Weekly Update 5.22.17

It sounds like many of us were challenged yesterday in the way we speak.  Isn’t it amazing how easily things can come out of our months.  And isn’t it scary what they reveal about our hearts.  As James tells us, no one can control the tongue…we need God’s help! I...

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Weekly Update 5.15.17

“ Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action,...

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Weekly Update 5.8.17

“Go and make disciples” – Matthew 28:19 Go!  Over and over yesterday during our time of worship I heard the command to go!  Did you hear it?  What is God calling you to GO and do? Go!  Go Beyond and connect with our community.  The week-long, Lancaster-county-wide service time is...

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Weekly Update 5.1.17

So how did you do on James’ self-assessment yesterday?  (If you missed the sermon, check it out here)  How is your religion…how is the outworking of your heart-felt relationship with God? Are you keeping a close eye on your tongue?  How are your words?  We are called to speak in...

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Weekly Update 4.24.17

Yesterday we started our new series through the Book of James…and what a way to start!  James doesn’t hold anything back as he launches directly into such a challenging topic.  How can we consider everything as joy in the midst of trials?  James states it pretty clearly but the application...

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Weekly Update 4.18.17

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! I hope you all had an amazing Resurrection Sunday as we worshipped our Risen Lord and Savior!  Isn’t it amazing to think about God’s whole story of redemption, which started in Genesis chapter 3 when mankind willingly walked away from God, culminating on...

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Weekly Update 4.10.17

Busy…busy…busy!  If you had to describe your typical week in one word, most of us would use the word “busy.”  There always seems to be something that needs to be done!  The to-do list is never ending. It would seem the older we get, the more we have to do! ...

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Weekly Update 4.3.17

For it is by grace you have been saved—Ephesians 2:8  Yesterday we explored the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard and learned an important lesson about grace.    It is so easy for us today to forget about the amazing concept of grace.  We sing about grace almost every week…the...

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Weekly Update 3.27.17

How inspiring to hear Chuck’s words of encouragement yesterday!  We are all called to be partners in God’s work both in France, here in Lancaster County, and around the world. One of our mission fields, in the form of Upward Soccer, has started and God has brought over a hundred...

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Weekly Update 3.20.17

Happy first day of Spring!  It’s hard to believe we’ve seen practically no snow until Spring arrives and now our soccer fields are a muddy mess just in time to start using them!  Nevertheless, the show goes on!  Today officially kicks off the Upward Soccer Season and practices (indoor this...

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