Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ash Wednesday, March 1

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-10

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
(1 Peter 2:9-10)

We are described as a chosen people, royal priesthood, holy nation to declare his praises of Him who calls us out of darkness into His marvelous light. There is a disconnect between who we are and who we are called to be, therefore, we repent. Read more ›




2017 Lenten Devotional

“Mirror, mirror on the wall… 
How are we living in God’s call?”

A friend of mine recently commented on how easy it is to rush through life without spending any significant time in reflection. How true this is for us! This is no less true for us as a church as it is for us as individuals.

Lent offers us an antidote to mindless hurry. This 40-day period, leading up to Easter, is traditionally a season of preparation for the arrival of the risen Christ. What better way to prepare ourselves than to reflect on who He is, what He has made us for and how we are doing living in His will?

You are invited to reflect with us through these scripture selections, devotional thoughts, and sermons. Guiding us will be what is historically known as the “Great Ends of the Church,” six statements that help us consider our mission as Jesus’ church.

  • Proclamation of the Gospel for the Salvation of Humankind
  • Shelter, Nurture, & Spiritual Fellowship of the Children of God
  • Maintenance of Divine Worship
  • Preservation of the Truth
  • Promotion of Social Righteousness
  • Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Join us this Lent as we reflect on the question, “Mirror, mirror on the wall… how are we living in God’s call?” May the Holy Spirit lead us in our reflection and even more into action as we respond to His leading.

Peace-

Robbie Ytterberg

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