This coming Sunday, June 11, we’ll have another “Second Sunday” conversation where members of the congregation get to reflect together on the meaning and application of the morning’s Bible passage. This Sunday we’re looking at Ephesians 6:10-20 where the Apostle Paul advises believers to put on “the whole armor of God” to defend ourselves from the wiles of heavenly evil forces around us.
How do you understand evil in the world? Is it a force a la Star Wars or perhaps like a person, e.g. the Devil? Or is it just a matter of making bad decisions? Join us for a discussion about whether “The devil made me do it” this Sunday, where everyone in worship has a chance to share how God’s Spirit may be speaking to them. Click on the link below to view the study pages in preparation for to reflect on the text for Sunday.
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In searching the Internet, there are many photos and pieces of art that seek to capture the joyous, unpredictable, transforming spirit of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Below is one of my favorite depictions which is my mind suggests both the presence of God’s Spirit in all people and persons of all faith but also God’s openness to share that special Spirit of Christ to all who are open to receive it. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate, in word and song, the new possibilities around us that come through the power of the Spirit!
Check out our full-color May edition of the “Gazette.” Click on the link below.
This truth was shouted aloud at our two services of worship on Easter Day. Sixty attended our first Easter Sunrise Worship Service, a majority of whom were not members of the church. Laurel cooks offered a hearty breakfast after the service. We worshipped again at 10:00 am with our choir inspiring us with Easter hymns. An egg hunt followed for our youngest disciples. Our congregation was pleased that the Lord made if possible for us to share the Good News with young and old on the Day of Resurrection! The photo features “The Flowering Cross” where those in worship bring flowers from their gardens, transforming the ancient symbol of punishment into a sign of new life, much like the holy day of Easter itself!
Join us as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper on this special evening. This year we will serve one another around the communion table in a manner not too different from that of Jesus and his disciples.