Services at 10:30 am every Sunday
Location: 9451 Brooks Road South, Windsor CA 95492
Mail: P.O. Box 87, Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: (707) 838-6898
Email: windsorumc@aol.com

In addition to in person worship we have a weekly YouTube video.

Peace in Action

Message for April 19, 2020 Texts: Acts 2:24-28, Psalm 16:5-11 and John 20:19-22 Last week, I talked about the gift of peace on that first Easter Sunday evening as a gift that brings us mindful calm focused on the present moment, driving away fear and anxiety over the future and grief over the past. Today I want to talk about a different…

When Easter Comes Behind Closed Doors

Sermon for April 12, 2020 Text: John 20:19-23 That morning, Mary Magdalene had gone to the tomb of Jesus, found it empty, ran for reinforcements in Peter and John, and after they had come with her to confirm the strange sight and left, she witnessed Jesus in a form she did not immediately recognize, so blinded was she by her grief. Once…

Enter the Passion: Risking the Loss of Friends

Message for March 29, 2020 Texts: John 13:3-16 and Luke 4:16-21 On the night he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take and eat. This is my body, broken for you.” After the supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Drink of this, all of you. This…

Enter the Passion: Risking Rejection

Message for March 22, 2020 Texts: Mark 14:3-9 and Psalm 23 The story of a woman coming into a dinner scene and anointing Jesus appears in each of the four gospels; however, each story varies so drastically in detail, one wonders if something like this happened to Jesus more than once, or if the differences are due to the storytellers and the…

Enter the Passion: Risking Challenge

Message for March 15, 2020 Texts: Matthew 4:1-11 and Matthew 22:15-22 I’ve shared in this pulpit before that one of the senior pastors I worked with as an associate was fond of saying, “Where two or three are gathered, there is politics.” It’s my least favorite part of ministry, navigating the political waters, addressing “concerns” and “questions” from folks who, I fear,…

Entering the Passion: Risking Righteous Anger

Message for March 8, 2020 Texts: John 2:13-21 and Psalm 69:8-16 This past Wednesday our Bible study group engaged in a detailed “comparison and contrast” of the stories of Jesus’ disruption of Temple activities, looking at the account in Mark (a story which is largely the same in Matthew and Luke) and the account in John. The investigation uncovered lots of differences…

Enter the Passion: Risking Reputation

Message for March 1, 2020 Texts: Zechariah 9:9-10 and Matthew 21:1-11 In the book that inspired this worship series, Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt University, shares the unique perspective of her Jewish faith, helping Christian readers to better understand how first-century Jews would have experienced the teachings and the person of Jesus. She notes that many Christians nowadays rush…

Can We All Get Along — Second Mile

In the first week of this series, we reminded ourselves of the “Greatest Commandments” — to love God and to love our neighbor. We considered not just “The Golden Rule,” but what my pastor friend calls “The Platinum Rule:” treat others the way they want to be treated, which requires listening and getting to know…

Can We All Get Along: In Spirit and in Truth

Text: John 4:4-24 Our Wednesday Bible study group is in the middle of a book called Introduction to the New Testament — not a very sexy title, I know, but it is fascinating, accessible, and very informative. (In fact, with this course, we have a record number of participants!). In that study, we were reminded a couple weeks ago that about seventy…

Can We All Get Along: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Text: Galatians 6:1-10 Believe it or not, I selected this text weeks ago, without a clue about how national news stories were going to play out this week. But I can imagine, if this were a congregation of folks who regularly said “Amen” and “Mm-hmm” in church, there might have been much response — “My Lawd, uh-huh” and so on — as…