All the Places to Go: Sometimes Doors are Closed

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Luke 22:39–44, Confession — Gracious God and Father, you have loved us with an everlasting love, but we have gone our own way. We have rejected your will for our lives to love you above all things and our neighbor as ourselves. We are sorry for our grievous sins and turn away from… Read more »

All the Places to Go: Opening the Doors for Others

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Luke 12:13–21, Confession — Our gracious God, Jesus taught us to love you with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus taught us to trust you completely. We confess that we have often failed to learn, and what we have learned we have… Read more »

All the Places to Go: The Open Door

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Genesis 12:1–6, Confession — O Lord our God, even as we come blundering into your presence in prayer, we are haunted by memories of duties unperformed, promptings disobeyed, and beckonings ignored. Opportunties to be kind, knocked on the door of our hearts and went weeping away. We are sorry and tired of falure…. Read more »

Why Can’t We Be Friends? You’re One Community Away from It!

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Acts 2:42–47, Confession — Almighty God and Gracious God, I admit that I have not been enthusiastic enough in my discipleship. I have not struggled to understand the great ideas of the faith, nor have I really attempted to give you complete mastery over my life. I have failed in carrying out the… Read more »

Why Can’t We Be Friends? It’s 3 a.m.

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — 2 Timothy 4:6–13, Reading — Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbor in thought, word, and deed; through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your son, Jesus Christ who died… Read more »