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Summer Words About Worship

by Pastors Troy Jacobson and Kirstin Tannas Summer is just getting started and things are already starting to heat up here in Southern Maryland and at Good Sam.  Some of our brothers and sisters from Good Sam have been organizing…

Bibles, Bullets, and Bread

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. – Deuteronomy 11:18 Remember when bread starters were a thing? They made a comeback with the pandemic,…

CoVid Update—Worship

The CoVid Task Force emailed an update to the congregation last week.  You will find the update here. Beginning this Sunday, March 21st, Sunday worship will be offered:  -in person, outdoors           -in case of inclement weather, in person, indoors -virtually…

The Force of the Holy Spirit

by Kelsey Knobloch But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. –…

Discerning Together

A message from Pastor Kirstin and Deacon Troy:  God has a calling for all of us, both individually and as a group. Hearing God’s call happens through the work of discernment. In discernment we listen to God, one another and…

Liminal Space

by Kelsey Knobloch “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption,…

Wonder and Awe

by Kelsey Knobloch We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. – Psalm 78:4 Repeating the Christmas…

Stop The Press!

by Kelsey Knobloch O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, make known His deeds among the peoples. – Psalm 105:1 Let’s have a brief history lesson. It won’t be boring; I promise. Take a look around you…

It’s a Metaphor

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 4:5 Ask any child over the age of 9 or so,…