Please keep members of our
Church Family in your prayers:

Lucy Diener
Philip & Roseanne Frye
Bev Grant

Olga Kehoe
Natalie Klohck

And any prayers
you may have in your heart

Consider this—
God our Shelter, be a strong presence in the lives of neighbors who, having survived the winds and rains of Harvey, now face grief, uncertainty and weary days. May our generosity in prayer and in tangible signs of support overflow more than floodwaters, to sustain your work of healing and rebuilding and bring comfort and strength to those who suffer.


Sermons & Prayers



I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything.
Psalm 138:1-2


Recently I was reminded of how powerful gratitude is. We were discussing it in one of the adult education classes and that got me thinking. So often in our personal lives when we hear about something that can be helpful to us we run right out and try it, for example: fish oil supplements.

Of course, we are all grateful and often aware of the goodness that fills our lives.

However, the research does indicate that being regular and deliberate in recognizing the things in our lives that inspire gratitude changes us for the better.

With the benefits of gratitude in mind we are going to swap out our regular prayers of confession in Sunday worship for prayers of gratitude for a time. I think this will be helpful to us.

Pastor Leonard

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