Second Chance Reflection

2.8.24 Dear Church, Despite disobedience, Jonah’s solitude, away from all voices, led to transformation. Even though the people of Nineveh lived a horrific lifestyle, when

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Following Jesus

1.18.24 This past Sunday, we remembered the impactful legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The sermon connected the essence of walking with

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In the Beginning

1.11.24 In the Beginning On the dawn of a new year, our recent sermon explored the profound connection between our lives and God’s ongoing masterpiece

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New Year

1.4.24 As we approach the conclusion of the Christmas season, on Epiphany Day, January 6th, let’s delve into the traditional significance of Epiphany. This day

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Our Wondrous Light

A Child Is Born For the child born in that humble manger grew up to be Emmanuel, “God with us.” He is not a distant

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But When?

But When? A reflection from Sunday’s message based on Matthew 25:31-46 We stand at the crossroads of profound reality, contemplating a future where our every

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Be Ready. Be Present.

The timeless wisdom in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids translates its message into relatable life lessons. Set against the backdrop of a wedding celebration,

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Embracing the Beatitudes

Embracing the Beatitudes: Living Like Jesus For All Saints Sunday, we explored the Beatitudes, the profound blessings Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount.

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Love God ~ Love Neighbor

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the significance of Reformation Sunday, commemorating Martin Luther’s pivotal protest against the Catholic Church 506 years ago. Luther’s stand,

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Peace Like A River

As we close out our voyage through the teachings of Philippians, may we hold on to the invaluable lessons we’ve learned. In the midst of

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Rise Up!

Dear Church, Last Sunday, Brenda Bearden, our Lay Leader, shared an inspiring message, reminding us of the power of love in action. Laity Sunday’s theme, “Rise

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Press On

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the inspiring story of John Stephen Akhwari, a tale that beautifully illustrates the power of perseverance, determination, and unwavering

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“Emptied”

A sermon recap from World Communion Sunday’s message based on Philippians 2:1-13, “Emptied.” In a world often consumed by self-centeredness and individualism, the teachings from

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Mind the Gap

This past Sunday, we celebrated our church’s 64th anniversary with worship, followed by a marvelous feast. The food selection was fantastic, with plenty to go

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Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus In this week’s sermon, we delved into the profound message of love as illustrated in Romans 13. Just as the ancient Romans

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Overcome Evil With Good

In a world often marred by conflict and division, the age-old question lingers: How do we respond when faced with evil or hostility? From our

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The Church Budget

Hey Church! 8.31.23 Typically, I don’t write about our finances. However, today, in addition to my article, I’m also writing with a heartfelt request that

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Will Of God

Dear Church, This past Sunday, we delved into the concept of interconnectedness within the body of Christ. The passage reminded us that we are not

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In The Water

Here is a recap of Sunday’s message based on Matthew 14:22-33.  Where do you find yourself in your faith journey today? Are you open to

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Family

Dear Church, I pray you are in good health and high spirits. I am grateful for your understanding and support regarding my absence last Sunday.

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Hope

Dear Church, Here is a summary of Sunday’s Sermon:The message emphasized the significance of hope and the struggles we face as Christians. The central theme

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Keep Working

Jesus’ parable of the sower, seed, and soil speaks directly to our lives today. Each type of soil represents different aspects of our hearts and

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Welcome

This past Sunday, our message was based on Matthew 10:40-42. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who

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July 4th Celebration

Today, as we celebrate Independence Day, may we remember and pray for those grieving the tragic event that unfolded last night just a few miles

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Extending the Table

This Sunday, July 2, 2023, after worship, we will take food and extend the Table to those less fortunate than us and living on the

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Independence Day

As we approach July 4th, many of us will celebrate the day in some way with friends and family. Let’s pause for a moment to

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Hospitality

On Monday, I attended a Juneteenth celebration in Fort Worth in the sweltering Texas heat with four Alaska nieces and nephews. The vibrant celebration and

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Pentecost and Memorial Day

Dear Church! This weekend, we find ourselves at the intersection of two significant events: Pentecost Sunday and Memorial Day weekend. Pentecost, often referred to as

