Nov 13, 2016
Praising God with Our Lives
Posted by Laura Grice
Psalm 8 (NRSV)
1  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; 4  what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? 5  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. 6  You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, 7  all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
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  • Nov 13, 2016Praising God with Our Lives
    Nov 13, 2016
    Praising God with Our Lives
    Posted by Laura Grice
    Psalm 8 (NRSV)
    1  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 3  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; 4  what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? 5  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. 6  You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, 7  all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
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  • Nov 6, 2016Grateful and Generous Hearts
    Nov 6, 2016
    Grateful and Generous Hearts
    Posted by David Jones
    Mark 12: 38 - 44 (NRSV)
    38  As he taught, he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39  and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40  They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 41  He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42  A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43  Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 44 For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."
  • Oct 30, 2016Faith in Action (Mission Sunday 2016)
    Oct 30, 2016
    Faith in Action (Mission Sunday 2016)
    Posted by Laura Grice
    Series: (All)
    Micah 6: 6 - 8 (NRSV)
     
    6  With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7  Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" 8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
  • Oct 23, 2016Disciples Embrace Grace
    Oct 23, 2016
    Disciples Embrace Grace
    Posted by David Jones
    Luke 18: 9 – 17
  • Oct 16, 2016Disciples Wrestle With God
    Oct 16, 2016
    Disciples Wrestle With God
    Posted by David Jones
    Genesis 32: 23 -31 NSRV
     
    22  The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23  He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24  Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me." 27  So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28  Then the man said, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed." 29  Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. 30  So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved." 31  The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
  • Oct 9, 2016Disciples Work to Redeem and Restore
    Oct 9, 2016
    Disciples Work to Redeem and Restore
    Posted by Laura Grice
    Jeremiah 29: 1, 4 - 7 (NRSV)
    1  These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2  This was after King Jeconiah, and the queen mother, the court officials, the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the artisans, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. 3  The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah sent to Babylon to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It said: 4  Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5  Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6  Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
  • Oct 2, 2016Keep the Unity! (World Communion Sunday)
    Oct 2, 2016
    Keep the Unity! (World Communion Sunday)
    Series: Guest Pastor
    Sermon presented by Rev. Dr. Lameck Banda - World Communion Sunday
     
    Ephesians 4: 1 - 6 (NRSV)
    1  I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2  with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3  making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
  • Sep 25, 2016Disciples Practice Generosity
    Sep 25, 2016
    Disciples Practice Generosity
    Posted by David Jones
    I Timothy 6: 6 - 19 (NRSV)
    6  Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7  for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8  but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9  But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 11  But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12  Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13  In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14  to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15  which he will bring about at the right time-- he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. 16  It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 17  As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, 19 thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.
  • Sep 25, 2016Children’s Message – Generosity
    Sep 25, 2016
    Children’s Message – Generosity
    Posted by Kathy Gage
  • Sep 24, 2016Disciples Pray
    Sep 24, 2016
    Disciples Pray
    Posted by David Jones
    I Timothy 2: 1 – 7 NRSV
    1  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2  for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3  This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4  who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5  For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6  who gave himself a ransom for all-- this was attested at the right time. 7 For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.