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Health Wellness Easter Season Celebration

Health Wellness Easter Season Celebration
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach.

Opening Prayer
118:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
118:2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
118:21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
118:22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
118:23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
118:24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
118:25 Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
118:26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.
118:27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.
118:29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29.

Opening Hymn
This is the day the Lord hath made
Isaac Watts
Sung by Children’s Choir
https://youtu.be/cccJhMVFrLs

This Is the Day that the Lord has Made!

Message
All Are Welcome in This Place
Pastor Michael Hanus 

Presentation
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach.

We Know What We Should Eat!
We Know What We Should Eat!

We Know What We Should Eat!
If you have visited with us once, or been here for every Health and Wellness presentation for the Missional Community, I am confident you know what you should eat. Just as we know that Jesus gifts us salvation by believing in Him, and faith, without good works, is dead. James 2:14-26.
Today we explore a most nutritious and satisfying dish to prepare and eat.

Healthy Organic Vegetables
Healthy Organic Vegetables

Meal
Fresh Organic garden vegetables
Organic Brussels Sprouts
Organic Cauliflower
Organic Carrots
Organic Green beans
Organic Baby Portabella mushrooms
Organic Kalamata olives
Seasonings
Organic Coconut oil
Organic Ginger
Organic Olive oil
Organic Sesame seeds
Organic Turmeric

Fellowship
Basic Exercise with Pastor Michael
Chat Bench engagement
Community Garden planning
Holy Week and Easter Service preparations
Love One Another engagement
You Matter to Me engagement

Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction
Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction

Closing Hymn
Jesus Paid It All
Fernando Ortega
https://youtu.be/D5DyeCx8H4U

Jesus Paid It All

Aaron’s Blessing
All Are Welcome to Stop or Pass By for the Blessing …
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-6.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Love One Another

Love One Another for the Missional Community

All Are Welcome to Join Spirit of Peace in its mission to serve the community in ministry sharing resources and concern in helping one another.
Chat Bench allows for confidential discussion of topical interest and fellowship between people.
Spirit Health and Wellness is an activity that presents a health topic, discusses nutrition found in foods and shares healthy food and fellowship with one another.
Community Garden introduces growing foods from plant starts through harvest life cycle.
Recovery Circle allows for interested people in a group setting to engage readings and reflections that support the spirit within us.
Community Activities and Events scheduled about once every month allow for fun and entertainment.
Church services allow for regular structured formal Christian worship.

Love One Another
Love One Another, John 13:34-35.

Scripture
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35.

Prayer
Dear Lord thank you for the opportunity to practice your command in the community. Our time and our efforts come together to fulfill your command that we should love one another as you loved us.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Three Days of Prayer Day Three

All Are Welcome! Please Join Us in Three Days of Prayer. Today We Will Celebrate The Theme of Vision. 

LCMC3DOP DayThree Vision
LCMC3DOP DayThree Vision

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

#LCMC3DOP2020

Three Days of Prayer Day Two

All Are Welcome! Please Join Us in Three Days of Prayer. Today We Will Celebrate The Theme of Petition. 

LCMC3DOP DayTwo Petition
LCMC3DOP DayTwo Petition

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community

#LCMC3DOP2020

Three Days of Prayer Day One

All Are Welcome! Please Join Us in Three Days of Prayer. Today We Will Celebrate The Theme of Confession. 

LCMC3DOP DayOne Confession
LCMC3DOP DayOne Confession

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community

#LCMC3DOP2020

Three Days of Prayer

All Are Welcome! Please Join Us in Three Days of Prayer We Will Celebrate this month from January 7 through January 9. The Themes are: Confession, Petition, Vision.

Three Days Prayer 2020
Three Days Prayer 2020

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community

#LCMC3DOP2020

Celebration of Joy

Celebration of Joy
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Introduction:
Faith, Hope, Love, Joy in our pursuit of Advent preparation for the birth of our Savior Christ. Today’s focus is Joy.
In today’s Gospel reading, Matthew tells us that it is the Lord that appeared to Joseph in a dream to inform him that her child is conceived of the Holy Spirit, and he should not fear taking her as his wife. He goes on to describe the important details of their new arrival. The child will fulfill Biblical prophecy. Joseph awoke and took Mary as his wife.
In our Old Testament reading today, the prophet Isaiah tells us the story of the interaction with trusting Ahaz. A young woman will bear a son and name Him Immanuel, or God with Us! Trust in God! Isaiah foretells that Ahaz will see two fearful kings deserted. Unfortunately for Ahaz, he failed to embrace the proclamation, sought alliances instead of the seed the Lord wanted planted, and his kingdom as he knew it became one of the fallen to Assyria. The Lord did not forget His people. He brought them the prophecy fulfilled, The Lord is with You!
In Psalm 80, David orchestrates our emotional Christmas Birth of the Savior prophecy fulfillment. David is crying out for Salvation. So much time passing, so many sinful behaviors engaged, yet David trusts in the forgiving and promise fulfilling Lord. We have much to learn from this example today.
Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans draws a straight line from prophecy to the Savior, Son of God, descended from David. Paul tells the Romans and us that we are the Lords beloved, called by Him to be saints, blessing us with grace and peace. Joyful, Joyful our response to this proclamation!

