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Getting Close – April 21, 2024

April 21, 2024

Speaker(s): Merle Hostetler

Series: Music & Money

Passage(s): Luke 24:13-25

Quite often in our walking, like the Emmaus road travelers, we also are kept from recognizing, unable to know fully, living with a limited view. While we desire to know more fully, we continue to walk, trusting in the One revealed in the bread and cup.

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Going a Little Overboard

Date: July 16, 2023

Speaker(s): Naomi Yoder

Series: Jonah: Humor and Hard Lessons

Passage(s): Jonah 1:1-17

Often told as a children's "fish story," the book of Jonah is an example of Scriptural satire that uses silly humor to point to serious truths. Right from the start, the story is full of overthrown expectations and upside-down behavior. In the midst of this whirlwind of action, deep questions of faith, foolishness, and God's power rise to the surface.

Testimony by Merle Hostetler

Date: June 4, 2023

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Series: For we walk by faith, not by sight

Passage(s): 1 Corinthians 13:12-13

"For We Walk by Faith, Not By Sight": On our faith journeys, we cannot always see the path ahead. Stories among us reveal the power of stepping forward in the faith, hope, and love of God.

Boldness in the Spirit

Date: May 28, 2023

Speaker(s): Jonathon Snyder

Series: Like Trees Planted

Passage(s): Acts 2:1-4

The Spirit descended on the disciples 2,000 years ago, emboldening them in their fear and giving them power in their weakness. That same Spirit dwells in us today, giving us boldness to speak the good news of Jesus Christ and to love others with his love.

Growing a Tree-mendous Faith

Date: May 21, 2023

Speaker(s): Janeen Bertsche Johnson

Series: Like Trees Planted

Passage(s): Colossians 1:3-12, Psalm 92:12-14

The different parts of trees (roots, trunks, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits) can help us imagine different aspects of our spiritual lives: • embedding ourselves in God’s story, • growing through nurture and struggle, • celebrating our unique spiritual journey, receiving and responding to the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, • and sharing with others. As a whole, these create an ecology of prayer, a spiritual habitat or home