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October 2, 2022 message: “Just ...

October 2, 2022 message: “Just Love”

Half Truth #5: Love the sinner, hate the sin. Flip the script: Love your neighbor. Love your enemy. Love one another as Jesus loves you. Jesus is God Incarnate, came to save sinners, and calls us to love God and one another. As soon as we pay more attention others’ sin rather than focusing on […]

September 25, 2022 message: “Go...

Half Truth #4: God said. I believe it. That settles it. Flip the script: With faithful interpretation, God speaks through the words of Scripture to teach, guide, shape, and encourage us. Scripture is the primary source of the revelation of God, but Scripture is always interpreted with an understanding of who wrote it, when, and […]

September 18, 2022 message: “It...

Half Truth #3: God won’t give you more than you can handle. Flip the script: God helps us to handle the adversity and struggle we face in life. Though we want to encourage one another in tough times, attributing struggles to God isn’t helpful or faithful. Assuming that anyone should be able to “handle” struggles […]

September 20, 2022 Worship Brainstorm...

All Church Worship Brainstorming Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at LHUMC 12:00 noon  Potluck 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship “Treasure” based on a book by Jacob Armstrong October 9-20, 2022 (4 Sundays) Using a part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6, we’ll explore the challenge of his words, “Where your treasure is, […]

September 11, 2022 message: “Go...

Half Truth #2: God helps those who help themselves. Flip the Script: Grace and mercy show us that God helps those who cannot help themselves. Prayer and worship empower us to actions even as we trust in God who is our help and is working for good. From a practical standpoint, we need help from […]

September 4, 2022 message: “Giv...

We’ve heard certain phrases all of our lives, but in Adam Hamilton’s book, Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say, we learn that although they capture some element of truth, when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they’re really just popular saying. What is the truth? […]

August 28, 2022 message: “More ...

Life-giving and loving relationships require us to reflect the love of Jesus for others. The challenge is putting others first and understanding that intimacy is beyond a simple physical connection, but includes deep spiritual connection. This is the fourth and final week in our series, “God’s Good Gift of Sexuality.” Pastor Mary’s message is based […]

August 21, 2022 message: “What&...

Physical intimacy and desire are a part of God’s design for us – meant to bond us to another person in a loving, healthy, consensual, committed relationship. Our struggle to honor that gift can cause great harm and diminish the blessing of it. This is the third week in our series, “God’s Good Gift of […]

2022 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 was due largely to the work done prior to the retreat. We sought input using […]

August 14, 2022: “What Language...

Though we all use the word “love,” we don’t all experience love in the same way. We’ll explore the five love languages (words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch) as a way to understand how God loves us and how we love one another. To find our your own […]