Messages from May 2022

Messages from May 2022

Opened the Heart

On May 24, 1738, John Wesley reluctantly attended a meeting of Christians on Aldersgate Street in London. While the leader was reading from Luther’s Preface to the Book of Romans, Wesley experienced a feeling of utter joy and contentment about salvation. He referred to this moment as his heart was “strangely warmed.” Our texts this morning: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 2:10, 22-22:5; and John 14:23-29 speak in their own way about opening our hearts to the message and calling…

What God Called Clean

It’s the 5th Sunday of Easter. Our scriptures are:Revelation 21:1-6Psalm 148John 13:31-35Acts 11:1-18 Peter sees a vision of animals that his faith considers “unclean” and he is forbidden to have anything contact with these animals. Yet, a voice commands him to “kill and eat.” But Peter, being the good religious follower that he is, says that “nothing unclean will touch my lips.” And the voice replies, “What God has called clean, you must not call profane.” Now, we can enjoy…

Get Up!

It’s Mother’s Day. We celebrate not only the mother’s in our congregation, but the mothering figures that we have all known and experienced through the years. The African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child” is true. It takes all of us working together be the change that our world needs. Our scriptures on this 4th Sunday of Easter are:Revelation 7:9-17Psalm 23John 10:22-30Acts 9:36-43 Join us as Pastor Wayne talks about community and how our community connections are…

Who Are You Lord?

Welcome to the third Sunday of Easter. We continue our series “We Are Witnesses” which looks at what it means to be a witness to the love of Christ in our calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our scriptures today are:Revelation 5:11-14Psalm 30John 21:1-19Acts 9:1-20 The focus scripture this week is Acts 9:1-20. It tells the story of Saul of Tarsus and his moment on the road to Damascus and helps us to…