Month: April 2019

Surprise Switcheroo

On Easter Sunday, we celebrated the biggest surprise the world has ever known, the empty tomb. Now we are surprised to see Peter, the one who denied that he even knew Jesus (Luke 22:54-62), boldly telling the story of the resurrection. Have you ever surprised yourself by acting in faith instead of fear?

He Makes the Impossible Possible

What are you praying about that seems impossible?

Easter Worship

6:30 am Sunrise Worship at the Sterling Cemetery The women went looking for Jesus in the tomb, his grave, at dawn.  Get a feel for their experience as we meet just before dawn amidst the graves. Bring a chair and a blanket. If it rains, we'll be in the chapel. 8:30 am Breakfast at the ...

The Grand Welcome

On Palm Sunday we're celebrating the day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem riding on a donkey, welcomed by a crowd shouting "Hosanna!" and waving palm branches. They threw their cloaks on the road before him, and sang praise to Jesus for all the wonderful things they had seen and heard.

Easter Sunrise Worship – 6:30 am

" . . . on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb . . . " On Easter Sunday, April 21, we're gathering before dawn at the Sterling Cemetery, where we'll be surrounded by the saints in waiting who have gone before us to the church triumphant.  Bring ...

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion April 18, 7pm at United Presbyterian Church Led by Rev. Melissa Krabbe, Rev. Ken Connor from Sterling A/G Church, and Rev. Jeff Darnauer from Sterling First UMC.   Good Friday Prayer April 19, 7am to 7pm at Sterling First United Methodist Church Come and Go Prayer Stations: Come when you ...

Extravagant Gratitude

Read John 12:1-8 here My second favorite word . . . is. . . . . . penultimate. Our gospel reading today from John is the penultimate supper. The Last Supper but one.  It’s not that they didn’t eat in between, it’s just that the gospels don’t tell us about those. It’s not the Last ...