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July 21, 2024: “Just Show Up!&#...

Spiritual apathy isn’t a new challenge for the church, but we continue to hear the call to show up for one another as the Body of Christ and a community of faith. Remembering those who have shown up for us is a powerful reminder of how important it is to engage as followers (not bystanders) […]

July 14, 2024: “Who Cares? Why ...

Fighting spiritual apathy means being awake to God. Reclaiming our passion for the Good News of the Gospel means caring, paying attention, wrestling with Scripture, and engaging in spiritual disciplines that draw us closer to god and others. This is the first week in our series, “Overcoming Apathy.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on I […]

July 7, 2024: “Are We Blessed?&...

This is the ninth and final week of our series based on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way […]

June 30, 2024: “VBC Blessings&#...

This is the eighth week in our series on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteous, for theirs is the kingdom of heave.” In some instances, it’s one person who makes one choice that changes the atmosphere, especially taking a stand for what is just and right. […]

June 23, 2024: “Peace Is More t...

This is the seventh week in our series on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. We can pray for peace, and we should, but Jesus calls us to make peace (not simply love peace or keep peace). How are peacemaking and justice-seeking linked? […]

2024 Worship Planning Retreat

For more than twenty years, Lake Harbor has taken a collaborative approach to planning worship. Planning for a whole year just takes this collaborative process to the next level, something that we have done annually since 2017. Each retreat’s success is due largely to the work done prior to the retreat. We seek input using […]

June 17, 2024 Worship Brainstorming f...

All Church Worship Brainstorming Overcoming Apathy & God, Technology, and the Christian Life Mon., April 15, 2024 at Rob & Kathy Mertz’s home 6:00 p.m. Cookout/Potluck 7:00-9:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship July 14 – August 25, 2024 (7 weeks) The worship brainstorming for this series will be held at Rob and Kathy Mertz’s house in […]

June 16, 2024: “Believing Is Se...

This is the sixth week in our series on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” A pure heart seeks God and makes room for God. We experience blessing now – not sometime far off – as we seek to draw nearer to God and […]

June 9, 2024: “Mercy Me –...

This is the fifth week in our series on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Mercy means not receiving something we deserve. God is merciful and calls us to be merciful to others – not as a transaction, but as a path to deeper relationship […]

June 2, 2024: “Controlling Our ...

This is the fourth week in our series on the Beatitudes. Our focus verse is: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” What are we hungry for? We ask this on a daily basis and have a lot of choices for what sustains our physical bodies. But, if […]