February 2015

Care Sunday

As we gather in worship we consider Jesus emphasis to “love one another.”  Through our Care Ministry our congregation is designed to reach in to support those who struggle under life’s challenges.  Today we thank God for our Care Ministry, but we also hear how each of us is called to be an active part in sharing the love and care of Jesus with those in need.




Accountability

As we gather in the weeks following Christmas and Epiphany we consider the importance of growing in the faith God has so graciously placed in our hearts.  It is easy to take our faith for granted.  God has called us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18).




“Word!”

As we gather in worship, we listen to the Word of God. In His Word we find His truths, which proclaim His desires for life and His mercy that gives us new life and everlasting life. My we hear His Word with ears of faith and leave this place prepared to live His truths to His glory.




January 2015

The Purpose In the Pieces

In worship each weekend we receive the grace of God through His Word and Sacraments.  Through these gifts we are assured of the forgiveness of sin and we are strengthened in faith.  Because of what happens in worship we are enabled, empowered and encouraged to leave here and “be the Church” in our home, work place, school and community.  We not only “go” to church, we “are” the Church!




Stop Going to Church

In worship each weekend we receive the grace of God through His Word and Sacraments.  Through these gifts we are assured of the forgiveness of sin and we are strengthened in faith.  Because of what happens in worship we are enabled, empowered and encouraged to leave here and “be the Church” in our home, work place, school and community.  We not only “go” to church, we “are” the Church!




Epiphany Sunday

On this “Epiphany Sunday” we worship Jesus who is “The Light of the World.”  This world is filled with deception.  Voices are calling us to follow down dangerous paths.  It is Jesus who calls us to follow him by faith.  He alone is the Light that leads to life eternal.




December 2014

Christmas Eve

On this day of joy we celebrate the fact that on Christmas, the grace of God appeared bringing salvation for all people in the person of Jesus. The angelic proclamation to the shepherds of Bethlehem was “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10–11). This Jesus is the Child on whose shoulders the government rests. He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. For this gift of grace called Jesus, let all people rejoice and sing, “Glory to God, now and forever!”




Thinking What is Truly Thoughtful

In worship during these weekends of Advent we celebrate the joy we have in the coming of Jesus, our Savior.  We especially turn to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, where his theme is joy.  In this season we sing, “Joy to the World,” remembering that true joy is found because the Lord comes to us.




Counting What Truly Counts

In worship during these weekends of Advent we celebrate the joy we have in the coming of Jesus, our Savior.  We especially turn to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, where his theme is joy.  In this season we sing, “Joy to the World,” remembering that true joy is found because the Lord comes to us.




Living What is Truly Life

As we gather in worship during these weekends of Advent we celebrate the joy we have in the coming of Jesus, our Savior.  We especially turn to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, where his theme is joy.  In this season we sing, “Joy to the World,” remembering that true joy is found because the Lord comes to us.