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Below are links to our weekly bulletins to help keep you updated with the happenings of our church.

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Don’t We Have Rights? — Jun 24, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus looks at the Old Testamant teaching of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. He calls us to a radical position of laying down our rights of personal revenge in order to reflect His Kingdom's standards to those who are not a part of the Kingdom.

Fatherhood — Jun 17, 2012

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

Fathers need to be under-bearing with their children--support them, be behind, beside, and with them.  We see Abraham's obedience even when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac.  Just like Abraham, we need to be God fearing and show the example of discipleship to our children as they watch us.

You Must Be on Something — Jun 10, 2012

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

As followers of Christ, we need to recapture the excitement of the new convert, even though their fervor can make us uncomfortable--almost as if they are on something.  We should be excited about the scriptures and worship and strive to sense the power of God's word and His spirit.  Like the one leper Jesus' healed, we should give praise and thanks to God for what he's done.

Living on a Prayer — Jun 3, 2012

Speaker: Darren Kloepper

We were created to make a difference and in our more reflective times of life, we would admit a genuine desire to make our lives count.  If we're really serious about impacting our culture, then studying the prayers of Paul found in Ephesians reveals a great outline for life.  As we seek to know God, love like Jesus, and intentionally order our lives around God's plans, then we will be sure to make a lasting mark in our world.

The Spirit Fell — May 27, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

On Pentecost Sunday, we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit to the early church.  We see how the Holy Spirit works in huge displays of power and also in our day-to-day lives.  The Holy Spirit empowers each of us for freedom, for inspiration, and for continued renewal in our lives.

Swearing Not Allowed — May 20, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We continue in the Sermon on the Mount and look at what Jesus has to say about honesty in our lives.  We see what the Old Testament teaches about swearing oaths, how the religious leaders of Jesus's time dealt with oaths, and Jesus's response to all of this.

Kingdom Mothers — May 13, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

There are things that women of the church need to be concerned with. We see from the book of Titus that women have a mandate, a mission, and a motive.

For Keeps — May 6, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus looks at the issue of divorce quoting what was taught by the religious leaders of his day. We look at what Moses taught about divorce, what the Scribes and Pharisees taught about divorce, and what Jesus had to say about the permanence of marriage.

Call To Purity — Apr 29, 2012

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicm

Jesus’ words to us ring as a real challenge to us today. Too often we fall in to the trap of the religious leaders of Jesus' day--we define sexual purity too broadly and sexual sin too narrowly. In Jesus teaching we find just the opposite. If we want to take the teachings of Jesus seriously we must face some strong implications.

The CHORDS Leading Worship — Apr 22, 2012

Speaker: CHORDS

Danger of Anger — Apr 15, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Continuing our journey through the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shifts his approach and looks at the law and the prophets. Jesus takes on the issue of murder and looks at the religious leaders' interpretation of the law.  We see how Jesus interprets the law and we look at what it means for us today.

It’s Empty — Apr 8, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In John’s account of the resurrection we see three people with three different responses to the empty tomb. John was filled with belief, Peter was skeptical, and Mary was broken. Which are you?

Go Make Disciples — Apr 1, 2012

Speaker: Bill Moore

We look at Jesus' words to us in the Matthew 28:18-20: The Great Commission.  We are reminded that wherever we are, we are going with God's authority, on assignment for Him, and with the assurance that he is with us always.

The Old Is Not Gone — Mar 25, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We examine Jesus' fulfillment of the law, our relationship to the law, and the wonder of our righteousness.

Citizens Are Revealing — Mar 18, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:13-16 provide a challenge for us today. In looking at this passage we will see what salt and light were in Jesus’ day. We will look at the challenge from Him to maintain our saltiness and to not hide our light. Then we will see the result of living as salt and light.

Citizens Are What? — Mar 11, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In the final beatitude we look at the reality of persecution around the world, we see the blessing sthat come from persecution, and we see the reward of persecution.

