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Special message from Bob Henderson

Remarks on the events at the Capitol

January 10, 2021 • Bob Henderson

Bob Henderson opened worship this morning with remarks on how Christians can interpret and respond to the events of last week in a way that would honor our faith. Bob and Suzanne's son, Will, works on Capitol Hill and remained on lockdown in an office building for several hours during the siege. In his remarks, Bob called on elected office holders to consider how their words and actions contributed to a climate of unrest. People of faith, he said, can hold our representatives accountable. "It is not enough to condemn violence while simultaneously taking political positions that foment it," Bob said. "It's disingenuous -- and nobody is fooled. Demand change - demand that they have positions that work toward a constructive America for all people."

"Commited to Excellence"

March 21, 2021 • Bob

Therefore, my beloved,[a] be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 2 Corinthians 8:7 7 Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you[a]—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking

"The University of Adversity"

March 14, 2021 • Bob Henderson

7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

"Decently and in Order?"

March 7, 2021 • Julia Watkins

Orderly Worship 26 What should be done then, my friends?[a] When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn; and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let them be silent in church and speak to themselves and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. 30 If a revelation is made to someone else sitting nearby, let the first person be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets, 33 for God is a God not of disorder but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:37-40 37 Anyone who claims to be a prophet, or to have spiritual powers, must acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord. 38 Anyone who does not recognize this is not to be recognized. 39 So, my friends,[a] be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; 40 but all things should be done decently and in order.