Category Archives: Pastor’s Notes

March 17, 2019 Worship

2nd Sunday of Lent

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

 

 

 

 

Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16 (p. 899, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “‘Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:14-16)

Message: Laborers in the Vineyard

Theme: A world modeled after God’s generosity would provide enough for all people.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #503    “Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation”    (O QUANTA  QUALIA)
  • HYMN #28  “You Are Before Me, Lord”              (SURSUM CORDA – Smith)
  • HYMN #725       “O Jesus, I Have Promised”                          (NYLAND)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, you are merciful, just, and gracious. Make us grateful recipients of your generosity and joyful dispensers of the same lavish benefits to those who depend upon us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

March 10, 2019 Worship

First Sunday of Lent

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Matthew 18:15-35 (p. 897-8, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

Message: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness means accepting the imbalance of justice and moving on with your own life.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #306   “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”     (DENNIS)
  • HYMN #529   “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”   (UNION SEMINARY)
  • HYMN #754    “Help Us Accept Each Other”       (BARONITA)

Prayer of the Day: God, you have forgiven us a world of transgressions. Make us likewise gracious to those who are in debt to us, showing them the mercy which you offer to all. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

July 10, 2016 – 2nd Week of 6 Week Study of Job

crying eye

Story: Job 3:1-10; 4:1-9; 7:11-21                 

Title: Job’s Lament – The Dialogue Begins

Image: An eye with a tear falling

Musical Image: “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by the Bee Gees

Question: How do you react to suffering, whether your own or someone else’s? Are you honest or do you say only what you think you should say?