St. Patrick’s Day

Who Was St. Patrick? Who Was St. Patrick?Play VideoLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%ReplayReplayUnmuteUnmuteCurrent Time1:00/Duration Time1:00 SETTINGSHDFullscreen Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In […]

LENT

Lent is the Christian season of spiritual preparation before Easter. In Western churches, it begins on Ash Wednesday. During Lent, many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline. The purpose of the Lenten season is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ—to consider his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial, and resurrection. During the six […]

ASH WEDNESDAY

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day or the start of the season of Lent. Officially named “Day of Ashes,” Ash Wednesday always falls 40 days before Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, giving up of sinful habits, and spiritual discipline. Not […]

What is Epiphany

Epiphany, (from Greek epiphaneia, “manifestation”), Christian holiday commemorating the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi, and the manifestation of his divinity, as it occurred at his baptism in the Jordan River and at his first miracle, at Cana in Galilee. Epiphany is one of the three principal and oldest festival days of the Christian church (the other two are Easter and Christmas). Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, and other Western churches observe the feast on January 6, while some Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Epiphany […]

God and Anxiety

God and Anxiety – Understanding Happiness It says time and time again in the bible that God is love, and God wants us to find that level of happiness and contentment that allows us to be good people, and contribute to the love that we’re supposed to share with God. Anxiety prevents that. Anxiety prevents happiness, energy, and in some […]

THINKING

You are a thinking being. As soon as you wake up in the morning, you think. All day long, you are thinking and processing information. The last thing you do at night is think. Even in your sleep—your brain is sorting out your thinking! Because we think so much, it can be tempting to believe that our thoughts aren’t very […]

Pie in the Sky

Pie Pie. Me oh my, Nothing tastes sweet, wet, salty and dry All at once, oh well it’s pie Apple! Pumpkin! Minced an’ wet bottom. Come to your place everyday if you’ve got em’ Pie, Me oh my, I love pie! 1. An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen. 2. Frequent attacks of smiling. 3. […]

Give Thanks

The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to God (Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 1 Chronicles 16:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). Most verses go on to list reasons why we should thank Him, such as “His love endures forever” (Psalm 136:3), “He is good” (Psalm 118:29), and “His mercy is everlasting” (Psalm 100:5). Thanksgiving and praise always go together. We cannot adequately praise and worship God […]

Worship

Dear Church Family, Worship can be defined as “the reverence or adoration that one shows toward something or someone; holding a person or object in high esteem; or giving a person or an object a place of importance or honor.” There are hundreds of scriptures in the Bible that speak about worship and provide guidance as to both who and […]

Emotional Wellness Prayer

Dear God, I come to you asking for your help in keeping me strong and healthy in body, mind and spirit.  I thank you that because you created me you know my inner thoughts.  You know all of my fears, my hopes and my dreams.  You know my past, present and future.  Only you know my personality and you know […]