Ships in a Stormy Sea off a Coast

“Ships in a Stormy Sea off a Coast” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

I love You, O Lord, my Strength.
The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer,
My God, my Rock in whom I take refuge,
My Shield, and the Horn of my Salvation, my Stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised,
So I shall be saved from my enemies.
He reached down from on high; He took me;
He drew me out of mighty waters.
He delivered me from those who hated me,
For they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my Support.
He brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
from Psalm 18

We hope you will join us for Worship on Sunday – either in-person or via live-stream. Rev. Wines continues the Sermon Series : Faith in Art.

St. John the Evangelist

Your Word is a Lamp unto my feet
And a Light to my path.
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
To observe your righteous ordinances.
I am severely afflicted;
Give me life, O Lord, according to Your Word.
Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
And teach me Your Ordinances.
I hold my life in my hand continually,
But I do not forget Your Law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
But I do not stray from Your Precepts.
Your decrees are my heritage forever;
They are the joy of my heart.
I incline my heart to perform Your Statutes
Forever, to the end. Psalm 119:105-112

“St. John the Evangelist” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We invite you to join us at 11:00AM — in person, or via livestream — for Sunday Worship. Pastor Ben Wines will be bringing the sermon entitled “St. John the Evangelist” based on John 1:1-18.

Double Portion

“Double Portion” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love;
According to Your abundant mercy, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
You desire truth in the inward being;
Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
Let the bones that You have crushed rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your Presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your Salvation,
And sustain in me a willing spirit. – from Psalm 51

We invite you to join us – either in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, June 26. We will be reading from 2 Kings 2:1-14. Rev. Benjamin brings the sermon, “Double Portion”. We hope to see you there!

Sheer Silence

O Lord, do not be far away!
O my Help, come quickly to my aid!
Deliver my soul from the sword;
Save me from the mouth of the lion!
I will tell of Your Name to my brothers and sisters;
In the midst of the congregation I will praise You:
You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
Stand in awe of Him, all you offspring of Israel!
For He does not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted;
He did not hide His face from me, but heard when I cried.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him shall praise the Lord.
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
And all the families of the nations shall worship Him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord,
And He rules over the nations.Psalm 22:19-28

“Sheer Silence” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We hope that you will join us for Worship this Sunday – either in-person or via live-stream. Our Call to Worship is from Psalm 22, and our Scripture Passage will be 1 Kings 19:1-15a.

Truth and the Trinity

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!
You have set Your Glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and infants You have founded a bulwark,
To silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars that You have established;
What are human beings that You are mindful of them,
Mortals that You care for them?
Yet You have made them a little lower than God,
And crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under their feet,
All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!Psalm 8

“Truth and the Trinity” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We hope that you will join us for Worship this Sunday – either in-person or via live-stream. Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 8, and our Scripture Passage will be John 16:4b-15. Today, we will also be recognizing our Graduates!

“Spirit Dwelling”

“Spirit Dwelling” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

When the day of Pentecost had come,
[The disciples] were all together in one place.
And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,
And it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them,
And a tongue rested on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
And began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
That I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh,
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon My slaves, both men and women,
In those days I will pour out My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
Then everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” – from Acts 2

We hope you will join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, June 5th. We will be reading from Romans 8, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Spirit Dwelling”.

Witnesses

“Witnesses” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Clap your hands, all you peoples;
Shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,
A great King over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
And nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
The pride of Jacob whom He loves.
God has gone up with a shout,
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is King of all the earth;
Sing praises with a psalm.
God is King over the nations;
God sits on His Holy Throne. – from Psalm 47

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 29th. We will be reading from Luke 24:44-53, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Witnesses“.

Respecting the Spirit

“Respecting the Spirit” – Rev Benjamin Wines

May God be gracious to us and bless us
And make His face to shine upon us,
That Your way may be known upon earth,
Your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
For You judge the peoples with equity.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
Let all the ends of the earth revere Him. – from Psalm 67

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 22nd. We will be reading from Acts 16:6-15, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Respecting the Spirit“.

Eating with Gentiles

“Eating with Gentiles” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord from the earth,
You sea monsters and all deeps,
Fire and hail, snow and frost,
Stormy wind fulfilling His command!
Mountains and all hills,
Fruit trees and all cedars!
Wild animals and all cattle,
Creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
Princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike,
Old and young together!
Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for His Name is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven. from Psalm 148

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 15th. We will be reading from Acts 11:1-18, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Eating with Gentiles“.

Show Your Work

“Show Your Work” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Lord is my shepherd
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for His Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me,
In the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the House of the Lord
My whole life long. – Psalm 23

We invite you to join us for Worship – either in person or on-line – starting at 11:00AM. Today, we will be reading from Acts 9:35-43, as Rev. Benjamin Wines shares the sermon, “Show Your Work”. Our Call to Worship is Psalm 23.