His glory? When will He come? What will it be like? The kingly reign of Christ which we know now by faith, we shall known face-to-face when He brings all things to their appointed conclusion and delivers the Kingdom to the Father. That is enough to sustain us. That is enough to guard our hearts in the surpassing peace of His promise.

Today, we come as God’s people to anticipate right here, in the real presence of Christ’s body and blood, the future that is already unfolding. This is the feast of victory for our God and the foretaste of the great and eternal feast to come. Until then, we await the new heaven and the new earth with hope, confidence, and joy.

Pastor Mark’s Sermon November 12 2017

Pastor Mark’s sermon from November 12.

 

Sermon November 5 2017 — All Saints’ Sunday

Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon for Sunday November 5, 2017 — All Saints’ Sunday

As We Gather

In speaking of the final judgment in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'” (Matthew 25:34)

On All Saints’ Day, we rejoice in the blessings now being experienced by those who have completed their earthly journeys in faith and who now enjoy the eternal presence of God in His heavenly kingdom. We remember the blessed saints of times long past and of the recent times as well. As we think of their blessed state, we also rejoice that we are among the blessed as we live out our daily lives as the baptized children of God in this time and place. By God’s grace, we are numbered with the saints! We, too, are the blessed ones!