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March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am Remote Worship While we are all being asked to refrain from group gatherings, we can still worship together. We ask that if you can join the live service, please do. We will all be joined together in prayers and in support of each other, our community, our church and […]

Holden Evening Prayer

March 25, 2020 Although we all are not able to gather together in body this evening, we can still join together in spirit!  Please click the link to access the Holden Evening Prayer booklet.  Watch it live on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm throughout lent on Facebook Live. (It is NOT necessary to have a Facebook account […]

March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 am Remote Worship To view a recording of the service, click here: https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton We had a little technical difficulty half way through the service, so note that there are two separate links. The first half of the service is just below the second half. Worship Bulletin Click here for this weekend’s […]

Shameless Prayer


Who changed the Lord’s Prayer? That’s a question that many people ask pastors when they get us alone. At first, it used to confuse me. But I think, nowadays, I have some sense of what they mean. Most of us grew up saying the Lord’s Prayer in one particular form, with all the archaic verbs […]

Let’s Kill Jesus!


Let’s kill Jesus. That’s an ugly sentence. Jesus, who hurt nobody and loved even the most wretched. How could we hurt him? How could anybody, but much less his followers? But: Let’s kill Jesus. It’s what one of his followers – one of his closest, one of the Twelve Apostles — came away muttering, just […]

Love Comes to Life


I was in talking to an atheist the other day. (Pastors meet more atheists than you might imagine.) This fellow had a question – “What should I expect, as an unbeliever, if I go to a church for the first time?” Without saying it directly, he was a little apprehensive. He was afraid, I think, […]

An Execration of Pews


Wouldn’t it be great if, when you came to church, you could always sit in your favorite spot? I mean, most of us do have a favorite spot. The one we prefer, the one we sit in if nobody gets there first. Wouldn’t it be great if that seat were always reserved for you, ready […]