Jesus Is Our Way (Weekly Devotional)

Created: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Sep. 3, 2017

With Christ in our midst, life instantly becomes a never-ending journey! Full of possibilities and opportunities, one just never knows what God has prepared for us. Every single day comes with its own blessings. Only trust and obey and know God is with you at all times and in all places.

John’s words in John 14:1a; “Do not let your hearts be troubled…,” is one of the most affirming and reassuring words every believer should claim and live by. Though life may present us with difficult times, rest assured, God has always more in store, and God never takes a day off!

The Lord our God, with His spiritual blueprint on hand, will bless us anew with any and every tool we’ll need for the journey ahead.

Grace, mercy, and peace be with you,
Pastor Anette

Note: Pastor Anette’s Weekly Devotional will resume on October 1.

Onward Mission (Pastor's Monthly Article - September 2017)

Created: Friday, September 1, 2017

With September before us, and at least on certain latitudes of the world, this is the official month of fall. If you’re reading this after September 3, this servant has landed on Swedish soil in a region close to the border of Norway. Few places are as mesmerizing this time of the year. The end of summer presents fewer days of sunshine along with the beginning of the trees’ impressive display of leaves changing its colors.

The times of the seasons, each different from the other, can be an exciting journey. Seeing them come and go in and around the world shows that there is no shortness of God’s beautiful creation! No wonder nature is a blessed theatrical experience, a gift which gives us a sense of awe.

The summer has given me an amazing time to reflect upon all the events leading up to this point. Receiving the invitation to travel across the world; meeting with people from a world much different than ours; learning their path, customs, and traditions; providing pastoral care as needed when and where the opportunity is given; learning new venues of ministry through which vision and mission can be accomplished – this is all a blessing indeed! Truly, I consider this opportunity a gift of the greatest honor, one that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. From the Diocese, its Bishop, and Dean of the region I’ll be serving, my heart overflows with exuberant joy!

Having said this; my prayerful hope is to return spiritually recharged, and with gears ready to be focused on what God is going to do next. I will long to share my experiences with you, though with God, everything is possible. Rest assured, God will be there, long before our hopes and dreams take shape. So great is our God, who welcomes us to be part of an everlasting adventure, and life as we’ve ever known it to be will never be the same. One’s perspective will change, simply because one’s circumstance has automatically changed with God’s holy and free Spirit. The Lord our God, offers peace and love in a world stricken by turmoil, with, in, and through Him alone we are safe and driven to promote love. Thus the will of a loving God who will see us through wherever we’ll be.

In closing, what God has in store for me on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean I can only imagine. I do trust it’s going to be an exciting chapter ahead! New venues presented with possibilities for mission to be accomplished, not only in Northern Europe, but also here in the U.S., and in the world at large. After all, when God is in charge – expect results!

Please pray for me, as I keep you close in my prayers,
Pastor Anette

International Night Dinner on Sat. Sep. 30

Created: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Our annual International Night Dinner, featuring food and entertainment from around the world provided by members of our congregation, will take place on Sat., Sep. 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

The dinner will take place in the Social Hall. All are invited.

Spa Day on Sat. Sep. 2

Created: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Our annual Spa Day will take place in the Social Hall on Sat. Sep. 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Facials, pedicures, manicures, and stretch therapy massages will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A minimum donation of $5 is requested. All are welcome.

Who Is Jesus? (Weekly Devotional)

Created: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Who do we say Jesus Christ is? Son of the living God, our Creator and heavenly Father, Redeemer, beautiful Savior, the best friend we’ve ever had – one whom we can count on because He’ll never leave. To know Christ is to know one’s life has received a blessed change. All of this could only be credited to our God who made it possible.

Once we know Jesus as the Lord of our life, we want to honor and glorify His holy name in all that we and say - not just talk the talk, but walk the walk! Therefore, may our heart’s focus be on Him who won the victory over death on our behalf. No wonder, hence the Lord’s mercies are everlasting!

In Christ,
Pastor Anette

Pastor Anette's weekly devotional will return on Sun., Sep. 3, 2017.