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Ascension

5.18.23 Happy Ascension Day!Say what?! Yes, Happy Ascension Day! Has anyone ever said to you? It’s a conversation starter, for sure. Today is Ascension Day,

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Mother’s Day

Dear Church! As Mother’s Day approaches, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on the incredible gift that mothers are to us all. Mothers

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We Are The Church

This past Sunday, our message focused on being the church. In the early and forming days, the church congregated both in the temple and in

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Walking

Here is a summary of our message from Sunday based on Luke 24:13-35. The passage is about two disciples of Jesus walking to the village

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Earth Day

My favorite season is spring, at least this year. There is just a sense of renewal and hope that is present. The grass is green,

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Resurrection Sunday

Wow! What a fantastic Easter weekend we had. From the Children’s Easter event on Saturday (a few hundred in attendance) to our sunrise service, breakfast,

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Easter Meditation / Prayer

Easter/Resurrection Sunday April 9, 2023 Easter Meditation / Prayer Gracious God, on this holy Easter day, we lift our hearts in thanksgiving for the gift

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The Breath of God

Day 40: Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau The Breath of God Scripture: The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the

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A Good Friday Prayer

Day 39: Good/Holy Friday, April 7, 2023 A Good Friday Prayer for Meditation We praise and thank you, Lord, for the gift of yourself on

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A Maundy Thursday Prayer

Day 38: Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023 A Maundy Thursday Prayer for Meditation On this holy day, Maundy Thursday, we reflect on Jesus’ “new commandment”

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Holy Wednesday Meditation

Day 37: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Holy Wednesday Meditation Gracious God, you have placed before us a lavish banquet overflowing with life and love. Yet,

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Foot Washing

Day 36: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau Foot Washing Scripture: Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’

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Global

Day 35: Monday, April 3, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau Global Scripture: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

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Second Chance Reflection

2.8.24 Dear Church, Despite disobedience, Jonah’s solitude, away from all voices, led to transformation. Even though the people of Nineveh lived a horrific lifestyle, when

Read More »

Following Jesus

1.18.24 This past Sunday, we remembered the impactful legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The sermon connected the essence of walking with

Read More »

In the Beginning

1.11.24 In the Beginning On the dawn of a new year, our recent sermon explored the profound connection between our lives and God’s ongoing masterpiece

Read More »

New Year

1.4.24 As we approach the conclusion of the Christmas season, on Epiphany Day, January 6th, let’s delve into the traditional significance of Epiphany. This day

Read More »

Our Wondrous Light

A Child Is Born For the child born in that humble manger grew up to be Emmanuel, “God with us.” He is not a distant

Read More »

But When?

But When? A reflection from Sunday’s message based on Matthew 25:31-46 We stand at the crossroads of profound reality, contemplating a future where our every

Read More »

Be Ready. Be Present.

The timeless wisdom in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids translates its message into relatable life lessons. Set against the backdrop of a wedding celebration,

Read More »

Embracing the Beatitudes

Embracing the Beatitudes: Living Like Jesus For All Saints Sunday, we explored the Beatitudes, the profound blessings Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount.

Read More »

Love God ~ Love Neighbor

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the significance of Reformation Sunday, commemorating Martin Luther’s pivotal protest against the Catholic Church 506 years ago. Luther’s stand,

Read More »

Peace Like A River

As we close out our voyage through the teachings of Philippians, may we hold on to the invaluable lessons we’ve learned. In the midst of

Read More »

Rise Up!

Dear Church, Last Sunday, Brenda Bearden, our Lay Leader, shared an inspiring message, reminding us of the power of love in action. Laity Sunday’s theme, “Rise

Read More »

Press On

In Sunday’s sermon, we delved into the inspiring story of John Stephen Akhwari, a tale that beautifully illustrates the power of perseverance, determination, and unwavering

Read More »

“Emptied”

A sermon recap from World Communion Sunday’s message based on Philippians 2:1-13, “Emptied.” In a world often consumed by self-centeredness and individualism, the teachings from

Read More »

Mind the Gap

This past Sunday, we celebrated our church’s 64th anniversary with worship, followed by a marvelous feast. The food selection was fantastic, with plenty to go

