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“Looking Up” Beyond Loneliness and Loss during Quarantine

  Driveway art by Emma, Brady, and Carly Koehler.   Dear Church Family: I’d like to try on these words with you. Remembrance, Resurrection, Reflection, Relationships, Relatedness, and Resilience. For Christians, this week are our highest Holy days. We are “looking up” and remembering Christ our Lord’s ministry on earth, his death and resurrection at Easter Time. Although we cannot gather as a community due to our global quarantine, while being apart, together we can be looking up. From Jesus’…

Jesus Prays for Our Holiness

The Reading Jesus prayed…”They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth.” (John 17:16-19) Reflection The word “sanctify” means “to make holy and to set apart.” We are sanctified by the truth of God. Currently, we…

Jesus Prayer for Our Protection

The Reading Jesus prayed…”I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you, Holy Father.  Protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I was protecting them by your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture…

Worship With Us: King of Heaven

As we remember Jesus’s coming, let us celebrate and remember that he will come again.   CCLI Song # 5997804 Jason Ingram | Paul Baloche © 2010 Integrity Worship Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music [DC Cook])) Leadworship Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music [DC Cook])) So Essential Tunes (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) Spirit Nashville Three (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) Spirit Nashville Three (Admin. by Spirit Music Group) For use solely with…

Jesus Prays for Those Who Believe

The Reading Jesus prayed…”I have revealed your name to the people you gave me from the world. They were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you, because I have given them the words you gave me. They have received them and have known for certain that I came from you. They have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am…