Sermons from January 2018

Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Welcoming the Kingdom from Afar

Rev. Richard Bodini - January 7, 2018

Epiphany is observed on January 6. Epiphany means “manifestation or appearance.” It is a reminder of the revelation of Christ in connection with the visit of the Magi. The 12 days of Christmas is a reference from Boxing Day to Epiphany… the continuance of Christmas being not a “one-off” day, but a celebration over several days. This is a day of light and joy, of hopefulness. The sermon will continue our anticipation, our waiting for the coming kingdom of peace that Jesus will fully bring when He returns. For the time being we have glimpses of it from afar.


Ephesians 4:1-6; Belgic Confession Article 27-28 -- The Holy Catholic Church

Rev. Richard Bodini - January 14, 2018

Reflecting on The Church ??’ what it is, what it does, who is it for, how to navigate cultural issues ??’ has always fascinated and frustrated me. Right from my teenage days, I have watched the church fall and rise through the years. Digging and discovering has opened my eyes to the ways of the operation of the church ??’ as organism and institution. Knowing the how and the why of The Church (and our denomination) has enlarged my appreciation for its brokenness and its ability to bless. This morning’s text and message will hopefully open the doors of discovery and appreciation for you as well.


John 1:1-18 -- I've got the Power

Rev. Steve Venhuizen - January 21, 2018


Ezekiel 34:7-16 -- God Seeking Us

Rev. Richard Bodini - January 28, 2018

The Cadet theme this year is “God Seeking Us.” God speaks through Ezekiel to the children of Israel promising that He will seek out and find His people, since the local caretakers had fallen woefully short.