"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16
I would like to personally invite you to join us in our worship service each Sunday morning. Worship services are held every Sunday in the sanctuary and live on Facebook. At 9:00 AM we hold our contemporary service and a more traditional service at 11:00 AM. Previously recorded services are located on our Messages page to watch anytime at your convenience.
You'll find our service is a source of blessing and spiritual nourishment that helps you grow deeper in your relationship with God each and every week.
I look forward to seeing you.
A Note from Rev. Casey Estler, Senior Pastor
We Thank you for the Food
How many of you pray before you eat a meal? If you do, when do you take that time to pray? Speaking for myself, I do not usually think much about praying for my meal, especially if I am eating a meal by myself. It is something that we as Christians may not think much about. After all, we have direct access to food each and every day. To pray over EVERY meal seems excessive, maybe even an inconvenience depending how hungry you are. However, I want us to think why we should take this a bit more seriously.
Living in modern day America, to say that we are living in a time of want would be considered ridiculous. Even now with supply chain issues for our country, we still have access to plenty of food. And I think it is this largess that leads us to forget that this abundance is a miracle of history. For the vast majority of human existence, access to food was a day to day concern with little guarantee you will have access the next day. The existence and wellbeing of an entire civilization can completely collapse with one bad drought. However today, even if we find ourselves in a prolonged drought or even some kind of localized famine, we still have access to some form of food. For the US in particular, we have gone beyond even the devastating impact of prolonged droughts as our farming techniques have become so sophisticated that we are confident that suffering from another Dust Bowl is highly unlikely. Living in this miracle for the past century we have now taken this abundance for granted, never truly believing that we would ever live through a time of unrestricted access to food will come to an end.
For this month, we will be celebrating one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, a day where we celebrate family and have an opportunity to eat a huge meal and not feel that guilty being a glutton for a day. However, this holiday was created for a purpose, a day that we have a meal with our family to acknowledge the blessings that we have received. God has blessed us with so much, not the least of which having access to food. We should take the time to thank God for the meal we have received, not just for Thanksgiving, but yes, for every meal. Do not take for granted the blessings that God has given you. Take the time to acknowledge that whatever blessing we receive (food, family, a
home, a job, or church), it has all come from God.