Highlights of Worship: April 25th 2021

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Service Highlights or Announcements for this Sunday

Highlights of Worship: April 25th 2021


  • A new book study began this past Tuesday! Come study and share as we read “The Walk” by Adam Hamilton. The author focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Click here to read more and sign-up.
  • Come check out our virtual Gather(ing) via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm. We would LOVE to see you there. Come ready to discuss our scripture passage and raise our voices in song! If you would like the Zoom link, please sign up here. Sign up for the Gather Zoom meeting information here.

Reflection of the Week

Highlights of Worship: April 25th 2021

The focus of this Easter Season will be on becoming “Easter People.” Just as we spent the 6 weeks of Lent looking inward, we will spend the coming 7 weeks looking to the Risen Christ to re-shape how we live as disciples and as a church. 

Many of us have learned at some point in life to be more cautious about how and whom we should love. Though we’ve grown older and wiser, we may also have drawn further into ourselves.

This Sunday Jesus challenges us with the teaching that, as Easter People, we are invited to love, and love completely (John 10:11-18). And, just when we would protest, “Yes, but…” we remember that Jesus never ceased to love us whether in life, death or in his Easter resurrection. 

May our hearts open to this week’s invitation to “Love Completely,” even as the Good Shepherd has loved us. 

I look forward to worshiping with you!

Pastor James

Scripture Passages of the Week

John 10:11-18

‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.’