The Eulogy for Heather Bostwick

Heather Bostwick was born on July 1st, 1978 on the day her parents closed on the house Orston Road that would be Heather’s home base for the rest of her life.  She was preceded in birth by five year by her big sister Shannon – who, even though she would at times torment her little […]


The Gift of Wisdom

A sermon preached on August 19, 2018 based upon Proverbs 9:5-6;  Psalm 111:10; Ephesians 5:15 and 1Kings 3:5-12. The lectionary readings for this morning revolve around the concept of “wisdom” — a word that occurs 222 times in Old Testament. In the book of Proverbs wisdom is personified as, interestingly, a woman who has been […]


Guidance for Staying on the Straight and Narrow

A sermon preached on August 12th, 2018 based upon Ephesians 4:25-5:2 entitled “Guidance for Staying on the Straight and Narrow.” In his letters, the apostle Paul typically spends the first portion proclaiming the Gospel, the good news of how we have been saved by the overflowing grace revealed in Christ Jesus, and then the second […]


Generous Spirits

August 10th, 2018 Yesterday I stopped by the church and there were Tom and Justin cooking dinner for the homeless in our kitchen in the summer heat having taken time off from work as they do every other month.  The dinner they were preparing would be handed off to other volunteers from our church who […]


Full Time Ministry

A sermon preached on August 5th, 2018 based upon Ephesians 4:1-7; 11-15, following a week of rest and renewal, entitled “Full Time Ministry.” So I want to start off by telling you “what I did on my summer vacation.” My wife Sarah has an ability to meet strangers out in public and quickly strike up […]


Steve Blake: Feeding the Five Thousand

A sermon preached by Steve Blake on July 29th, 2018 Good morning! Please join me in prayer. Poppy, you don’t mind me saying that? May the words that I share with my church family be acceptable to you and your Son, Jesus Christ. That maybe one minutiae of my words will be part of each […]


Discovering Our Deep Connection to One Another

A sermon preached on July 15th, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 14 – 29 entitled “Discovering Our Deep Connection to One Another.” This is a strangely familiar story, expressive of the depravity that we so frequently encounter in our world, especially in the stories we read every day in our newspapers.  It tells the story […]

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