Weekly Pastor’s Post

“Guard Your Heart! (…really?)” Scripture: Proverbs 4:23 and Philippians 4:6-7 This beautiful Psalm interpretation speaks of the guidance and healing we experience when God’s grace touches our hearts:    Psalm 25 – Excerpt by Nan Merrill in “Psalms for Praying”   To You, O Love, I lift up my soul! O Heart within my heart,… Read more »

Weekly Pastor’s Post

“Come, Holy Spirit! (Comforter, Trouble Maker!)”Scripture: John 14:16-26 Let’s continue to enjoy the “Season of the Spirit” and explore the work of the Holy Spirit this week.  As Jesus prepared to leave his disciples, he promised the coming of the Advocate, the Spirit of the Living Christ. The Holy Spirit lives alongside us, within us, helping… Read more »

Richard Paul Gantenbein

On April 27, 2019, Pastor Richard Paul Gantenbein, age 68, passed away suddenly at home. Born in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Jackson High School in 1969. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1976, going on to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1985. He was pastor of… Read more »

Weekly Preacher’s Post

“After Easter… Now What?” On Easter Sunday, some of you shared your “cardboard testimonies,” those times in life when by God’s grace, our lives are turned around; moments when our eyes are opened, our hearts crack open, and our lives are changed for the better. Yet, after those Easter moments: now what? How do we… Read more »