Love Your Enemies

Jesus taught that we are to love our enemies. Has this teaching ever posed a challenge to you? Do you want to know more about what Jesus was trying to get across when He said this? This is what topic that we will be dealing with on Sunday. Come join the conversation.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do? Part 6: I Was In Prison And You Came To Me

Although most of us do not have regular visits with those in prison, each of us has experienced spiritual or mental imprisonment: harmful behaviors and irrational thoughts that keep us internally bound and held captive.

This week we are challenged to look in the mirror and notice our patterns of imprisoning thought and to look outward and be present for those who are stuck or held captive by bad habits or unhealthy thought patterns. We are all fighting our own battles–some are more out in the open than others. Whether we are looking at our own mental or spiritual landscape or looking outward to help others, we need to approach it with love, compassion and understanding. How can the truth set us or others free?

You are invited to join us for a worship service this coming Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do? Part 5: “I was sick and you visited Me.”

We continue this week looking into the question, “What would love do?” One of the things that love does is “visit the sick”. We have all been sick. We know how unpleasant it can be. This message encourages us to offer comfort and support to others by showing up when they are not well. The act of being present with someone who is not well does so much good.

We are also told that all of us can be in states of spiritual sickness. This happens when we get caught up in erroneous thinking or hurtful behavior. We are told that when this happens we can be robbed of good health on an internal level. It can warp our perspective and at length introduce us into states of sadness or depression. How do we deal with this when it happens to us and how can we be a support to others when this happens?

Granddaughter Visiting Grandmother In Hospital Bed

By taking time to listen or spend time with someone who is having a hard time we are doing “what love would do.”

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Looking For The Good In Others

How much does our happiness and peace of mind depend on how we see things, people and circumstances? Pretty much.

The old saying goes, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” The lens through which we see the world will shape our perception. If we look for what is wrong with others we will undoubtedly determine that they are flawed and have a negative feeling about them. If we look for the good in others we will see it and will find that our tolerance and even our love for others will grow. A huge shift in our worldview is bound to occur.

This week we will consider how to view the world and others with eyes that focus on the good. This is how angels see others and they are pretty darn happy!

Please join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m. or watch the live stream on our Facebook page.

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How To Receive The Lord’s Power

This Sunday we will look at a story from the Word about someone being healed by the Lord. What does this story tell us about how we can receive the Lord’s power and help in our lives? Come and see.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do? Part 2

This is the second Sunday of considering the subject, “What Would Love Do?” We are looking at both our own spiritual development and at the question of how can we be of service to others? In Matthew 25 there is a parable that addresses these two things: “I was thirsty and you gave me a drink.”

How about for you? Are you thirsty for understanding? Do you want answers that can heal your mind and life? Come and drink freely from the water of life that the Lord offers in His Word. You may be surprised at how much sense the Word can make when seen in its deeper meaning.

Practical help for your daily and eternal life.

See you Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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What Would Love Do?

We know love is important. It is easy to see that we are to take care of those who suffer. We understand to treat each other with kindness and respect. Few would deny that more love circulating in this world is better than less. But how we show this love is not always clear. Certainly there are many people around us who have needs, but how do we know where to put our efforts?

This week we will explore the biblical parable of Matthew 25, wherein Jesus speaks of the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the imprisoned. Jesus says that whenever we help others in these conditions, we help God.

Join us as we begin to try to answer the question, What would love do?

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE 5:00 P.M.

We welcome you to celebrate Christmas with us at a candle light service on Christmas Eve beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be lots of Christmas hymns to sing and other special songs to enjoy as well as scriptural readings about the birth of the Lord. We hope you and your family and friends will join us.
May there be peace on earth and good will toward all.
Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Tableaux Service Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

This Sunday is our annual Christmas Tableaux service at 5:00 p.m. It is a visual enactment of the story of the Lord’s Advent with scripture readings to go along with the scenes and music to enjoy and hymns to sing. This special service is loved by all ages and does a good job of getting one in the true spirit of Christmas.
There is no morning worship service on the 16th – just the Tableaux at 5:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE is also at 5:00 p.m.

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Why Did The Angels Appear To The Shepherds?

Of all the kinds of people in the world why was it that shepherds were chosen as the ones to hear the message of Jesus’s birth directly from the angels?

There are qualities pictured by what a shepherd does that represent or symbolize the kinds of things that, if we can cultivate them in ourselves, make us capable of receiving and sharing “good tidings of great joy”. If we can be like a shepherd to others we may find that things shift in our perspective and sense of purpose and happiness in life.

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent. You are warmly welcome to worship with us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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