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.
COVID-19 UPDATE -
Greetings to each of you,
I hope you were able to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus yesterday through the video or in some other way. Jesus is still the king and is in control of all things.
The events of this week are the most important events for us as Christ followers. It does not matter what day we celebrate them on. This is made clear based upon the fact that Easter moves around from year to year based upon the following formula which the church came up with. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21st.
Having said that, I am encouraging you not to let COVID-19 steal your joy and desire to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter as they appear on the calendar for this year.
Holy Thursday – Late Thursday afternoon we will upload a Holy Thursday meditation on YouTube and our Facebook page. On YouTube you can find it by searching the name of the church or by the sermon title “Holy Thursday – It is Finished”. If you can, we would encourage you to tune into the video at 7:00 PM, so that in spirit we can all worship together. We are also asking that over the next several days you gather some elements for sharing the Lord’s Supper, which we will walk you through after the meditation. For the bread you can use bread or crackers or something similar. For grape juice you can use any kind of juice. You can even use just water. Jesus said to the woman at the well that he is the living water. Remember that these elements are only symbols. If you happen to be coming by the church to drop off your tithes and offerings or on a life-sustaining trip and wanted to pick up wafer/juice kit you can.
Good Friday – On Thursday, I will send out a meditation that you might use on Good Friday. It will also be on the Website.
Easter – Like we have done over the past several weeks, there will be a Easter sermon upload on YouTube on Friday and then uploaded on our Facebook page Easter Sunday morning. The sermon can be searched by the church name or by the sermon title “Easter – Jesus the Overcomer”.
Do you need a mask? Lynda Kirkpatrick did the research on the masks is willing to make masks for anyone who needs one. She is making washable masks with a filter mesh in it. She will make one for everyone who wants one and then once everyone has one will make a second on for you. Many have already placed an order. If you would like to order two, please call her at 717-503-7333. If you would like to give her a dollar or two for the materials you can, but this is not a requirement in order to get one or two so you can be safe.
Food donations – If you would still like to donate food for the food bank, please bring your food to the church and I will take it down to Calvary UMC.
Tithes and Offerings – We want to thank all of you who sent in your tithes and offerings. We would ask that you would remember periodically to do so.
God Bless each of you. Remain Calm, Remain Safe, Remain Home, 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