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Month: April 2022

THIS WEEK @ FMC – April 27-May 3, 2022

“From the hands of your earth and the lap of your sky, your gifts are poured on us each day. Your arms surround us with your care; accept our love and thanks, we pray. Amen, amen, amen.”   (Jean Janzen HWB 97) One of my favorite meal blessings, these words take me back to the kitchen […]

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April 20-26, 2022

A flowering cross powerfully captures the paradox of the gardens of our lives, filled as they are with sorrow and joy, death and life, planting and growing.  And it is one of my favorite moments at First Mennonite … watching the cross, an instrument of torture and death, transformed one hand at a time, one […]

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April 13-19, 2022

All are invited to come to the church any time Wednesday-Friday from NOON-7:00pm this week to walk the Stations of the Cross as part of your Holy Week journey with Jesus.  An electronic version of these Stations is also available for those unable to come in person (just email Pastor Tonya at to receive […]

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April 6-12, 2022

“So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? …” (Mt 26:40).  These were the words breaking through the fog of sleep covering the disciples who simply could not stay awake while Jesus agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his death.   We all know how hard it is to fight sleep […]

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