Moment by Moment (Weekly Devotional)

Created: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Moment by moment, God is blessing us anew every single day. How exciting it is to be part of a never-ending faith journey which only grows stronger. The Lenten journey invites us to utilize spiritual exercises for self reflection, prayer, and meditation. These exercises move us closer to God and to each other as we continue to build upon the spiritual connection we’ve been given through Christ.

Without a doubt, daily and hourly, we rise with Christ who gives us new strength in all of our “in between” times. Truly, God’s gift to us through the Son is unceasing, and so is the God who listens with love.

May your Lenten journey be a most blessed one,
Pastor Anette

What About Hope? (Weekly Devotional)

Created: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

As with the Transfiguration – a miraculous event of our Lord, our hearts long for such everlasting moments in our lives. Like a very excited Peter, we too may be overexcited, wanting to preserve each of our own priceless moments.

God places such moments, as well as memories, hopes and dreams, in our lives. God, who gave us such precious gifts in the first place, also help us to keep them alive in our hearts when and where we can revisit them time and time again. No wonder, for deep and wonderful is the Lord our God.

May the light of Christ be transfigured in your life,
Pastor Anette

In God's Mission (Weekly Devotional)

Created: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

Entering into the fifth week after Epiphany, God continues to find us right where we are and bring us into places we need to be – such is the believer's path, one amazing never-ending journey. Our call into discipleship brings forth trust, and as we discern anew God’s will for our lives, the Spirit moves and directs within.

With the Holy Spirit’s direction, the divine covenant is God’s powerful witness, a design to fit all who accept and receive the loving mercies given by the Almighty One - God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is all in one blessed Creator, who bestows upon us one of a kind - the rhythm of the Good News of the Gospel!

In Christ’s abundant love and care,
Pastor Anette

Pastor's Monthly Article (February 2018)

Created: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Well on our way into the New Year, and perhaps with one or more resolutions on our “must do list,” time goes on, sometimes seemingly way too fast. In addition, we may do our best to honor commitments we’ve made. However, intentions are only genuine when the heart is in the right place. Whatever we do and say, may it bring glory to the Lord our God who calls us to care for another in Christian friendship and love. It’s the new commandment the Lord entrusted His disciples with, i.e., “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34 NRSV)

The Lenten journey invites us to explore and cease moments of prayer and meditation. These moments hold the potential of spiritual growth as they enhance the fellowship of all believers. With our annual worship service of the imposition of ashes, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the long journey ahead. This could be a most spiritually rewarding time, as Christians around the world are encouraged to take time for penitence and self reflection. Many blessings may come when our focus is on the ONE who gave the ultimate sacrifice by offering Himself in exchange for our sin.

In life’s many journeys, God places us where and when we God needs us to be. Likewise, when God presents us with a difficult task, we’re still where God needs us to be. In every chapter of our lives, though some may make us feel perplexed, even to the point of finding ourselves immobilized, there are reasons for which we may not or never be able to understand. At all times, we have the gift to trust God with all matters of life. Rest assured, the Lord God is sole creator, redeemer, and designer of the blue print of our life. Our names are written in the Lord’s book of life!

My prayers for the time ahead will be focused on the unity of all people. The more united we are as a local entity, the more potential we’ll have to unite as one people, under God, visible and with peace and justice for all. Indeed, as the season of Lent comes upon us, may we take time to reflect, meditate and thus be spiritually refreshed in Christ our Lord!

In Christ,
Pastor Anette

Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 14

Created: Sunday, January 28, 2018

We start another season of Lent, preparing for Christ's death and resurrection, with our Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary on Feb. 14, 2018.

We will have two services, at 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Ashes will be imposed at both services.