Worship Update

Services

9:00AM Sunday School 10:15AM Worship Service w/social distancing

Pentecost 24 - November 15, 2020


As we approach the last few Sundays of the Church year, we turn our attention to the eternal kingdom.  Though we find our busy lives constantly dealing with change, the Day of our Lord is coming and we have an appointment with the destiny prepared for us in Christ. As we wait without anxiety or fear, we focus on what he has done to prepare us for that date.  He called us from darkness into His marvelous light.  By the aid of His Holy Spirit, we learn to live as children of light, watching and waiting for His return.

November 8, 2020 - Pentecost 23


Welcome!

Our reaction when we have done wrong is to run and hide.  We come to this place not to run away, but to run to our God so that we may    eagerly await the return of Christ Jesus, our Savior, who came to claim us from the power of sin and death that we may be His own for all eternity.


All Saints Day - November 1, 2020


Welcome!

We do not recognize the saints of God because we see things from earth’s perspective, not God’s.  Surely the Lord knows who His saints are because He has clothed them with the robe of Christ’s righteousness. When we are known by Him, we are called children of God – and called to be His children. Then opportunities to serve become blessings, and even persecution becomes a sign of our identity as a saint of God’s grace


Reformation - October 25, 2020

Welcome!

God's grace is our refuge and fortress. We are not able to do anything to get into God's good graces; he has brought us there! In Jesus, God has given us a new way to be brought to justice. Our sentence is carried out through the blood of God's own Son, and we are set free from condemnation. In the new covenant of Jesus' blood, God forgets our sins and promises us eternal life as heirs of his kingdom!

Pentecost 20 - October 18, 2020

 

Welcome

Our great God has formed the light and created darkness; He brings prosperity and create disaster; apart from Him there is no God. As we ponder His goodness, may we see that because we belong to Him our work is produced by faith and our labor prompted by love, so that all people everywhere may know His salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pentecost 19 - October 11, 2020

 

Welcome!

We know that every good gift comes from God’s generous hand. He has supplied all our needs in Christ my Savior, and still in many ways we want more. May  we learn to be content with His gifts and to be generous in sharing not only material things, but especially the spiritual blessings of His love and forgiveness in Christ. 


 

Pentecost 18 - October 4, 2020

Welcome!

Our gracious God has planted us like a vine in His vineyard to bear good fruit by championing justice in this world. May we recognize opportunities to show His love to our neighbors in acts of righteousness so that we may live as a good citizens of His kingdom. 

 

Pentecost 17 - September 27, 2020

 

Welcome!

Confronted by God’s authority over us, we blame others for our resistance and rebellion. We refuse to acknowledge God’s command letting our selfish ambition destroy our relationships with others, preventing us from reaching out to help those who suffer. May we recognize Jesus’ lordship over us by becoming our servant on the cross, dying for our rebellion, and drawing us into eternal fellowship with him that we may be in service to other.

Pentecost 16 - September 20, 2020

Welcome

Whether we are first or last, least or greatest, the riches of God’s kingdom are there for all.  Recognizing His unbelievable and undeserved mercy, may we eagerly share these gifts with others.  


     

Pentecost 15 - September 13, 2020

 

Welcome.

We are reminded that God has good plans for us, sometimes hidden in adversity.  We pray that our time here would help us to see how He brings us blessings even through the wrongs we suffer from others.  As we know His love in Christ, let us be loving, even to those who do us wrong.

Pentecost 14 - September 6, 2020

Welcome.

We pray that in our presence here today we may see our sin and seek God’s forgiveness so that when sisters and brothers are found to be at fault we will be ready and willing to help them come to the knowledge of God’s grace and be restored to the family of faith for eternity.      

Pentecost 13 - August 30, 2020

Welcome

Christ has called us to follow Him. And so we are gathered here in this place.  At times we get discouraged and come to be reassured with His strong word and perfect will.  May we use the gifts freely given to give God glory that others may also receive His gifts. 

Pentecost 12 - august 23, 2020

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Moses, has called us to do some special work for Him. Today in our time here in His house we pray that we may see Him at least a little more clearly, so we may follow Him more nearly  

according to His will.

     

Pentecost 11 - 8/16/2020

Welcome

Our good and gracious Father, has made us His children and embraced us with His grace in Jesus Christ. May our time gathered in this place today help us cross borders of jealousy, anger, and fear to be at home with all those His love has claimed. Amen.

Pentecost 10 - 8/9/20

Welcome 

Our questions often come from hearts that presume we have all the answers.  May our time here this morning help us to hear God’s rebuke of Peter: “O you of little faith.” to overcome the doubt in our hearts and the doubt in our actions. Thus strengthened may we be eager to proclaim the Word we have heard so all may believe.

 

     

Pentecost 9 - August 2, 2020

Welcome!  

Jesus fed the crowds with plenty and had even more left over!  May our time here today enable us to recognize the plenty in His grace that we may be generous in sharing the leftovers of His love with others.


Pentecost 8 - 7/26/2020

Welcome!    God has chosen us with a love we cannot comprehend!  Even though His Kingdom  of grace is a free gift to us, we pray that we may always appreciate how precious His redeeming love is and be ready always to be ready to sacrifice great things to bring that gift to others.

Pentecost 7 - July 19, 2020

Welcome

Many of us suffer from “selective hearing,” that is, we hear mostly what we want to hear.  Even when it is our Lord speaking, Satan works to block out or pervert the message.  Our prayer this day is that God would open our hearts and ears to hear the pure message of the Gospel, and that He would give us power to go out from this place to share that message with others.

Pentecost 6 - 6/12/2020

Welcome to this place.

God spoke and the world was made.  He speaks today and provides everything we need for life.  We pray that He may speak to our hearts this day to fill us with patience in our suffering, hope in our waiting, and trust in our Savior.

