10:30 service throughout the summer

Throughout the summer, we will be doing one service at 10:30. If the weather cooperates, we will meet outside. If weather is poor, we will meet inside. No need to RSVP at this point. When we are outside, you may bring your own chairs/blankets, but we will also have...

Quarreling is not the name of the game

I recently preached on Christian unity from Romans 14, and one phrase in verse 5 has stuck with me as incredibly relevant in this cultural moment of Covid-19, tensions over racism, and broader political divisions: “Each one should be fully convinced I his own mind.”...

Two indoor services this week (please RSVP)

Snohomish County was just approved for phase 2, meaning we have the option to gather indoors this Sunday (with some restrictions). We considered remaining outdoors–higher limit on participants, one service, better ventilation–but the weather doesn’t...

Outdoor church

You probably are aware that our governor provided some options for churches to gather in phases 1 and 2. In phase 1, churches can gather outside on their property with up to 100 people. In phase 2, churches can gather in their buildings up to 25% of capacity, or 50...

Our plan for reopening

At this point, here is what we are planning for beginning to gather in person again as a church, in light of the governor’s four-phase plan. We do think as a church that we should abide by the recommendations and phased plan at this point. Here is a...

6 failures of online church

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25) The above verse is being discussed a...

Suffering produces…(Pt. 6)

This is the sixth in a series of posts written by our very own Paul Burgess. See the first post and an introduction to the series here. JOB SUFFERED I’m not suffering. God’s reason for choosing me to write about suffering is a mystery. I’m not presently suffering....

Does God merely tolerate me?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) How do you view the love of God the Father? When you consider his love for you, provided you are a believer, what thoughts or...