Necessary Vandalism

By Rev. Chris Jorgensen August 15, 2021 Video of entire service: Scripture: Luke 5:17-19 Well friends, leave it to me to select a scripture for our Backpack Blessing that features an act of vandalism by people who follow Jesus. You heard the story. We have this scene where Jesus is teaching. He is surrounded by the important people in his society: the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. Then there’s this big crowd that’s there trying to get to Jesus as well. In fact, there’s so many people that when some folks show up with a man on ...
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Wash Those Feet

By Rev. Chris Jorgensen August 1, 2021 Video of entire service: Scripture: John 13:3-9, 12-15 Well, friends, we are having a very sacramental Sunday here at Hanscom Park church. Now, I’m going to start by seeing what we know about sacraments. You didn’t know there was going to be a quiz, did you? Well, you should have done the reading. Okay, here we go. In The United Methodist Church, what are the two sacraments that we celebrate? That’s right. We remembered our baptism today, which is one of the sacraments, and we are going to have communion before the ...
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Like a Child

By Rev. Chris Jorgensen July 25, 2021 Video of entire service: Scripture: Luke 18:15-17 I shared this story in the garden on Thursday, and I want to share it with you this morning as well. It’s about this train. Like Diana and Cindy were saying, it was VBS (Vacation Bible School) this week. That meant that there were loads of volunteers and children filling the building every evening from Sunday through Thursday. I was out of town for the first couple of days, and my first day back from vacation this week was Tuesday. And friends, it had been ...
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We are your Gardners

by: Peter Karanja I Associate Pastor for Community Engagement Text: Gen 3:7-10, Psalms 8:4-9, and Matthew 26:36-40 Which tree is this?  African Baobab Tree - as the name suggests it is commonly found in Africa and it can grow up 82 feet high and 45 feet in diameter, it bears large white flowers, and bears fruits that are very nutritious.  The act of identifying plants and flowers has been a very long tradition among human beings and in Hebrew Bible that we call the Old Testament one of the assigned tasks of Adam in the garden of Eden was to ...
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Jesus First

By Rev. Chris Jorgensen July 4, 2021 Video of Entire Service: Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13 If aliens were watching Channel 6 this past Friday morning from 8 AM – 9 AM, they would have come away with some very interesting impressions of what Americans are celebrating when they celebrate the 4th of July. First, they would have learned about the need for a weigh-in before the annual July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest…which I believe is televised on ESPN if you are looking for something to do today. Second, they would have learned about the way Pabst Blue Ribbon ...
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