There were times in a prophet’s ministry when words were not adequate to make the point, so he resorted to dramatically symbolic actions. Jesus, the ultimate prophet of Israel, was following a prophetic tradition when, during the feast with his disciples, he dramatically reinterpreted the Passover meal and instituted a radical new observance for his followers. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we will explore the prophetic action of Jesus…Keep Reading
Next Sunday: Fig Tree Christians? (Mark 11:12-25) – As Jesus enters Jerusalem after his triumphal entry, he curses a fig tree because it yields no fruit and he’s hungry—but fig season is still five weeks away! Why would Jesus do such a thing? What might it have to do with Temple worship? What might it have to do with us?
Jesus, a popular though controversial teacher, is traveling toward Jerusalem for Passover. As Jesus travels through Jericho, he’s looked at by some with awe (because of his celebrity and miracles), others with gratitude (because they had been healed), but also by many with suspicion and contempt (such as the priests). But, as we find out in this story, none saw him as clearly as one who couldn’t see! How did…Keep Reading
How is Christian discipleship a different way to live in this world? When the disciples start thinking and acting like the secular world around them, Jesus continues teaching them about the value system of the kingdom, of a Christian. Like the disciples, our minds can easily get poisoned by the attitudes and examples of our world. Two paths lay before us. A path well-worn by a world of social climbers,…Keep Reading
January 7th – In the new year, what kind of value system will we live by? In the story of the rich young man, we find that values of the first century were not that different than the values of the 21st century. Jesus, on the other hand, was preaching a different set of values for his followers, those who would truly be part of God’s kingdom. Jesus’ values are…Keep Reading
Pastor Ed concludes his series ‘How Far Is It To Bethlehem?’ Morning Worship: 10:30am ….. ‘from Heavan? Evening Service 6:00pm …… ‘from the Fields? The evening service will be our traditional Candlelight Service. Come and celebrate with us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Everyone is welcome to join us! The sessions are called “Grow Groups” because we want to grow in our Christian faith. We will be studying the book of Ephesians. The evening is simple break into small groups at 7pm for an hour and study God’s word with a group facilitator. At 8pm, we come back out in the fellowship hall and enjoy some refreshments. Babysitting will be provided by rotating…Keep Reading
“Are we there yet?” “How far is it?” We hear this a lot when we are taking trips, especially from children. They haven’t learned that journeys take time and patience (and sometimes a lot of gas and gummi bears!). As we mature, we still ask “how far is it?”, but with a different purpose in mind. It allows us to gauge our journey, plan for stops along the way, look…Keep Reading
The sessions are called “Grow Groups” because we want to grow in our Christian faith. We will be studying the book of Ephesians. The evening is simple break into small groups at 7pm for an hour and study God’s word with a group facilitator. At 8pm, we come back out in the fellowship hall and enjoy some refreshments. Babysitting will be provided by rotating volunteers each session. This is a…Keep Reading
Thanksgiving Worship Service, in combination with Rochester CRC, will be held here at Webster CRC at 10A.M. Our Special offering will be for World Renew-Disaster Relief. Pastor Ed will be leading the service and Pastor Anthony Selvaggio will be bringing us God’s word.
Election Day is November 7th. Once again our building will be used for the general election 6AM to 9 PM. As is our tradition, we would like to provide goodies for our neighbors who come to our church to vote. There is a sign up sheet on the welcome center. We will serve coffee, cider and goodies throughout the day. Please leave your donations in the kitchen and mark them…Keep Reading
The 2nd Wednesday each month is ‘Wednesday Family Night’! Our next Wednesday Family Night is Nov 8. At 6 PM. Our hosts for the evening are Barb and Doug Thiele. We will be having taco salad for dinner. Afterwards, we will learn how we can be blessed by the covenant of God with Abraham and enjoy a time of fellowship while working on a hands-on project together. This is a…Keep Reading