September 2018

Expect the Unexpected

AS WE GATHER we begin a new worship series entitled, “Judges.”  This seven-week series will walk us through the Old Testament, Book of Judges.  Today we find the unexpected.  The Lord raises up a leader from the least of the tribes of Israel.  Ehud, a left-handed man, tricks his enemy and defeats him in a most unexpected manner.  Today we’ll learn how to “Expect the Unexpected.”




The Message – Judges

AS WE GATHER we begin a new worship series entitled, “Judges.”  This seven-week series will walk us through the Old Testament, Book of Judges.  We will find the Lord’s people, who have entered the Promised Land, living a half-hearted faith.  It was easy for them to forget the Lord and begin to assume the ways of the world.  It seems like nothing has changed.  How easy it is for us to fall into the same half-hearted relationship with the Lord.  Let us learn from the past and grow in faith.




The Message

AS WE GATHER Our Christian identity is intended to be infused into our daily lives.  Our faith in Jesus Christ shapes our thoughts, actions, and decision making at home, work, or at play.  This Labor Day weekend we rejoice and give thanks for the different skills, talents, and passions that we have been given.  Saved and redeemed by Jesus, we now express our faith each day as we work diligently, show compassion, and encourage others, wherever we happen to be.




August 2018

The Message

AS WE GATHER in worship of the Triune God we give thanks for the privilege of learning more about Him and His world.  As our community schools begin opening their doors to a new year of education, we pray for the Lord’s blessings to rest on our homes and schools as together we grow in wisdom and faith.




A Heavenly Banquet

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Today we conclude our series under the sermon theme, “A Heavenly Banquet.”  Jesus often referred to heaven as a wedding banquet.  Wedding receptions are filled with joy and family.  So is heaven.  Today we look forward to the gift of eternal life with Jesus in the perfections of heaven.




The Message

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  We join the Children of Israel in their trek through the Wilderness.  The grumble about their empty stomachs ad the Lord sends them “manna” from heaven to satisfy their physical needs.  Greater yet is Jesus, the Bread come down from heaven, who satisfies the hunger of the soul.




Fish, Forgiveness and Future Family

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  After Jesus rose from the grave, He visited with His disciples a number of times over a 40-day period.  Our Gospel lesson records how Jesus performed a miracle in their midst, which He had previously performed for them earlier in His ministry.  He then restores Peter, who had denied Him, into the mission and of share His Gospel.  Sometimes we just need a reminder that the powerful Jesus is with us so we can carry on the mission given to us.




July 2018

A Wee Little Man with a Big Heart

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  We all know the song, Zacchaeus was a wee little man….”  Zacchaeus was also a hated man.  He was a tax collector, which means he was an agent of the Roman government, a cheat and an outcast from the Temple.  But Jesus invited Himself into Zacchaeus’ home.  We are not privy to the conversation that took place, most likely over a meal, but we do have the results of that meeting.  Zacchaeus was a changed man.  Jesus does that.  He is the life-changer.




Trusting in God’s Faithfulness

AS WE GATHER: Most of us have had a time when we had to go a little while before we could get to the store, so we had to stretch what we had in the fridge and the cabinet into a meal.  However, must of us have always had ample access to food.  Elijah and widow were in the midst of a famine, there was no food stored anywhere.  God shows his faithfulness to those who trust in Him, as we focus on a simple meal of bread and water in today’s focus on our Sermon Series, “Heaven’s Kitchen”.




Peter’s Picnic

AS WE GATHER to worship the Lord, our summer worship series theme is, “Heaven’s Kitchen.”  Have you noticed how many of the Biblical accounts center around food?  This summer we will base our worship on these accounts to see the love, mercy and grace of God in our lives.  Peter had an unusual dream.  He saw a something like a great sheet come down from heaven, filled with all kinds of animals, instructing him to eat.  These once unclean animals were now considered a viable meal.  What does this mean to us in our faith walk?