August 2019

Loving on Purpose: Acts of Service

AS WE GATHER we are reminded that the Lord Jesus came into our lives to “serve and not be served” (Mark 10:45). He laid down His life that we may have new and eternal life. We are called to follow Jesus into service. In what ways will we use our lives to enhance the lives of others?



Loving on Purpose: Gifts

AS WE GATHER in worship, we receive the gifts of God through His Word and Sacrament. Faith and forgiveness are showered on us. In turn, we share those gifts and others on the people in our sphere of influence. We love when we give good gifts with intentionality.



July 2019

Loving On Purpose

AS WE GATHER over the next seven weeks, our theme is “Loving On Purpose,” which is based on the book, “The Five Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman. In this series, we will see how God intentionally loves us in such a way, that our love for one another can be purposeful and meaningful. Today’s sermon will introduce us to the gift of God’s love and the privilege of sharing it intentionally.



June 2019

Calling

AS WE GATHER we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.” Today’s theme, “Calling,” reminds us of the importance of looking forward. We often look forward to vacations and new school years, to graduations and weddings, but do we dream of God’s plans for us together through the gift of prayer?



Consistency

AS WE GATHER we continue our series, “Family Pray-cation.” Today’s theme, “Consistency,” is vital to healthy homes. Studies show that the little, but meaningful, things we do in our homes on a regular basis are important. Building family rituals and routines through prayer creates security and cohesiveness among family members.



Commitment

AS WE GATHER in worship, we begin our new worship series, entitled “Family Pray-cation.” In these coming weeks, we will assist you in taking your family where you always wanted to go, but never found the time. We begin this series with the topic of “commitment.” Our commitments to each other, within our family, begins and ends with the Lord’s commitment to us and our commitment to Him. Prayer is a gift that keeps us united as a family connected to Christ.



May 2019

All Together

AS WE GATHER together in worship, we thank the Lord who became for us a Servant, ministering to our spiritual hurts and pains, by giving us forgiveness, life and salvation. Our Jesus calls us to follow Him that we can join together in our work for Him and His kingdom. As we join together to make our commitments to support the work of our faith community, we pray for the Lord to move us to do those things He is blessing.



All Gone

AS WE GATHER on this Mother's Day, we rejoice in the relationships the Lord has provided for us to share His love together. The key to heaven and to healthy relationships today is the forgiveness Jesus won for us. Like a child instructed to share the candy given to her from a parent, so we are to share the sweet forgiveness with one another and others. To share forgiveness is to provide the gift of life to others, which produces joy in our hearts.



April 2019

The God Who Goes Before Us

AS WE GATHER in the Lord’s House and pause in this place, we consider the truth that Jesus was always “on the go.” There was an urgency in His mission. There was a pressing need for Jesus to reach the world with His message of grace and mercy. But notice where Jesus would go. He went to the outcast, to the broken, to the marginalized, to the sinners.” In other words, He came to us.



March 2019

Given By God

AS WE GATHER in worship we are recipients of God’s grace that is poured out to us in Word and Sacrament. Our faith is strengthened, our sins are forgiven, the Lord’s promise of eternal life is delivered. All this is given to us only because God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son.





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