The Four Rs — Mar 4, 2012

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

The Four Rs

To be the fertile soil four characteristics should be present:
Roots--includes church, family background that has given us a good start
Rituals--certain patterns keep us on course--worship, scripture reading, prayer, good routines
Relationships--first with Christ--then horizontally to those around us
Realities--when we get serious about our faith, difficulties will follow.  God sees us through but doesn't guarantee no problems
All four will help us prepare for God's word to grow and multiply through us.  Thus, harvest will be good.

Citizens Make Peace — Feb 26, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

In this Beatitude we look at what "peace" means in the New Testament, what it means to produce peace, and what it means to be a child of God.

Citizens Are Pure Within — Feb 19, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We look at the blessings which come from the purity of our heart. We will look at what a heart is in scripture and then turn our attention to what it means to be pure. We will close out by looking at the wonderful promise and discovering what it means to be called a child of God.

Citizens Are Full Of Mercy — Feb 12, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

A continuation of our series on the Sermon on the Mount: We look at the blessings that are related to being merciful. We look at what being merciful is not and what it is: compassion which leads to action. We close out with looking at how we are shown mercy.

Citizens Are Hungry — Feb 5, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

The fourth Beatitude brings with it an uncertainty from a western mindset. We do not know hunger so we need to understand what this would have meant for Jesus’ hearers.  We then look at righteousness and then understand what it means to be filled.

Citizens Are Meek — Jan 29, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

The third beatitude brings with it a lot of baggage. We need to understand what meekness does not mean, what meekness does mean, and what does Jesus meant when he said the meek will inherit the earth.

Citzens Mourn — Jan 22, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

The second beatitude brings about thoughts of mourning and the Bible talks about 3 basic types of mourning. Mourning for the sorrows of life, mourning for the sin and heartache in the world, and mourning for our sin. It is this third kind of mourning which brings about our personal comfort.

Citizens Are Bankrupt — Jan 15, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

A sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount starting with the Beatitudes.  We look at the poor in Spirit--what it is, what it isn't and how we maintain it.

What Is a Kingdom Citizen? — Jan 8, 2012

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Starting a series from the Sermon on the Mount--we see is that this Sermon is intended for all Christians; we see what should separate us from the world around us.

From Rocker to Rockin’ — Jan 1, 2012

Speaker: Jerry Flueckiger

As a church, we have the choice between spending time in our rocker or being a rocking church.  If we choose to sit in our rocking chair, we can calmly watch the things happen around us as time slowly passes by.  As a rocking church, we become involved in what God is doing and take part in implementing His change.

Season of Christ — Dec 25, 2011

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

The Christmas story was surrounded by scandal, the implications of the virgin birth to the community.  Think of the scandal of God sending His son into the world--He even foretold it through the prophets, yet the scandal is taken away when we remember Jesus is God.

Season of Love — Dec 18, 2011

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

We look at God's gift of love to us.  Love gives us life that can have purpose and meaning--life that we can use to bring honor and glory to God.  Love changes us into loving and compassionate people who are willing to sacrifice the best of what we have in order to bring glory to God.

Season of Joy — Dec 11, 2011

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Joy and happiness are not synonyms although our culture tries to bring that about. In Luke 2 we see an announcement of joy, the source of our joy, and an outflow of joy.

Season of Peace — Dec 4, 2011

Speaker: Jeff Linthicum

Jesus Christ came as the giver ofpeace. It is only through Him that peace is possible because He is the Prince of Peace. That peace is inward, outward, and upward.

A Season of Hope — Nov 27, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Just as Isaiah's prophecy of a Messiah gave the Israelites hope for their future, God's promises to us today give us hope for our future.

God Remembers — Nov 20, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

As we examine the chiasm found in Noah's story, we are reminded that God remembers and has a plan for each of us.

From Here to the Nations — Nov 13, 2011

Speaker: Johnson Sung

With so many unreached people around the world, we need to use what we have where we are to reach out to others.  Each of us can have an impact across the nations.

