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Ash Wednesday Service will be on
Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 6:30 pm.
The Pancake supper will be postponed to a date TBD.
Monday mornings from: 9:00 to 11:00 am
Thursday Evenings from: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Donations may be dropped off during normal business hours Monday through Friday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) or whenever The Attic is open.
February is universally known as the month of love. Valentine’s day is celebrated on the 14th of February. It’s a time of sending roses, gifts or cards filled with human expressions of love and devotion to our true loves. As we celebrate the “love month”, may we all be reminded of where true love came from.
From a personal systematic theology point of view: Our Christian faith is a monotheistic faith. It means that we believe that there’s only one God. With this credo, we say that before the beginning, God was alone and by being alone prevented the knowledge of His existence as God. By being alone, no one could say that He is God. In His solitude, God could not separate Himself from His nature, which is love. Love in theology is seeking relationship. God was already, even before the beginning, seeking for relationship. Love is the only nature of God by which He is God. Having this nature which is love, God could not afford to be alone and so creation was the first act of God. It was through His very nature, which is love, that God unveiled Himself. Thus, God created everything but the most momentous part of God’s creative activity was when He created man in His own image. Man being created in the image and likeness of God was placed at the pinnacle of God’s creation. This leads us inexorably and irrefutably to that reality that since man was created by God in His own image, man has also in himself that very nature of God which is love.
Love is definitive of God’s nature and existence that’s why the Bible declares in 1 John 4:8, “(O Theos Agape estan) God is love”. Real love comes from God. Man should and must always remember where love came from in order to truly experience the real meaning and essence of love. Genuine love is always connected and related with God. Without God, there’s no real love. Love should always be expressed in way that its divine connection is always honored and remembered.
As we celebrate “love” this month, may it not just be a time to send roses, gifts and cards filled with human expressions of love and devotion to those dear to us in this life but may it be above all, a period of deepest expression of love by honoring and remembering the reason why we love, remembering and honoring God, remembering what Jesus our Lord has done for us by presenting himself as a living sacrifice for our salvation. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” May the Good Lord fill you with overflowing love as you celebrate “love” this month! Jesus loves you!
Traditional Service 8:30am
EZ Worship 9:40am
Contemporary Service 10:30am
Sunday Morning Club 9:30am
small groups for all ages
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