VATICAN CITY (AP) - Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God's power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy. Sunday, March 17, 2013
It's surprising that we're still surprised at evil. According to some measures, there have been 25 mass shootings since 2006. We saw a shooting at a Colorado movie theater last year, and another at a plant in Minneapolis, yet we were still shocked at what unfolded in Connecticut last December. Every day we are assaulted with news of corruption, murder, and hate, and yet we still find ourselves muttering under our breath to the TV saying, "I can't believe it." Thursday, March 14, 2013
So much of the craziness of modern life ties to the relentless pursuit of defining who we are. We purchase certain products, or avoid them, in a quest to carve out an identity that conveys we're hip. We dress a certain way to convey a picture of who we are. We daydream about living other people's lives, people we deem to have it all. Old age doesn't ease the quest-the pursuit just turns back on itself: am I happy with the person I have become? Thursday, March 7, 2013
ADA - Alex and Rebecca Clow were greeters. Charlotte Gooden was song leader. Deb Good was pianist. Pam Craig led Children's Church.
Pastor Trent Boedicker presented the morning message titled "Seeking the Things of God". Scripture reference was Matthew 16:21-23. Additional Scripture references were Psalm 40:7-8, John 6:38, Isaiah 40:13-14, 27-28, Colossians 3:1-3, John 16:1 and Jude, verses 24, 25. Wednesday, March 6, 2013