Olive Branch Bulletin: February 2018

From Pastor’s Desk You’ve probably never heard anyone say, “I just love Lent because it makes me feel so happy!” Lent is a season of subdued jubilee in anticipation of and preparation for the joy of the promises that we can so easily take for granted. There are...

Transfiguration

Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Mark 9:7 Our planet has been visited by beings from beyond our universe—not by creatures from outer space, but by saints and angels, and even the...

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68 Peter and his companions knew who Jesus was. They had experienced the miracles of Jesus probably more than anyone. They had just served as waiters when Jesus fed...

Third Sunday After Epiphany

He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.” Isaiah 49:3 Hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth, Isaiah was inspired by God the Holy Spirit to reveal what kind of Savior Jesus would be. The prophet saw the Savior’s great work in the...

Second Week After Epiphany

And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11 I tend not to tell my kids that I’m proud of them – not that you shouldn’t say or that I would want you to feel bad if you do. It’s because I’ve seen what a problem...