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November 28, 201 message: “Maki...

We usually associate fasting with Lent, but the Eastern Church observes a “Nativity Fast” in preparation for the birth of Christ, understanding fasting as a way to “make more room” for the Holy and shift our focus to care of the neighbor. In a time when so many are suffering the economic consequences of the […]

November 21, 2021 message: “Whe...

This is the third week in the series, “Help, Thanks, Wow – Three Essential Prayers.” Bishop David Bard’s message is based on Revelation 1: 4b-8 and Mark 9:33-41. To read it, click here. The 9:00 am and 11:00 am services are available in their entirety on YouTube.

November 14, 2021 message: “Tha...

So many of our prayers center on asking God for help, but we ignore the power of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving should be a natural response to God’s grace and love in our lives. Prayers of thanksgiving also cultivate gratitude in us, which offers needed perspective for every day. This is the second week in the series, […]

November 7, 2021 message: Help –...

November 10, 2021 Worship Brainstormi...

All Church Advent & Christmas Worship Brainstorming The Inn – Housing the Holy Based on a series from Worship Design Studio/Marcia McFee Wed., November 10, 2021 at Le Fleur Shoppe, 4210 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores, MI 6:00 p.m. Pizza Potluck 7:00-9:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship Nov. 29 – Dec. 26, 2021 You are invited […]

October 31, 2021 message: “Yiel...

Yielding to anyone or anything isn’t always our chosen way of operating, but God’s call on our lives is to let God lead us in love. As we remember our loved ones who have lived faithfully and now rest in God’s love, we find strength and encouragement. This is the sixth and final message in […]

October 24, 2021 message: “List...

Many times, we’re invited to “listen” and “hear” in Scripture – whether it’s opening ourselves to God or learning to get along with each other. Listening is more than an action; it’s a way that we show we care about, respect, and honor God and each other. This is the fifth week in the series, […]

October 17, 2021 message: “Inve...

Living out our faith requires us to be with each other – even when it’s difficult, uncomfortable, and convicting. When we invest in spiritual friendships, we help each other and build the Kingdom of God. This is the fourth week in the series, “Building a Strong FAMILY of God.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on […]

October 10, 2021 message: “Make...

Relationships require commitment – and staying committed, and that’s true for our spiritual lives as well. We’re called to serve God wholeheartedly and cultivate true community with one another. This is the third week in the series, “Building a Strong FAMILY of God.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 37: 1-9 and Acts 2: […]

October 18, 2021 Worship Brainstormin...

Worship Brainstorming “Help, Thanks, Wow!” – Three Essential Prayers Mon., October 18, 2021 at LHUMC 12:00 p.m. Potluck Lunch 12:45-3:00 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship November 7-21, 2021 You are invited to join the worship team on Monday, October 18 at noon at the back of the sanctuary for a potluck lunch and brainstorming. We’ll look […]