Ascension Newsletter

  • 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...

  • April 20, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    We're back in John's Gospel this Sunday (Apr. 23), looking at the beginning of the Feast of Booths (7:1-13). It's classic: Jesus is reliably unpredictable, mystifying in his transparency… yet faithf...

  • April 12, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    I've been reading through Calvin's *Institutes* this year. Yesterday I read a great section (2.10.11-13) discussing the faith of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Calvin listed their miseries...

  • April 06, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Jesus has gone pretty deep with his "Bread of Life" discourse in John 6. What do you think about it? What do you think a "normal" response is to Jesus' teachings like this? A "good Christian" response...

  • March 29, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    On Sunday we talked about what it means when Jesus says that he is "the bread of life." His humanity in relationship to God is freely given to us, to be our life with God. We finished by briefly addre...

  • March 22, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (Mar. 26) we're picking back up in John's Gospel with Jesus' *Bread of Life* sermon. Jesus knows our true hunger better than we do, and he himself is the true satisfaction we need. "Even i...

  • March 16, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Friends, thank you for praying with us for Ondine and her family. The liver transplant went well. The recovery will take a long time, so please continue to pray and support the Carillos as best you ca...

  • March 14, 2017 Prayer for Ondine & Family

    Brothers and sisters, many of you have been praying for baby Ondine for months as she has been in need of a liver transplant. The day has come. Arielle has been waiting with her at Stanford for two we...

  • March 08, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Jesus' miraculous feeding of the multitude was a sign that pointed to the life found in him, the life that flows to us from his thanksgivin...

  • March 02, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    *We don’t live by bread alone, but we also don’t live long without it. To eat is to acknowledge our dependence—both on food and on each other. It also reminds us of other kinds of emptiness that...