The Followers of Christ: God Lives in Us – Sanctuary

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As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Confirmation Sunday, we look at the followers of Christ know as Children of God.  This is the time of the year when families gather, and we often hear, ‘you look just like your mother (or father.)’ Sometimes people might wonder where Jesus got his qualities.  And in fact, he […]

The Followers of Christ: Pilgrims and Strangers – Upper Room

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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 […]

The Followers of Christ: Ambassadors of Christ (Sanctuary)

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Today, we looked at the followers of Christ known as Ambassadors, beginning with a children’s message about how we can be ambassadors of Christ’s love as children, as shared by Stephen Murphy and Janie Roberts, two of the Colina de Luz mission trip participants, followed by a Minute for Mission shared by Dana Stonerook, another […]

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 […]

Easter Sunday: Hope is Raised – Sanctuary

Hear the good news – Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!  Hallelujah!  The hope of Easter is not limited to God’s ability to DO the amazing, it also includes God’s hope that we will respond to the amazing.  God is challenging us to take a risk in our every day lives and live for […]