From The Pastor

Morton Kelsey suggests the shepherds at the manger inspire some new beatitudes:

 

  • Blessed are the shepherds, for they give hope to ordinary people like you and me; they tell us no one is excluded.

  • Blessed are the homeless, wandering, shepherd-like people, for they are free to follow immediately the angel’s call.

  • Blessed are the hungry and thirsty, the unhappy and the unloved, for God has seen their misery and sent divine love bodily into the world at Christmas to soothe their pain and loneliness and give them hope and even joy.

  • Blessed are those who know themselves so well they are aware of the demons lurking within them, for they are prepared to accept the angel’s invitation.

  • Blessed are the fearful, for the Christ child came to take away their fear and give them the fullness of heaven’s love, now and forever.

 

Thank God there is a homeless, unloved frightened shepherd in each of us; this very rejected and despised part of us can lead us to the holy child in Bethlehem who can be our gate to eternal life. May this Spirit of blessedness fill your hearts and minds this Advent and Christmas season.

 

                                                                                                God's grace and peace to you,            

                                                                                                               Larry

                                                                          

 

Posted on August 1, 2014 .

Koinonia Circle

Tuesday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. - Koinonia Circle will go out to eat at Olde Dutch Restaurant.  ALL LADIES OF THE CHURCH ARE INVITED!  PLEASE COME!!

Posted on May 7, 2014 .

Sermons for DECEMber, 2014

December 7 - Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture Lesson:  Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11

Sermon:  The Beginning of the Good News

Liturgist:  Bobbie McComb

 

December 14 - Third Sunday of Advent

Christmas Play:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas& Dinner

 

December 21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Scripture Lessons: Luke 1:16-38; Luke 1:47-55 

Sermon:  Gods Call to Us

Liturgist:  Martha Tripp

 

Christmas Eve Services:

5:30 p.m.  Scripture Lesson:  Luke 2:1- 20   Sermon:  A Christmas Story

10 p.m.  Scripture Lessons: Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20  Sermon:  Incarnation

 

December 28 - First Sunday after Christmas

Scripture Lessons: Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40

Sermon:  In the Fullness of Time

Liturgist:  Lucy Leffler

Posted on December 18, 2013 .