Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will

A Time to Turn An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 109-110): The Lenten journey from the ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step of

Luke 11:5-13: A Friend at Night And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you

…Finding the True Story Amidst All the Religious Fluff by Philipp Meinecke It’s Christmas season and, depending on your family’s traditions, you are probably in the midst of preparing for December 24 or 25 respectively. Cookies have been baked, the house has been decorated, candles have replaced regular LED lighting throughout the house, family pictures have been taken, ugly sweater contests have been won, and the debate on whether or not you should buy a “real” tree this year has probably also

By Philipp Meinecke Read Luke 8:26-39 and Matthew 28:18-20 18th century English writer and theologian G. K. Chesterton postulated that “the first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything.”[1] This effect is felt throughout the Western hemisphere, where belief in Christianity has given way to the erosive forces that have sought to break it down. Fascination and pursuit of alternate experiences have left a gaping hole that yearns to be filled. Add to that the void that has

Celebrate the Start of 2016 with Us! Please note: Our next worship service will be on Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 16.00 hrs! We'll be starting the New Year with Communion and asking God's blessings as we begin our journey through 2016! If you have any questions, or need to speak to someone, please contact Pastor John: pastor at May you and yours have a blessed Christmas season and New Year's day. Photo by Vicki via Flickr

Thanksgiving Sunday Supper We invite you to join us for a Thanksgiving Supper on Sunday, 22 November at 17.30 hrs (5:30 p.m.). RSVP to [email protected]. For those interested, our Sunday Thanksgiving Service is at 16.00 hrs (4:00 p.m.). Dress is casual. Celebrate Christmas with Us! Sunday, December 13, 16.00 hrs (4:00 p.m.) A special Christmas program followed by fellowship and feast! If your children would like to participate in the program, or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. Photo by

We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Pastor John Snyder, who is coming alongside us as a missionary to minister to the Starnberg community. Welcome John! Come and join us this Sunday as we celebrate God with Pastor John Snyder, who will be challenging us to dream big! This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses,the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there,

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