Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's Shaking

"When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm."

(Psalm 75:3, NLT)

The recent earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan as well as other natural disasters around the globe may have you contemplating the uncertainty of the future. What's shaking in your world? Is it family relationships? Employment prospects? Physical health? Is stability in any area of life a sham?

Those who place their faith in Jesus Christ can know that even when life seems fragile and unpredictable, He is rock solid and reliable. In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus told His followers that "Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on a solid rock." When everything around you is shaking, pray to the One who is unshakable.

"He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along." (Psalm 40:2, NLT)


Friendship House - 20th Anniversary

Power Team - response was great!

Small Groups


Christians who are too "busy"

Ribbons & Strings Benefit

Thursday, February 10, 2011


"The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need."
(Psalm 23:1, NLT)

Praying ushers us into the holy place where the Shepherd of our heart awaits. As his sheep, we unfold our thoughts, dreams, desires, and concerns. Because he is the Shepherd, he looks and listens and hears--without interruption or condemnation--as we uncloak our fumbling, flawed thoughts.

We reveal our fears. We ask. We are utterly dependent upon him. And so we are--sheep. We entrust our plans, confide shortages, and confess sins. We empty and open and unearth and expose--for this is communion!

Bold and daring and confident in our Shepherd--this is prayer.

New opportunities for group prayer, worship, bible study

Disciple Now for Youth in Community - Feb. 18-20
Plans for Friendship House 20th Anniversary in April

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our MIddle C

In Traveling Light, Max Lucado tells the following story:

When Lloyd Douglas, author of The Robe and other novels, attended college, he lived in a boardinghouse. A retired, wheelchair-bound music professor resided on the first floor. Each morning, Douglas would stick his head in the door of the teacher's apartment and ask the same question, "Well, what's the good news?" The old man would pick up his tuning fork, tap it on the side of the wheelchair, and say, "That's middle C! It was middle C yesterday; it will be middle C tomorrow; it will be middle C a thousand years from now. The tenor upstairs sings flat. The piano across the hall is out of tune, but, my friend, that is middle C."

You and I need a middle C. Haven't you had enough change in your life? The weather changes. Our health changes. Relationships change. But the Lord Jehovah who ruled the earth before Moses received the Ten Commandments, or David killed Goliath is the the same Lord Jehovah who rules it today. Same convictions. Same plans. Same mood. Same love. He never changes. Praise Him today because He is an unchanging God. Let Christ be your middle C.

Opportunities to worship and study God's word
Reaching across racial and denominational barriers

Families of those killed/injured in Arizona shooting
People suffering due to extremely cold weather
Funds for local ministries
Disciple Now in February