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Devotion: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Please review the scripture from the weekend: Philippians 4:4-8 A few years ago, I had a conversation with my wife, Rachel, that I still think about. We were talking about our favorite holidays, mostly focusing on the cultural aspects, when I asked what her...
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Devotion: Jesus & Hard Truths

Jesus & Hard Truths Please read the scriptures from the weekend: Luke 9:18-25 I struggled with this portion of scripture at first. Perhaps that, in itself is a “Hard Truth”. Facing life’s struggles is something we don’t ponder on enough. We think it’s now, the way...
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Women’s Devotion: Open Your Window and Pray

Open Your Window and Pray “When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done...
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Devotion: Luther & The Power of Trust

Luther & The Power of Trust Please take a moment to read Romans 1:16-17 & 3:21-28 I have admired Martin Luther since 2014. That is when I first traveled to Wittenberg, Germany to visit his home and church. I walked in his steps throughout Germany and soon found I had...
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Devotion: Pray-ers

Pray-ers Please take the time to read Luke 8:1-3 and John 20:11-17 One of life’s greatest luxuries is reading a good book. To that end, one of the things I love most in this world is a beautiful sentence. Words, thoughtfully written in a specific order, that create...
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God Sighting: Outdoor Worship Area Refurbishment

Outdoor Worship Area Refurbishment Worship and prayer are essential to our faith life and to be sure, Sheridan’s Outdoor Prayer and Reflection Center has served as a sacred place on our church campus for many years. Annually, this space hosts the Easter sunrise service,...
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Devotion: Courage

Courage Please take the time to read Matthew 16:13-23  I generally reserve courage for first responders and the like. I don’t often think about courage when we face our own insurmountable obstacles. Regardless of how these obstacles seem to others, they are real to us....
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Women’s Devotion: Seasons

Seasons “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…”Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Fall is my favorite season. I love the cool, crispness in the air and the vivid fall colors of nature. I enjoy the activities of fall, nature walks, hayrides, picking pumpkins...
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Devotion: David and the Problem with Being Comfortable

David and the Problem with Being Comfortable Please take the time to read 2 Samuel 12:1-7a, 13a Oh, dear! David’s in a tight spot and needs to cover up for his great sin with Bathsheba. He thinks that he has figured out a clever solution. But all-knowing and seeing God catches...
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Devotion: Resiliency

Resiliency Please take a moment to read Philippians 4:7-14  “… Not that I am referring to being in need, for I have learned to be content with whatever I have… I can do all things through God who strengthens me…” When this worship series, Resiliency, was taking shape, I will...
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God Sighting: Faith Formation at Sheridan

Faith Formation at Sheridan This post is so relevant as I sit at my computer this evening writing this. As a congregation, we just celebrated Rally Day for the 2022-2023 year. God is truly doing amazing work for our children and families through Sheridan’s Faith Formation...
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October Call Committee Update

October Call Committee Update At the September Council meeting, the Council received the Call Committee’s unanimous recommendation to call Pastor Sarah Ruch as the Associate Pastor for Local Outreach and Missions. The Council will interview and, if the vote is to the affirmative,...
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