Posts from February 2022

2022-0227 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer –  Emily Eun Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – James 4:4-10 Sermon (Pastor Caleb) Series Title: James Message Title: World ANNOUNCEMENTS Service Update: Given the improving COVID situation, we will start gathering in-person this Sunday on 2/27 with 25 people limit).Register here before you come. You can continue to join our live streaming service at…

261. Return To In-Person Meetings

This Sunday (2/27), all services and meetings are transitioning to in-person. Bible studies will happen in person as well. House church meetings and Home Gathering will be subject to each shepherds’ / Youth Shepherds’ plan and situation so ask them for details. Weekly Youth House Church meetings can continue online as the service still has a capacity limit, and fellowship on Sunday is on hold. Many countries are dropping restrictions fast. England removed all COVID-related limits this week. Several states…

2022-0220 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer –  Edward Eun Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – James 4:1-3 Sermon (Pastor Caleb) Series Title: James Message Title: War ANNOUNCEMENTS Service Update: Given the improving COVID situation, we will start gathering in-person next Sunday on 2/27 with 25 people limit). Until then, continue to join our live streaming service here. Gospel Presentation Session (GPS): Next…

260. Can’t Improve What Is Not Measured

I heard a story of a well-known writer who told his pro golfer friend, “I decided not to keep score anymore in golf because I just want to enjoy the game.” The friend said, “Oh, you mean you decided not to improve.” Life is enjoyable when there is progress. I am not just talking about external, visible progress. Even when there is a lack of anything visible, we can sense internal progress, such as character change, improving patience, or new…

2022-0213 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer –  Sophia Sung Scripture Reading (Pastor Anthony) – Matthew 5:38-42 Sermon (Pastor Anthony) Series Title: Offended Message Title: Matthew 5:43-48 ANNOUNCEMENTS Service Update: Given the improving COVID situation, we will start gathering in-person on 2/27 Sunday (25 limit). Until then, continue to join our live streaming service here. Preaching Rotation: Pastor Anthony is preaching…

259. Size vs Strength

Continuing last week’s blog, I would like to talk more about our ministry using exercise analogy. (You can tell how much I love exercise!) People say there are two main types of resistance training: Bodybuilding and Strength training. Bodybuilding focuses on increasing the size of muscle. Strength training focuses on increasing the strength of muscle. Both create muscle growth, but one makes it a goal, and the other is a side-effect. Bodybuilding focuses on looking aesthetically pleasing. Strength training focuses…

Offended

Offended: What to do with the frenemy in front of me Most of the time in our lives, it’s not our enemies who offend us, but the people around us. When we get offended, it’s natural to get defensive. But what are we defending? Most of the time it’s our own ego. In the sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us a radically new way to deal with our “frenemies” (friends who sometimes hurt us), and it starts with choosing…

2022-0206 Bulletin

WHO WE ARE We are a multicultural, intergenerational congregation made up of house churches.  We exist to create a church unchurched people love to belong. PASTOR’S BLOG SUNDAY SERVICE Unison Prayer –  Sarah Cho Scripture Reading (Pastor Caleb) – Matthew 5:38-42 Sermon (Pastor Anthony) Series Title: Offended Message Title: Retaliate ANNOUNCEMENTS Service Update: Given the current COVID situation, we are extending online-only service for two more weeks, until 2/6. Join our live streaming here. New Family Class (NFC): This Sunday, 3pm @Zoom for 3 weeks. Register…

258. Plan For Strength

This week, the gym opened up, so I was glad to be back. I was thankful for a solid strength program that I trust and follow. Even after a month of break, I knew exactly what to do and how much to do, instead of being tempted to do too many exercises at once and knock myself out. On the first return day, I did three major compound exercises and called it a day. I think the Christian life is…