Posts tagged with ‘Sunday worship services’

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Sunday, Aug. 18: Jesus’ Message – of division!

by Trina Kleist

God’s love can lead to human division, Jesus warns! Division plagues human relations. We want a god who will give us what we want. We want to be in charge – right?? When we attempt to walk the Jesus Path, we invite division between ourselves and the self-centered culture around us. Jesus calls us to […]

Sunday, July 7: One Worship Service today!

by Trina Kleist

Kingdom challenge: Will you labor for me? God’s kingdom is near, but God asks us to labor for it. We have to go out, perhaps into strange circles or uncomfortable situations. God asks us to love and to serve a hurting world. That’s the message of today’s Gospel lesson. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, […]

Shackled by demons? – Sunday, June 23

by Trina Kleist

God frees us from our demons! Shackled, naked and tortured by demons – does that describe anyone you know? Probably a lot of us feel that way! But Jesus breaks those bonds and sets us free. All he asks in return is, “Tell everybody about all God has done for you!” Jesus said, “Return to […]

Sunday, June 2: ONE WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10am

by Trina Kleist

Jesus tells us: Be One! One. Unified. That’s how Jesus wants his followers to act. Love each other, and be one. Jesus prayed this prayer for us just before he left this earth. He must have known how hard it gets for us humans to follow those two seemingly simple commands! “The glory that you […]

Sunday, May 19: God’s orders? ‘Love One Another!’

by Trina Kleist

Jesus shows uts how to love one another! When we love one another, everything changes. No matter what troubles we suffer, no matter what fears we face. God’s love fills us. That love changes us. It spills out into the world. And – most amazing of all – the whole world changes!  “I give you […]

Sunday, May 12: Good Shepherd Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Let Jesus Shepherd You Today! Shepherd imagery abounds today: Jesus is the Good Shepherd who takes care of the sheep. We are like sheep, whom God has given into Jesus’ care. Like sheep who know and trust their shepherd, we know Jesus’ “voice” when he calls us away from danger and toward our highest good. […]

Sunday, May 5: Breakfast of Champions!

by Trina Kleist

Have breakfast with Jesus today! ONE WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10am Breakfast was probably the last thing Jesus’ friends expected from him. Their teacher and friend had died a humiliating death. A few of Jesus’ women followers – and even a couple of the men, too – had told this strange tale of seeing Jesus alive. […]

Sunday, April 28: Share God’s Peace!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus offers peace – Will you take it? Peace from God isn’t like peace from this world. That’s what Jesus’ followers still couldn’t grasp, especially after Jesus’ spectacularly violent and humiliating death on a cross. Then, Jesus rose from the dead. He brought his frightened friends an exhilarating greeting: “Peace be with you!” God’s holy […]

Sunday, April 7: Give up to get more

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am. We get waaaay more from following Jesus than anything we can gain by following the ways of this world! God slakes our thirst when we wander in the wilderness of confusion, pain, loneliness, fear and despair. If we follow the path that Jesus shows us, the Creator of the […]

Sunday, March 31: God loves even a wasteful child!

by Trina Kleist

God loves the wasteful and the obedient alike! People remember the story of the prodigal son. It rings so true to us today, still! The word “prodigal” means recklessly wasteful. The wasteful son, like us, squanders the gifts his father gave, gifts given with love, without question, the result of long, hard work. When the […]