All Saints’ Day was valued as a time to celebrate heritage and those Christians of the past who faithfully transmitted the faith to succeeding generations. It is a day to remember those who have influenced our lives and our faith. A day to celebrate who we are through who they were and how they touched us and the church today. “A Saint is a sinner, revised, and edited.” View the video of the worship service to get a blessing and learn more.
Through Habakkuk’s beautifully written dialogue with God we learn that the wicked carry within themselves the seeds of their own destruction. On the other hand, the believers contain the seeds of close relationship with God. Habakkuk sees only injustice, violence, and destruction. Faithfulness to God is the willingness to choose to live life a certain way under God, even when the “vision” may be far off in the future, and the present circumstances are bleak and barren. The people of God will find new life and new hope regardless of their current circumstances. View the worship service video to learn more.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 tells us that prayer is the key to renewed life. It is also the key to the renewal of a church. Prayer is not meant to be a means to have our every whim satisfies but a time to offer ourselves to God as a blank canvas to the artist. The power of prayer can transform the entire world. Listen to the sermon to learn more. Click on the link.
In Matthew 22:1-14, God has invited us all to be guests at his table. Some will reject his invitation. God is gracious. God is just. We often emphasize the first and ignore the latter. This parable includes both grace and justice. The good news is that God’s grace is offered to all. We do a disservice to God and to God’s grace if we believe there are not consequences for rejecting that same grace. View this video for a blessing.