National Day of Prayer

The 64th Annual National Day of Prayer is here!

Heavenly Father, We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You. Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land. We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word. We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You. Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness. We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return to You and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You. Preserve and protect us, for You are our refuge and only hope. Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free. We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts. In Jesus’ name, our Savior. Amen. – Dr. Jack Graham. 2015 National Prayer. 

Pray
Sanctus Real
I bow my head to pray, I don’t know what to say

I’m not sure how to fix the things I’m dealing with

I’m in a desperate place, I need to share the weight

But I just don’t know how, to let it all pour out

Though I’m silent, my heart is crying

Cause I was made to come to You.

The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the Congress of the United States, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Each year since its inception, the President has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.  

I Prayed Today
I Prayed Today

 

Welcome! This Vine will Bear Fruit Service

Welcome! This Vine will Bear Fruit Service
for the Community
Everyone is Welcome!
Abide in Me as I Abide in You. John 15.
Baptized in Water
Michael Saward
Baptized in water,
sealed by the Spirit
cleansed by the blood of Christ our king;
heirs of salvation,
trusting his promise –
faithfully now God’s praise we sing.

Prayer: 
  • Dear Lord,
    You sent your Son into the World
    that We might Live through Him.
    May We Abide in His Risen Life
    so that We may Bear the Fruit of Love for One Another
    and Know the Fullness of Joy. Amen.

We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people. 

Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!
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Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus
Abiding in Christ
Abiding in Christ

Faithfulness Reflection Devotion

 

Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit

The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5.

It may seem surprising when children do not follow their parents’ example of faith in God. Equally unexpected is a person with a deep commitment to Christ who emerges from a family where faith was not present. In every generation, each person has a choice.

Samuel was a great man of God who appointed his two sons, Joel and Abijah, as leaders over Israel. 1 Sam. 8:1-2. Unlike their father, however, they were corrupt and “turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.” 1 Sam. 8:3. Yet, years later, we find Heman, Joel’s son, appointed as a musician in the house of the Lord. 1 Chron. 6:31-33. Heman, Samuel’s grandson, along with Asaph, his right-hand man and the author of many of the Psalms, served the Lord by singing joyful songs. 1 Chron. 15:16-17.

Even though a person seems indifferent toward the faith so precious to his or her parents, God is still at work. Things can change in later years, and seeds of faith may spring to life in generations to come.

No matter what the family situation may be, we know that “the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”  – David McCasland – Daily Bread.

Faithful God 
 Gateway Worship 

If I call, will You come
When I cry, do You hear
I believe every tear
Is caught up by a faithful God
So I will cry until You come
Cast my cares into Your arms
I can’t see past this storm
But I’m counting on a faithful God. 

Dear Lord, help me to remember that You are the one who causes the seed of faith to grow. We give our loved ones into Your care, knowing that the end of the story has not yet been written.  
God’s faithfulness extends to all generations.  
INSIGHT: Psalm 100 is a short psalm, only five verses, in which we are encouraged to shout, serve, sing, give thanks, praise, and bless the Lord. We should shout joyfully, serve gladly, and bless Him because the Lord is God; because He made us and we belong to Him Psalm 100:3.; and because He is good, merciful, and always forgiving. 
AMEN!