Welcome to this church. We hope that what you find on these pages will entice you to visit us and get to know us up close and personally. We have a heart for Jesus the Christ, for one another, and for the community in which God has placed us. We have found strength, peace, love and hope in Jesus and we want to share this with you, so that you can enter into a dynamic relationship with Jesus. If you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we want help you grow closer to him in fellowship and service. We are a church where everyone is welcome to worship, grow and minister.
WE ARE NOW WORSHIPPING IN-PERSON.
PROCEDURES FOR JOINING US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP CAN BE FOUND ON THE "WHAT'S HAPPENING" PAGE.
SERMON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/26/20
This week’s sermon is entitled, “We Raise a Hallelujah of Freedom” based upon Psalm 114. This is the second sermon in our series of examining Psalms 113 to Psalm 118. In this Psalm the writer reminds us of the power of God in the Exodus, and the entry into the promised land. This Psalm points us to our own exodus from the bondage of sin and the call to serve God. The sermon is now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fL9tvTSRgXA
It is also on our Facebook page.
SPECIAL MESSAGE DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Greetings to all of you,
On this Tuesday, earlier today we all experienced the impact of Tropical Storm Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs). Some good news is that it is only a tropical storm with winds around 70 to 80 MPH as opposed to a hurricane of any category. Also that it is quick moving and therefore is dropping only smaller amounts of rain. Also that human fatalities have been low (although even one death is one too many). It has also been a nice change from the high temperatures and no rain that we have experienced for weeks. And so in the midst of a potential disaster, there are still things to thank God for.
As I thought about the name of the storm, I thought about one of the prophets of the Old Testament, Isaiah. His name in the Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the Old Testament and in the New Testament Greek is “Isaias” (although it is pronounced differently). Isaiah tried to make an impact on the Israelites, sadly to no avail. Some of the key themes were “Judgment if you don’t repent,” “Salvation if you do,” “God is King,” and “God will send the Messiah, a suffering servant.” One of the things he called the people to repent of was how they treated one another. The people were very religious, but they were not treating others with love, Isaiah 1.15-17. “When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
In this country we often find very religious Christ followers. Before the pandemic they were in church every Sunday and involved in ministries during the week, but when they were away from the church they treated people with contempt and hostility and injustice and without love or concern or respect. Hypocrites! Sadly, we all have some level of hypocrisy and we make excuses by saying, “We are not perfect. No one is.” All true, but God through Isaiah calls us to repent of our hypocrisy and seek to flee from it, and to live a Godly life. Listen to what God said would happen if we do that. “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1.18).
Let us all examine our own lives (not examine someone else’s) and repent of our sin and turn from our wicked ways and be washed in the blood of Jesus. Amen.
Upcoming Worship –.This week’s sermon is the second sermon in our series entitled “We Raise a Hallelujah” in which are examining Psalms 113 through Psalm 118. These Psalms are called the “Hallel” in Judaism. This week’s sermon is entitled, “We Raise a Hallelujah of Freedom,” from Psalm 114. This sermon will focus on God’s mighty power in delivering us from the bondage of sin and bringing us into his kingdom for service.
We are making our best efforts to upload the sermon on Sunday, but it will definitely be uploaded by Monday evening on YouTube and our Facebook page.
For our in person worship, we will continue to follow the procedures and protocols that you can find on our website.
Tithes and Offerings – We want to thank all of you for your continued faithfulness to the ministry of Christ through sending in your tithes and offerings. For those attending our in-person worship celebrations will be able to place tithes and offerings in an offering plate in the front of the sanctuary on Sundays. You can continue to mail them, or drop them off in the church mailbox.
Food donations – We encourage you to continue to donate food for the local food pantry. If you would like to donate food, please bring your food to the church and they will be taken down to Calvary UMC. The third Sunday of the month will still be Food Bank Sunday.
God Bless each of you. Remain Calm, Remain Safe, Remain Praying
How To Become a Follower of Jesus
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10.9
Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ requires repenting of your sins, and believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to forgive you of those sins and entering into a relationship with Him.
If you are ready to become a follower of Jesus Christ pray this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I turn my life over to You. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
For more information about your new life in Jesus Christ, contact us at the church.
Ways to Accept Christ