Messages by Wayne Cook
On this Second Sunday of Easter, we revisit the story of “Doubting Thomas.” As Pastor Wayne explores John 20:19-31, he will share something there for doubters, for true believers, and for everyone in between. You see, Thomas’ story is our story, too.
Christ is risen!Christ is risen, indeed! Join us for our Easter worship service for 2021. It has been a long year and the protocols are still in effect. But we are worshipping together this year. There is still a long way to go, but we will get there together.
Join us for for worship from March 21, 2021.
Our service this morning on the 4th Sunday in Lent combines the Old Testament story about Moses and the complaining people and the story of Nicodemus and Jesus found in Chapter 3 of John’s Gospel. In both stories, we are invited to “look up and live”. As followers of Christ, we are invited to “look up and live.” In the hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, we hear it this way:Turn your eyes upon Jesus,look full in his wonderful face,and…
“All these words” is the opening to the text from Exodus regarding the Ten Commandments. What if these ten words from God were treated as a description of who we are and can be rather than an order? How would our relationship with God change? How would our relationship with all people change? Join us as we worship this morning on this Third Sunday in Lent. We will share the sacrament of Holy Communion this morning. We invite you to…
On this second Sunday in Lent, we look at how we are changed by the calling that God has placed upon our lives. We look at the story of Abraham and Sarah and how God called them even in their old age. Our scriptures are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38.
Water is a constant theme in our scriptures this morning. From the waters of Noah and the flood to the waters of baptism, water is a source of life, cleansing, and new beginnings. Our scriptures are: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and Mark 1:9-15.
In the story of the Transfiguration, Jesus is changed and the disciples are astounded. The voice from heaven says “this is my son, the beloved, listen to him!” Our scritpures this morning are 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; and Mark 9:2-9. What does is mean to “listen to Jesus?” Join us in this service of worship from Transfiguration Sunday 2021, February 14.
This morning, we continue in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. Simon takes Jesus and the disciples home for a meal following the Sabbath service where Jesus taught with authority and exorcised a demon from a man. As they arrive, Simon tells them that his mother-in-law is sick. Jesus, without hesitation, goes to the woman, takes her by the hand, and instantly she is healed of her illness. She then immediately begins to serve them. Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne…
What does “teaching with authority” have to do with demons? Join us for worship this morning and see. Our texts are Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; and Mark 1:21-28. Evil is active in our world today. However it is overcome by the light of Christ that shines in us. Take authority in Jesus’ name and banish the evil around us.