Pastor Nestor Joel Rova-Hegener

Sermon on the plain

I met the most amazing man recently, a man who seems to embody, as much as a human can, the heart of Jesus.  This man loves the Lord, and so, loves God’s people, whoever they might be. While in Egypt for our Association of International Churches pastors’ conference we stayed three nights at Anaphora, a […]


Jesus in his home town

Jesus grew up in the town of Nazareth and to all of the other Nazarenes he wasn’t anything special.  He was simply Joseph’s son, the eldest of Mary and Joseph’s children.  As the oldest son, he would have learned his father’s trade and been working as a carpenter since he was a young teen.  And […]


Baptism of our Lord

As a kid in school I didn’t get into too much trouble.  I listened to my teachers, usually finished my work, and with most teachers was very respectful.  The one thing that they did get after me for though, was talking.  Now you would thing it was because I was talking too much that a […]



In the liturgical calendar, today, January 6th is Epiphany.  It is the Sunday in which we remember the Christ child being revealed to the Magi, whom were gentiles, and thus to the world. In Greek, epiphany means, ‘revealed.’ Epiphany is also called by other Christian denominations; Theophany, meaning, ‘God appearing’, Little Christmas, or Three Kings’ […]


Christmas Day

Welcome everyone and I wish you all a merry Christmas! This morning we gather together in the midst of beautiful greenery and poinsettias, are bathed in the glow of lighted candles and inspired by melodious music.  We look around and see families gathered together.  We see friends wishing one another a merry Christmas.  This morning […]


Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas everyone!  We gather this evening to worship our Lord Jesus Christ whose birth we now celebrate.  We celebrate by gathering together in church to sing carols of praise, hear God’s word read and preached and to give thanks for the baby born in Bethlehem so many years ago. We also celebrate by; gathering […]


Advent 2

Wilderness, I love wilderness, wild country.  I really do.  I have actually spent a fair amount of time in areas of the world that are considered wild. I have hunted through the forests, and paddled across the lakes of Minnesota’s wilderness along the Canadian border.  In the deserts of California, I learned to rock-climb.  Here […]



Today is the first Sunday in Advent.  Advent, which means “coming” is all about waiting for the one who is to come.  For these four Sundays, it is as if we are waiting along with the ancient ones for the coming of the Messiah.  We are looking towards the baby’s advent into our world, into […]


Christ the King Sunday

Today is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year. This is a Sunday when we celebrate together the reign of our king, Jesus the Christ. As an American I think a Sunday such as today can be hard to know what to do with, for I don’t have an earthly king […]

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