Opening Hymn:
O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel
John Mason Neale (1851).
https://youtu.be/utpZAIycWFU

Scripture:
Old Testament: Isaiah 7:10-16.
Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7; Psalm 80:17-19.
New Testament: Romans 1:1-7.
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25.

Prayer:
O God of Elizabeth and Mary, you visited your servants with news of the world’s redemption in the coming of the Savior.
Make our hearts leap with joy, and fill our mouths with songs of praise, that we may announce glad tidings of peace, and welcome the Christ in our midst. Amen.

Prayer Intentions:
Brothers and sisters, as we joyfully await the glorious coming of the Christ, let us pray for the needs of the church, our community, and the world.
Prayers of the People;
God of promise, you have given us a sign of your love through the gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior, who was promised from ages past. We believe as Joseph did the message of your presence whispered by an angel,
and offer our prayers for your world, confident of your care and mercy for all creation. Amen.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord).

Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Liturgy of the Eucharist
Messiah
Francesca Battistelli
https://youtu.be/D14wX0K9XJQ

Handshake of Peace

Confession
The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen. 

Communion Hymn:
Do You Hear What I Hear
Carrie Underwood
https://youtu.be/ZiR6WRpg0Ug

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” He took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26:26-28 (ESV).

Communion

Prayer:
Shepherd of Israel, may Jesus, Emmanuel and son of Mary, be more than just a dream in our hearts. With the apostles, prophets, and saints, save us, restore us, and lead us in the way of grace and peace, that we may bear your promise into the world. Amen.

Closing Hymn:
Emmanuel
Hillsong
https://youtu.be/n2QlTt18Y24

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26.

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God.

Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.

Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

Two weeks ago, we saw hard frost at night, several nights in a row. Since then, our weather has been windy and warmer. Glorious Day! The time passes so quickly!

Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings
Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings

Opening Prayer:
Glorious Day!
Giving Thanks to the Lord, with a Grateful Heart, Thanksgiving Prayer.

Heavenly Father, we come before you today, not to ask for anything but humbly giving thanks for all You have done for us.
We appreciate You, Father, for sending Your Son to die on that old rugged cross to redeem us of our sins.
Thank you Jesus, for enduring so much pain and suffering for our salvation.
We pray that we will be blessed with the same kind of strength to endure life for Your sake.
We give you thanks for giving us, and our family and loved ones, health and strength.
Oh Lord, thank you for your unconditional, undying, never-failing, endless love that graces us each day. Ps. 118:1., 1 Thess. 5:16-18.

Thanks for this Day
Redeemer, we also want to give You thanks for waking us up on this glorious day. We thank You for protection, not only over ourselves, but for our loved ones as well.
We give thanks for health, strength, grace, forgiveness, peace, joy, for loving us unconditionally and never failing us. Lead us, Lord that whatever we do, we do it in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Ps. 107:1., 2 Cor. 9:15.

Thank You for Blessings
We thank You for every blessing and also for every trial for they shape us into who we are meant to be and who You want us to be.
Thank You for new mercies and blessings each and every day. We thank You for wonderful families, spouses, food on the table and roofs over our heads.
Thank You, Father, that You know us, You hear us, and You see our tears. We gratefully give thanks for all You have done Messiah, as well as all You are going to do in our lives. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen! 1 Chron. 16:34., Col. 3:17. – adapted from Thanksgiving, Cheryce Rampersad.

Glorious Day
Casting Crowns
Glorious Day https://youtu.be/VXp6xcY5IqU

Presentation:
Cruciferous vegetables.
Cruciferous vegetables are among a winter cold crop group withstanding reasonable chill that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes. Cruciferous is a classification for members of the mustard family, from the Latin cruciferae meaning “cross bearing,” as the four petals resemble a cross.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber and low in calories, this will help you feel satisfied without overeating.

Meal:
For our meal today, we selected fresh Cruciferous vegetables from the garden. They all survived last nights hard frost under a cloth cover.
You will see we are dining on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes; all steamed under pressure in a stainless steel pot for two minutes.
For variety in nutrients and color, we added in fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, apples and pears; all picked fresh from the garden.

Fellowship:
Today we discuss further plans for our annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Meal.

Exercise:
Today we stretch in the setting sun with Pastor Michael Hanus, practicing yoga on mats.

