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Followers of Christ: Witnesses — Upper Room

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05-21-2017-ur-followers-witnesses

The theme today as we look at Followers of Christ is Witnesses.  The featured video gives us a hard look at how we are called to witness to others.  As Christians, we are called to be in the world, but not necessarily of the world.  Today, there is a lot of anger and violence, fraud […]

The Followers of Christ: Pilgrims and Strangers – Upper Room

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05-07-2017-ur-pilgrims-strangers

Continuing the discussion about those who are followers of Christ, today we looked at Pilgrims and Strangers.  Pastor Linda focused more on the idea of strangers.  She pointed out that people following God have always had a good idea of what it was to be a stranger – Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and the disciples all […]

Easter Sunday: Empty but Victorious – Upper Room

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04-16-2017-ur-empty-victorious-easter-sunday

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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04-13-2017-ur-maundy-thurs

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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04-02-2017-ur-fasting-jesus

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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03-26-2017-ur-healing-jesus

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 […]