The Church: Called Out and Called Together! ( Part Two)

Last Sunday I began a two-week message series, The Church: Called Out and Called Together! We talked about the challenge of God’s staggering call for Encounter Church to be the Body of Christ – experienced by those who believe alike and have one heart and one soul. Pastor Ted shared about the CARE Team at Encounter and the many ways that they are available to …

The Church: Called Out and Called Together!

The Church: Called Out and Called Together! We will be challenged again by God’s staggering call for Encounter Church to be the Body of Christ – experienced by those who believe alike and have one heart and one soul.  

O Come, All Ye Faithful

This Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, O Come, All Ye Faithful is the carol that we’ll explore.There is a sense of urgency to the Christmas carol, O Come, All Ye Faithful. Imagine a child, tugging at your hand, saying insistently, “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!” For who could stand by and wait when all we want to do …

Away in a Manger

This Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent, we’ll continue our look at the story behind Christmas Carols. No Christmas song is more loved than this tender children’s carol, “Away in a Manger.” With its simply worded expression of love for Jesus and trust in His faithful care, the carol appeals to young and old alike. Its pleasing melody and gentle message remind us of Jesus’ words teaching us that to ‘such as these’ belong the …

It’s a Wonderful Life

This Sunday, we’ll focus on Thanksgiving through a look at a character who is familiar to many.  The movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, tells the story of George Bailey, a struggling businessman with dreams of greater things. Bailey finds himself stuck in a situation that drives him to call on God for help. God sends Clarence, an angel second class, …

Sabbath Delight

This week we’ll dive into how God invites us to enjoy and delight in His creation and all the gifts He offers, including the people in your life. Sabbath keeping is NOT primarily a private discipline. It has always been a communal practice that people enter into with those closest to them. What replenishes me and gives me joy and delight?’    

The Fourth Commandment

This week, we’ll dive into a new message series, Sabbath, with the message The Fourth Commandment. Our modern lifestyles are ruthless. While we know our time is finite, the demands on our time seem infinite. Yet it is God Himself who says to us: “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Join us this Sunday as we …

Esther – Part 2

This week, we’ll conclude that study as we see again the importance of standing up for what is right! Only God knows the end of our story from its beginning, but we need to believe how important our role is in God’s unfolding story, and live it out as best we know how.      

To the Ends of the Earth

This week we continue this teaching series with the message, To the Ends of the Earth.  God‘s desire is that everyone accept His Son, Jesus Christ, and Christ alone, for the forgiveness of sin. Across all lines – no barriers – everyone has access to God, through Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sunday’s message will be taken …