Noah (Faith and Obedience)

This week, I’ll begin a new teaching series, Growing in Jesus – Old Testament Characters, where we will look at attributes lived out in the lives of men and women of old, and how this applies to our lives today. We start with Noah, a man who ‘found favor with the Lord,’ and lived a life of faith and obedience to the God he loved.      

Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Pastor Ryan teaching again this week as we wrap up the One God – One Mission teaching series. As we do that, we will reflect on the potential downside of staying home: the temptation toward complacency. We will find that serving and being “on mission” is a non-negotiable part of following Jesus, and discover the surprising means God will use …

GO HOME

This Sunday, Teaching Pastor Ryan Cagno will share the message, Go Home! For many, when we hear the word “Missions” our minds call up images of exotic locales, adventurous exploits—perhaps even the miraculous intervention of God. And for most, our everyday Central-Pennsylvanian lives are far from exotic, adventurous, or miraculous. Yet God has more purpose in mind for our everyday …

Our Engagement with Islam

We are excited to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Jay Smith, to hear about his engagement with and heart for Muslim people. Due to a growing Islamic Radicalism around the world, and the increase of Muslims coming as refugees to the Palmyra/Lancaster area, there may be a sense of fear and timidity in the Church when engaging publicly with Muslims. Yet, Muslims …

To the Ends of the Earth

This week we continue this teaching series with the message, To the Ends of the Earth.  God‘s desire is that everyone accept His Son, Jesus Christ, and Christ alone, for the forgiveness of sin. Across all lines – no barriers – everyone has access to God, through Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sunday’s message will be taken …

Living as a Resident Alien

This week, we welcome Dr. John Reitz as our guest speaker.  Dr. Reitz will continue this series with the message, Living as a Resident Alien. Alien – a foreign national living on an official basis in a country of which they are not a citizen. For three years, Dr. Reitz has lived as a resident alien in the Middle East. His …

The Language of Redemption

Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Steve Mann, will continue the One God – One Mission series.  Pastor Steve will speak from both Genesis and Acts in sharing the message, The Language of Redemption    

One God – One Mission

This Sunday, I’ll begin a new teaching series based on the Book of Acts. What is the Mission of the Church? Better yet, what is the Mission of God? The Christian Faith affirms there is one God who has one overarching Mission in this world: to reconcile the world to Himself, freeing His creation from the grip of sin. One God – One …

Launched From a Solid Foundation

This Sunday we welcome Pastor Dave Musser, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, as our guest speaker. Dave will share the message, Launched From a Solid Foundation.  Food, Clothing and Shelter are often listed as the three basic needs of humanity.  Next Sunday, we will explore the three emotional needs of every child: Belong, Worth/Value and Competency.  As these needs are met …

Playing it Safe: The Ultimate Risk in the Kingdom

We welcome Dr. Craig Sider as our guest speaker.  Currently the President of MOVEMENT.ORG, Dr. Sider is also a former Bishop of the BIC’s Atlantic Conference.  He will share the message, Playing it Safe :  The Ultimate Risk in the Kingdom.  Jesus invites us to a life of adventure. Adventure occurs by taking what God has placed in our hands as individuals, …