You are invited for worship on Easter Sunday, 2014! Bring your family and friends for this special day in the life of the church- and in your life as a child of the living God! Worship will be at 10am, with breakfast and fellowship at 9am. Click for FAQ’s and directions. Join us as we proclaim loud and strong: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Sermon for Jan. 12, 2014
Did you try it out yet? I know last Sunday was a long time ago, but do you remember my challenge? The challenge was to look yourself in the mirror, and to proclaim, to remind yourself, “I am a child of God, and doggone it, God is going to use me to change the world.”
I encouraged you to do that because of John’s words- “But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave the power to become the children of God.”
That is a blessing that reaches through the ages, through all of the faithful generations of the church, right down to you and me. It is not a promise that relies on what we do or don’t do. It’s not a promise that relies on how “strong your faith feels” right now or whether or not you have “come to Jesus”. It is a promise that God makes to you, because you are a claimed and chosen child of God in your baptism. You are named and claimed as God’s child in that moment. So let’s try it again:
On Reformation Sunday, St. Luke’s welcomed the following new members into our congregation; Patricia Bowman, Melinda Franklin, Marvin James, Tricia Hall, Nathan Holliday and Ryan Sullivan.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
This Sunday, we had a wonderful worship to celebrate our risen Lord. The highlight of the day was the baptism of four children! We are so thankful to welcome these new Christians into our midst and give thanks for God’s action in their lives now and forever. Thanks be to God!