First Covenant Services in the Promised Land

  Joshua 5:1-12; Acts 2:38-47; Heidelberg Catechism 75 & 76 July 2, 2017 ● Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: As we continue our study of the Book of Joshua, we found the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. God stopped the flow of the river upstream so the people made it safely across on dry ground. And God melted the hearts of the Canaanites on the other side in fear so they did not oppose the crossing. Today, we come to the scene at Gilgal where Israel camped after…

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday on the same day

  Today, hordes of turkey-stuffed shoppers in America will flood the stores in the early morning hours of what’s commonly called “Black Friday.” How did this day come to be known as “Black Friday?” History Channel’s story about its origin makes the most sense. Back in the 1950s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that…

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Visiting Our Church Worship 

Things to Read & Know Before Partaking of the Lord’s Supper With Us

On the first Lord’s Day every two months, we have a holy feast for our souls as we partake of the Lord’s Supper. You are invited to partake of this holy food with us if you read—and agree with—the following articles: “Four Views of the Lord’s Supper.” Our view is the last one presented. (Download PDF) We practice close communion. Find out what we mean by this in “Open, Closed, or Close Communion?” (Download PDF) When you come and desire to join us, please read “A Word to Visitors About the Lord’s Supper,” a brief summary…

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