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November 29, 2020 message: “Jes...

Jesus is called Christ (or Messiah) and King. What do those titles man for us as we grapple with those in leadership and authority? This is the first week in the series, “Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas,” based on a book by Adam Hamilton of the same name. Worship opened with “Born This Day,” […]

November 22, 2020 message: “Get...

Anger is a valid human emotion. Being able to express our anger is crucial to being authentic and genuine in our relationships. How can we allow ourselves to be angry in constructive ways? How can we give each other grace and space to do the same? How has God modeled this for us? This is […]

November 15, 2020 message: “It&...

Small things seem… well, small, but when we put them all together they can change the world. Small acts make a huge difference. This is the third week in the series, “One Good Thing.” Our youth leader, Jimmy Epplett, based his message on Colossians 3: 12-17.  He doesn’t speak from a manuscript, but you can […]

November 8, 2020 message: “Will...

Joy isn’t the same thing as happiness, but requires us to prepare and even anticipate moments when we can experience it. In the midst of a contentious time in our country, how will we stay grounded in the joy of the Lord, which is our strength? This is the second week in the series, “One […]

November 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm: Brainsto...

On Monday, November 9 we gathered to brainstorm for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany worship. It wasn’t the same as gathering at Le Fleur for pizza – Deb does a great job decorating for us – but we did have some Christmas treats and few people who don’t normally join us. Original brainstorming information: https://lakeharborumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/December-2020-brainstorming.pdf Brainstorming […]

November 1, 2020 message: “Laun...

We may be struggling with loss and uncertainty because of the state of the world – and our country seemingly divided. God offers us a vision for life with Jesus – the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and it’s a vision for us to claim boldly. This is the […]

October 25, 2020 message: “Look...

At the heart of our relationship to money is living and giving with gratitude – whether we give money, time, or energy for the sake of others. As a result of aligning our money practices with God’s vision for ourselves and our impact on the world, we find hope and the possibility that gratitude can […]

November 2020 worship: “One Goo...

It seems like media is dominated by bad news. We know that negativity and tragic events get ratings and attention, but too much bad news can leave us feeling hopeless and apathetic. We forget that God is good – an God can bring new life and hope even in the midst of difficult circumstances. What […]

October 18, 2020 message: “Look...

Do we reap love and generosity or bitterness and resentment? Do our attitudes and actions, especially around money, align with God’s vision? Are we impacting the world with hope – or at least moving in that direction? No matter how incremental or seemingly simple, when we focus on God’s vision, we live with a sense […]

October 11, 2020 message: “Look...

We live an “incarnational” faith – faith that is lived out in our actions in the world. How do we use God’s gifts, including time, energy, and money, to make meaning and support God’s mission and vision in the world? When we approach daily living with attention and intention, it is a “wonder-full” life. This […]