Lent 2012

Ash Wednesday

Lent is a time to make room for God. To re-connect with God and with one another, through very basic means—prayer; scripture; worship; service; and fasting.
How will you make room for God this Lent?

February 22, 2012

Siding With the Lord is Tempting

As we set out on this Lenten journey, are we as focused as Jesus? As we grow weak and tired, will we remember the truth of our baptism: that WE are claimed…chosen as God's beloved. As we walk along life’s path, will we rest assured that Christ walks with us? The work is not easy in this wilderness called life, but it is important.

February 26, 2012

Are You Siding with Christ?

Many men and women in the Bible faced temptation - temptation to do the opposite of what God asked them, temptation to trust another person instead of the Lord, temptation to do your own thing under your own strength instead of relying fully on God.

If Adam and Even, Abraham and Sarah, Jonah, the disciples and Christ himself were tempted, who are we to think we will not be.

What is tempting you? What is a stumbling block, temptation, or out-and-out sin, which you need to give to the Lord this Lenten season?

February 29, 2012

I AM the Messiah!

Who is Jesus for you?

Jesus is not a simple man. But this question is the same question that Jesus asked the disciples, "Who do you say I AM?" Make it personal for you by asking, "Who is Jesus for you?...personally...intimately?"

Are you meeting Jesus somewhere different this Lenten season, so you can actually answer this question honestly, "What does it mean to have Jesus as my Savior, as my Messiah, as the Great I AM?"

March 4, 2012

Who Do You Say That He Is?

We call Him by man names: Lamb of God, Friend, Great I AM, Shepherd, Guardian of Souls, Messiah. Who is Jesus Christ to you?

This question can be the most important question of your life, one which needs to be answered intimately and honestly.

His name and nature and purpose and love have been revealed to us through scripture. But we need to be answering this question with more than just mere lip-service. Jesus needs to be our All-in-All, our everything, our Savior, our Redeemer, our Sustainer, our Judge and our King.

Is He all of this, and so much more, for you?

March 7, 2012

Jesus Was Angry!

Who in the world does this carpenter from Nazareth think he is? This isn't the "gentle Jesus meek and mild" we’re accustomed to. What is it that has created such passion in him?

March 11, 2012

Have You Ever Been Angry?

We carry a lot of pent up anger around with us. We know it isn't right. We know it isn't healthy, but that doesn't stop us from keeping it within us, anyway. Maybe it is time to get to the root of the problem, and finally let it go. Maybe it's time to lay it at the foot of the cross forever.

March 14, 2012

For God So Loved the World

God so loved us that he sent His one and only Son to die for us on the cross. He gave His all for us...have we done the same for Him?

Love is a two-way street, between human and human, and between human and God. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, as He asks of us, then we will love our neighbor as we love our self.

March 18, 2012

How Can We Show Love to the World?

Jesus asked us to love one another, and on a one-on-one relationship that can be easy. But, how do we show the love of God to the world? We will spend some time this evening, talking about what Christ intended the church to be like, how we can learn to put others first, how we can be more gracious and forgiving to one another, and so much more.

March 21, 2012

The Hour Has Come

Jesus spent great amounts of time letting the disciples know that He would one day be taken from them. He told them in parable form. He told them through His actions. He even told them as clear as He could say it. But they did not understand. How could the Messiah, the Son of God, die?

Now the time is close and He wants them to be prepared. He tells them the Hour Has Come! Code words for, I am about to be crucified, the disciples did not understand. Do we?

March 25, 2012

Are You Ready For the Cross

We are coming into the home stretch...Good Friday is almost here. The cross is right before us, and it is time to make our plea. Are you ready for Holy Week? Have you made your mends with your fellow man? Have you laid your sins at the foot of the cross and given your life to Him? Are you ready for the Cross?

March 28, 2012

Palm Sunday

Journey with us through Holy Week with scripture, teaching and song. Hear the chancel choir in the background as Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with nard and wipes His feet with her hair. Raise your palms high and wave them as Jesus approaches, and join the praise team in singing "He is Exalted."

April 1, 2012

Maundy Thursday


In this Maundy Thursday service, we encountered the ten laments that Jesus had for His faithless church. We interspersed music which spoke to each one, and then ended the service with the stripping of the church, leaving it bare for Good Friday, and the time Jesus spent in the tomb.

April 5, 2012

Wednesday of Holy Week

Holy Week contains within it the holiest days of the entire Church year. In response we can humbly express gratitude to God. These days provide a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the presence of Jesus Christ and His love. And today we are going to experience that agape love by enjoying a Love Feast/Agape Meal together.

April 4, 2012

Good Friday

Our Good Friday service is based on the last seven words of Christ from the cross. After each Word is read from scripture, a reflection is offered and a verse or two of a hymn or praise song is shared. Enjoy!

April 6, 2012