Mature people know that suffering is an inevitable part of life. It takes wisdom and patience to work through whatever our lot may be. Unfortunately there is a widespread conversational habit that seems wise but only makes suffering worse. Jesus shows us the way forward. Come explore this with us.
Is your job the same thing as your life's work? Should it be? Your life is bigger than your job, no matter what that job is or was. Is doing good worth the effort if your efforts are not recognized? Jesus says, Yes! This video will be available 6:00 am Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Fruit grows better with latticework that supports it. People grow more mature with habits that shape their character, nourished by the Word of God, guided by his Spirit. This video will be available 6:00 am Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Lent is the 40 days prior to Easter when we prepare our hearts for Jesus' resurrection. Lighting a candle each week is simple visual reminder of God's love. This Lenten Liturgy (Bible verses and prayers) touches on important points in Jesus' life, including his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Download a copy of the Liturgy booklet here.
Download a copy of the craft activity here.
Why run seven-eighths of a race? The disciplines of the season of Lent can help us finish well-- whatever race we are running. This worship service will be available 6:00 am Sunday, February 21, 2021
An opportunity to confess our sins and contemplate the brevity of our lives.
Why Ash Wednesday? And what is it? This video explores the ancient Christian practice of receiving ashes on the first day of Lent, its practical value, and its Biblical roots. (6 minutes)
We don't like to be labeled, but we tend to label to others. It's a way of trying to get a handle on the situation, but does it cause more harm than good? This worship service explores what labels are most worth wearing. This video will be available 6:00 am Sunday, February 14, 2021.
We know people by name, by reputation, by their character, and by their legacy. What's yours? What matters in the end? This worship service explores King David’s legacy and ours. The video will be available beginning 6:00 am Sunday, February 7, 2021.
We find ourselves in-between: there are vaccines, but not yet herd immunity; beyond the inauguration but before we know what the effects will be; long after Jesus walked the earth but before the fulfillment of what life was always meant to be. How can we "find ourselves" in this in-between time? We explore the beginning of the answer in this worship service. This video will become available at 6:00am Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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