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Our Junior and Senior High youth group rocks!
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"We work hard to be a relevant church that connects people of all ages and backgrounds with the saving work of Jesus Christ."

-Pastor Bud Leskovac

Notices
  • Parking lot replacement is still in progress but far enough along to return to our normal Worship Service schedule.
    • Current condition is packed gravel that can be driven on for normal church activities.
  • Please review Children's Ministry for detailed information regarding Friday Nights Life and our annual Children's Christmas Musical
 
Marketplace - Craft Bazaar & Cafe
  • Saturday, September 29th, 10:00am -  3:00pm

Marketplace is a day of shopping with a variety of vendors, artists and crafters. You’ll find handmade rugs, baby items, a pop up boutique, jewelry, gourmet baked goods and much more. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with unique gifts by a variety of vendors including many talented local artists.

$3.00 admission charge (10 and under free). All proceeds benefit Imagine Missions (www.imaginemissions.org) Children's Home in Haiti.

Community Event - Homemade Chicken or Beef Noodle Dinner
  • Friday, September 28th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Rd (east of church)
    • Eat in or Carry Out
    • Sponsored by Harlem Township Heritage, Inc
Aug 05 2016

Being realigned to God's kingdom-values...

Hello Church,

In Mark 9:33-35 we read, "Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, 'What were you arguing about on the way?' But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, 'Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.'"

That was really a "Come to Jesus" meeting.  Sometimes I need a little realignment of my priorities, or a little reassessment of my motives, or a little tweaking of my heart attitudes. Sometimes I need to listen to that voice within that asks, "Whose kingdom are you really building? And whose name are you really promoting? And whose cause are you really battling?" And so, like the disciples, Jesus sits me down so we can have a little "Come to Jesus" meeting.

God's kingdom functions differently than ours.  In God's kingdom, the way up, is down. The way to lead, is to serve. The place of honor only comes from a place of humility. Matthew 23:12 says, "All who exalt themselves will be
humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted." So Jesus calls a little "sit down" with his disciples and he teaches them:  the last become first; the first becomes last.  That's how it works in the kingdom of God.

Maybe we could pray, "Lord, you know me like no one else. You know when I sit down; when I stand up. You discern my thoughts... and yet, somehow, you still love me.  Somehow you still patiently bear with me."  Maybe we could pray like the psalmist in Psalm 139 who says, "Search me, O God, and know my heart.  Test me and know my thoughts.  See if there is any wicked in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

So Jesus, thanks for the sit down this morning. Thank you that you love me enough to gently but firmly realign me and remind of Your kingdom ways.  I want the world to see Your kingdom in me and for all people to be drawn to your incredible love.

You are in my thoughts and prayers today,
Pastor Bud

Upcoming Special Events

27Sep
Sep 27, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Medicare and You Seminar
29Sep
Sep 29, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marketplace - Craft Bazaar & Cafe
14Oct
Oct 14, 2018 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
New Member Class
19Oct
Oct 19, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Live - "Trunk or Treat"
20Oct
Oct 20, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fresh Produce Giveaway
27Oct
Oct 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch Picnic & Fun Day
16Nov
Nov 16, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Live - Last FNL of 2018
17Nov
Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fresh Produce Giveaway
1Dec
2Dec
Dec 02, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Children's Christmas musical, "Wrapping All the Way"
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