Holding On To Hope

elizabeth_baby

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. The subject will be Hope. Zacharias and Elizabeth were promised by an angel that they would have a baby who would be the one that would prepare the way for the Messiah. They were way past the age for having children but they still hoped and prayed and lived as commanded. At long last their hopes were fulfilled in a way greater than they could have hoped for. “It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3)
See you at 10:30 a.m.

What Trees Tell Us About Our Spiritual Life

Bear Fruit

This Sunday is our Thanksgiving celebration as a church. We will look at the example all around us in nature of trees and how they teach us about our spiritual life. There is much to learn!
“Blessed are those who trust in the LORD… For they shall be like trees planted by the waters, which spread out their roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but their leaves will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from bearing fruit.” (Jeremiah 17; see also Psalm 1)

Love is a verb. Just do it.

Love is a verb

Over the last six weeks we have been considering the question, “What Would Love Do?” This Sunday is the conclusion of this time of focused attention on that question. In the end it seems pretty simple: Love does something. The reason love does something is that love is a verb. When you love someone you want to do something that is helpful, kind, supportive, useful, generous…. something that is loving.

Please join us as we celebrate the conclusion of this series. There is a chili cook off/potluck lunch this Sunday after worship.  Bring your best chili and you may win a prize, or bring a side dish to share. See you then!

What Would Love Do? Part Six: “I was in prison and you came to me.”

Prison

Imagine you are in prison. You are not free to come and go as you would like to. You are held in a cell and unable to get away.  Imagine also, being unable to escape hurtful, self deprecating or obsessive thoughts. Imagine being trapped by your own habits or an addiction. It is very similar to being in prison – but on a spiritual level rather than on a natural level. In either case, there is a desire and a need for freedom. This week we explore what love does to help set us free.