I vividly recall being asked by the clerk whether I was prepared to solemnly swear to tell the whole truth. It felt for me, as a young and idealistic 17 year old, as if the ensuing pause was laden with meaning and significance. Adopting a posture of courage and resolve, I announced, “I affirm.”

The immediate response from court officials was unremarkable. The clerk looked a puzzled, and the judge gave little attention to declaration. “Ok then,” the judge stated, “let’s get started.” I began wondering, and still wonder, how our Mennonite tradition of taking Jesus’ words against swearing oaths actually fits within a practice of contemporary discipleship.  

Read "Sermon on the Mount: Should I Solemnly Swear?" from David Epp or listen below

There is a lot of stigma associated with divorce in our society: even more so in the Bible. Jesus adds a new dimension to the older teachings and opens the door for us to add to the conversation.

Where can we find grace and forgiveness when we mess up our relationships? A personal story is offered as encouragement to anyone who has been there.

Read "Sermon on the Mount: Breaking Vows: Grace in Community" from Anita Retzlaff or listen below

In this section of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:21-26), Jesus draws the comparison between murder and anger: “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment..." So, Anger = Murder? Is that what Jesus really means? And what's with the warning about altars and courts and endless jail time that follows?

Read "Sermon on the Mount: Justice on the Altar?" from Joe Heikman or listen below

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When

Sunday Mornings
Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Family Singing Time 10:15 a.m.
Junior Sunday School during the morning worship

June 16 is the last Sunday School Sunday
Jr SS Windup will be June 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Special Services and Times
No Jr Sunday School or Family Singing on May 19
Summer Hours Begin July 7 - 10 a.m. Service

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