MONTHLY WORD FROM THE PASTOR

The Mess Belongs - Pastor Erika Haub

July 2019
A few years ago, I lost someone dear to me to a very heinous crime, and I remember going to worship at my home church in Portland the following weekend after helping bury my friend. I am not sure I made it through the Call to Worship before I started to sob. I instinctively popped out of my chair and fled the sanctuary to the safety of the women’s bathroom. My dear friend, Maria, saw me leave and followed: she found me in the bathroom, weeping. She put her arm gently around me and told me that I didn’t need [ Read More ]
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Discerning the Will of God - Pastor Brad Hill

June 2019
As Shoreline Covenant comes to the moment of decision, the phrase “the will of God” will be increasingly heard. For two years now SCC has been praying for “guidance” and “wisdom” and “discernment” that God’s will be done in the matter of calling a new pastor. Christians don’t use tarot cards, 8-balls, fortune cookies, or astrology to discern the will of God. Even if these things did reveal some kind of divine message, they require nothing of us, no commitment, no journey, no transformation. In fact they do not even require compliance. The Apostle Paul gives the church of Rome [ Read More ]
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