David Browder

You Are Not Alone in the Storm

by David Browder In Bible Study this morning (Wednesday, 3/3), we are going to be studying Ephesians 3:1-13. In it, the Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Ephesus (a very wealthy city on the western coast of present-day Turkey) about the extension of the Gospel to the Gentiles. It is a glorious announcement…

STE Family Plans Mission to Africa

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In the summer of 2019, Michelle and David Graves spent a month on a mission trip with the Rafiki Foundation helping at a Christian Classical School and Teachers College in Nairobi, Kenya. Now God has called them to long term service at Rafiki’s village near Kampala, Uganda. They are working to be ready to leave…

On the Wearing of Masks

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I would first like to thank all of you for your cooperation during this time of pandemic. Masks and social distancing have been requirements for our meeting in person and you as a church have been really terrific to work with. I say this knowing that many of you are reticent about wearing masks —…

The Feast of the Epiphany

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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1–2 ESV As…

Christmas in 2020

by David Browder In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:1–3…

Church Restoration Update

Watch as David Browder walks you through some highlights of the work in progress on the renovation of our church building. We now anticipate that work will be complete in late January or early February of 2021.

It’s Our Time

by David Browder I was speaking with one of our parishioners recently: she is plugged in to the goings-on at our church and school. We were discussing FEMA — and it all came back to me: the floods, the economic downturns, the pandemic, anxiety over budgets — and the waiting. Oh, the waiting. The waiting…

Happiness…or Joy?

Happiness or Joy

What is the difference between joy and happiness? Is there a difference? It is a good question and one worth asking, especially as we find ourselves in very difficult times as a society. Happiness is based primarily on our ability to attain a place in life that brings contentment, safety, and fulfillment. Thus, “the pursuit…