April 14 “Preparing” . Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 This is Palm/Passion Sunday and noisy offering Sunday The Jewish people filed into the city in order to remember God’s liberation out of slavery in Egypt. This was during the time of Roman oppression. There is a contrast between how Pilate would have entered the city of Jerusalem with a military escort and Jesus entering riding on a donkey. We will join with the crowd in praising the One who Comes in the Name of the Lord. We are joyful but also recognize that Jesus would go to the cross before rising on Easter Sunday.
Guest Speaker - Apryl Miller, Gretna Glen Camp Director
April 7 Camp Sunday and Communion Sunday. “With All Your Heart”. Staff from the Gretna Glen Camp will be featured in the morning’s services as we consider “The Power of the Outdoors through Christian Camping”.
Pastor Jim Heath 3/31/19
31 “Coming Together” 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Psalm 32 This is Stewardship Sunday. Paul tells us that God is reconciling the world to God. We will look at how we respond to a world that is fractured. The Jewish term Tikkun Olam means to ‘repair the world.’
Pastor Jim Heath 3/24/19
March 24 “Repenting” Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 This is Mission Sunday. Repent means to turn around. The passage in Isaiah speaks of the time when Israel was in captivity in Babylon and God was calling them to turn back and return to Judah. The offer of food without price, is symbolic of how God would provide for God’s people.
Pastor Jim Heath 3/17/19
March 17 “Imitating” Genesis 15:1-12, Psalm 27 Abram had faithfully waited for God to fulfill God’s promise with out question, until this point. God told Abram to look to the stars. We look to the stars and look for God’s promises to be fulfilled, especially in difficult times. Living with unfulfilled dreams helps us to learn to trust in God.
Pastor Jim Heath 3/10/19
March 10 “God’s Generous Heart” Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Israel stands on the border of the Promised Land. They are on the verge of receiving God’s blessings. They are tired, unsure, with parched souls. We begin this 40 day of Lent season seeking God’s blessing. Our spiritual disciplines lead us into the generous heart of God.
Pastor Jim Heath 3/3/19
March 3 “The Transforming Light” Luke 9:28-36, 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Jesus’ transfiguration is reminiscent of Moses’ continence after meeting God on the mountain. Paul describes Moses’ placing a veil over his face in order to cover up his fading continence. But Paul says that the veil has been removed from us as we are transformed through knowing Christ.
Pastor Jim Heath 2/24/19
Feb. 24. Jesus’ Teaching: Part 2 Luke 6:27-38 In this passage, Jesus gives difficult and challenging teachings for his hearers. Love enemies. Do not judge. We will focus on the challenges of Our Christian life.
Pastor Jim Heath 2/17/19
Feb. 17. “Jesus Teaches: Part 1” *Luke 6:17-26 This text from Luke is Luke’s version of the beatitudes. We will see how Jesus’ teaching was invitational and healing forhis hearers.
Pastor Jim Heath 2/10/19
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Pastor Jim Heath 2/3/19
Feb. 3 “Jesu Declares His Mission” Luke 4: 14-21, Hebrews 12:1-2 In the text from Luke 4, Jesus declares the purpose and actions of his earthly ministry. I intend to challenge us to look at Jesus’ ministry and compare our service to that of Christ.
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