Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Gospel of Luke

December - a month that oftentimes causes our blood pressure to go up. During this December we pray that "God will give you rest." We would like to invite you to come and worship with us and learn more about the rest that is found in Jesus Christ. We will be focusing on the Gospel of Luke during this time --- below you will find a schedule of our services. Nursery is provided, along with a warm and passionate atmosphere where God will meet you as you are. Sunday morning worship is at 8.45am & 11am. We have a place for you!

Sunday, December 2nd @ 8:45am & 11am: "Oh Great God, Give Us Rest" - Luke 21.25-36
Sunday, December 9th @ 8.45am & 11am: Youth Sunday - Our youth will be leading the service - Luke 3.1-6
Sunday, December 16th @ 8.45am & 11am: "Take This Song, From a Crooked Heart" - Luke 3.7-18
Sunday, December 23rd @ 8.45am & 11am: "Open Up Heaven's Glory Light" - Luke 1.39-55
Monday, December 24th @ 7:30pm & 11:30pm: Communion & Candlelight Service - Luke 2.1-20

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hebrews 13.1-16

“The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and sit on it.” (written by Thomas Merton) Notice here in v2: “for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hebrews 12.18-29

This coming Sunday we will be focusing on Hebrews 12.18-29. In this passage the writer lays out for us two different mountains. There is Mount Sinai, where the people [and animals] were not able to touch the mount for fear of God. And there is Mount Zion, that is the heavenly Jerusalem. A place of festal gathering that is inhabited by angels, by the first born, the Judge of all, spirits of the righteous, and by Jesus.

This Jesus is the one who is our mediator of the new covenant [v24]. And he speaks to us a better word then a word of vengeance. As Christians we are called to participate with this new Jerusalem by worshiping the Lord. But, in verses 25-29 we come to understand that there are those who have turned away from this new covenant [v25]. They refuse this Jesus who is speaking. They reject the one who warns from heaven [v25]. Whatever is left to shake will be shaken and our God is an all-consuming fire [v29].

This is a dire warning from the preacher to those who have become lethargic in their faith ----- who have become disinterested. The preacher is reminding them that there are cosmic consequences in what we do when we gather together. That we are worshiping the very creator of all that is seen and unseen ------ and in that worship we are living into the reality of the New Jerusalem. How can we refuse this calling? How can we reject this Jesus who is speaking to us? If we do there are cosmic consequences for us ------ as we reject our first love. Therefore, let us persevere in the faith.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Operation Christmas Child Promo

Operation Christmas Child 2012

This coming Sunday, November 18th at 4pm we will be having our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing event. Below you will find a list of all the things you will need to bring to this event.  Bring all of the things you need to pack a shoe box, along with a shoe box ----- and then we will be packing them. This will be on Sunday, November 18th at 4pm in our fellowship hall. If you have any questions you can see Ashley Ayscue.