The First Commandment reminds us that God is to be first. Yet, every one of us struggles with putting other things before God. We all struggle with idolatry. We are reminded that nothing - no matter how good - is to come before God. He is our focus and our hope.
Red Letter Challenge
The Red Letter Challenge is to help us live more like Jesus. Sadly, when people think of Jesus-followers it is a far cry from who Jesus actually is. After all that Jesus has done for us, we are not content with the picture and representation that we are sharing. We want represent the true story and change misperceptions of who Jesus is.
So, we are going back to Christ’s words. Those red letters in your Bible. It turns out Jesus had a lot to say to His followers about what we are called to do and how we are called to live.
We will examine Christ’s literal words and have practical daily challenges based on those words. We will have targets to shoot for to help us measure how we are practically following after Christ. We want to be the best Jesus followers that we can be not out of obligation, but out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for us!
For more information email: Pastor Ray.
Opinions on the topic of immigration are far from unified. Join us as we try to find some common ground on this incredibly divisive issue. Don’t miss “An Immigrant in the Sanctuary” next week at Lifetree Café.
Matt. 15:27 - “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table. He has given us life and salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. Our stewardship starts with faith in the God who is the greatest Giver.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls Troop 1517
KICKOFF NIGHT! Our theme for this 2020-2021 Program Year is CHOSEN. Our Troop Shepard Mrs. Shanna Nicols will be leading us in activites for our Chosen Patch. Pls RSVP thru Troop Track.
A Study in Conjunction with the Sermon Series Re-Opening the Church
Throughout this pandemic, church buildings have been closed. As things begin to re-open, the Church has a chance to ask: What have we learned? What can we do differently? In this series, we will look at the heart of who we are called to be as God’s people so that, as our church re-opens, more people can be welcomed.
Sunday School students will study the story of “David and Jonathan”. Just as the brotherly love between David and Jonathan reflected the love of God within their hearts, so, too, our love for others is the reflection of God’s love given to us through Christ. Parents could ask, “How did David and Jonathan demonstrate their love and care for each other? How does God demonstrate His love and care for us?”
“Christianity proclaims a God who valued humanity so much that in Jesus God took on flesh, becoming human. He took on His own jar of clay and in so doing gifted all of humanity with immeasurable treasure.” Margaret Manning Shull, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries - A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org
Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids.
1st and 3rd Sundays Noon
Our goal with Youth Group is to nurture discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary. .
For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.
This Week at Church 9 Aug
Sunday 8/9 Traditional Service 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Praise Band Practice 10:00 AM Contemporary Service 10:45 AM Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM Monday 8/10 Tuesday 8/11 Lifetree Cafe 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8/12 Quilting 9:00 AM Thursday 8/13
Sunday 8/16 Traditional Service 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Praise Band Practice 10:00 AM Contemporary Service 10:45 AM Youth Jr Noon Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM
This Week at Church 2 Aug
Sunday 8/2 Traditional Service 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Praise Band Practice 10:00 AM Contemporary Service 10:45 AM Youth Jr Noon Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM Monday 8/3 Bill Anderson's Books  9:00 AM Tuesday 8/4 Lifetree Cafe 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8/5 Quilting 9:00 AM American Heritage Girls 4:00 PM Thursday 8/6
Sunday 8/9 Traditional Service 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Praise Band Practice 10:00 AM Contemporary Service 10:45 AM Sr. High School Youth 6:00 PM