Mission Festival — Nov 6, 2011

Speaker: Joanne Shetler

Joanne Shetler recalls and shares some of her experiences from the mission field.

His Plan — Oct 30, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel closes out with looking at God’s plan. In Daniel we see we need to pursue God’s plan, have peace about God’s plan, and praise God for this plan.

Some Have Passed — Oct 23, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Last week we heard that Daniel had an angelic visitation. Now in Daniel 11 we hear what the angel had to say to him. There will be a time of persecution forthe faithful, but those who know their God will endure.

Some Experience — Oct 16, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

What an Experience—Daniel 10:1-11:1 wesee in Daniel 10 a concerned prophet, a consuming encounter, and a conflict in the heavens.

Divine Addictions — Oct 9, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Darren Kloepper

We live in a culture where addictions are common.  And even though we hear of certain addictions more than others, really we all have something or someone that occupies the top spot in our lives.  But what if we were created to be addicted to God?  Today Pastor Darren examines our culture's bent to replace God with idols and discusses the benefits of a life that intentionally seeks a divine addiction.

Daniel’s Prayer — Oct 2, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In studying the prophet Jeremiah Daniel receives insight, which draws him to his knees in intercession, which brings him interpretation.

A Ram, a Goat, and a Little Horn — Sep 25, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel once again receives a very disturbing vision which leaves him troubled. The vision speaks of coming rulers years before they are born. God is not shocked by what happens to us. He knows the beginning from the end.

Four Beasts — Sep 18, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel 7—Daniel has a vision of four beasts andthrough this vision we will compare three kingdoms. The kingdom of this world,the kingdom of satan, and the kingdom of our God.

Faithful to the Den — Sep 11, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel caused a stir among the other leaders in Babylon because of his faithfulness. We see his faithfulness exhibited in his trust and in his trial.  His faithfulness brought about God’s triumph.

Judgement & Grace — Sep 4, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel 5.  With Belshazzar seeing the writing on the wall we see that Judgment had been declared, judgment was defined, and judgment was delivered.

Looking Up — Aug 28, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Daniel 4—King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream which frightens him. Danile comes with the interpretation, the king suffers humiliation, and God brings the restoration to his life.

Faith in the Fire — Aug 21, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Daniel 3 we find Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in a situation where we can learn a lot about faith. Their Faith is opposed by the king. They reveal the Object of their Faith. They reveal the Outcome of their faith.

When Things Don’t Look Good — Aug 14, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Daniel 2 we see Daniel in a situation that does not look good. In his response we see how we could respond to difficult situation: the responses of prayer, praise, and proclamation.

The Untouched — Aug 7, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

In Daniel 1 we see Daniel living in a safe and settled environment with temptations to lead him away from faith in God. To maintain the relationship with the Lord he must maintain his holiness. We discover that holiness involves risks, we maintain holiness for a reason, and God rewards holiness.

What’s In a Name? — Jul 31, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

As we celebrate the Swiss Heritage of our congregation we needto keep in mind the people of God down through the centuries. We see God continually using ordinary people for his work, we are all called to connect people with God, and the measure of our life will be our walk with God.

The Only Way to Victory: Humility — Jul 24, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

The last sermon in our series on pride and it is the way to victory—humility. In order to walk in humility we need to have the same focus as Jesus. We need to Focus on God’s will--not our own, our Focus needs to be on others--not ourselves, and finally our focus needs to be on serving--not being served.

Like a Wounded Animal — Jul 17, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

Offenses tear down relationships and we accept them in three forms. We feel we have been treated unjustly by God, we feel we have beentreated unjustly by others, and we are sometimes truly treated unjustly by others. Regardless we must not let ourselves be offended but must give up our rights inorder to bring life.

I’ll Do It My Way — Jul 10, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jerry Flueckiger

Paul addresses divisions in the church at Corinth and invites us to be united in focus and purpose.  This unity does not mean uniformity.  The cross is what unites us.  We release God's power when we work together.

Keeping Up Appearances — Jul 3, 2011

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Linthicum

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