[05-29-16] Recognize Faith, Wherever It is Found

Our theme today was ‘Recognize Faith, Wherever It is Found.’  Interesting theme isn’t it?  Our speaker, Justin R., brought the scripture, Luke 7:1-10, into our present day world. Explaining that although most of us do not have servants the message is really about the ‘worth of all persons’.  He reminded us our faith is a powerful thing, if we want it to be.  It is up to us to demonstrate our faith by ‘letting go and letting God’.

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[UPDATED] Mothers Day… SPAM… Proclaim Jesus Christ

[UPDATED] Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there who show God’s love to those around them through their “mothering” skills, whether by birth or by affection.  We shared in worship today considering the theme “Proclaim Jesus Christ”.  Bob B. shared the message using a can of SPAM as a prop to make the congregation consider how we live out the Worth of All Persons in our daily lives.  Before Jesus ascended, he blessed the disciples and challenged them to continue blessing others. Bob talked about SPAM being an “inferior” good that may not be something we like or something we think well of, just as there are individuals… Read More

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Dwell With Us

We shared in worship this morning considering the theme “Dwell With Us”.  In our focus moment, we identified God’s promises to us in John 14:23-29.  There are many promises within those verses relating to the Holy Spirit.  Mikal brought the using that scripture, along with Luke 4:18-19 and Joshua 24:14-15 to challenge us to take personally the promises and the call to action. Just as the Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus, it is also upon each one of us.  Each of us has been anointed to bring good news to the poor.  Each one of us has been sent to proclaim release the captive and recovery of sight… Read More

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Do You Love Me?

[Sunday, April 10, 2016] Today we shared in the worship service considering the theme “Do You Love Me?”  Our speaker was Mike D. from Louisville.  Prior to Mike’s message Jami shared in a children’s moment using the story of Peter after Jesus was resurrected where Jesus was standing on the shore and the ‘guys’ were out fishing.  They were not catching any fish until ‘the guy on the shore’ suggested they throw their net off the other side of the boat.  It was then Peter realized Jesus was ‘Jesus’.  After hauling in their nets, all the disciples and Jesus shared in a meal.  Following the meal was when Jesus asked… Read More

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Peace Be With You!

If Jesus came to visit me, I know just what I’d do. I’d wrap my arms around him tight And say, “I’m glad it’s you!” [April 3, 2016] We shared in worship this morning considering the theme “Peace Be With You”.  Cindy R. brought our message of peace.  She read a children’s book called “If Jesus Came to Visit Me” and then reminded us how Jesus shows up and makes a difference in our lives.  Just as he did to the disciples, he brings to us peace, the power of the Holy Spirit, a new perspective and a new purpose.

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Peace Be With You | 4/3/16

Join us today, the second Sunday of Easter as we explore the theme “Peace Be With You.” So as you are preparing for service this morning; here’s a link to our focus scripture: John 20:19-31New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed… Read More

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A Journey Through Lent

Ash Wednesday begins February 10, 2016.  As a community we focus on what matters most for our congregation and us as individuals, we prepare for the transformation ahead, and share  in joy for Christ has come to share the Good News! Lenten practices have been used throughout Christianity to seek guidance, live in God’s presence, and to be receptive to what God is preparing for us!

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