Hope, for we do not always see

Hope, for Jesus has come

Hope, for God is merciful

Hope, for God has spoken

Hope, for God's Spirit moves

Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ

God is rescuing a world gone wrong. The Bible is a record of this story which culminates in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ever since, God has been drawing persons to Himself through the work of the Holy Spirit, the gift of His presence in the world today. We are one family of faith that is part of God’s church worldwide who point to the centrality of Jesus, community and reconciliation.

Jesus is the center of our faith

We begin our walk of faith as we decide to give Jesus His rightful place in our hearts and personally trust in what He accomplished on our behalf. Beyond this initial step we decide again and again to follow Jesus in daily life. We seek to interpret the Bible from a Christ-centered point of view. We read God’s written revelation knowing Christ as God’s fullest self-revelation

Community is the center of our lives

Jesus said, “Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” As we follow our Lord Jesus we join a new faith family. This family is concretely expressed as believers gather. We need one another to be the body of Christ today: seeing and practicing forgiveness and accountability; reading and interpreting scripture; worshipping, praying, laughing, crying together

Reconciliation is the center of our work

We must never forget what we are saved for: to bring others to know and love God and to know and love one another. This is a call to cooperate with God’s Spirit as instruments of His peace. We do not need to give in to hatred, despair or darkness. Rather we declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.

The Church is not the building…..Pastor Lehman is inviting all to meet online for Church.

Join a Zoom Meeting

Time: April 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Meeting Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/316231193 Meeting ID: 316 231 193

From Our Pastor,

We have decided to suspend our Sunday morning worship services for the remainder of March and will reassess where things are in a week or so concerning services beyond that.  In addition to the recommendations given below let’s be a people of prayer throughout this crisis.  The impact (even beyond actually contracting this virus) will be profound for many.  Please be alert for ways you can be helpful to others who are particularly impacted.  And if you become aware of needs that our church could address or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to pass them on to me.

We are His people,

Pastor David Lehman

 

Recommendations concerning COVID-19 coming from our local, state and national leaders are becoming more urgent as time passes.  Here are some guidelines provided by national leaders recently:

If someone in your house has testified positive, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work or school.

If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people

If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition, stay home and away from others.

Avoid discretionary travel shopping trips and social visits.

Avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, bars, food courts. Use drive-through, pickup and delivery options.

Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

Practice good hygiene such as washing your hands, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces. Avoid touching your face.

Avoid social gatherings involving groups of 10 or more.