Join us for worship!

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on May 03, 2020

Join our team members as they welcome you to worship this morning. Our worship theme is: If Jesus has risen, then I entrust myself to the Good Shepherd. Watch the message here.  

The worship folder with the message outline and GroupWork study questions is attached. Also attached are this week's Kids Club Family Lesson and information about our next food drive

You will find The Bridge Live Stream at 10:15 am here. 

Thank you for remembering that giving is a part of worship. God's generous people are enabling us to extend our reach from our friend Jean in Virginia to our friend Kim in Alaska and everywhere in between. If you would like to help support our ministry, find a variety of way to give at 

Our Daily Bible Reading

Today's readings make me ask myself: When should I compromise and when must I not compromise. In 1 Samuel 3-5 (click here to read)Eli made compromises, failing to discipline his sons. The result was disaster for his family and for God's church. 

In Acts 15:13-35 (click here), the church is faced with a clash of Gentile and Jewish cultures. In the last verses of yesterday's reading, Paul would allowed no compromise: "Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”

Yet today, the conclusion seems to be a compromise. "Follow some of the kosher food laws." The truth of salvation by grace alone was not compromised, but Christian love led the Gentiles to choose not to exercise their Christian freedom in a way that would make it difficult for their Jewish brothers and sisters in Christ.

We to face these kinds of questions. What must never change because God's truth cannot be compromised? What must change because a custom has become a stumbling block to others? God grant us wisdom and courage to make decisions that will bless God's church in the generations to come. 


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