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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16 God is love. We hear this all the time, and Scripture affirms his character is the very essence of love. Yet we make the mistake of ignoring Scripture and instead defining God's love in terms of what we think it is, rather than first understanding what his love means and then measuring ours in the light

Every Christian would agree that a man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.  -C.S. Lewis This Week @ Starnberg Fellowship ~Join us @ 16:00 hrs for Worship~ Communion Sunday 7 November 2021 16:00 hrs at Christuskirche! Scripture: 2 Peter 1:12-21 Sermon: Things to Remember Pastor John Snyder, preaching Grace Street — Children's Church @16:10 hrs Rehearsals for our Christmas Pageant begin! ______  21 November '21 Harvest / Thanksgiving Potluck Supper at Christuskirche Suggested Menu Vegetarian Casseroles Herb Roasted Turkey with Gravy Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Winter Vegetables with Potatoes Dressing Cranberry Sauce Salads Rolls & Butter Desserts: Pumpkin Pie, Black Forest Cake,

By Chaplain Chris Linzey, Guest Author We’ve arrived at the second week of Advent, the time of year we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Messiah at Christmas. This week we’re talking about hope. But what is hope? To many people, hope seems to be nothing more than a pipe dream—a wish. “I hope that I get a raise.” “I hope Uncle Frank doesn’t say anything offensive at Christmas dinner this year.” “I hope….” It’s nothing more than an expression of a wish

By Guest Author, Chaplain Chris Linzey Let's face it, we live in a love-saturated culture. Everywhere you turn you see television shows, movies, magazines, books, and other products all designed to get us to buy/watch/read by appealing to our desire to tap into love. It's especially bad in our music. While I don't have the exact number, the great majority of songs on the radio have to do with some aspect of love. Can you identify these famous love songs from

I was out shopping, something I hate to do, and people seemed more grim than ever.  Anyone else feel that way? Instead of holiday cheer, it felt like despair and grumpiness was the new normal way to interact with each other. Unfortunately, it’s not just non-Christians, but many Christians are exhibiting unchristlike characteristics—bitterness, envy, jealousy, resentment, and mean-spiritedness. And for those facing very tough times—illness, heartbreak, financial loss—it’s difficult to feel the love and charity of Christmas. So here's an inspiring story

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. -Isaiah 7:14   O come, let us adore him… First Sunday of Advent, 3 December: The sermon title for this Sunday is "Does Santa Belong in Christmas?" Verses we'll be considering are Matthew 5:13-16. Pastor Snyder will be preaching. It is also Communion Sunday. Advent Wreath-Making and Soup Supper, this Sunday, 3 December! Please let us know if you can join us. Thanks! —>For dinner: -Please bring

We’ll be kicking off our Advent season as we make Advent wreaths on Sunday, 29 November, following worship. Many thanks to Debbie Kozak and Sharon Page for their help. If you’d like to make a wreath, here's what you need: -Ready-made (greenery only) wreath -Things you’d like to decorate the wreathe—ribbon, ornaments, figurines, garlands, beads, dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, etc. This is where you can be totally creative and have your children contribute their ideas as well! -Candles with candle holders (that

Dear Friends, This Sunday, 1 November, we’ll be celebrating the Lord’s Supper followed by our Sunday Brotzeit. The message will be The Real Thing: Putting the First Day First. We’ll be building on last week’s message regarding the importance of being a family of faith. Additionally, we’ll be considering the need and benefits of regular worship together. As I mentioned, God chooses to bless us as we meet together. Things happen during worship that we can’t predict or foresee. I love

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