Closing Prayer:
Thankfulness.
Dear Jesus, we are thankful for all you have given us. You stood with us in recovery from the spring flooding in March, loved and healed us as we did our best to start plants from seed in weather that suddenly went from frost and wet to hot and dry, watched over us through some violent summer storms, brought us a bountiful harvest of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and sustain us as we thankfully gather and eat your bountiful harvest. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

Closing Song:
No Longer Slaves
Jonathan David and Melissa Helser
No Longer Slaves https://youtu.be/f8TkUMJtK5k

Blessings, Peace Be With You! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

Never Give Up Celebration

Never Give Up Celebration for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Never Give Up Praying and Pleading
Never Give Up Praying and Pleading

Introduction: The Persistent Widow.
Jesus states his point about the judge’s lack of regard for people plainly and clearly. This man shockingly fails to hear the woman for the right reasons, but instead succumbs to the selfish concern that he not get bad visibility among those who judge him. Jesus wants us to pray and plead unceasingly like the persistent widow. Of course God hears us. The persistence will motivate our peer who is in a position to give us what we long for, a just result.
In our lesson in Genesis, Jacob is vulnerable but chooses to go alone. Our lesson demonstrates that no matter how formidable the challenge, there is light at the end of the tunnel and God will see us through.
Our Psalm 121 is a song of assent. At this time the requirement for the Jewish male is to make a pilgrimage to see the face of the Lord. Pilgrimage should be and is a holy inspired life change experiential journey.
In todays reading from Paul’s Epistle to Timothy, we are told to continue to follow in all we have learned from the biblical truths in Christs life. It is our calling in life to proclaim to others what we know from what we learn; Jesus Christ is there for us, all we need to do is believe, reach out and ask for His blessing. Pray to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There we find meaning and calling in life as Gods children and a member of the Christian community. We are called by Living Christs example to preach and teach by our example.

Opening Hymn:
Morning has Broken
Cat Stevens
Morning has Broken https://youtu.be/e0TInLOJuUM

Scripture:
Old Testament: Genesis 32:22-31.
Psalm: Psalm 121.
New Testament: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5.
Gospel: Luke 18:1-8.

Prayer:
God of power and justice, like Jeremiah you weep over those who wander from you, turn aside to other gods, and enter into chaos and destruction.
By your tears and through your mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may follow faithfully the path you show us. Amen.

I Will Lift My Eyes
Bebo Norman
I Will Lift My Eyes https://youtu.be/Te0hy2YcLgg

Prayer Intentions:
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.
Prayers of the People;
Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord).

Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Spirit Pour Out
Andy & Rachel Graham
Spirit Pour Out https://youtu.be/ERVSrqcUOCo

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Handshake of Peace

Confession
The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Communion Hymn
Come Holy Spirit
Vertical Worship
Come Holy Spirit https://youtu.be/-h4LTXywFiM

Communion

Prayer:
Holy One, we lift our eyes to you in hope and awe.
Grant that we may reject all apathy of spirit, all impatience and anxiety, so that, with the persistence of the widow, we may lift our voice again and again to seek your justice. Amen.

Closing Hymn.
Never Give Up
Lion
Sia
Never Give Up https://youtu.be/h6Ol3eprKiw

Blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26.

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God.

Peace and Joy!  Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus. Spirit of Peace. 

Got Cruciferous

Got Cruciferous Vegetables?
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

This last sunset we saw a hard frost, 26 degrees F., frosting everything exposed in the vegetable garden and some plants that were covered hoping to evade the damage the hard frost brings.

Autumn Frost Prayer

How glorious Your paint box, Lord, and the copper, gold, rust and amber You color Your creation. I listen to the crunch of an apple and hear the music of autumn. O, taste and see. How innumerable the seeds in a pumpkin, as wondrous as Your thoughts. But why do I never notice Your acorns until they fall from the tree? Marching bands, homecoming floats, tail-gating picnics and touchdowns,
we give thanks for these. The last of the corn and the first frost, they come with the harvest moon. But guard us, Lord, from the first cough and the first cold. For your mercies extend farther than any shooting star that drops from the sky. We dig out our woolens and parkas and warm up by the fire. Soon with turkey and stuffing and the sweetest yams, we will give our best Thanksgiving to You. – adapted from Rick Hamlin, Guideposts.

Presentation:
Cruciferous vegetables.
Cruciferous vegetables are among a winter cold crop group withstanding reasonable chill that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes. Cruciferous is a classification for members of the mustard family, from the Latin cruciferae meaning “cross bearing,” as the four petals resemble a cross.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber and low in calories, this will help you feel satisfied without overeating.

Meal:
For our meal today, we selected fresh Cruciferous vegetables from the garden. They all survived last nights hard frost under a cloth cover.
You will see we are dining on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes; all steamed in a stainless steel pot for two minutes.
For variety in nutrients and color, we added in fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, apples and pears; all picked fresh from the garden.

Fellowship:
Today we discuss initial plans for our annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Meal.

Exercise:
Today we stretch with Pastor Michael Hanus, practicing yoga on mats.

Autumn
Vivaldi
https://youtu.be/sgh5xjjgS_A

Steamed Cruciferous Vegetable Medley
Steamed Cruciferous Vegetable Medley

Closing Prayer:
Thankfulness.
Dear Jesus, we are thankful for all you have given us. You stood with us in recovery from the spring flooding in March, loved and healed us as we did our best to start plants from seed in weather that suddenly went from frost and wet to hot and dry, watched over us through some violent summer storms, brought us a bountiful harvest of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and sustain us as we thankfully gather and eat your bountiful harvest. In Your Name we pray. Amen.