Jesus’ Power to Heal

Jesus’ Power to Heal

Dear Bethesda, Our foster daughter has been receiving treatment from an Osteopath. The treatments are so interesting to me because they focus on touch in specific areas of the head and neck to achieve the desired result. At first glance, it can seem like nothing is...

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Trust In God

Trust In God

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus wakes up to calm the storm with a stern word (Mark 4:35-41). We also will hear God speak to Job from out of the whirlwind (Job 38:1-11). As we consider our own storm-tossed realities we can wonder about God's activity. Sometimes God...

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This Summer…

This Summer…

This summer will be a little different for Bethesda. After a lot of discussion, we will not be offering our usual VBS/Wildkids camp this year. What this means for us is that we have the opportunity to partner with others so that these ministries can still be...

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Introducing Abel Jesse Welch

Introducing Abel Jesse Welch

“By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks…” ~Hebrews 11:4 “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his...

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We Stand United

We Stand United

As Jesus began his ministry, the people didn’t know exactly what to make of him. He was interesting enough that he would draw crowds around him. So much so that it was even hard to find room and time to eat. Some thought that he should be restrained because it seemed...

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Holy Trinity Sunday

Holy Trinity Sunday

This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday. We give our attention to God's self-revelation as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - one God in three persons, blessed Trinity. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity can quickly outstrip our understanding, but notice where in the church...

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Connecting With Christ

Connecting With Christ

14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.—John 17.14-15 My grandma...

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Peace Amidst New Transitions

Peace Amidst New Transitions

As summer approaches, our congregation continues to face new transitions. I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is to see people returning to worship. It’s also humbling to hear and see individuals reaction after being able to worship in person for the first...

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Easter Eulogy

Easter Eulogy

I could imagine giving a Good Friday eulogy on the occasion of Jesus’ death. It would seem far stranger to give a eulogy for Jesus during this seven week season of Easter. He has risen indeed, put aside the funeral rites! What if I were to tell you that “eu-logy” is...

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Confirmation

Confirmation

Today is the 34th anniversary of my confirmation. I don’t remember too many of the specifics from that day. I remember getting all dressed up and I remember that we had our pictures taken when it was all over. This was a milestone that at the time seemed way more...

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Perpetual Pregnancy? | Children of God

Perpetual Pregnancy? | Children of God

With the baby boy's expected arrival two weeks away, you can imagine our family is pregnant with anticipation. Just yesterday, the oldest boys moved to the previously unused back row of the van, making way for a carseat in the middle row. Judah thinks he and Ezra sit...

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Jesus As Our Shepherd

Jesus As Our Shepherd

I know only a little about being a shepherd to sheep. My neighbor, at the first congregation I served, had sheep and once in a while, I would have to corral a sheep or two that figured out how to get out of the fence. One year she had two lambs and they were escape...

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