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November 16 message: “Crossing Over to New Life”

Joshua is the leader as the Israelites cross over the Jordan River.  What are those places of “crossing over” for us?  We celebrate those moments of new life and hope – when we realize that worries and anxieties about the future don’t have such a stronghold on us.  Just as the Ark of the Covenant,” a symbol of God’s law and leading, is the focus for the people as they cross the river, we pray that we focus on God too – God’s faithfulness from the beginning up to now and in the days to come.  What does God have in store for us as we open our hearts to God’s leading?

We opened today’s service with “Bring Us Home.”  The story of Joshua is told in an artistic interpretation by a sand artist and music.

To read Pastor Mary’s second message in the series, Ancestors in Faith, click here.