Living His Love

Wild Flower Presbyterian Church

Our Children’s Christmas program was postponed from January 18 due to a raw temperature of -27*. The new date of New Year’s Day ended up meaning that there were a number of kids who were not able to participate, but those who were able to be here were applauded for their presentation. Many proudly said the kids sang out much better than other programs they had seen elsewhere!

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candlelight-service

Come celebrate with us! Enjoy the music and message of the season. Christmas Eve Worship is at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24.

We will worship with candlelight, special music from Chelle Thuringer, and the Sacrament of Communion.

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The Passover meal is known as the Seder, which means “order,” because the meal and service are done in a prescribed sequence. This sequence is presented in the Haggadah (“telling”) which outlines the steps of the meal as well as the readings and songs for the participants.

The purpose of the celebration: to tell the story of God’s actions in history in a way that brings it out of the past and makes it a present reality for everyone in the community, young and old, as if they personally are part of the story. As such, the Passover has been termed one of the most effective teaching tools ever devised, as it appeals to all of the senses and involves everyone to tell the story of God. It represents the very best of communal liturgy.

Our Christian Seder shared how the people of Jesus’ time only had a partial understanding of the meaning included in the various elements. Jesus’ sacrifice was the fulfillment of this salvation story and the explanations of how we as Christians have a fuller understanding of the symbolism of this meal that became the first Communion service as Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.

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The worship on Palm Sunday during the Nepali service became quite filled with the Spirit.  Click on the link below to view a video

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https://youtu.be/ZmT4InvyqBM

We have been able to reach out among our Nepali neighbors as we find more moving into the area all the time and are offering worship in the Nepali language on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

Here are a few pictures from Sunday’s service with 37 in attendance in spite of the frigid temperatures outside:

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Soup and Pie Supper

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Thanks go out to all who helped- especially to Larry Anderson for organizing the soup crew, and to eight from the Xtreme Faith youth group who helped with serving and cleaning up.

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The church was rented by a Nepali family for a wedding on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The ceremony itself was in the parking lot with the reception to follow inside.

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The Annual Rummage and Bake Sale is over and all cleaned up. Just in time for the Xtreme Faith Youth Group Lock-in that started at 6:00 p.m. and the fun has been non-stop ever since!

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New Roof Blessing

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A crew of 14 from Terveen Roofing started tearing off shingles this morning. They are making good progress to tear off and make the roof waterproof by the end of the day. Here are a few pictures of the progress:

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Our Job

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The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict,
God’s job to judge,
and my job to love.
~ Billy Graham

As we “live into God’s love” in our Mission Statement, it means to let go of the other jobs. Sometimes that can happen as we try to show God’s love through us and we are changed. Sometimes it is because we are changed and so filled with God’s love that we find those other jobs of convicting, criticizing and judging others having been automatically given over to God already.