Fall Sunday School & Bible Study

Sunday School has begun ~inside with a social distancing plan and disinfecting protocols.

Bible Study will continue to be held outside, 9:00 a.m. Join us for the topic: “Practice Resurrection”.

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Encouraging Words for Today

God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their own kind, livestock, creeping things, and wild animals according to their own kind,” and it was so. …God saw that it was good. God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that crawls on the earth.” God created the man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. Male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” …God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning—the sixth day.
~ Genesis 1:22-24, 25b-28, 31 (EHV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

God said, “Let the waters swarm with living creatures, and let birds and other winged creatures fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.” God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their own kind, and every winged bird according to its own kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them when he said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the waters of the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning—the fifth day.
~ Genesis 1:20-23 (EHV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night, and let them serve as markers to indicate seasons, days, and years. Let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth,” and it was so. God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in place in the expanse of the sky to provide light for the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning—the fourth day.
~ Genesis 1:14-19 (EHV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear,” and it was so… God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathering places of the waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good. God said, “Let the earth produce plants—vegetation that produces seed, and trees that bear fruit with its seed in it—each according to its own kind on the earth,” and it was so. …and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning—the third day.
~ Genesis 1:9a, 10-11. 12b-13 (EHV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters, and let it separate the water from the water.” God made the expanse, and he separated the water that was below the expanse from the water that was above the expanse, and it was so. God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening and there was morning—the second day.
~ Genesis 1:6-8 (EHV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was undeveloped and empty. Darkness covered the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” There was evening and there was morning—the first day.
~ Genesis 1:1-5 (EHV)

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Sunday Worship Service ~ September 20, 2020

Sermon topic: The Fellowship of the Forgiven – Matthew 18:1-14

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal (some hymns will be available)

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Encouraging Words for Today

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him everything was made, and without him not one thing was made that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.
~ John 1:1-4 (EHV)

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God is Our Fortress

God alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. ~ Psalm 62:2 (NIV)

There are some storms in life that we just can’t hide from. You know the kind: the sudden illness, the financial mess, the unexpected death of a loved one, the heartbreaking betrayal of a friend.

These storms can sweep into our lives quickly and suddenly, or build up over time until they are raging all around us. When they come, they threaten to shake us to the core, and there is nowhere we can hide from them. Or is there?

The psalmist talks about a fortress in which we can hide. This fortress is so strong, so impenetrable that safely inside we cannot be shaken even by the fiercest storm.

God is our fortress. The powerful God who created this world and everything that exists, who has power even over death itself, is the fortress we can run to when the storms of life blow all around us.

We know that we can trust his power to protect us because he has proven his love. The same love that moved him to sacrifice his Son in our place on the cross moves him to use his power to guard and protect us in our lives.

When those storms blow in, and you know they will, find your security in the ultimate fortress. Hide yourself in the loving and all-powerful arms of God. Trust him to keep you safe and do not be shaken.

Almighty God, I cannot stand up to the storms of life on my own. I need courage. I need protection. Be my fortress that I may never be shaken. Amen.

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Encouraging Words for Today

…see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
~ 1 John 2:24b-25 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
~ 1 John 2:5b-6 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
~ 1 John 2:1-2 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
~ 1 John 1:5-7 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.
~ 1 John 1:3-4 (NIV)

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