Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Link to Palm Sunday Service

Please click on this link https://zoom.us/j/5671566234 to be connected to our Palm Sunday service this Sunday, April 5th at 9AM. You may also call in at 1-929-205-6099, use Meeting ID 5671566234.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

End 68 Hours Of Hunger Dropoff

At the entrance to the lower part of our church there is a place where you may donate non-perishable food goods that will be distributed within our community by End 68 Hours Of Hunger. Current needs:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tuna
  • Snacks
  • Soups
  • Individual meals

These are being distributed to 40 different students right now. Thanks everybody!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

To Lift Your Spirits and Give You Direction For Next Week

Stained Glass Window, Mark 10, Luke 18

Hello friends:

Pastor Renee is on vacation and will not be doing a remote service on Sunday. 
I hope the following two articles may lift your spirits and give you direction for the next week. 
Praying for each of you and for our world that we look and lean on our Savior in all days and all ways. 
Until we meet again, God bless

Margie Nickerson

What can we do to encourage, support, and love each other? Click on the link below for 4 practical ideas: 

Credit: You Version

                                Hints To Study Scripture While At Home


For years I have approached the Bible, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. I go into each chapter on four different roads. The more ways you enter, the more you see. Road one: What does the chapter say? Here I stop and write a summary in my own words. Road two: What does it say that I don’t understand? Here I stop and write down the problems and difficulties. Road three: What does it say in other portions of Scripture? Here is where I cross-reference the verses in the chapter. The Bible is its own best commentary, so I want to throw the light of the rest of Scripture on the passage I’m studying. Road four: What does it say to me? Here is where I pray over the passage and write out a personal application God has shown me for my own life. And then I seek to do it.
I encourage you to make the Bible a personal message from the heart of God to you.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Meditation For Sunday, March 15, 2020

Meditation for Sunday morning 3/15/2020

As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus' thirst...'Repent and believe' Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor -- He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.

Embrace, Meditate, Breathe in The Spirit of God!  Take several deep breaths and let them out as you prepare yourself to worship God.
Sing Amazing Grace or any song that bring you close to the Lord, or calms your spirit
Prayer of Confession
God of mercy, hear the prayers of your thirsting people.
For every time we have attributed your miracles in our lives
to our own hands alone,
Forgive us, we pray.
For every time we promised to trust you but turned to our own way
when your response did not come soon enough
or in the way we expected,
Grant us mercy, O God.
For the many opportunities to extend forgiveness
that we have refused,
Show us what it means to love, again, dear Lord.
For each way we put our own understandings above your wisdom,
For each time we resist your command to be reconciled with those
who believe differently from us,
Direct us in the way of peace, we pray.
For our silent sins, our quiet acts of violence,
and our indifference to the suffering round us,
Forgive us, Loving One, and quench our thirst with your grace;
Remake us into vessels of tenderness and compassion.
For Christ’s sake we pray.  Amen. And Jesus taught us to pray. . . Our Father. . .

Scripture:  Psalm 95 As you read, here are some questions to consider:
1. What action does the writer ask of the reader?
2. How is God described by the writer?
3. How does the writer describe the people of God?
4. What is the warning the writer warns the people about?
5. Are you thirsty for healing, wholeness in your spirit? Sing, shout to the Lord, receive a new gift of restoration of compassion through forgiveness.

Gracious Lord, I am so thankful for Your love.  So thankful, You love me in spite of my failings and feelings. You have promised to walk with me and never to leave me.  I want to be used by You as an instrument of Your peace, love, forgiveness, mercy and kindness everywhere I go.  Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on me. Amen

Go now out into your day with courage and love filled with more of God than you had yesterday and love more.

Our condolences for Sam Kelley and family as Ann passed this past Thursday. 
Continued prayer for Peggy Kofer as she recovers from surgery. Continued prayers for Spencer and Ruth Bencal. Pray for all in our state impacted by the Coronavirus.  Prisoners and their families, Military abroad and their families, our first responders and their families.  All thoses traveling.
Our students coming home from college early, our students who are out of school over the next two weeks who are food insecure in Northwood and our surrounding communities.
All those living in Nursing home facilities and our mentally ill facilities.