       

Pentecost 5 - 7/5/2020

 

Thank you for being here.  We are burdened by our love of things while true joy comes from living in service to Christ.  May our time here today help us to lighten the burden from the bondage that ownership brings and strengthen our trust and reliance on Christ.

Pentecost 4 - 6/28/2020

Welcome. Sometimes God seems to hide His purpose  in unrecognizable ways. We pray that we  may always look behind the obvious to see His hand of love hidden even in strife and conflict as we make our journey along the rough road of Christian life.    

Pentecost 3 - 6/21/2020

Welcome - The Lord is our strength. He delivers us from danger and guard us from evil. May our time here in worship better enable us to respond to His call and be faithful to Christ our Lord so that we may not fear the terrors of this world but rejoice in His promise of eternal life.

Pentecost 2 - 6/14/2020

Welcome - God has called us to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths untrodden, through perils unknown. We pray that we might receive the faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we are going but assured that His hand leads us and His love supports us.

Trinity Sunday - 9/7/2020

Welcome - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." By God's Word the world was made. By God's Word the creation was pronounced good. After sin entered the world and that goodness was destroyed, God sent out his Word again, in the flesh, so that by his sacrificial death all nations might be re-created in God's image and blessed with the grace and love and fellowship of the Triune God. We are sent to carry that re-creating Word of God’s grace to all nations.

Pentecost - 5/31/2020

Welcome! We are glad that you are here. The Holy Spirit once came to a select few among God's people, but on Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection, it was poured out on many, an event for which Moses had once hoped. Today we celebrate God's gift of His Spirit to us - many and diverse though we may be - by which we are able to call Jesus Lord .

Easter 7 - 5/24/20

Welcome to our family of faith. Through Christ we are given the courage and strength to face the troubles of each day. May our presence here today help us to grow in the grace of Christ more fully that we may share His love more freely.

Easter 6 - 5/17/2020

Welcome! Thank you for joining us

We sometimes find it hard to find the right words when people ask about God and His love. May our time gathered here nourish and strengthen us and make us ready to tell anyone who asks about God’s gift of love in Christ and His promise of life in heaven.

Easter 5 - 5/10/2020

Welcome! Thank you for being here. We are a society of people who want to know the reasons and explanations for everything. We reason if we cannot understand something, how can we trust the outcome. Jesus calls us to trust Him and put our lives in His hands. May we know Him becoming His people, eager to declare His wonderful deeds as people called out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Easter 4 - 5/3/2020

Welcome! We are glad you are here. Jesus' promise turns hearts from despair to hope as it did for the first believers who lived in unity, sharing their faith and their food, praising God in worship and prayers. May we share this hope with one another and with those who do not yet know this hope.

Easter 3 - 4/26/2020

Too often we would rather hold to our opinions rather than be informed by the truth that comes from facts. The disciples on the Emmaus road saw their hopes and dreams that Jesus was the Messiah crumble because of rumors and lack of facts. A stranger joined them and put a halt to their uncertainty. The Word of God still reveals the Christ to us today taking us from bewilderment to bewonderment.

Easter 2 Worship - 4/19/2020

The Easter celebration continues! Jesus' appearance to His disciples on that first Easter evening with the message "Peace be with you!" becomes a word of reassurance to us today in the midst of our doubts and uncertainties.

Easter - 4-12-2020

ALLELUIA! HE IS RISEN! CHRIST IS RISEN, INDEED! ALLELUIA!

Good Friday - 4/10/2020

"Justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." (Rom. 3:24). St. Paul's words give us God's answer to the world's hopeless situation. In Jesus' death on the cross God declares people righteous despite their sinfulness.

Maundy Thursday 4/9/2020

Even though we are apart, we take time for renewal in our common Lord and in our common blessings.

Palm Sunday 4/5/20

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! As we celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem we set our sights on His Passion, His suffering and His death. May your time with us here in spirit be a blessing.

Lent 6 Midweek Devotion

We continue our look at "Lent: A Time for Renwal" We focus on "godly fear." For many, their fear of God is distorted, for others it is misunderstood. If we have ignored it or misused it or forgotten it, it must be retrieved and renewed.

Fifth Sunday in Lent - March 29, 2020

Our world seems to get us all tied up in knots. In the midst of our helplessness and hopelessness, Jesus comes to us with the words, "Unbind him and let him go." Join us as we worship together in spirit.

Lent 4 - March 22, 2020

Welcome! In a world where so many seem to put their trust in the accumulation of goods as trivial as toilet paper, we turn to our Father in heaven, the Source of our hope, light, and truth. May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to the Lord, our Strength and Redeemer.

Wednesday March 18

In light of the recent COVID-19 health recommendations, Rev. Michael Newman, President of the Texas District has prepared a brief video and a resource letter regarding gatherings and practices in our district. May your Savior fill you with strength, bless you with wisdom, and give you the gift of health as you serve God's dear people.

Tuesday, March 17

Blessings,

Let me begin by sharing a quote from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther when he was dealing with The Black Death plague:

“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God." Luther's Works Volume 43 pg 132

Following the advice and guidelines from President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbot, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Rev. Matthew Harrison (President LCMS), Rev. Michael Newman (President Texas District LCMS), and a host of other sources both in the news and online, we have made the decision to go ahead with our Midweek Lenten Devotions tomorrow, March 18. The rationale is that these two gatherings at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm pretty much fall in line with the guidelines of small attendance. Once again, please use your best judgment. If you are a person who is at high risk for any reason, please do not hesitate to stay safely in your home.

That being said, we have decided that we WILL NOT have services this Sunday, March 22. I am working on providing some resources for worship at home. Please stay tuned as things develop. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances, we will continue to monitor and let you know of any changes.