“Be ready with a meal or bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2 from The Message. For spring break we were blessed to entertain some angels from Concordia University in Irvine. Five college girls partook of our hospitality, building what we hope are lasting memories […]
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“Above all, hold unfailing your love for one another.” It’s Valentine’s Day and the table is laden with gifts: candy, cards, mugs, gift boxes, home-made pictures, bookmarks, and other mementos of the day of “love.” This unfailing tradition of including all on this day typically reserved only for romantic love elevates the occasion. One single […]
And God bless us all, everyone!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…seems as if there are more and more of them each year. We talked about splitting up households for Christmas Eve/ Christmas morning, but I for one am not ready for that! We reluctantly acknowledge, however, that we will have to eat in two locations on Christmas […]
Opportunities and influence
We had some great opportunities for international travel and influence several years ago when Rich was invited to Cambodia and to Kenya to teach pastors. The trip to Kenya was initiated by our friend and professor who is a native Kenyan. As we seek to practice partnership, Rich was accompanied by Ryan. After a LONG […]
This seems like the ideal time to start writing a bit about our church celebrations throughout the year. Taking a page from our Roman Catholic brethren, we attempted to create something of a liturgical calendar. Many years ago we saw the need for Christians to create traditions more aligned with faith and practice. Consequently, we […]
To elaborate a bit on our national connections: our pastors are returning today from a visit to Oregon/Washington. On their whirlwind tour they visited an Orthodox monk and Abbot on Vashon Island, and a couple of Christian brothers for the purpose of mutual edification and encouragement. In Oregon they attended a championship college soccer tournament, […]
At Church of the Servant-King we are blessed to enjoy partnerships locally, nationally, and even globally. Through the years our contacts have grown, and we are especially glad to connect others so that the ripple effect goes far beyond us. Here in the Los Angeles South Bay area we are connected to several congregations that […]
We began in 1974 in an attempt to be an authentic Christian witness. We began an “agenda,” the bare bones of essential ingredients to being the church. Through the years we attempted to flesh out that agenda in our life together. Some items on that document were leadership, growth, and living close (within a 10 […]