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SUNDAY WORSHIP

Traditional Worship – 8:45 AM

Our Traditional Service features hymns accompanied by choir, orchestra, and piano. Pastors deliver Bible-based sermons each week.

Contemporary Worship – 10:00 AM

Our Contemporary Service incorporates multi-media messages and praise worship led by Jeff Stoner and Pastor Russ Nanney.

“The Current” – 11:15 a.m.

Modern Worship with The Current Band and Worship Leader Taylor Lee.

Sunday School for all ages at – 9, 10, AND 11 A.M.

Nursery care provided for all ages 6 WKS –  3 years old from 8:30 A.M. – 12:15  P.M.

GENEROSITY
October 20th
Fruit of the Spirit

Focus Passage: “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.”  –Galatians 5:22-23

Scripture Reflection: The Apostle Paul makes a distinction between the flesh and the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is in command, then the flesh loses its power. When the Holy Spirit is in command temptations don’t loom as large, and our hearts feel lighter and freer to give. It is the Holy Spirit, and not ourselves, that empowers us to give. Our flesh is too weak to muster up compassion for those in need. Therefore, generosity flows from our connection to the Holy Spirit, which produces fruit we were incapable of producing before.

Insight: “If we ask God for so little it may well be because we feel the need for him so little. We are leading complacent, secure, well-protected, mediocre lives. We aren’t living dangerously enough; we aren’t living the way Jesus wanted us to live when he proclaimed the good news. The less we pray the less we are likely to live the risky, challenging life that the Gospels urge us to; the less of a challenge there is in our life, and the less we are likely to pray.”  –Anthony de Mello, from Contact with God

“In all your experience of Christ, it is wisest for you to stay away from any set form, or pattern, or way. Instead, be wholly given up to the leading of the Holy Spirit. By following the Spirit, every encounter you have with the Lord is one that is perfect… no matter what the encounter is like.” –Jeanne Guyon from Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

Related Passages: Luke 9:51-62; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Psalm 16; 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

Questions for the Soul:
-Do you feel that your life is in sync with the Holy Spirit?
-Does your life exhibit any of the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control)?

Prayer Focus: Invite God’s Spirit to be with you today, that you may exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit.

GENEROSITY
October 20th
Fruit of the Spirit

Focus Passage: “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” –Galatians 5:22-23

Scripture Reflection: The Apostle Paul makes a distinction between the flesh and the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is in command, then the flesh loses its power. When the Holy Spirit is in command temptations don’t loom as large, and our hearts feel lighter and freer to give. It is the Holy Spirit, and not ourselves, that empowers us to give. Our flesh is too weak to muster up compassion for those in need. Therefore, generosity flows from our connection to the Holy Spirit, which produces fruit we were incapable of producing before.

Insight: “If we ask God for so little it may well be because we feel the need for him so little. We are leading complacent, secure, well-protected, mediocre lives. We aren’t living dangerously enough; we aren’t living the way Jesus wanted us to live when he proclaimed the good news. The less we pray the less we are likely to live the risky, challenging life that the Gospels urge us to; the less of a challenge there is in our life, and the less we are likely to pray.” –Anthony de Mello, from Contact with God

“In all your experience of Christ, it is wisest for you to stay away from any set form, or pattern, or way. Instead, be wholly given up to the leading of the Holy Spirit. By following the Spirit, every encounter you have with the Lord is one that is perfect… no matter what the encounter is like.” –Jeanne Guyon from Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

Related Passages: Luke 9:51-62; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Psalm 16; 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

Questions for the Soul:
-Do you feel that your life is in sync with the Holy Spirit?
-Does your life exhibit any of the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control)?

Prayer Focus: Invite God’s Spirit to be with you today, that you may exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit.
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This weekend Harbor Church is receiving a gentle man from Bethlehem who embraces children and preaches God's peace to the world.

This Saturday evening, October 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Harbor Church is hosting a Harbor District event featuring Daoud Nasser and Dr. Mae Cannon, and hosted by Rev. David Brownlee, entitled "A Christian's Response to Conflict." Daoud is a Palestinian Christian who teaches the Jesus way of peace, on the border of the most conflicted land in the world. As Daoud says, "We refuse to hate because we believe people are created in the image of God."Daoud will be giving his testimony, and sharing the powerful ways God is working in Bethlehem.

If you can't attend the Saturday evening event, Daoud is also giving his testimony at the 10 am service this Sunday morning, October 22nd. Here is a preview of what we'll hear from Daoud this weekend...
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Palestinian Christian Daoud Nassar's family has owned a farm near Bethlehem since 1916, but for two decades they have faced threats and harassment. Visit Ten...

GENEROSITY
October 19th
“…You Did For Me”

Focus Passage: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”  –Matthew 25:35-36, 40

Scripture Reflection: This verse is more than just a lofty romantic idea. If Christ wasn’t actually poor and afflicted himself at one time, then I suppose this verse would be closer to poetry. But indeed, Christ was poor, humiliated, grieved, and tortured in every way. Christ knows need, and since His heart always remains with the needy, this means our compassion for others transcends this earthly realm. Jesus feels it. This verse invites us to have eyes to see and ears to hear the suffering of our Savior.

Insight: “I always explain to the sisters, “It is Christ you tend in the poor. It is his wounds you bathe, his sores you clean, his limbs you bandage. See beyond appearances, hear the words Jesus pronounced long ago. They are still operative today: ‘What you do for the least of mine, you do it to me.’ When you serve the poor, you serve our Lord Jesus Christ.”  - Mother Teresa, from My Life for the Poor

Related Passages: Matthew 25:31-46; Ephesians 1:15-23; Psalm 95:1-7; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Questions for the Soul:
-Where do you see Christ hurting in the world?
-How do you help ease the suffering of Christ in the world?

Prayer Focus: Invite God to reveal His suffering in the world to you.

GENEROSITY
October 19th
“…You Did For Me”

Focus Passage: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” –Matthew 25:35-36, 40

Scripture Reflection: This verse is more than just a lofty romantic idea. If Christ wasn’t actually poor and afflicted himself at one time, then I suppose this verse would be closer to poetry. But indeed, Christ was poor, humiliated, grieved, and tortured in every way. Christ knows need, and since His heart always remains with the needy, this means our compassion for others transcends this earthly realm. Jesus feels it. This verse invites us to have eyes to see and ears to hear the suffering of our Savior.

Insight: “I always explain to the sisters, “It is Christ you tend in the poor. It is his wounds you bathe, his sores you clean, his limbs you bandage. See beyond appearances, hear the words Jesus pronounced long ago. They are still operative today: ‘What you do for the least of mine, you do it to me.’ When you serve the poor, you serve our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Mother Teresa, from My Life for the Poor

Related Passages: Matthew 25:31-46; Ephesians 1:15-23; Psalm 95:1-7; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Questions for the Soul:
-Where do you see Christ hurting in the world?
-How do you help ease the suffering of Christ in the world?

Prayer Focus: Invite God to reveal His suffering in the world to you.
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