Towards Sunday

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Advent 2021

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Not the Jesus We Want

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Interactions with Jesus

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Awe Yeah

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Who Are We

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Easter 2021

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Lent 2021

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Epiphany 2021

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Advent 2020

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Unity in the Community

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Jesus’ Emotions, (really?)

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Pentecost 2020

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Easter 2020

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Lent 2020

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Epiphany 2020

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Advent 2019

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: A Community Rooted in Christ

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: Love

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: The Holy Spirit

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke 19:1-10                      ...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms contains several "Psalms of Asaph," which contain his name at the beginning of the psalm. These are Psalms 50 and 73—83....

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel and Oholiab.  In the book of Exodus God gives great details about how the tabernacle and all of its furnishings...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul to Timothy in which Paul is encouraging Timothy to keep the seed of faith that was planted in him growing. Paul’s...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and corruption.  And if that wasn’t enough, what if I told you this story was located in the book of Numbers?  If...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until we begin our Lent observance in late February.  This week will look at the life of Josiah.  King Josiah. ...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the Magi, but what about you?  Any epiphanies for you this Holiday season?  At our home we bump into the everyday...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow the ways of Jesus and the Holy Spirit begins the work of transformation, then all that is left is living the good life…...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two scriptures that guided us on this Advent journey… Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:3...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?    Have you had any Christmas parties yet, with family, or at work, or with friends?  This week is our...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the midst of suffering.  This week we will be looking at encouragement and one way we encourage each other is through...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to look ahead at what we can look forward to.  But it takes preparation.  Prepare the way of the Lord is our theme...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near. The two verses that are the focal point of this theme are... Psalm 80:3... Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that...

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes war, refugees, oppression, among other things.  Sounds like it could be a story from the present.  It seems...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me thinking about women using their gifts to serve the church.  I must confess, I never understood the reluctance to...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil it, but my thoughts this week are times when Jesus showed up at an unexpected location and did some Jesus type...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we are only caretakers of what we have been blessed with?  Are we defined by what we have or don’t have? Do we, as...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a familiar story to you.  If so, what thoughts, feelings, and emotions stir in you as you think about the...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition 13 “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this Sunday, Sept. 25th. We are excited to have Heidi Payne sharing with us this weekend.  The theme for the weekend is...
Sermon Series: The Way of Jesus

June 20, 2021 – Interactions with Jesus: Zacchaeus

This Sunday we continue with our series, Interactions with Jesus.    We find ourselves in Luke 19…     Luke...

February 12, 2023 – “Asaph”

This week as we continue our series on lesser known personalities in the Bible, we are going to take a look at, Asaph.  The book of Psalms...

“Who… Bezalel and Oholiab?”

Bezalel and Oholiab… ever heard of them?  Sometimes I wonder why we have the story of Samson in children’s bibles and not the story of Bezalel...

“Who… Oneiphorus?”

“Against All Odds: Encouraging Good News” This reference to the little known character of Onesiphorus comes to us in the midst of a letter from Paul...

January 22, 2023 – “Who…. Balaam”

What if I told you that this week’s scripture involves a magician, a talking donkey, and an angel.  This story is full of greed, betrayal, and...

January 15, 2023 – “Who…. Josiah?”

With Epiphany in the rear-view mirror and Lent coming to us in 7 weeks, we are going to look at a few lesser know personalities in the Bible until...

January 8, 2023 – “Epiphany, The Manifold Wisdom of God Be Made Known”

Epiphany, one of the definitions of Epiphany is… an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  That is certainly accurate for the...

January 1, 2023 – “He Comes to Us in All our Distress”

Happy New Year! We have journeyed toward restoration this Advent and Christmas season, so all is well, right.  I mean once we decide to follow...

December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day, “Sing for Joy!”

Christmas is upon us!  How has this season of Advent been for you?  We had a theme of; Restoration is near.  There were two...

December 18, 2022 – Advent #4 – “Do Not Be Afraid”

How have you been observing Advent this year? Have you started your Christmas celebrations yet?  Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? ...

December 11, 2022 – Advent #3 – “Tell What You Hear and See”

This third Sunday of Advent as we are centering our thoughts around Restoration, we will be focusing on scriptures about hope and patience in the...

December 4, 2022 – Advent #2 – “Prepare the Way of the Lord”

Here we are, heading into the second week of Advent!  This week we have some classic scriptures in front of us, scriptures that invite us to...

November 27, 2022 – Advent #1 – “Restoration is Near, Watch the Day is Almost Here”

Happy Thanksgiving! This Sunday we will begin our Advent journey.  Our Advent theme this year is… This year's Advent theme is, Restoration is Near....

November 20, 2022 – Anabaptist History, From Ukraine to Paraguay: A Moving Story of “Russian” Mennonites

This Sunday will conclude our Anabaptist history series.  Linden will have another interesting story for us.  Our story this week includes...

November 13, 2022 – Anabaptist History, Betsy Shank Showalter; Not Your Ordinary 5G Grandma

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist history.  I don’t want to spoil our story this Sunday, but this week’s story has me...

November 6, 2022 – Anabaptist History, What is This Place

This Sunday we are continuing our series on Anabaptist History.  What story does Linden have in store for us this week? I don’t want to spoil...

October 30, 2022 – Anabaptist History, The Anabaptist Waterfall: Beauty, Simplicity, Practical Stewardship, and a Theology Lived

What does it mean to live generously?  What about the stuff we have?  Do we view those things as our own or do we have the mindset that we...

October 23, 2022 – Anabaptist History

This Sunday we are continuing in our Anabaptist history series.  We will be looking at an Anabaptist icon… Dirk Willems.  This might be a...

October 16, 2022 – “Anabaptist History, The Word of God is Solid Ground: the Anabaptists’ Love of Scripture”

This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden...

October 2, 2022 – “Sermon on the Mount… The Narrow Gate”

This Sunday we will begin the conclusion of our Sermon on the Mount series.  Our passage this week is… Matthew 7:13-23  New Revised...

“Listening: to God, to one another, God listens to us”

This Sunday we will be at Cove Valley Camp as a part of our annual church retreat.  There will be no services held at Marion Mennonite Church this...