Throughout Scripture, God is described as One who loves justice and righteousness, which is defined as caring for the most vulnerable. Jesus constantly broke social boundaries and reached out to those who were written off by others in order to show the depth of God’s love. Risk-taking mission and service in Christ’s name calls us […]
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The connections between our words and actions matter, especially when it comes to our walk with Christ. Faith is more than what we say we believe; faith is also about how we live what we believe. In our Wesleyan heritage, this is a call to personal holiness and social holiness – loving God with heart […]
Joseph’s faith and God’s grace have kept Joseph alive for many years. He’s able to see God’s hand in his situation – or at least make the best of it. And he extends grace to those who have wronged him. How do we extend God’s grace when we’ve received it and seek reconciliation? Pastor Mary’s […]
The mission of Lake Harbor United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are called to love each other, hence our vision: Welcoming all. Empowered by Christ. Sent forth to serve. During the month of September, we’ll take a look at some of the ways we […]
Sibling rivalry is a reality for Joseph and his brothers, and Jacob’s special treatment adds to the problem. Where do we struggle with jealousy, and how do we keep it in check so that we don’t act on it in ways that harm one another? To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Genesis 37: 1-4, […]
Jacob’s wrestling match leaves a mark that stays with him. It is a sign of struggle and new life. How do the dips and valleys in our life with God remind us of God’s steadfast presence? To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Genesis 32: 22-31, click here.
All Church Worship Brainstorming for September and October Worship Ron & Vicki Zuker’s house 6:00 pm Cookout/Potluck Dinner 7:00-9:00 pm Brainstorming for Worship Please join us for a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Ron is grilling chicken. Bring a dish to pass. Weather permitting, we will eat outside to take advantage of the Zuker’s wonderful […]
Jacob’s dream is a welcome relief in the midst of his family drama. He receives a pledge of God’s presence and protection. he marks the place as a way to remember God’s faithfulness and grace in his life. How do “God moments” stay with us and help us on our faith journeys? Pastor Mary’s message […]
Participants in the youth’s 2017 mission trip offered reflections on their recent trip to Lake Leech Indian Reservation in Minnesota. The theme of their trip, “The Circle of Life,” was based on Job 12: 7-10.
This week we took a step backwards chronologically to chapter 11. At first blush, reading about the construction of the Tower of Babel, is a little confusing. Is the story about the Tower? The reasons people speak different languages? Or does it reveal something about the nature of God and his call to us to […]