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Sunday Morning Worship January 14, 2018
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Child Care Services

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

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Our Worship Service

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

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Sunday Morning Reflections

January 14, 2018

Yeah! Go Patriots!!   

   Good Morning as we wake back in the winter season, I must admit, the 50 degrees felt really good. With the rain, it was also a good and much needed car wash. My prayers go out to others who dealt with water issues. We need to remember this too shall pass. 

 

    PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING WITH COFFEE FELLOWSHIP. SIGN UP AVAILABLE DOWN IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.

 

     Please keep Phil Hopkins in your prayers as he is now home bound weeks after his surgery. Also let us keep those on our prayer list in our prayers as well.

 

   A reminder that on Jan 27 the Missions Board will be hosting a benefit lasagna dinner and then on Feb 17th there will be a benefit supper for Reina Boudreau as well as our monthly dinner on the third day of February. 

 

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” 

 

     This passage was one of my reflection/devotional reading that is sent by the NIV Bible group. They simply send a passage for us to pray, discern and reflect on. This one was for me was well timed as it came while I was in the hospital making a decision about a surgical procedure on my heart that needs to be done.

      The first thing that stuck out to me is Jesus is saying that being a disciple is not simply a person who knows some things about Jesus. A disciple intends to follow Jesus in all parts of life. Being, or the making of a disciple is not a one-time effort, but a continual choice to invest ourselves in making the lives of others better. According to the great commission, that includes caring about all nations, As Paul wrote, after wrestling with questions of identity and faith; "God's riches, wisdom and knowledge are so deep!"  This passage spoke to me that in every situation I need to remain invested in this commission making other lives better through the gospel and the teachings of Jesus.  For me, it took my mind off "me" and placed it among those around me.

        Besides the command, Jesus also gives us a promise. A promise more priceless than anything a MasterCard could get you: “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Jesus, is here at all times. In the times of worry and the times of joy and nothing can separate this fact. In what situations has it made your life better to remember and live in the light of that promise? How can knowing Jesus is with you give you courage, strength and peace to reach beyond your comfort zone to bless others even when your circumstances may not be the best? 

    In God's timing this passage brought me great comfort as well as a direction to focus on. To know God is with me and to make other lives better. What a commission! Hope to see you this morning as we take a peek at the identity of Jesus.

Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I do need you to stay with me, every day, every minute. Your promising to do just that gives me strength that I cannot get anywhere else.  Lord as I journey through unknown in my life may I remain confident that you walk with me. In the name of Jesus, I lift this prayer up to you today.  Amen 

January 14, 2018

Yeah! Go Patriots!!   

   Good Morning as we wake back in the winter season, I must admit, the 50 degrees felt really good. With the rain, it was also a good and much needed car wash. My prayers go out to others who dealt with water issues. We need to remember this too shall pass. 

 

    PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING WITH COFFEE FELLOWSHIP. SIGN UP AVAILABLE DOWN IN FELLOWSHIP HALL.

 

     Please keep Phil Hopkins in your prayers as he is now home bound weeks after his surgery. Also let us keep those on our prayer list in our prayers as well.

 

   A reminder that on Jan 27 the Missions Board will be hosting a benefit lasagna dinner and then on Feb 17th there will be a benefit supper for Reina Boudreau as well as our monthly dinner on the third day of February. 

 

Matthew 28:16-20

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” 

 

     This passage was one of my reflection/devotional reading that is sent by the NIV Bible group. They simply send a passage for us to pray, discern and reflect on. This one was for me was well timed as it came while I was in the hospital making a decision about a surgical procedure on my heart that needs to be done.

      The first thing that stuck out to me is Jesus is saying that being a disciple is not simply a person who knows some things about Jesus. A disciple intends to follow Jesus in all parts of life. Being, or the making of a disciple is not a one-time effort, but a continual choice to invest ourselves in making the lives of others better. According to the great commission, that includes caring about all nations, As Paul wrote, after wrestling with questions of identity and faith; "God's riches, wisdom and knowledge are so deep!"  This passage spoke to me that in every situation I need to remain invested in this commission making other lives better through the gospel and the teachings of Jesus.  For me, it took my mind off "me" and placed it among those around me.

        Besides the command, Jesus also gives us a promise. A promise more priceless than anything a MasterCard could get you: “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Jesus, is here at all times. In the times of worry and the times of joy and nothing can separate this fact. In what situations has it made your life better to remember and live in the light of that promise? How can knowing Jesus is with you give you courage, strength and peace to reach beyond your comfort zone to bless others even when your circumstances may not be the best? 

    In God's timing this passage brought me great comfort as well as a direction to focus on. To know God is with me and to make other lives better. What a commission! Hope to see you this morning as we take a peek at the identity of Jesus.

Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I do need you to stay with me, every day, every minute. Your promising to do just that gives me strength that I cannot get anywhere else.  Lord as I journey through unknown in my life may I remain confident that you walk with me. In the name of Jesus, I lift this prayer up to you today.  Amen 

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