What are you doing with what God has given you?

Did you catch Pastor Brandon’s sermon this past Sunday? He preached from Israel on a mountain top where it is believed Jesus stood with Moses and Elijah. It was so cool!!

If you didn’t catch the sermon, I encourage you to watch and/or listen to it. Just click here.

The sermon, entitled “Risky Business,” was on The Parable of the Talents from Mathew 25:14.

The message was taught in such a way that I was writing... Read more

Egg Hunt

​Join us at Bob’s Corn Maze on April 19th at 10am. It’s fun for the whole family! Be sure to invite other families to check it out!

Easter Services


Friday- 6:00pm

Saturday- 5:00pm,6:30pm

Sunday- Sunrise 7:00am

Sunday- 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am

Russian Service- 2:00pm

MIll Creek

Sunday- Sunrise 7:00am

Sunday- 9:00am, 10:30am

One Year Plan Missing Pages

​Here’s our one year plan for the One Year Bible

Week 7

Feb 17 ReadingsLEVITICUS 4:1-5:19 MARK 2:13-3:6

Service Times

On Sunday, March 2nd, our Mill Creek location is moving to two services. The new times are at 9am and 10:30am. Come celebrate the exciting growth of our church!

We meet at Little Cedars Elementary School

7408 144th Pl SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

Before the Dawn

What does one do after sleep refuses to come?


devouring my daily Bible reading via my “YouVersion Bible App,” and a few devotionals letting my dog go water the lawn praising, praying and thanking God through the alphabet, all the way from A through Z checking social media for updates on my Kindle Fire feeling nutty because a song has captured my brain (“The ants go marching two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!”)

I mean seriously – what does one do??

Thoughts began to pop into my mind of several people I... Read more

It’s our birthday! A different celebration every Sunday!

​Join us here at Canyon Creek during the month of February as we celebrate 10 years as a church. I know it says birthDAY, but why make it just a day when we can have a birthMONTH? We will be having guest speakers, gift giveaways, and it’s not a birthday without cake! Each Sunday we will celebrate a different aspect of our church.Sunday February 2nd

Celebrating our founding members

Sunday February 9th

Celebrating our former elders and pastoral staff members


Sunday February 16th

Celebrating the past and the CCC community<... Read more

Trust in Jesus

Stressful issues fill my mind with upward thoughts and prayer requests. I don’t seem to have the right answers nor the quick fixes for anyone (including myself) these days. I heard this song (below) and was reminded to place my trust in Jesus, the only One who is Sovereign and full of Love, Mercy and Grace. I’m making a choice to trust in Jesus whether I’m waiting for the sun to shine or the rain to fall through our Autumn leaves and everything that may come in between. Those who know Your name trust in You,... Read more

The Presence of The Holy Spirit

Have you ever felt the presence of the Holy Spirit? I have. Seriously! I didn’t believe it was possible but I so know it to be true. One night, several years ago, I found myself sobbing on my couch. I was a complete broken mess! I was crying out to the Lord about my overwhelming circumstances in the wee hours of the morning. Suddenly, I felt my entire being engulfed in what I can only describe as The Holy Spirit. It was a feeling of being physically enveloped in a warming, light-filled peace. It was amazing and a... Read more

Seeding in Faith

“Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.” ~Robert H. Schuller Pastor Brandon’s sermon this last Sunday had me realizing that the seeding I began in January of this year has burst forth into flowers. My heart was heavy this past New Year trying to figure out the plan God had for my life. It was then that I felt the need to seed in faith with a little action and a lot of prayer. I continued in my day to day life listening, praying, reading His... Read more

Thoughts on Calling by Daniel Kolenda

Since we are teaching on calling at Canyon Creek this month, I thought I would re-post some thoughts on calling written by Daniel Kolenda. What If God Calls Me to Do Something I Don’t Want to Do? As a little boy raised in the church, I was often confused by the words of certain songs. For instance, whenever the song “Bringing in the Sheaves” was sung, I thought we were singing about bringing in the “sheeps.” I always wondered where we would get these “sheeps” and why we wanted to bring them in anyway. Spiritual themes, whether spoken... Read more

What would it look like?

