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Worship Service – Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5: 1-12 – Each of Jesus’s ‘blessed’ statements is an ideal of how to live a good Christian life and how to find God close to us. We look over our life and see if these statements fit – if they make sense, if they had brought a certain wholeness to our life when we were humble, merciful, a peace-maker, a justice-worker, mocked for our beliefs, or gentle. God is close to us in those moments. We ask for the grace to live by this vision of life, which was at the root of how Jesus lived.

Worship Service – Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry – Matthew 4:12-23 – Jesus introduces us to His ministry and calls us to follow Him – asking us to see aspects of our way of living that are in need of change. May we pray for those in need and ask our willing and able Jesus for the healing we need.

Worship Service – Sunday, January 15, 2023

“I saw the spirit descending from heaven”. Each one of us has also received the same Spirit in our baptism. It was that Spirit which inspired Jesus in all his work. May the same Spirit inspire us to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and join with him in his work to build the Kingdom.

Christmas Day Worship Service

No love that in a family dwells, No caroling in frosty air, Not all the steeple-shaking bells; Can with this single Truth compare – That God was Man in Palestine, And lives today in Bread and Wine. – G K Chesterton

Christmas Eve Worship Service

Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) – Nativity of our Lord – The scene is astounding. The holy Son of God, born in a stable where animals were kept and in a crib that was a common cattle trough. This is symbolic of how Jesus made himself nothing (kenoō), His human likeness the very nature of a servant. Kenoō means “make empty.” Jesus literally “emptied himself” of all the privileges to which He was heir. He didn’t just take a low place, He took the lowest place. His commission was to preach good news to the poor – so he was born among the poorest of the poor. His disciples argued about who would be greatest in the Kingdom. But Jesus stopped them short – explaining that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. The manger represents this serving.

Worship Service – Sunday, December 18, 2022

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – Matthew 1:18-25 – Here, we learn how Joseph loved Mary so much that he suppressed his doubts about her chastity and allowed himself to be regarded as the father of her child – knowing that he wasn’t. The facts that Joseph loved Jesus, brought Him up as his own, and taught Him his trade are all proof of good parenting by Jesus’ foster-father. Joseph is the obvious patron of adoptive fathers.

Worship Service – Sunday, December 11, 2022

Luke 3:7-14 – John the Baptist is asked, “What shall we do?” – What if, instead of asking each other “Are you ready for Christmas?” we start asking each other, “What then, are you going to do?” In light of Christ being born into the world, how will you act differently towards your neighbors, those you know and especially those you don’t know, those God sends to baptize us.

Worship Service – Sunday, December 4, 2022

Matthew 3:1-12 – John the Baptist Prepares the Way – “Baptism is the most important event of our lives. We were reborn to eternal life and we promised to believe in God, renounce sin, and to serve God faithfully. Let us renew our commitment today.”

Worship Service – Sunday, November 27, 2022

Advent is a season of hope and expectation. We are invited to prepare joyfully for the coming of Christ.

Worship Service – Sunday, November 20, 2022

Luke 23:33-43 – God is merciful to anyone and everyone who calls out to his Son. No one is too sinful and no one is too late. But there is a time, a moment, when the opportunity is there. One criminal, on a cross beside Jesus, was too wrapped up in his own pain and resentment and could not see the Savior was right beside him. The other criminal saw the King, and appealed to him – and he was promised paradise that very day. It was his last moment, and thankfully he took it.

Worship Service – Sunday, November 13, 2022

In our current information age, there are many who speak in extreme words, exaggerating the truth and telling the news in alarming and unsettling ways. Unlike Jesus, they do not offer truth or life. May we listen to Him now and hear how He speaks to us of faith, hope and love.

Worship Service – Sunday, November 6, 2022

Luke 20:27-38 – To believe in our own personal resurrection is a wonderful gift in this life. It gives meaning to all that makes up our lives. It is also expressed in our prayers that we offer for the repose of the souls of all those who have gone before us – which gets great emphasis on All Saints Day and the entire month of November.

Worship Service – Sunday, October 30, 2022

Luke 19:1-10 – Jesus Seeks Out Zacchaeus – As with Zacchaeus, Jesus desires a deep relationship with us and he calls us by name. Life is never the same again after Jesus enters your ‘house’ and builds up a friendship which is far more valuable than you could ever ask or imagine.

Worship Service – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Luke 18:9-14 – The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – God never tires of forgiving us. But we tire of asking him for forgiveness and He cautions us against anything that elevates us or sets us apart from others. “God, help me to be aware of attitudes or words that demean others – and to find You where You find me.”

Worship Service – Sunday, October 16, 2022

Luke 18: 1-8 – Jesus gently reminds us of the need to pray and not lose heart. He knows we need to hear these words from time to time as we ask ourselves whether prayer does make a difference at all. I ask for the grace to hear Jesus encouraging me in my efforts to pray always, helping me not to lose heart.

Worship Service – October 9, 2022

Luke 17:11-19 – Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy – Only one of the ten lepers that are healed returns to thank Jesus. And he was a Samaritan, considered an outsider and unworthy. Yet Jesus blesses him for his faith and gratitude. We do well to prize gratitude highly; it is an attitude that keeps us aware of how we are blessed and of who blesses us. If we can graciously receive the gratitude of others, we allow what God does to be appreciated and recognized.

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