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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

We all have dreams? Watching Mr. Holland practice conducting his Orchestra reminded me of that. The life happens and you have to made choices.

Choice #1: Get out of bed!

Choice #2: Go to that job that you may not like but that pays the bills and sometimes it isn't that bad.

So the question is, how can we choose to live in a situation that we do not like but we have to be?  

Here's one idea...

Posted 1 year 2 months ago | Minister's Message

OT: Psalm 23

Gospel: John 10:22-30

 

Prayer

 

Posted 1 year 2 months ago | Minister's Message

NT: Acts 9:1-6

Gospel: John 21:1-19

Prayer

 

Introduction

Today we gather on the third Sunday after the Resurrection hearing in these two stories of people, pursuing their own person agendas and passions, having their own priorities.

 

Then we see Jesus, entering their lives and in dramatic and subtle ways, changing their priorities and strengthening their commitment. So I lift up two ideas for our reflection and action:

Posted 1 year 2 months ago | Minister's Message

NT: Acts 5:27-32                    Gospel: John 20:19-31

 

Prayer

What is going on, with these disciples,  is something they ate that has caused this change of attitude in the disciples?

 

What has gotten into them? After being threatened by powerful leaders, arrested, jailed, and miraculously released, the apostles went back to preaching. This was nothing less than God’s power working through them!

 

Posted 1 year 2 months ago | Minister's Message

Preparing for Pentecost- Open your heart

John 5:1-9

Acts 16:9-15

 

Prayer

In the story in Acts, Paul going to Macedonia to proclaim the message of Christ.

There he would share the gospel of Jesus Christ with some women who gathered by the river outside the gate of the city. A woman named Lydia, who was a worshiper of God, among the crowd, listened to Paul. The text described her as a dealer in purple cloth, which tells us that she was among the wealthy.

Posted 1 year 5 months ago | Minister's Message

Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Luke 4:14-21

Pray

We continue this journey on the road of acceptance. This morning we are invited to consider what we are to do on this journey, for we are not just walking aimlessly or for ourselves. We are on a mission.

That mission is:

Inspired by the Word of God

Enabled in the Body of Christ

Powered by the Holy Spirit towards the impacting of lives

 

1. Inspired by the Word of God

Posted 1 year 5 months ago | Minister's Message

Isaiah 62:1-5

1 Cor 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

 PRAYER

We have spent the past couple of weeks on the road of acceptance. So far we have been invited to accept God's love and God's presence. This morning we are invited to accept the gifts of God on the journey. And what are the gifts?

There is:

- the gift of empowerment

- the gift of a change of status

-the gift of replenishment

 

Posted 1 year 6 months ago | Minister's Message

January 3, 2016

Texts: Jeremiah 31:7-14

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:10-18

Prayer of Illumination

Posted 1 year 7 months ago | Minister's Message

OT: Jeremiah 33:14-16

Epistle: 1 Thess. 3:9-13

Gospel: Luke 21:25-36

Prayer

Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father above, Jesus Christ our savior and the Holy Spirit who strengthens us and keeps us in the faith. Amen.