On Sunday night, before our member meeting, an impromptu, emergency prayer meeting was called. 7 year old MIles Lamb, diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma, was lying in a hospital bed at Children’s while almost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY of you came and prayed for him and for others who need God to intervene. I was amazed by your unity. There is something indescribable that happens when God’s people make the time to come together to worship and pray. Many of those who came to pray have their own needs they are waiting on God for, but they came to... Read more

Some thoughts on “Finishing Well”

Finishing Well, taken from work done by Bobby Clinton In 2012 statistics showed that 1800 ministers per month left the ministry. As people, we tend to be good at starting things, but we struggle to finish. You may be the most gifted person God has put on this earth in a very long time, but if you burn out, get too discouraged to continue or quit, you are not doing any good influencing others and making your life count for something. Before I say anything else, let me say that YOU are solely responsible for keeping your priorities in order, protecting... Read more

A Christian is__________

For the second message in the “Where’s my Fit” series I sat down with my Bible to see how Jesus described his followers. So using just his words, I paraphrased 50 attributes of a Christian. Then I used those 50 attributes to write a description of a baseline Christian that wwas running at nearly full capacity. My intent here was to simply establish that a GREAT Christian life is not out of reach. Following Jesus is radical, but it does not mean you have to sell evrything and walk teh streets yelling the name of Jesus. Unless of course he... Read more

Step back from the line

The other day i was talking with some friends about the things that get in the way of living out a walk with God and how people like to test how close they can get to the line. When we were talking it reminded me of a quote that I had heard a while ago that said, “You keep knocking on the devil’s door long enough and sooner or later someone’s gonna answer you.” I know that is kind of a random line to have pop in my head, but I believe it is true. So many... Read more

Hedge ‘a Oprection!

I am not sure how it started. One night, while saying our nightly prayers, one of my twin sons (around age 4 at the time) prayed that God would put a “hedge ‘a oprection” around our family. Hearing his sweet words, along with that phrase, brought a smile to my lips. Clearly he meant a “hedge of protection,” but how on earth did he know to pray that phrase? It wasn’t something I remembered ever praying for, but with a smile, I silently “amened” that prayer from my 4 year old’s heart. In Job 1:10 we see that a hedge... Read more

Why are you carrying a rock?

The following parable (not a true story but a good illustration of a biblical truth) that I read from a pastor named Mike Howerton. It made me think, hopefully it will stir something in you too. One day, Jesus asked the disciples to pick up a rock and to follow him on a journey. Peter picks up a pebble, like us, he’s thinking “What is the LEAST burdensome way to fulfill this command?”, and they journeyed all morning long. Throughout the trip, Peter is thinking: I nailed this one. Around mid-day, Jesus tells them to get their rocks... Read more

Styrophobia and Other Ailments

Many people are debilitated by phobias. Some of them are almost laughable, like Alliumphobia (fear of garlic), Cathisophobia (fear of sitting), Dutchphobia (fear of the Dutch) or one of my favorites: Octophobia (fear of the figure 8). There are phobias of almost every color, fears of smelling, seeing and hearing or not smelling, seeing and hearing. There are fears of every kind of creature, insect, bird and fish, and there is even a fear of poetry! While some of them may cause you to laugh or smack your forehead in disbelief, the person experiencing the phobia experiences a real emotion... Read more

Proclaiming who God is

Psalm 34:1-3 (NLT) I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. One of the most powerful weapons that we have is our mouth. It has the potential to speak life or death into people’s lives. As someone who would classify himself as “witty” I have found that how I use my words can be so crucial to my growth in sharing the Gospel... Read more

The trouble with time, or, radicalizing the infinite

Here’s the problem: anything can become normal. This applies to our lives as people of faith, as sinners, as humans - period. We get used to things. And, getting used to things, we become passionless. Surely you know what I mean, right? If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time I’m sure you do. You’ve either lived it or seen it. No question. And probably, you’ve lived it. In fact, I’ll go further - if you didn’t follow a straight line from ‘moment of redemption’ to ‘church planter’ then you... Read more

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