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January 6, 2019 Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 Since we’re in the middle of a nice January thaw, let’s imagine what it will be like six months from now. Imagine a warm July evening. It’s lazy, peaceful, quiet… Quiet, except for an occasional electric crackle in the distance. That’s...

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Peace December 23, 2018

Adv 4 Dec 23 2018 Micah 5:2-5 Luke 1:39-55 So far, we’ve talked about the Advent promises of hope, love, and joy. Today, we come to the fourth promise: the promise of peace. Like love, “peace” is another one of those words that we throw around so freely that it means...

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Joy December 16, 2018

Adv 3 Dec 16 2018 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-20 So far, we’ve talked about the Promise of Hope and the Promise of Love. Today, we come to the Promise of Joy. In the ancient church, the call to worship for this Sunday came from our epistle lesson, where Paul tells...

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Love December 9, 2018

2 Adv Dec 9 2018 Malachi 3:1-4 Philippians 1:3-11 Last week, we started Advent with the Promise of Hope. Today, we turn to the second promise—the Promise of Love. Paul spells it out in our epistle lesson. In verse 9, he says, “And this is my prayer, that your love may...

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Hope – December 2, 2018

Adv 1 Dec 2 2018 LESSONS: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Luke 21:25-36 Dan likes to watch the old “Ghostbusters” movies, so I’m all-too familiar with the line in “Ghostbusters 2” where a nervous woman tells Bill Murray that “the end of the world will be on February 14th in the...

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October 28, 2018 – “Old Testament Survey #6”

Amos 5 Have you ever tried to read the Old Testament from cover to cover, from Genesis through Malachi? Some get bogged down in all the legal technicalities in Leviticus. Others lose it in the book of Numbers. Numbers 3:27 says, “Of Kohath were the family of the...

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October 21, 2018 – “Samuel”

1 Samuel 8:1-21 Our Old Testament focus today takes us to the creation of Israel as a kingdom, and on the main characters: Samuel, and three kings: Saul, David, and Solomon. So, what do we have here? 1st Samuel begins, logically enough, with the birth of Samuel....

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November 18, 2018 – “Jonah”

Jonah 3 & 4 In our survey of the Old Testament, we’ve covered hundreds of years of ancient history. But whatever happened to the promises that God made to Abraham way back in the book of Genesis? God had promised three things: First, Abraham would have many...

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November 4, 2018 – Exile

2 Chronicles 36:15-23 Isaiah 44:21-23 Last week, we covered the time of the divided kingdom, the history of Israel and Judah, after the death of King Solomon. The northern kingdom of Israel lasted about 200 years before it fell to the Assyrians in 721. The people...

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October 7, 2018 “Characters Welcome” #4

LESSON: from Joshua 23 & 24   In our survey of the Old Testament, we come to the story of the Exodus –the story of how God led his people out of slavery in Egypt and gave them his law at Mount Sinai in the wilderness. Most of this story comes in the first twenty...

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Sunday School

Sunday School classes for grade school, middle and high school students start at 9:15am.  Kids can be dropped off (but please walk into church with them) and then picked up at 10.  Worship starts at 10:30.  We’d love for your kids to join in the fun of learning about Jesus’ love for us!

Trimble After School Club

Join the fun Monday afternoons!  Our After School Club is open to all grade school kids at no cost.  For more information please call Pastor Martha at 712-898-6854