Read More »

Love Like Jesus

Love Like Jesus In this week’s sermon, we delved into the profound message of love as illustrated in Romans 13. Just as the ancient Romans

Read More »

Overcome Evil With Good

In a world often marred by conflict and division, the age-old question lingers: How do we respond when faced with evil or hostility? From our

Read More »

The Church Budget

Hey Church! 8.31.23 Typically, I don’t write about our finances. However, today, in addition to my article, I’m also writing with a heartfelt request that

Read More »

Will Of God

Dear Church, This past Sunday, we delved into the concept of interconnectedness within the body of Christ. The passage reminded us that we are not

Read More »

In The Water

Here is a recap of Sunday’s message based on Matthew 14:22-33.  Where do you find yourself in your faith journey today? Are you open to

Read More »

Family

Dear Church, I pray you are in good health and high spirits. I am grateful for your understanding and support regarding my absence last Sunday.

Read More »

Hope

Dear Church, Here is a summary of Sunday’s Sermon:The message emphasized the significance of hope and the struggles we face as Christians. The central theme

Read More »

Keep Working

Jesus’ parable of the sower, seed, and soil speaks directly to our lives today. Each type of soil represents different aspects of our hearts and

Read More »

Welcome

This past Sunday, our message was based on Matthew 10:40-42. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who

Read More »

July 4th Celebration

Today, as we celebrate Independence Day, may we remember and pray for those grieving the tragic event that unfolded last night just a few miles

Read More »

Extending the Table

This Sunday, July 2, 2023, after worship, we will take food and extend the Table to those less fortunate than us and living on the

Read More »

Independence Day

As we approach July 4th, many of us will celebrate the day in some way with friends and family. Let’s pause for a moment to

Read More »

Hospitality

On Monday, I attended a Juneteenth celebration in Fort Worth in the sweltering Texas heat with four Alaska nieces and nephews. The vibrant celebration and

Read More »

Pentecost and Memorial Day

Dear Church! This weekend, we find ourselves at the intersection of two significant events: Pentecost Sunday and Memorial Day weekend. Pentecost, often referred to as

Read More »

Ascension

5.18.23 Happy Ascension Day!Say what?! Yes, Happy Ascension Day! Has anyone ever said to you? It’s a conversation starter, for sure. Today is Ascension Day,

Read More »

Mother’s Day

Dear Church! As Mother’s Day approaches, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on the incredible gift that mothers are to us all. Mothers

Read More »

We Are The Church

This past Sunday, our message focused on being the church. In the early and forming days, the church congregated both in the temple and in

Read More »

Walking

Here is a summary of our message from Sunday based on Luke 24:13-35. The passage is about two disciples of Jesus walking to the village

Read More »

Earth Day

My favorite season is spring, at least this year. There is just a sense of renewal and hope that is present. The grass is green,

Read More »

Resurrection Sunday

Wow! What a fantastic Easter weekend we had. From the Children’s Easter event on Saturday (a few hundred in attendance) to our sunrise service, breakfast,

Read More »

Easter Meditation / Prayer

Easter/Resurrection Sunday April 9, 2023 Easter Meditation / Prayer Gracious God, on this holy Easter day, we lift our hearts in thanksgiving for the gift

Read More »

The Breath of God

Day 40: Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau The Breath of God Scripture: The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the

Read More »

A Good Friday Prayer

Day 39: Good/Holy Friday, April 7, 2023 A Good Friday Prayer for Meditation We praise and thank you, Lord, for the gift of yourself on

Read More »

A Maundy Thursday Prayer

Day 38: Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023 A Maundy Thursday Prayer for Meditation On this holy day, Maundy Thursday, we reflect on Jesus’ “new commandment”

Read More »

Holy Wednesday Meditation

Day 37: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Holy Wednesday Meditation Gracious God, you have placed before us a lavish banquet overflowing with life and love. Yet,

Read More »

Foot Washing

Day 36: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau Foot Washing Scripture: Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’

Read More »

Global

Day 35: Monday, April 3, 2023 Rev. Sela Finau Global Scripture: The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

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