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 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 […]