Sunday, November 26, 2017

Remember to look to the future

  • Isaiah 9: 1–7 The Coming of a King
The prophet Isaiah shares his vision of the future where God’s everlasting Kingdom is reached. The future is bright and on us light has shined. We will explore God’s world through the eyes of children who are present here and now! What have we the people of faith forgotten? What have we lost sight of? Let us remember and be united in God’s love.

This was a Whole Family Worship service so there was no formal sermon.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Remember to trust in God

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges, Sept 2017

  • Jeremiah 29: 1, 4–14 [Letter to the exiles]
The prophet Jeremiah is writing to people who have been exiled, who have been forced to move away from what they have known - into the unknown. Today this is sometimes experienced in the loss of a job, in the division of a family, when we have left our families because of family dynamics or economic circumstances or because of traumatic events. God wants us to settle in, to not let our expectations of a speedy recovery discourage us when they are not met. We are called to trust in God and live in hope for what is to come.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remember to Seek Justice

  • Amos 1: 1–2, 5:14–15, 21–24 Let justice roll like a river
The prophet Amos is not one to mince words. His message is clear – justice and righteousness are essential elements of a faithful life. Have we been too focused on our rituals and worship, that we have forgotten that God’s love is expressed and experienced through love and concern for those who are oppressed, lost and alone? We need to remember whom we belong and who we are called to serve. We are called to seek justice and resist evil. How will we live this out?
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Remember you are not alone!

Picture Taken by Rev. Karen Bridges Sept. 2017

1 Kings 19: 1–18 Elijah meets God at Horeb

The prophet Elijah finds himself tired, exhausted alone, and living in fear for his life. He seeks solitude and in the quietness he reaches his breaking point. He’s ready to check out. Elijah wrestles with God in his time of despair and with God’s encouragement, trust, support and love Elijah finds healing and wholeness leading him to continue to answer God’s call. Have you remembered to wrestle with God lately? listen view