The Monday Check-In is an informal Bible study chat with Pastors Damen and Greg. They reflect on the scripture that will be preached on the following Sunday. This week it is 1 John 4:7-21 which includes these powerful lines: God is love. We love because God first loved us. Those who say, "I love God," and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.
To listen to it like a radio broadcast or download it like a podcast, click here: https://soundcloud.com/…/042621-monday-check-in-1-john-4
If you prefer to see our smiling faces, you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here: https://youtu.be/aJIKs82KiKE
We have a bonus video to share with you this week.
At the close of the worship service every Sunday since the start of the pandemic in 2020,
Pastors Damen and Greg have sung the first verse and chorus to the song “We are the Church” by Avery and Marsh
to remind our beloved community that the church is alive and thriving even when we can’t gather in person. This last Sunday, 4/25/21, the Chancel Bell Choir returned to in-person worship for the first time in 13 months. Dr. Byron Jensen, the director of the bell choir, surprised Pastors Damen and Greg with an arrangement of the song he wrote and the Chancel Bell Choir played.
Here’s a link to watch this really moving tribute: https://youtu.be/29WeAAc8eHM
Here are the lyrics to the song: The church is not a building The church is not a steeple The church is not a resting place The church is the people I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we're the church together! Words © 1972 Hope Publishing Company
Your Servant in Christ,