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August 9, 2020 message: “Habakk...

It is hard to wait for answers from God in prayer, especially when we feel helpless and overwhelmed by what we experience personally and the struggle around  us. Offering honest prayers is a faithful act, and waiting on God’s timing is faithful, too. This is the fifth week in the series, “Old School: Prophets.” To […]

September 11-12, 2020 Worship Plannin...

Worship Planning Retreat Lake Harbor United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall Friday, September 11at noon – Saturday, September 12 at 2:00 pm The event is open to anyone from the congregation who is willing to read the background information (below), commit to actively participate in every aspect of the two day retreat, and follow CDC […]

August 2, 2020 message: “Nahum:...

We pray “deliver us from evil” as a part of how Jesus taught us to pray, but it’s difficult to trust in God’s ultimate judgment. We want to do the work of revenge ourselves, and releasing that desire to judge and seek revenge can be healing and hopeful for us. This is the fourth week […]

July 26, 2020 message: “Micah: ...

“Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly” has almost become a slogan for faithful living. But God’s message is a caution – to resist temptation to feel good about empty rituals that don’t bring us closer to God and instead see the connection between claiming our faith and doing our faith. This is the third week […]

Old School: Party Time! Worship Brain...

Old School: Party Time! Worship Brainstorming

We know there were important celebrations for the Israelite community and in Jesus’ time, and many of those celebrations are connected to the Christian calendar we keep today. This series will help us to look back at our faith ancestors so that we might look back to learn more about ourselves and look forward seeking […]

July 19, 2020 message: “Hosea: ...

We can easily fall into a trap where God’s love is conditional – for ourselves and for others. We assume that God treats us like we sometimes treat others – withholding love and grace. But the  message of the prophets is that God is faithful to the covenant-promise God makes with us. God will love […]

July 12, 2020 message: “Amos: J...

It’s difficult to hear God’s call to care for those who are in need and the most vulnerable in our community, especially when times are good for us and things are going well. Worship of God is an offering, but worship sends us into the world in mission and ministry on behalf of God whom […]

July & August 2020 worship: ̶...

July & August 2020 worship: “Old School: Prophets”

We don’t always pay close attention to the certain parts of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, even though Jesus quoted it frequently. In fact, the prophets, especially the Minor Prophets (named that because the books are short in length and fit on one scroll), are overlooked even as they have a lot to say […]

July 5, 2020 message: “Our Grea...

Some say we’re not so afraid of death as we are afraid of dying. But death is the great equalizer, even as we know the pain and grief of losing loved ones. We can face our fear with faith and trust that death is not the end – and that our lives have meaning and […]

June 28, 2020 message: “Alone T...

Loneliness and the fear of being alone are a stark reality even as we’re more connected than ever before. We all need time alone, just as Jesus took time away from others, but we also need to be connected. God created us for relationship with God and each other, and God promises to sustain us […]