Our Church’s Harvest Dinner is Delicious!
Invite everyone you know to dine on Sat., Nov. 8, 4:30-6:30pm.
Menu: turkey, homemade gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrot salad and homemade pies.
Price: adults, $11.00; seniors $10.00; children (4-11), $6.00; children under 4 years of age, free.
Contact Jim Dexter: 480-3054; email@example.com.
We have a great deal to celebrate this Sunday!
This Sunday is full of celebration! The whole service will be the Great Thanksgiving as we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, All Saints’ Sunday, Pledge Sunday, and our children will be singing too! You may want to take a look at the special order of worship for this Sunday!
View the Bulletin!
The November Newsletter!
Our November Growing Edge will be on its way to you in the mail on Friday. But, because you’re connected, you get to read it now in all its newsiness!
You’ll find updates on Worship, Prayer & Healing Services, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Cutts Memorial Scholarship, and plenty of invitations for discipleship and fellowship!
read it here!
Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday Night!
Time is on our side in the Fall! We get an hour back and, of course, we don’t want to be late for Sunday’s Worship Services at 8:30, 10:30 and 4:30.
Enjoy the extra hour and see you on Sunday!
“…I believe in the communion of saints”
It’s a beautiful affirmation from the Apostles’ Creed.
I can picture my Grandpa cheering me on, joyful to know that I’m serving the Lord.
I can picture my Grandma finally healed and whole from all that life unfairly threw her way… looking on and now “knowing fully as she had been fully known”
Can you picture your loved ones? The faithful and the ones who tried so hard to be faithful?
What are they saying to us… this communion of saints… this “cloud of witnesses” as the author of Hebrews offers in rich imagery!
And they’re not saying it from afar! The author of Hebrews says the cloud of witnesses surrounds us!
RUN! PRESS ON! FOCUS ON JESUS, the PACESETTER!
Throw off any extra baggage, don’t run with heavy stuff… Travel light!
And remember, you’ve got a cheering crowd! The saints who’ve gone before and the saints that live right now – they all surround you in the love of Jesus Christ!
Too often we think of love being a noun.
We think of love as something we possess.
Love as if it is something that we own, that we can either receive or give.
At its best, feelings of love can be abundant.
At its worst, feelings of love can be scarce.
We forget that love is not simply just a noun.
Love is also a verb.
“Love God, love neighbor… The whole of Continue reading
Is the coin story about taxation? Money? Politics? Civics?
Or is it about trust?
Today, the Upper New York Annual Conference will vote to empower our trustees to make an offer on property for a new conference center location.
Regardless of the decision’s outcome, there is an interesting title we’ve applied in our organizations.
Someone in whom we place trust Continue reading
The Earth is the Lord’s
Could Jesus be doing a head fake?
Could Matthew as he’s writing out his version of the gospel be doing an homage to an earlier writer?
As Jesus certainly is handing the coin back to the testers who were trying to trap him into a political sticky wicket, Jesus says, “…give to God what is God’s.”
What, then, is God’s? Continue reading
Coffee Makes the Day that much Brighter!
On Wednesday, November 5th at 6am, yes, 6am, meet with other men at the Parsonage for Coffee and Conversation! This will be our first try at an early morning meeting… perhaps it’ll be nice to start our day with conversation and coffee together!
The Tribute Money – James Tissot
Could it be that Jesus is not giving us a civics lesson?
Is Jesus giving us a priority lesson instead?
Trying to trap Jesus in a civics catch-22, the Pharisees and Herodians show Jesus a coin. Jesus asks whose face is on the coin and they reply it’s the Emperor’s. Jesus says, then give it back to him!
Is Jesus saying, “pay your taxes”? Continue reading
The Lunch Bunch is a monthly Church Event – meeting at various local restaurants!
Join the Lunch Bunch at The Harvest on Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 1:00pm. Call the church office at 793-9728 to make your reservation.