One of the main reasons I keep attending COGS is because of the Sermons. Pastor Sarah has a unique way of taking a bible story, interpreting it to something that I can relate to in today’s world, and then helps me understand what I might do to be a better person the next week.  –Kathy S. –  Member

“Great Expectations” – Sermon July 2

  “Great Expectations”  Rev. Allan Bash II Kings 5: 1-14 Here it is, the 4th of July weekend and our scripture is about another military officer, not unlike the one we talked about on Memorial Day weekend when Karen and I started as your sabbatical interim pastors. We are talking about Naaman this morning.  He […]

“Hooray For Doubt” – Sermon June 18

Matthew 28:16-20   “Hooray for Doubt” – Sermon by Rev. Allan Bash   There are many great passages in scripture about faith. Hebrews 11 is maybe the most famous:  “ faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the certainty of things not seen.” There is very little said about doubt except in a negative way. […]

“A Worthwhile Fight” – Sermon June 11

SCRIPTURE READING                     Genesis 32: 22 – 30   The Message SERMON                            “A Worthwhile Fight”                                                                 Rev. Karen Bash Artwork: “Jacob Wrestling with God“, by Jack Baumgartner  (visit his website at  https://theschoolofthetransferofenergy.com/) Jacob’s History Birth, mother Rebekah, brother Esau, father Isaac’s blessing Journey to Laban, meets Rachael Marriage to Leah Marriage to Rachel Leah has children, […]

“Missing” – Sermon June 4

The following notes are the outline used by Pastor Allan Bash for his Sermon on Sunday, June 4, 2017, based on the Scripture reading John 20:19-29. Jesus’ followers are gathered in the upper room – except for Thomas. Thomas missed like we miss: Out of town company, Big party the night before, Got something else […]

“Under Authority” Sermon May 28

“Under Authority”      Rev. Karen Bash This story takes place in Capernaum — a town Jesus adopted as home and headquarters for his ministry. Capernaum was also the home of 5 of his disciples — Peter and Andrew, James and John and Matthew the tax collector. In Luke’s story neither Jesus nor we have a direct […]