9 am Potluck Breakfast
10 am Easter Egg Hunt 10.30 am Family Worship Service
Maundy Thursday Meal and Worship Service
Including a traditional Foot-washing
April 17, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Meal Benefiting the Light House Shelter (by donation)
“If we are to love, it is not some namby-pamby thing of nice sentimental thoughts. It is being willing to take the blame for the ones whom you engage with. You could easily say, then, that the one who was without sin, Jesus, was blamed by the authorities, those people in power, for the manners and outcastedness of those with whom he walked alongside.” –from Rev. Sirmons’ sermon “Speak!” 4 February 2013
‘[H]ow is it that we see fields of hope in our own world today? How is it that we as a community of faith, and people of faith, make the decisions to know with confidence and certainty that we are making the right choice, that we are letting go of the “fictions of control”, as Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said, and instead walking with God in our decisions?’ –from sermon “Let go and let God” 29 September 2013
“When I love my God, I love you – and you – and you – and you out there who cannot even hear me. Through this utter selflessness faith grows. That’s the hope, anyway, and it grows even without clear-cut good and evil. Do you know if you are rich, or if you are poor? By whose standards? Only you can figure that out, and how you answer will depend on your answer to the first question: what do you love when you love your God?” –from sermon “Your Faith is growing abundantly (for the Love of God!), 3 November 2013″
We now have a welcoming bright red front door. Read Pastor Sirmons' message to learn how this came about.
This is Holy Week. Today we had a service of Prayers for Peace. We were given a stone which when feel it is the right time, we can return it to the earth.
Maundy Thursday we will have our Monthly Community Meal by the BEST program through the Light House Shelter with a Foot Washing Service.
Good Friday there will be The Service of the Word and Sacrament.
Easter morning, there will be an Easter breakfast and egg hunt, then our Easter service. Come and join us.
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Dear friends, we're sharing our sermon from this Sunday on Job and his three friend, in which we discovered that Job's friends' "wisdom" was based on their own desire to remain secure in the false sanctimonious beliefs, rather than really develop a relationship with Job as a friend. One of the things that's not contained in it, however, is the comment by 10-year-old Abby, who led the effort for our "Great Sole Drive" with the Oxford (Pa.) Church of the Nazarene that resulted in 138 pairs of shoes (so far). Abby said that what led her to the shoe drive was reflecting on the difference between "needs and wants." Her comment speaks powerfully to what is shared in this sermon. Thank you all for your support of this collaborative effort. Many shoes have already gone to the Light House Shelter!
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