• What is a Rehal?~Jim and Karan Romaine

    What is a Rehal?~Jim and Karan Romaine

    A Rehal is an X-shaped foldable book rest used by Muslims to hold holy books for reading at home or in a mosque. Placing Christian books in your home on a coffee table or somewhere in plain sight is an easy and unoffensive way to share the gospel. Let me give you some examples of […]

  • Havlicek Highlights

    Havlicek Highlights

    Life In Mexico It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a month since our last newsletter.  Life has felt so busy these last few weeks.  Praise the Lord that we received our temporary one-year residency visas! We will have to go back to immigration and renew them next year, which is normal.  We are […]

  • Missionary Update—Giffords

    The Giffords recently visited and reported on their ministry. If you’d like to follow their ministry, click this link for their ministry page or this one for their Resonate Global Mission page. Below is an update: Praise the Lord with us that we arrived safely to Mexico City on January 23 in the evening after a […]

  • One Holy Catholic Church

    This week, we turn our attention to the one holy universal church–a community that has been called and set apart by God to grow in grace and reflect him to the world.  Yet the church is a complicated body.  To read more, click here. Scripture for Sunday, November 19:  Ephesians 1:3-14, Heidelberg Catechism Q & […]

  • God Has Poured Out His Spirit

    Counter-Cultural Giving: I have to confess that Acts 2:42-47 challenges my middle-class, Western way of following Jesus. Sell my stuff to give to those who are in need?  Hold everything in common with fellow Christians?  That’s quite a change to my way of life. Let’s assume I could get my mind and heart around the financial aspects of life together in […]

  • He Suffered

    This week we turn to another scandal about Jesus:  The scandal of his suffering…Click for more Scripture for Sunday, Oct. 22:  1 Corinthians 1:17-25 Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 37:  What do you understand by the word, “suffered”?

  • One God and One Mediator

    Click for a printable version of this post. Scripture for Sunday, October 15:  1 Timothy 2:1-7 Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 29 and 30 This week, our focus turns to a foundational Christian conviction that occasions lively conversation in groups of people whose religious convictions differ:  Is Jesus really the only way to God? (Click here for more)

  • Prophet, Priest, and King Blog

    Prophet, Priest, and King Click for a printable version of this post. Scripture for Sunday, October 8, 2017:  Matthew 28:16-20 Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 31 & 32 This week we return to our Words on the Wall series after participating in World Communion Sunday last week.So far we our series has considered God’s power […]

  • Taking Care of Children

    Taking Care of Children

    Peppered throughout our congregation are people who were present at the baptisms of infants.  These people answered “I will, God helping me,” to the promise of providing spiritual care, guidance, and support for these precious little ones.  They rocked them in the nursery, signed on to be prayer partners, taught church school, teased the kids and joked with […]

  • Heavy Lifting in the Cold

    A 71-year-old man on disability and without family support was told by his landlord that he had 30 days to empty his flooded garage.  A man in our congregation, of similar age and with serious health concerns of his own, answered the call.  Within days, he met with this stranger in need, assessed the situation, […]