Special Congregation Meeting January 26, 2020

Congregational Meeting January 26 On Sunday January 26th 11:15 AM immediately after worship be holding a meeting decide the future direction and location of our ministry. Please make every effort to attend. Please read through the attached letters. 1. President's Letter 2.Pastor's Letter 3. Potential Funds for Relocation Hard copies were mailed Thursday January 16, 2020  and should be received in a few days following. Please be in prayer about what we will be deciding and vote your conscience.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship 5pm

Join us for Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship and Communion at 5PM!      

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Interfaith Pulpit Exchange Weekend October 19-20

Saturday October 19 9:30AM Temple Beth Ahm Sunday October 20 10 AM Holy Cross   On Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th Rabbi Mark Malach and Pastor Knecht will conduct an interfaith Pulpit Exchange to foster a greater understanding of each community’s faith traditions with each other.   On Saturday Pastor Knecht will be speaking at Temple Beth Ahm on Temple Drive off Batlusrol Way at their 9:30 AM service.   Rabbi Mallach will speak at Holy Cross on Sunday at our 10 AM service.  We invite you to attend either or both of the services to ...

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Word Studies for the Week of September 8, 2019

September 8th ● 13th Sunday After Pentecost ● God’s Voice: The Call ● Jeremiah 1:4-10 What does the word “prophet” mean to you? What type of person comes to mind? Are they only people of the past? Do you believe that everyone has a God given calling or just some of us? What things has God called you to do and be? Jeremiah feels his youth and inexperience are a barrier to him following God’s call for him. Is his view warranted? What might it mean that God chooses a young and inexperienced person to deliver his message? What does God say to ...

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Word Studies for the Week of June 23, 2019

June 23 ● Second Sunday after Pentecost - Jesus’ Way: The Unbinding ● Luke 8:26-39 Describe your feelings when you see people engage in self-destructive behavior. What reasons drove the man to be driven out into the tombs? Is the place (where dead people are) significant? Why do you think that the demons always recognize Jesus, and the religious people don’t? Does the name Legion (The designation of a roman military unit) have significance beyond the number? When the demons entered the swine, they immediately killed themselves. What does this say ...

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Word Studies for the Week of June 16, 2019

June 16 ● Trinity Sunday - Knowing the Risen One: Our Salvation Story ● Romans 5:1-11 Who do you find it easiest to pray to; God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), or God the Holy Spirit? How come? Describe the personal ways that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have each shown you love. What are they? Romans 5:1 states that we have been given peace with God through Jesus, how would you describe what that means in your own words? How has Jesus given you access to God’s grace as Paul states in Romans 5:2? (See verse 6) What is the role of suffering ...

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Word Studies for the Week of June 9, 2019

June 9 ● Pentecost - Knowing the Risen One: The Coming of the Holy Spirit ● Acts 2:1-21 Read Acts 1:14; how might that explain what was going on that first day of Pentecost in Acts 2? What is the connection between prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit? Read Acts 2:2; where does the Holy Spirit come from? Does it come from within the disciples themselves, or someone else? Besides the disciples, who were gathered in Jerusalem that first Pentecost. Why might that be important to the story? In what language do those gathered in Jerusalem hear the ...

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Word Studies for the Week of June 2, 2019

June 2 ● Easter 7 - Knowing the Risen One: Praying in Christ ● John 17:20-26 How is your relationship with Jesus going these days? What can someone pray for you so that your relationship with God is strengthened? Do you have someone who prays for you regularly? How would knowing that someone prays for you regularly make you feel? Do you have someone you pray for regularly? If not, try thinking of someone and pray for them every day for a week. What do you think might happen? How might it change you? Who does Jesus pray for in John 17:20? Why might it be ...

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Word Studies for the Week of May 26, 2019

May 26 ● Easter 6 - Knowing the Risen One: Keeping Christ ● John 14:23-29 When Jesus says keep his Word, what does the verb to keep mean to you? What synonym would you use for it? Keep commonly means ‘to hold on to”, how can you hold on to God’s Word? What practices can help you hold on to the Word? Keep can also mean “to guard” or “to protect”, if applying this to God’s Word, what might we mean? Who or what are we protecting and guarding the Word from? In biblical terms, keep may also allude to obedience, do you think about obeying ...

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Word Studies for the Week of May 19, 2019

May 19 ● Easter 5 - Knowing the Risen One: Sharing Christ ● Acts 11:1-18 What are some of the obstacles that we face when we would like to share our life in Christ with others we meet in daily life? Which of these obstacles come from our own internal life (our anxieties, preferences, etc.) and which come from the culture? Because they kept kosher, the first Christians could not eat with those who were not Jewish. Why would not being able to accept the hospitality of others be an impediment in doing God’s work to bring hope to the nations? Peter faced ...

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