8/9 Message “The Prodigal Brother”

9 Aug 2020 Sunday Message “The Prodigal Brother”

Call to Worship; Luke 15:11-20

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

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7/26 Message “The Lawmaker, Heartbreaker: You!”

As usual, we will be meeting in person on Sunday at 11 am, and also offer this recording and text for those joining from home.

Call to Worship; James 2:8-13

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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7/19 Message “Tools in the Shed”

The message for this week is about how precious, essential, and irreplaceable each of you are. It celebrates friends on our hearts this week as we’ve had to say goodbye, and family members still here to lean on and enjoy as we work together as one body in Christ. This week church is open Sunday at 11 am for a worship service and Tuesday 5:30-7 for Prayze Dogs and food pantry. Continuing with masks, and childcare is available during the Sunday service.

19 July 2020 Sunday Message

Call to Worship; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-20

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

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7/12 Message “Ending the Gloom”

For those not able to come to church in person at 11 am on Sunday morning, here is recording and copy of the message.

Call to Worship; Romans 7: 14-16

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

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