Secure In The Storm: “When Innocence Is Lost.”

On February 23rd, in our teaching series “Secure In The Storm,” we wondered how to respond to pain and injustice that some of the powerful social structures around us inflict on the vulnerable.

How do we respond, “When Innocence Is Lost?” Psalm 12 becomes our launch point to thinking about “Powers and Principalities.”
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…Secure In The Storm: When Innocence Is Lost

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Secure In The Storm: “When God Seems to Disappear.”

This past Sunday, February 16th, we picked up on the series “Secure In The Storm, wondering about ways that we can live well even when life circumstances are bashing us around and threatening to drown us. This week we wondered how to handle the times when “God Seems to Disappear.

Our starting point (but NOT where we finish) is one of the last things Jesus said while on the cross – a quote from the Old Testament: Psalm 22:1.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…Secure In The Storm: When God Seems to Disappear

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Cadet Sunday: “Hi God, it’s me.”

On February 9th, we celebrated the ministry to boys here at KCRC known as Cadets. They are a Christian Cadet Club (CCC), where men mentor boys in what it is to live an authentic life of faith in Jesus through the very real challenges of growing up and life in general.

Their theme this year is prayer-how interested is God in hearing from us? How hard is He to get a hold of? What difference can prayer make in our lives? We explored a bit of this from Jeremiah 29: 12 under the title, Hi God, it’s me.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…… Hi God, it’s me

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Secure in the Storm: “When Our Dreams Are Blown Away.”

Welcome to a new message series here at KCRC, “Secure in the Storm.” We are taking a hard look at how we can ever possibly live WELL in the midst of some of the gut-wrenching storms that assault our lives. We always have options, some destructive, while others are life-nourishing, hope giving.

Join us as we seek to avoid the former, and follow the words of Jesus and the truths in God’s Word in finding nourishing hope for the struggles that we ALL face. Ecclesiastes 9:1-11 shoves us off the pier and into the storm.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…… Secure in the Storm: “When Our Dreams Are Blown Away.”

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Finding Jesus… in the Old Testament: The Son of Man

For this the final message in our Epiphany Series “Finding Jesus …. ” we welcomed guest preacher, Rev. Joe Groeneveld who helped us find glimpses of Jesus…. in the Old Testament in a strange, yet powerful vision…

… given to the prophet Daniel about someone called “The Son of Man.” We find this story in Daniel 7: 1-14.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…… Finding Jesus…. in the Old Testament: “The Son of Man”

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Finding Jesus…in the Old Testament: As Moses Raised the Serpent Up

On January 12 we welcomed guest preacher Rev. Aaron Thompson, who helped us find glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament, particularly, in the story of Moses raising up a serpent on a pole… a sign of healing for the people…

….Jesus, raised up, healing for all who look to him. This story is found in Numbers 21:1-9.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……
Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…… Finding Jesus…. in the Old Testament: As Moses Raised the Serpent Up

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Finding Jesus…in Community

On January 5 we were invited to look around, and see Jesus in the eyes of fellow worshipers.

We were guided by Romans 12:1-21 and Matthew 5:21-26.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Finding Jesus…in Community

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Finding Jesus…in Worship

Epiphany is a word that means “a showing forth; a revelation.” How does the One whose birth we just celebrated get revealed/shown forth to the world. We’ve got a five part series planned to help explore this question. On December 29 we looked at Finding Jesus …in worship. How Jesus is revealed in our worship-a worship WITHOUT shortcuts.

Come with us as we travel with the Magi-whoever they were-as they meet and worship Jesus in Matthew 2:1-12.
You’re invited to download the podcast. Grab a bible. Then follow along……

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Finding Jesus….in Worship

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

The Songs Of Christmas…. Mary’s Song

She was a totally ordinary, simple, young unremarkable girl in her mid-teens. At least, that is what you’d think watching her life. But as we dig a little deeper some amazing things come to light.

This past Sunday we read Luke 1:39-56 and saw some of the strength and depth and vision of Mary’s faith in God. She is called out by God to a task that’ll land her in all sorts of trouble (which, by the way, is often how it happens down through time to called-out-people; God’s way is not the simplest way).
We watched how she responded, and what sorts of supports the Lord put into place for her to survive….. actually, more than that – to THRIVE. And this got us to look at our own lives and the supports that God puts into place for us to survive….. and to thrive.
You’re invited to download the podcast and the study guide. Grab a bible. Then follow along……

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Songs Of Christmas – Mary’s Song
And here’s the study guide…….. Mary’s Song – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!

Called By Jesus…. To Peace

Remember a time when you got angry? Or felt hurt by someone – unjustly so? Or got ripped off, and found yourself laying awake at night, trying to figure out how to get even?
If Jesus was your life coach, how do you think he’d have been directing you during those moments?

This past Sunday we read Luke 6:17-38 – where Jesus teaches exactly on this topic. How to respond to people who aren’t exactly on our warm-and-fuzzy side.
We went there as part of our visioning series, wondering about what Jesus might want us to focus on as individuals and as a community, as we move towards 2020.

You’re invited to download the podcast and the study guide. Grab a bible. Then follow along……

Please note – those of you using a mobile device may have to set your browser to “desktop mode” to access the download button (a glitch with our site – sorry about that).

Here’s the podcast…….. Called By Jesus… To Peace
And here’s the study guide…….. Called To Peace – Study Guide

As always, feel free to pass this stuff around.  You can also find this, and other messages online at the KCRC website under the tab “Sermons And Stuff.”

We’d also love to have you join us live for worship.
We gather each Sunday at 10am.
Don’t worry about getting all gussied up.  Just come as you are – we’re a church full of imperfect people.
And we’d be glad to have other imperfect people, like you, along for the ride!