All Things Are Possible For One Who Believes

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 29th.
Maunday Thursday: Thursday, April 2 – 6:00PM
Easter: Sunday, April 5th 9:30AM – Easter service followed by breakfast.

Sermon: Help My Unbelief! (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Mar22-2015

Mark 9:14-29 (NET)

9:20 So they brought the boy to him. When the spirit saw him, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell on the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 9:21 Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 9:22 It has often thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 9:23 Then Jesus said to him, “‘If you are able?’ All things are possible for the one who believes.” 9:24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Prayers

Added Elijah Speck

Peniel, Face of God

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 29th.
Maunday Thursday: Thursday, April 2 – 6:00PM
Easter: Sunday, April 5th 9:30AM – Easter service followed by breakfast.

Sermon: Struggling with God (Greg Gee)

MP3: sermon-g.gee-Mar15-2015

Genesis 32:22-32 (NET)

32:24 So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 32:25 When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob’s hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

32:26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” “I will not let you go,” Jacob replied, “unless you bless me.” 32:27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.” 32:28 “No longer will your name be Jacob,” the man told him, “but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed.”

Prayers

Added Earl Dickerson
Added Bess Burke
Added Angela Stewart

My Soul Is Overwhelmed With Sorrow To The Point of Death

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 29th. More details to follow.
Maunday Thursday: Thursday, April 2 – 6:00PM
Easter: Sunday, April 5th 9:30AM – Easter service followed by breakfast.

Sermon: Overwhelmed (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Mar8-2015

Matthew 26:36-54 (NET)

26:37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed. 26:38 Then he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.” 26:39 Going a little farther, he threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Prayers

Added Family of Allie Long
Added Monica Hall (emergency surgery)

Communion Sunday

Easter Week: Maunday Thursday service – April 2, 6:00PM
April 3rd – 5th – Guarding of the Tomb
April 5th – Easter service at 9:30AM followed by breakfast downstairs.

Sermon: The Last Supper (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Mar1-2015

Luke 22:7-38 (NET)

22:31 “Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all, to sift you like wheat, 22:32 but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Prayers

Added Fleming Family (cold/flu)
Added Cole Peck (car crash)
Added Jeff Broadbent (heart attack)

Love Finds Room For All Faults

Lent: Ash Wednesday is February 18th. We will not be having services that day.

Sermon: Love on Valentine’s Day (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Feb15-2015

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NET)

13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. 13:6 It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. 13:7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Prayers

Added Barbara Long (hospitalized)
Added Bill Shoulder and his dog
Added Ramona and Buddy Harris

This Is Not A Mountain I Want To Climb

Sermon: God Is At The Mountain Top (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Feb1-2015

Genesis 22:1-19 (NET)

22:6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together. 22:7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father?” “What is it, my son?” he replied. “Here is the fire and the wood,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 22:8 “God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.

Prayers

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Wind And Rain, Hush Up!

Upcoming holidays: Valentine’s Day – February 14th
Ash Wednesday – February 18th

Sermon: Jesus On Board (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Jan26-2015

Matthew 8:23-27 (NET)

8:23 As he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 8:24 And a great storm developed on the sea so that the waves began to swamp the boat. But he was asleep. 8:25 So they came and woke him up saying, “Lord, save us! We are about to die!” 8:26 But he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was dead calm. 8:27 And the men were amazed and said, “What sort of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him!”

Prayers

Added Family of Don Lancaster
Added Junior Lancaster
Added Family of Millie Thompson

Noah Built The Ark In The Sunshine

Sermon: Noah Built the Ark in the Sunshine (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Jan18-2015

Genesis 6:9-22 (NET)

6:9 This is the account of Noah.

Noah was a godly man; he was blameless

among his contemporaries. He walked with God. 6:10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6:11 The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. 6:13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. 6:14 Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out

Prayers

Added Earl Dickerson (seriously ill)
Added Jerry/Linda Lancaster (health issues)
Added Larry Rogers (seriously ill)
Added Family of Dale Simmons

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That The World Through Him Might Be Saved

Sermon: For God So Loved The World (Brad Shuck)

MP3: sermon-b.shuck-Jan11-2015

John 3:16-17 (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Prayers

Added Family of Bob Humes
Added Family of Charla McDaniel
Added Family of Ty Sweeny
Added Family of Lisa
Added Family of David Sparks
Added Sailor Gutzler (plane crash survivor)
Added Friend of Jean Bick (cancer)