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We are a community of faith seeking to know Christ and make Him known in all we say and do.

Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

“[Jesus] looked up and saw him, and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’” Luke 19:5

READ: Luke 19:1-10

At the beginning of the academic year, a school principal pledged to learn the names of all 600 students in her school. Anyone who doubted her ability or resolve could look at her track record. During the previous year she had learned the names of 700 students, and prior to that, 400 children in a different school. Think of what it must have meant to these students to be recognized and greeted by name.

The story of Zacchaeus and Jesus (Luke 19:1-10) contains a surprising element of personal recognition. As Jesus passed through the city of Jericho, a wealthy tax collector named Zacchaeus climbed a tree in order to see Him. “When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’” (v. 5) Instead of ignoring Zacchaeus or saying “Hey, you in the tree,” Jesus called him by name. From that moment on, his life began to change.

When it seems that no one knows you or cares who you are, remember Jesus. He knows us by name and longs for us to know Him in a personal way. Our Father in heaven sees us through His eyes of love and cares about every detail of our lives. Take the time to first thank God that your value in His eyes is not determined by what you do but simply by the fact that He created you. We can hope that God will help us to recognize the same value in others as we represent Him in the world.

As we begin 2015 together remember that Jesus knows you by name and longs for you to know Him. God has blessed us as a Church in so many ways as we all “seek to know Christ and make Him known.”

Hope and Peace to you all!



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir practice - 11:15 AM

JANUARY EVENTS

  • Sunday, January 4
    Communion during worship
    10:00 AM
  • Sunday, January 11
    Ordination & Installation of new Elders
    10:00 AM
  • Sunday, January 18
    Annual Meeting
    After morning worship
  • Thursday, January 23
    Bible-in-a-Year Class
    6:45 PM



Sunday, February 1

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OUR SERMONS


January 18, 2015 - "Wigle or Wiggle Room"
Pastor Young preaches from John 1:43-51, Jesus' calling of his disciples Phillip and Nathanael. Nathanael's call shows how living our lives with sincerity and integrity can be powerful influences to others to help them accept the reality of Christ's saving message.

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