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Perspectives on Love – Teresa Holden

2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6: 1-21
Our Scriptures for today are full of drama.  Big things happen, as we catch glimpses of people who are grappling with very basic needs and appetites.  These Scriptures deal with the core of what drives people – hungers that at times can seem overwhelming and irrepressible.  [...]



Learning to Live with Limitations – Brian Hartley

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Ps. 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:-13
If you haven’t noticed, it has been a bit hot and dry, of late.  In fact, just last Thursday, the Illinois Farm Bureau reported what many of us had already surmised: many crops in southern Illinois could be lost due to a drought expected to [...]



Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Zach DiMiele

2 Samuel1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43
We’ve all heard those stories. Those stories that begin with, “I’ll never forget where I was when I heard about it,” or something like that. For some of us in this congregation, those events which are forever ingrained on our memory might be the bombing of [...]