Ascension Newsletter

  • June 22, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    The heart of the Gospel is the relationship Jesus has with his Father. "He who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him" (John 8:29). This reve...

  • June 14, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Hello friends! This week is the 45th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America—the annual gathering of our denomination's pastors and elders—i...

  • June 05, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (June 11) Brian Janssen will preach Psalm 51. Brian and Faith (and children, Abby and Nathan) are planning to return to their OMF mission in Taiwan

  • May 31, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    "The Church is where we find *our* place in God’s work, it is where we *belong* simply because God has arranged it. It is where God sets his Table and invites sinners to eat together, even though we...

  • May 25, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    We've arrived in our series in John's Gospel at chapter 8. So, of course, we're looking at *Romans* 8 this Sunday! (Trust me, it'll all make sense…) God has made his decision, he has taken the neces...

  • May 15, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This week I'll be in Anchorage along with other pastors and elders from our region for a meeting of the Pacific Northwest Presbytery. Please pray that our work would be in line with our faith in the G...

  • May 11, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (May 14) we'll finish chapter 7 of John's Gospel. The opposition to Jesus is crystallizing, and those whose hearts are petrifying against him are becoming increasingly unreasonable. When y...

  • May 03, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    It's a beautiful picture, Jesus crying out on the great day of the feast: "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will fl...

  • April 27, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    People who oppose Jesus usually demonstrate that they have not really understood him. In fact, it's impossible to understand him apart from faith. The heart's rejection of Jesus leads to the mind's re...

  • April 23, 2017 Church Lunch: Change of Plans…

    Good morning, friends! I just wanted to get this announcement out there… Due to illness in our family, the church lunch that was scheduled to be in our home after Worship will now be held in the Fel...