This is Morning Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer. I know you have watched live worship from home, and I recorded this brief (16 minutes) worship and teaching time from LIFEhouse to keep essential services in “home and temple” (Acts 5:46).

Friends,

We will be worshiping our risen Savior@ LIFEhouse this Sunday!

Here is a letter mailed out to the LIFEhouse community, Thursday.
http://bit.ly/33hlwGN

Here is a letter received Friday, from David Price, Liaison to The Faith Community for the Mayors’s Office.
http://bit.ly/2w6bqfM

We have followed all of the preparation guidelines as suggested. Since sending out our letter, however, here is more detail concerning worship.

– We will be live-streaming worship@ Facebook Live on our Church page https://www.facebook.com/lifehousela/

– For Holy Communion, I will wash my hands and sanitize, as usual. As an added precaution I will wear latex gloves and offer communion wafers only, an alternative option in our Lutheran worship tradition.

– We will not share the peace.

– We will not pass around plates during offering time. We will have plates to receive offering in the lobby (narthex).

Please remember to be generous during this time, even if you are not physically present in worship. The ministry of the church carries on during, maybe even especially, at this time.

This is a good time to consider giving online@ http://bit.ly/2vlEVdb, if you haven’t done this before.

I have personally spoken with all members of our community who are in the more at-risk category, suggesting they stay home, and will be checking on them throughout this time.

Obviously, we will be monitoring this current health situation, day-to-day and make decisions appropriately.

And now, in the words of the beloved hymn,

“Have no fear, little flock;
have no fear, little flock,
for the Father has chosen
to give you the kingdom;
have no fear, little flock!”

Brain and Bible

A 12-week sermon series of practical insight from deeper-than-usual Bible research, and world renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, “The most influential public intellectual in the world right now”- New York Times.

Dr. Peterson has had 100 million lectures downloaded from YouTube, 55 million podcasts, and the #1 worldwide best selling non-fiction book with 3 million + copies sold, 12 Rules for Life. This book is currently being translated into  50 languages.

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Dr. Peterson sells out concert venues of several thousand seats each with the most cross-generational and cross-cultural audiences ever seen! So far, 350,000 people from 165 cities around the world have attended. But, instead of a two-hour rock concert, audiences are inspired by two-hour lectures on philosophy, psychology, brain research and biblical teachings. Along with this, Dr. Peterson is also one of the world’s most influential critics of atheism.

…brought to you by…

Pastor David Housholder, The Well at Surf City, Huntington Beach (divedeeptogether.com) and Pastor Dana. David and Dana  have spent much time exploring Dr. Peterson’s work and are creating this teaching series together. Combining Dana’s years of experience in brain research and clinical psychology with David’s expertise in biblical languages and key cultural insights into the biblical narrative, this series will be helpful in strengthening faith, and provide key practical actions which can be taken to bring about transformation in people of all ages.

Coming September 15th@ 10 am!

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As we begin a new school year we take this time to bless our young people as they continue their learning in the schools they attend. We will take time in worship to bless and pray for students and their families.
Come join us and invite any friends who are students this year!

 

Proverbs

The greatest book of wisdom ever written?

Consider this:

“Within this divinely anointed compilation of Proverbs there is a deep well of wisdom to reign in life and to succeed in our destiny. The wisdom that God has designed for us to receive will cause us to excel- to rise up as rulers-to-be on earth for his glory. The kingdom of God is brought into the earth as we implement the godly wisdom of Proverbs” (TPT)

Summer Sundays@ LIFEhouse

 

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Advent Themes

As you may already know, there is an ancient  practice of following the days and months of the year focused on the life of the Church. We call this, “The Church Year.” Just like we have seasons in the way we speak of our calendar year, we have seasons in the church year.

We begin the church year with the season of Advent. These are the days leading up to Christmas. Each week of Advent is marked by the lighting of a new candle.

Advent is a time to focus on the coming of Jesus, both as the baby Jesus born into the world about 2000 years ago, and King Jesus who will return to bring heaven and earth together as one in the last days.

Promises of Advent is the theme for each Sunday of Advent. Each week we will hear how God follows through on promises in our life.

Promises of Advent Sundays@ 10 a.m.

December 2 Advent 1: A Promise Big Enough to Save (Luke 21:25-36)

December 9 Advent 2: A Promise So Ordinary It’s Easy To Miss (Luke 3:1-6)

Children present:
“LIFEhouse Living: All Things Christmas”

December 16 Advent 3: A Promise Each of Us Is Invited Into (Luke 3:7-18)

December 23 Advent 4: A Promise That Changes the World (Luke 1:39-55)