Becoming Untied

In yesterday's message, Tom explained why it was important for the disciples of Jesus not to say who he was. There were many ideas about what the Messiah would be like and what the Messiah would do. As long as people did not know who Jesus was, Jesus would be...

A Jesus-Centered Response to “Homo Deus”

Many people have read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.  Homo Deus is his follow-up book in which he explores several possible outcomes to current developments in society.  As a person trained in science with an emphasis on Chemistry and Biology, I find some of his...

Message for Canyon Meadows 2018 02 08

Message for Canyon Meadows 2018 02 08 Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And...

Ego, Service and the Kingdom of God

Below is posted my message delivered on  Sunday, February 18. 2018 02 18  “Ego, Service, and the Kingdom of God”  Mark 1:9-15 Story:  Water-Softening bricks I worked several summers for Magnachem in the warehouse: a great job where I used a forklift, mixed 2000 gallon...

Lectionary Study for Lent

Scripture Studies for Lent, 2018 Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Winning by Losing--Mark 8:31-38; 9:1; John 12:24-26 Tuesday, February 27, 2018: Temples and Worship:John 2:13-22 Tuesday, March 6: Born of Spirit:  John 3:1-21 Tuesday, March 13: The Time has Come: John...

Purchase Tickets for Young Singers Showcase

The St. Andrew's Coffee House Series is pleased to present the Young Singers' Showcase on February 24 at St. Andrew's Centre. Tickets are $25 each and includes dessert. You can purchase tickets by telephoning St. Andrew's office at 403-259-4080 or by stopping at St....

Thoughts on a Snowy Afternoon

Post Script: In spite of snowy conditions, we had a good group of folks show up for chili and fun. Looking forward to March 3!) I hope most people are staying close to home this Saturday.  Road conditions are very poor with many slippery sections and poor visibility....

Support our Coldest Night of the Year Team!

 Coldest Night of the Year. The Annual Walk on Saturday, February 24, 2018 to raise funds for Bankview apartments and Feed the Hungry. You are welcome to join our church’s team called the  “Deer Park & St. Andrew’s UC A Team” in support of these important...

Message for January 28 Speaking with Authority

The following is my message on Speaking with Authority that I used on January 28 2018. 2018 01 28 Speaking with Authority  1 Cor. 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 People will ignore what we are saying and doing unless they recognize we have a form of authority. People recognized...

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