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June 4, 2018 Worship Brainstorming

All Church Worship Brainstorming for July and August Worship Monday, June 4, 2018 Ron & Vicki Zuker’s house 6:00 pm Cookout/Potluck Dinner 7:00-9:00 pm Brainstorming for Worship The Worship Team is looking for a few ideas for upcoming worship services. Members of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate. You might be surprised to […]

May 13, 2018 message: “Trust &#...

Kids trust parents to catch them when they jump and comfort them when they are sad. A child’s trust is a sacred gift given to parents and caregivers that can reflect their trust in God. We know both the pain of broken trust and the importance of trust that is kept. We opened worship with”Childlike […]

May 6, 2018 message: “Generosit...

Jesus’ disciples were dumbfounded when Jesus told them that the vast crowd that had gathered to hear him speak also needed to be fed. A young boy was willing to share the little he had. Why did they have such a hard time believing that God would provide? Today’s message is based on Mark 10: […]

April 29, 2018: “Integrity R...

It’s an old adage, but “actions speak more loudly than words.” “Walking the walk” is more important than simply “talking the talk.” Faith lived out in action is a powerful and expected response to the love of Jesus in our lives. This is the third of a four part series on witness. For two different […]

April 22, 2018: “Humility ̵...

The word “humility” comes from the Latin for “of the dust.” What does it mean to be grounded in our faith and aware of God’s holiness and our humanity? This is the second in a four part series on witness. Worship opened with a first person monologue. Pastor Mary’s is based on 1 John 3: […]

April 8 message: “Authenticity ...

We begin a new series for the next four weeks of the Easter season with the theme of WITNESS.  What are important parts of our witness as Christians?  Jeff Verry, our Congregational Care Coordinator, shares the first message of this series based on the New Testament letter I John. People are looking for authentic relationship where […]

April 1, 2018 message: “Where W...

The story of all those who surrounded Jesus parallels our own failures, fears, and missteps. Where do we go from here? We journey into our fullness, continuing to embrace the Gifts of the Dark Wood where the Spirit beckons us into extraordinary life. We opened worship with Mark 16: 1-7  and “None Like You.” To […]

April 16, 2018 Worship Brainstorming

Pastor Mary and Ivan Ivanov’s house 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner 7:00-9:00 pm Brainstorming for Worship Join us at 6:00 pm for dinner. Please bring a side dish to pass. The main dish is a surprise! RSVP’s are helpful but not mandatory. Sign up at church or contact the church office (213-798-2181 or lakeharbor@aol.com) or Karen […]

March 25, 2018 message: “The Gi...

We do not travel alone in the Dark Wood, but are blessed with the presence of others who help us see, reflect with us, and discover together with us the riches of a life lived with intention. As Jesus comes into Jerusalem at the beginning of that fateful week, he is surrounded by those who […]

March 18, 2018 message: “The Gi...

The gift of temptation may bring images of resisting evil – sometimes in seriously dangerous forms or seemingly benign as the pastry in front of you. But instead, the temptation for this week is following the “shoulds” dictated only by logic, outside expectation or shine “rewards,” instead of following the path our intuition and imagination […]