Category Archives: Messages

Holy Ground by Sarah Scott, January 8, 2023

I saw this Instagram  post the other day from a person celebrating their 32nd birthday. It read: “Today is my 32nd birthday. Over the last month, I asked several 90 year olds what advice they would give to their 32 … Continue reading

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Is Thanksgiving a Radical Choice? by LaVerne Biel, November 13, 2022                 

 Philippians 4: 1-9 NIV 1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of … Continue reading

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Greater than John?  by John Kinney, December 12, 2022

This time of year in the USA a religion more dominant than Christianity is preaching another message. This is from the book of Claus 1: 1-5: You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling … Continue reading

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The Stretch of Our Souls by Ruthie Tippin, November 14, 2022

Today is my birthday, and it’s really fun to start the day with all of you!  I noticed in the Spokane Friends newsletter that three pastors connected to SFC are celebrating birthdays this week: Paul Blankenship, Leeann Williams, and me!  … Continue reading

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Perfect Peace (Part I) by Johan Maurer, September 25, 2022

Scripture: Isaiah 26:1-6. It’s great to see your faces life-size, although I always enjoy seeing the people who are online with me, attending by video link. Hello again to you, too! Next week I will be back with you on … Continue reading

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When Pain and Sorrow are Too Deep for Words (Romans 8:18-27) by David Morrow August 28, 2002

Some of you may be familiar with the British TV drama, “Call the Midwife.”  “Call the Midwife is the story of a group of midwives (some of whom are nuns) who worked in the East End of London in the … Continue reading

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Substitutionary Atonement by John Kinney May 1, 2022

Prayer:  We are part of a mystery we do not understand.  For that we are grateful. It is good to be with you in person.  My message is one I have been hesitant to give.  It involves looking at a … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon (Holy Saturday) by Deborah Suess, April 17, 2022

It doesn’t feel like Easter. Not to me, anyway. Not right now. Let me be honest. On Easter, Jesus emerged from the tomb. He put two feet on the ground. He took fresh air into his lungs. He gardened, I … Continue reading

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Do Not Resist Evil: Really, Matthew? by John Kinney, January 9, 2022

 Giving the message is a privilege that I appreciate.  I pray that something I say will be of spiritual benefit to this community that has so warmly and kindly welcomed Erin and me. I will give the message and then … Continue reading

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The Stretch of Our Souls by Ruthie Tippin

Today is my birthday, and it’s really fun to start the day with all of you!  I noticed in the Spokane Friends newsletter that three pastors connected to SFC are celebrating birthdays this week: Paul Blankenship, Leeann Williams, and me!  … Continue reading

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