Towards Sunday

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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                      ...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible more than any other woman.  Does that surprise you? This Sunday I hope we can look at a familiar story with fresh...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by judges. Deborah was one of those judges and the only woman to do so. I hope you can find time to read her full story in both...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months.  Our new series is Women of the Bible. Even though our focus will be on Women of the Bible, this series isn’t just for...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first Holy Week.  The first time is what we call the Triumphal entry.  Jesus entered the temple “and when he had looked...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover celebration.  The Passover was a defining moment in the story of God’s people in the Old Testament.  The place for that...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are times when I walk past the kitchen table and whether it is their mom, their online physics teacher, their Bible teacher...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John 3:14–21 Ephesians 2:1–10 In Michele Hershberger’s book, God’s Story Our Story, she writes… “Judgment and grace are flip...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we are invited to dwell with are… Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 In Jesus’ day, the temple...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis 17:1–17, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Mark 8:31–38 Romans 4:13–25 I invite you to sit with each of these passages this week. ...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The observance of Lent revolves around introspection, preparation, and reflection to deepen their connection with God and to...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this series.  It is my hope that you have found it beneficial, and this practice has given you additional ways to grow deeper in...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm 22:1-5                     New...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three verses… Psalm 51:10-12          New International Version 10 Create in me a pure...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah 6:1-8          New International Version 1 Listen to what the Lord says: “Stand up, plead my case before the mountains; let the...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you try to slow down and quiet yourself? We are early into 2024, are you a new year resolution type of person?  This...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre of TV “reality shows” that involve dramatic home makeovers, turning an outdated or broken down old house into a...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The shepherds have returned to their flocks.  Joseph and Mary and their newborn child are back in Nazareth (I think, though...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part of our service this week, to enjoy the children’s choir, the adult choir, and the Christmas pageant.  There has...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week are… Isaiah 40:1–11 Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13 2 Peter 3:8–15a Mark 1:1–8 I think the tension in this question with these...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in the world around us, and to how our world today both differs from and mirrors the social and political climate of...
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...

April 21, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Sarah”

This week we will be looking at the life of Sarah.  Sarah lived a long life and made some mistakes along the way but is mentioned in the Bible...

April 14, 2024 – “Women of the Bible…Deborah”

Author: Ray Geigley After Moses led the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt and before they had kings to rule them, the people were led by...

April 7, 2024 – “Women of the Bible….Abigail”

With Lent and Easter in our rear-view mirror, we will begin a new series for the next five months… you read that right, the next five months. ...

March 31, 2024 – Easter Sunday

It is Holy week.  During our time together this past Sunday, I mentioned that Jesus entered Jerusalem four different times during the first...

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

This Sunday known as Palm Sunday; we recognize the moment when Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in preparation for the Passover...

March 17, 2024 – Lent #5

Did you ever ask a question, and you didn’t understand the answer?  We have two homeschooled high school students in our home.  There are...

March 10, 2024 – Lent #4

As we continue our journey through Lent, this week we are invited to dwell with these four scriptures… Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 John...

March 3, 2024 – Lent 3

This Sunday will mark the halfway point of Lent this year.  Our theme for this week is… Christ among Us, Showing Us Justice. The scriptures we...

February 25, 2024 – Lent 2

Happy Tuesday, fellow travelers of the Way.  It is the second week of Lent, and we have some powerful scriptures for us this week… Genesis...

February 18, 2024 – Lent 1 – “Christ Among Us, Repent and Believe”

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Lent is time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of Easter.  The...

February 11, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week will be our last week in our Dwelling in the Word series.  I appreciated the way everyone at Marion has participated in this...

February 4, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 22:1-5… Psalm...

January 28, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week we will continue in our Dwelling in the Word series.  This week I invite you to spend your time in Psalm 51, specifically three...

January 21, 2024 – “Dwelling in the Word”

This week as we begin dwelling in the Word, we have a scripture from the Old Testament… Micah...

January 14, 2024 – Introduction to “Dwelling in the Word” Series

Are you starting to unwind from the holiday season?  Do you find yourself stressed out or too busy during the holidays, no matter how much you...

January 7, 2024 – Epiphany Sunday, “How Will We Know… What We Know?”

by Carl Kniss Epiphany Sunday: How Will We Know… What We Know? Title: Mystery Solved, The Big Reveal! Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 There’s a popular genre...

Sunday, December 31, 2023 – “How Will We Know?”

Towards Sunday by Linden Showalter We remembered the birth of Jesus on Monday.  Now the angels have returned to their places in the heavens.  The...

December 17, 2023 – Advent #3, “How Will We Know…What’s Next?”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marion.  This Sunday we will be celebrating Christmas, sort of.  We invite you to be a part...

December 10, 2023 – Advent 2 – “How Will We Know….What Now?”

As we think about the second week of Advent, we are invited to ponder the question… what now? The scriptures we have in front of us this week...

December 3, 2023, Advent #1 – “How Will We Know…How Long?”

It is Advent season once again.  Our theme for Advent this year will be, “How will we know?”.   This year we are aware about what was happening in...