Message for August 10

One of the joys of Christian Community being around good human beings. As your part-time pastor I do not get out much to visit our members. Covid has added to the complexity. Thankfully, you are doing a wonderful job of caring for each other. I did get a chance a week...

Message for August 3

The Frozen movies were a real hit with me. They helped introduce people to interesting Norwegians. I have met many interesting Norwegians in my ministry. Over cups of coffee, they would share their travels and trials. My mother is 100% Norwegian.  Her family were of...

Message for July 20

For the next five Sundays we will focus on the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. This miracle is in all four Gospels. We will be reading from the Gospel of John which is covered by an entire chapter. John does not include all the miracles of Jesus. As he says in...

Message for July 12

One of the earliest images of Jesus is that of the Good Shepherd.  This painting comes from the catacombs. Christians would bury their dead there and adorn the area with images of their faith. The early Christians were often victims of persecution, and the image of...

June 28 Message

I hope all of you will have a wonderful 4th of July. Connie and I will be traveling to see our daughter Brie and her fiancé this week in Millbrae, CA. We are so happy to have the opportunity to travel freely. Our son, Eric and his wife, Michelle, will be making the...

June 14 Message

Father’s Day is coming this Sunday. Father’s Day got a late start compared to Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was designated 1914, Father’s Day in 1972.  People used to spend far more on Mother’s Day.  On Father’s Day, usually only a tie. But, more recently, the Mother’s...