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FatherSonHolyGhostBanners

These beautiful anniversary banners were created by Laurie Bredehoft. 

The doxology inspires the collection of wall hangings.

Since the dawn of time God placed His loving Hand on all creation, especially His crown creation — mankind. Since the fall of man, God sought to save us through faith in His promise of the Messiah. The vine that travels across the pieces represents the continuity of promise throughout the ages. He is the vine, awe are the branches called to produce His good fruit. 

At the burning bush, God first identifies Himself by the name, Yahweh, I am who I am. He provided His Law that points to our sin and reminds His children of their needs for the promised Messiah. 

At the correct time, God is born of Mary by the Holy Spirit to fulfill all prophesies as Jesus, true God and true man, to die forthe sins of all who lived and those yet to be born. The sun represents the Light of the world, Jesus. His children are called to spread this gospel until His second coming. 

God the Holy Spirit lives inside of His children, empowering them to live for Him, spread the gospel message, glorifying Him in all they say and do.

The white streams of light not only show the path Jesus takes His children as they lpass to heaven, but by the power ofthe Holy Spirit, the energy and gifts directed to His childrento do His work, bearing good fruit on Earth. The glittering, surrounding crystal stars reflect God's promise th Abraham. By faith, you will have as many children as the stars in heaven. His redeemed children look forward to the blessing of heaven.

All glory to God!

Laurie Bredehoft



Readings for January 21st 

 Our Worship Theme

C.S. Lewis says, "There is a longing in every one of us to be reunited with Something in the universe from which we all now feel cut off." Countless cultures and ages have attempted to connect to the eternal and transcendent Something. Today, that desire to connect with Something or Someone beyond our small lives has reached a fever pitch.

Old Testament Isaiah 66:1-2  

The Humble and Contrite in Spirit

1 Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?
All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord.
But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  

 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Gospel John 2:13-20

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”