Too Close for Comfort – Upper Room

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Guest speaker Jenny Saperstein shared with us a new look at the story of the Good Samaritan.  She discussed how we keep others at a distance.  Society today suggests that people should not get too close to neighbors, to strangers, even to friends.  And if the Samaritan traveling on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho […]

Too Close for Comfort – Sanctuary

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Guest speaker Jenny Saperstein shared with us a new look at the story of the Good Samaritan.  She discussed how we keep others at a distance.  Society today suggests that people should not get too close to neighbors, to strangers, even to friends.  And if the Samaritan traveling on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho […]

Thy Will – Upper Room

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Today we welcomed Ruth Azar, Founder and Director of the Second Mile Center in Detroit.  She brought with her seven of the young people impacted by the Center to sign the lyrics to the song “Thy Will” in American Sign Language in response to the sermon.  To see their beautiful performance, please watch the video […]

Thy Will – Sanctuary

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Today we welcomed Ruth Azar, Founder and Director of the Second Mile Center in Detroit.  She brought with her seven of the young people impacted by the Center to sign the lyrics to the song “Thy Will” in American Sign Language in response to the sermon.  To see their beautiful performance, please watch the video […]

Running on Empty? – Upper Room

Are you running on empty?  These days, we work hard and push ourselves to meet so many demands that we often don’t give ourselves time to refill our physical or spiritual gas tanks.  And what happens?  We physically and emotionally run out of gas.  We no longer have the energy, the desire, and even the actual ability […]

Running on Empty? – Sanctuary

Are you running on empty?  These days, we work hard and push ourselves to meet so many demands that we often don’t give ourselves time to refill our physical or spiritual gas tanks.  And what happens?  We physically and emotionally run out of gas.  We no longer have the energy, the desire, and even the actual ability to […]

The Power of Words – Upper Room

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Words are very powerful. A single comment can make a profound difference in the lives of people, either in a positive or a negative way. Words can be used to build people up or tear them down.  However, like with the words of Jesus, we can use our words to express empathy (walking another people’s shoes), to express […]

The Power of Words – Sanctuary

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Words are very powerful. A single comment can make a profound difference in the lives of people, either in a positive or a negative way. Words can be used to build people up or tear them down.  However, like with the words of Jesus, we can use our words to express empathy (walking another people’s shoes), to express […]

Hope in the Dark – Upper Room

As we conclude our sermon series on Hope with “Hope in the Dark,” we look at the fact that hope is a gift from God, and that gift is based on prayer.  Sometimes we go through life asking for answers to prayers, but we don’t, in fact, really expect anything in response.  We just ask […]

Hope in the Dark – Sanctuary

As we conclude our sermon series on Hope with “Hope in the Dark,” we look at the fact that hope is a gift from God, and that gift is based on prayer.  Sometimes we go through life asking for answers to prayers, but we don’t, in fact, really expect anything in response.  We just ask […]