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August 8, 2022 Worship Brainstorming

All Church Worship Brainstorming Monday, August 8, 2022 at LHUMC 12:00 noon  Potluck 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say” September 4 – October 2 (5 Sundays) We’ve heard certain phrases all of our lives, but in Adam Hamilton’s book, […]

August 7, 2022 message: “The Fi...

Sexuality is one of the first topics addressed in Scripture. It’s important as a good gift of God and should be a topic we don’t shy away from. We are created in God’s image, and sexuality is a part of our full identity. Our Worship Team also wanted to share a video created by Rob […]

July 31, 2022 message: “Deliver...

Though we may not be honest about it, we face temptation every day. Anything that leads us away from life-giving connection to God and others threatens our spiritual lives – and has potential to cause harm. Jesus knew temptation, is clear about its power, and calls us to pay attention to it in our prayers. […]

July 24, 2022 message: “As We F...

We come to God in need of grace and forgiveness because sin is like a debt that we cannot repay. We seek forgiveness from sin that offers new life – and a new relationship that both demands and makes possible forgiving others, which isn’t simple, easy, or quick. However, it is the call of Christ. […]

July 17, 2022 message: “For Dai...

We often begin our prayers with a list of our perceived needs, but Jesus invites us to pray with a Kingdom perspective – seeing God’s abundance and asking with confidence for what sustains us each day. In that light, we discover that we have enough and have much to share so that other have enough, […]

July 19, 2022 Worship Brainstorming

All Church Worship Brainstorming Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Ivanov’s home 6:00 p.m. Potluck 7:00-9:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship Series: “God’s Good Gift of Sexuality” August 7-28 (4 Sundays) Human beings are created in the image of a relational God and designed to enjoy an intimate relationship with their Creator and one another. There is […]

July 10, 2022 message: “On Eart...

We want to be more like Jesus, especially as we see his humility, his steadfastness, his justice, his mercy, his discipline, and his love, but we also fight against our desire to have our own way. Praying with Jesus means that we put aside our will and seek God’s will so that the Kingdom of […]

July 3, 2022 message: “God̵...

This is the first week in the series, “The Prayer Jesus Teaches.”  The Lord’s Prayer is probably the most well-known prayer in Christian tradition. We memorize it, and we share when we worship together. Even more, this prayer shows up in films, TV, shows, books, and song. The fact is that the Lord’s Prayer is […]

June 26, 2022 message: “Finding...

We have a deep desire for “home” – where the heart is and no place like it. For many of us, home isn’t just a physical place or space, but sense of place and comfort. Finding our true home includes wandering and seeking, usually in community with others, as we build a relationship with God. […]

June 19, 2022 message: “The Sou...

Life with God often involves redirection, reorientation, and refocus – sometimes in very unexpected ways. We have to sort through the inward and outward noise and seek the voice of God, who is still speaking – even in the silence. This is the third week in the series, “Living the Spirit Life.” Worship opened with […]