Doubt. Belief. Witness

Welcome to worship with us this weekend at GCM and GCO!  Our Gospel text today finds the disciples being confronted with the reality of the risen Lord.  It is here that they move from doubt, to belief, and then to becoming witnesses to all nations. We live in a world...

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Learning from the Ashes

Dear Church family,      Some of you may remember the summer of 1998 when wildfires were raging across numerous counties on the East coast of Florida.  Remember not being able to walk outside for several weeks without the acrid smell of smoke? It came to be known as the Florida...

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Stepping Into the Light

 Stepping Into the Light” – January 3rd, 2021                          Steve Schantz    Good morning Church family and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a safe and happy start to 2021.    A new year can bring a sense of hope, can’t it?  2020 with its disrupted work, travel, education, and worship...

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Grasping Our Identity

Philippians 2:1-13 Today’s text presents us with three notable insights into one of the earliest expressions of a healthy and mature church—the church in Philippi. First, we get a picture of what was being experienced. Second, we read the content of a hymn used in its worship. And third, we...

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Living Grace Fully

   The theme for this week is living grace fully which encourages us to move through the world with more thoughtfulness and kindness.  The message below is again taken from the Revised Common Lectionary.  Ex. 14:19-31 and Ps. 114 tell the story of the parting of the Red Sea, and we can see how recognizing...

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Putting On the Lord

(Adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary for 9/6/20) Fulfilling the Law Through Love Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall...

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Nosce te Ipsum (Know Thyself)

        “Who Am I?” This self-imposed question erupts from deep within every human soul.  While not every person may express the same degree of angst at every phase of his/her life, the way that we go about life casting ourselves in a certain role and presenting ourselves in a certain light reveals...

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The Beauty of the Lord

Steve Schantz – July 11th, 2020      If you could ask the Lord for just one thing, what would it be?  Solomon famously asked the Lord for wisdom.  But his father, King David, a man after God’s own heart, asked the Lord for one thing in Psalm 27:4.  It wasn’t for good...

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