Posts from 2017 (Page 19)

Bulletin – Week of February 5, 2017

Whoever you are and wherever you come from, you are welcome! May the presence of the Almighty bless and comfort you, so that you leave here renewed and prepared for the week ahead. Message: Yours For The Asking Scripture:  1 John 5:14-15 Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund Prayer Requests: This week we are asked to pray…

Serving a 15-Year Sentence

 Chinese Persecution of Pastors Alimujiang Yimiti was leading ethnic-Uyghur Muslims to Christ in western China when he was arrested by Chinese public security officers. Initially, officials closed his business after accusing him of using it as a cover for “preaching Christianity among people of Uyghur ethnicity.” But when his case went to trial in 2008,…

What have we normalized?

“We have an alarming capacity to normalize sin and unbelief!” I heard these words spoken by a fellow Bellingham pastor this past week and they got me thinking, “What have I normalized?” To some that question might not even make sense. “Normalized,” what does that mean? To normalize simply means to make something the standard.…

Bulletin – Week of January 29, 2017

What a friend we have in Jesus! Christ has befriended us. Let us befriend one another by extending our hands in Christian fellowship. Welcome to all. Message: The Prayer of Jonah Scripture:  Jonah 1:17-2:10 Offering: Benevolence Fund This week we are asked to pray for Pastor John and Jean Van Hemert, Roland and Esther Vanden…

The Prayer of Jonah

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the January 29th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on Prayers of Repentance, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our…

Bulletin – Week of January 22, 2017

Rejoice as we serve God. May our hearts overflow with love for God and for one another. Reach out in Christian love to welcome one another. We are pleased by your presence here this morning! Message: God of Storms Scripture: Jonah 1:4-16 Offering: General Fund Prayer Requests: This week we are asked to pray for…

What Three Students learned at Seminary

We are all full of questions about life, God, what it means to be a Christian.  The Seminary I am currently taking some continuing ed classes from recently asked students to produce a 3 min clip on what is one Question you had before coming to seminary that has been answered.  In this 8 minutes,…