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Easter Sunday: Empty but Victorious – Upper Room

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Pastor Linda shared with us the Easter story as seen through the eyes of Mary at the tomb as she discovered the disappearance of Jesus’ body.  There, she was faced with the emptiness of the tomb. Today, we are faced with the emptiness of our lives.  How often do we fill the empty spaces with […]

Broken and Blessed – Upper Room, Maundy Thursday

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On Maundy Thursday, we recognized the first Communion meal between Jesus and his followers. After leading us in the washing of hands, Pastor Emily talked about what it means to be broken.  She suggested that perhaps it means that we are one with Christ, and through Jesus’s brokenness, we are offered healing. Based on Luke […]

Faces of Jesus: Palm Sunday – Upper Room

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04-09-2017-ur-palm-sunday

Jesus is in complete control, no matter what happened in the weeks up to his crucifixion.  He’s in complete control of our lives, too!  When life is spinning out of control, and we don’t know what is going on, remember, as Jesus is in control of everything.  How does Jesus fit in your life?  Are […]

The Faces of Jesus: Fasting Jesus – Upper Room

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To quote Rev. Davidson Chifungo, a dear friend to FPCP from Malawi, Africa, “No one can hear the Word of God when you’re hungry.”  On this 5th Sunday in Lent, we take this opportunity to look at the importance of fasting as a spiritual discipline.  Paster Emily began by sharing an outline of what fasting […]

The Faces of Jesus: Healing Jesus – Upper Room

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The Bible verses used today were told via video, excerpted from “The Book of John – Gospel of John,” a Bible Movie from the Visual Bible.  On this 4th Sunday of Lent, we looked at another of the many faces of Jesus – Healing Jesus.  Rev. Anne looked at this aspect of Jesus through the story […]

The Faces of Jesus: Loving Jesus – Upper Room

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In our second message in the Lenten series, ‘The Faces of Jesus,’ we look at the Loving Jesus.  Rev. Linda discussed how, in the only time during his ministry, Jesus actually invited HIMSELF into a home.  It was into the home of the small but powerful chief publican of Jericho, Zaccheaus.  Jesus showed us that […]

The Faces of Jesus: Tempted – Upper Room

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Today, we look at the first topic in the series of ‘The Faces of Jesus’ – Tempted.  Today’s topic is based on the story of the 3 temptations of Jesus following his baptism and the 40 days spent fasting in the wilderness in preparation for the start of his earthly ministry.  What are the desert […]

Transform – Upper Room

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02-26-2017-ur-transfiguration

When Peter, James, and John go up on the mountain with Jesus, they are witness to the transfiguration of Jesus and the appearance of Moses and Elijah.  They are caught up in the miracle happening around them, and Peter, who can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble, blurts out an offer to make tents […]