We are meeting in person on Sunday at 9:30 for Sunday School (no nursery) and 10:30am Worship Service (nursery and children's church).

The service will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel and also recorded and posted in the "Featured Sermon" below on Sunday afternoon.

See this link for COVID-19 precautions: https://www.potomachills.org/covid-19-safety

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 24th

If you're not already having a sense of dj vu due to the pandemic, this week's passage should make you think that we're repeating ourselves. We'll be looking at Mark 10:32-45. In this passage, we find the 3rdinstance of Jesus foretelling His death and resurrection. The last time we saw Him do this, we were in chapter 9. And staying true to form, the disciples reacted to Hi...

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Pastoral Letter for May 16, 2020

Pastoral Letter (5-15-20)

Dear friends, The above graphic is a just another way of reminding us that the church is made up of the people in it. In fact, the word used most in the New Testament to describe the "church" is ekklesia, meaning "the assembly of the called." Now, understanding the definition of ekklesia is an important component of understanding what the church is and what the church is ...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 13th

This week, we've come to another well-known passage in The Gospel of Mark. And that's the story of the Rich Young Ruler in Mark 10:17-31. One of the things I find most interesting about this story is how it's placed right after Jesus' teaching that "whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." Because it sure doesn't seem like the Rich Youn...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 10th

This week, we've come to a short passage in The Gospel of Mark. And that's because, with the cancellation of our Officer's Retreat, we also lost the Officer Retreat Speaker for Sunday, May 17th. So, I took the passage originally intended for this Sunday and split it in two. And that's okay, since this passage,Mark 10:13-16, talks about children, and this Sunday is Mother's...

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Pastoral Letter for May 8, 2020

Dear friends, As the weeks drag on, the purpose of this letter has subtly shifted. Back when this whole thing started, it was a way to get information out to everyone about what we were doing and how things would shift online. We struggled together to adjust to the new normal, and for the most part, we've settled into the new pattern of life. And so, while the pastoral le...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 3

This week, we’ve come to a hard part of The Gospel of Mark.  And that’s Mark 10:1-12 which is on the subject of Jesus and divorce.  And that’s a challenge, because we have a number of folks in our church who have been divorced and possibly remarried.  However, Jesus has some hard words to say here.  And because I preach right through books, and don’t skip any...

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Pastoral Letter for May 2, 2020

Dear friends, The above graphic is a fun way of reminding you not to skip church this Sunday just because it's just so easy to do. It's easy to say, "I'll watch it later" but it's also easy to forget. The staff has been fascinated by the YouTube viewing analytics which show us how many views we get, what's the average time, what's the total time, etc. (BTW, the average ti...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, April 26

At my community group this past Sunday, I shared that I felt like so much of our time in isolation/social distancing has been spent in survival mode. We've had to adjust, adapt, and persevere through the hardships and stresses of this time. But I don't want to simply persevere. I don't want to simply endure; I want to thrive. The problem that I keep running into is that "...

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Pastoral Letter for April 23, 2020

Dear friends, While it may feel like we can't do anything during this strange season we're in, the above graphic is a good reminder that there's a lot we still can do and need to do. So, in line with Frank Wang's words in this week's church email, I want to look at some things from a different perspective in this letter. I want to view the coronavirus pandemic through th...

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Pastoral Letter for April 17, 2020

PastoralLetterfor a Distributed Church April 17, 2020 Dear friends, Since we're now five weeks into life in pandemic-land, Dr. Silvernail thought it would be a nice change of pace for me to put together this week's pastoral letter. This will be a bit different than the previous ones. I figured I would take this chance to share some of what I keep coming back to in ...

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