From the Pastor In his book,"The Rest of God:Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath," author and Pastor Mark Buchanan begins with the obvious question:"How does one define Sabbath?"Answers usually gravitate toward our calendar.Is it the first or seventh day of the week?Is it Saturday or Sunday.I know my day of rest is not Sunday.Given the complexities of...Keep Reading
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Youth Mission Trip 2023!! New Orleans! The first day of the Youth Mission Trip began with a bang, while we had a couple issues we persevered and remained positive. Leaving the church at 4:00 this morning to start the day, on our way to the Baltimore airport our first turmoil came with the Conowingo Dam not working and a detour being taken. Finally reaching the airport we discovered the news that the plane was delayed forty-five minutes, leaving us to discover and explore the airport. After the wait we finally and safely boarded the plane, flying out and reaching New Orleans with a congratulations from the Southwest crew on our mission courtesy of Alexa Musser chatting with the attendant....
“We Are Gathered By God” There is a woman who is sitting home alone reading her Bible. There is another woman who is at the church sitting around a table surrounded by styrofoam cups, as she serves on a committee trying to plan next summer’s Vacation Bible School and mission experience for the children. The question I want to ask you is, “Which of these two women is more deeply involved in the kingdom of God?” ...
Upcoming Events Friday, August 30, 2019 through Friday, September 6, 2019 Sunday, September 1 - 10:00 A.M. - Morning Worship Service 10:00 A.M. Worship Service - Family Life Center No Sunday School Kid's Own Worship will be held in the Family Life Center during the service Scripture: Psalm 131 and Mark 4:35-41 Sermon: "Comfort Zone" Pastor John Hartman Wed...Keep Reading
From the Pastor "The Shepherd's Psalm" Of the 150 psalms in the Bible, 73 of them are attributed to David, and there is probably none more famous than that of Psalm 23.Now for many people Psalm 23 is associated with funerals. The 23rdPsalm is to funerals what I Corinthians 13 is to weddings.When a couple stands at the front of the church, we expect to hea...Keep Reading
Upcoming Events Friday, August 23 through Friday, August 30, 2019 Saturday, August 24 - 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. - Safety and Security Meeting The congregation is invited to join us in the Family Life Center to learn more about safety in our facility.The presentation is titled,"Run, Hide, Fight,"and will be led by a representative from thePA State Police. Sunday, Aug...Keep Reading
From the Pastor In the book, "Leaping Over a Wall,"by Eugene Peterson, he describes David's early life as his "rising years" and his later life as his "reigning years."His rising years and his reigning years seem to have the same trajectory.Our younger years are like when we're getting our education, jumping through hoops, and wannabes in our professions.W...Keep Reading
From the Pastor "Be the Presence" The presence of God is often evident by tangible means. God refuses to be reduced to an abstraction or analyzed as a mere thought or idea. To speak of God's presence is to speak of something real, not imagined.In the Old Testament, this presence is primarily associated with the Ark of the Covenant.David instructed the peo...Keep Reading
From the Pastor I don't think anybody ever needed the doctrine of assurance as much as Larry the Sad Boy, one of the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon:"Larry the Sad boy was saved twelve times in the Lutheran church, an all-time record.Between 1953 and 1961, he threw himself weeping and contrite on God's throne of grace on twelve separate occa...Keep Reading
Upcoming Events Friday, August 2 through Friday, August 9, 2019 Sunday, August 4 - 10:00 A.M. - Morning Worship Service 10:00 Worship Service - Family Life Center No Sunday School Kid's Own Worship will be held in the Family Life Center during the service Scripture: 1 Samuel 21:1-9 Sermon: "David and Communion" Pastor John Hartman Sunday, August 4 - 4:00 P.M. ...Keep Reading