From Sunday, July 12th to August 30th, the pastoral staff preaches a series of sermons called, “Walking the JT (Jesus Trail)” based on the narrative of Abraham and Sarah from Genesis 12 to Genesis 22. Hearing and believing the incredible and impossible call of God to begin a family at an advanced age and go to land not their own, Sarah and Abraham traveled by stages to the promise. (Genesis 12:9) Their walk is much like walking the Appalachian Trail (AT). The journey is long and often exhausting. However, this is an enduring picture of the life of faith and another view of the following Jesus as disciples.

In an abundance of caution and to practice social distancing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, on March 15, 2020 we began to hold one service at 9:30 am and a Thursday evening service.  The worship services were broadcast online only.
 
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God Hears and Sees in the Wilderness”

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Genesis 16:1-13
Rev. Stuart Spencer preaching
 
There’s trouble brewing in Abraham and Sarah’s blended family. Hagar, a servant of Sarah’s gives birth to a son, Ishmael. Sarah drives Hagar and Ishmael into the wilderness and likely death. God meets this little family and from then on, Hagar refers to her God as “the God who sees me.” In our long journey on the J.T., we’re never not seen by the Lord.
 

 
 
 

“Handcuffed to the Almighty”

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Genesis 15:1-17
Rev. Stuart Spencer preaching
Communion
 
Having walked quite a while without claiming a single promise, God enacts the ancient covenant ceremony with Abraham. This mysterious moment confirms God’s most important promise that He’ll never leave or forsake. From now on as we walk the J. T., we’re handcuffed to the Almighty because He is the Promise Keeper.
on the Jesus Trail.

 
 
 

“The Smaller Piece of the Pie”

Sunday, July 26, 2020
Genesis 13:1-8
Rev. Stuart Spencer preaching
 
As Abraham and his nephew Lot settle into the Jordan Valley, their growing herds and flocks create a need for the two men to separate. As the elder, Abraham could have rightly first decided where he would settle, leaving Lot in second place. Abraham settles for less as humility guides us to often do on the Jesus Trail.
 

 
 
 

“Progress Not Perfection”

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Genesis 12:10-20
Kelly LePenske preaching
 
Sarah and Abraham go following God’s call faithfully but not flawlessly. As such, this couple isn’t a perfect model of trusting God and following Him as they are a mirror of what we discover following is really like. Fear is a constant companion on the Jesus Trail. At times, Abraham and Sarah didn’t manage their fears very faithfully. Yet the Lord remains our constant companion on the trail.
 

 
 
 

“A Blindfold and a Hand”

Sunday, July 12, 2020
Genesis 12: 1 – 9
Rev. Stuart Spencer preaching
 
Abraham and Sarah were called by God to leave their native country and their family to go to a new and unknown land. By faith, they traveled stage by stage trusting God while walking blindfolded. The start of their journey of faith is much like the start of our journey of following Christ. We’re called to leave behind those things that bring us a security and comfort to go to that place God has for us.