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We are a vibrant family of faith rooted in God's Word, gathering together to worship, and equipped to share the love of Christ with the world.  We are a caring community that is passionate about serving others and growing closer to Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior, the source of our compassion and acceptance and the drive behind our desire to share God’s love.  

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

 

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A Message from Pastor Richard

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“Be Still and Know that I am God”- Psalm 46

            “Be still,” I kept repeating in my head as we practiced walking a Labyrinth together on Sunday. “Be Still.” That’s how I centered myself as I entered into the circle and began my walk to the center. And it’s amazing how that was so effective. This, in combination with concentrating on each step I took and focusing on my breathing, calmed me. It took a few minutes. My mind would still get distracted from time to time, but eventually I was able to focus solely on the journey. I felt present. I felt peace.

            It’s incredible what happens when the mind starts to clear. Even though I was in a room with others, I began noticing things I had not noticed. I very rarely focus on my steps as I walk, but I was watching my feet. I very rarely focus on my breathing, but I was paying attention to every breath. I very rarely hear silence, but the room was so quiet, I was no longer distracted by any noise. I was in the moment, removed from the busyness of life and could just “be” for a while.

            An important part of the process of walking a Labyrinth is being open to receiving. We’re so often doing. We’re so often talking. Receiving can be difficult for these reasons. But receiving is such an integral part of a healthy spiritual life. Because in receiving, we open our hearts to what God speaks to us.

            I’m not sure what God spoke to me in this Labyrinth experience. But I do know I left with a feeling of peace. It’s amazing the peacefulness that comes from clearing my head for a few moments and opening my heart to listen. Perhaps this was a gentle reminder that following God must begin by listening. By “being still,” not by doing. An invitation to practice “being still” is so comforting. And it’s a necessary part of a faithful life, so we can go out into the world and share that peace God gives us with all of God’s children.

May the love of God be with you all,

Pastor Richard

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Love in Action

“Love in Action” is the Church of the Hills mission team.  The primary goal of the Love in Action Team is to serve the needs of others locally, nationally and internationally. The people of Church of the Hills are blessed with unique gifts; although the size of our congregation is smaller, sharing these gifts remains a vital part of our outreach ministry.

The “Love in Action” Committee will guide us to be Christ’s faithful Witnesses. As such, we will share a deep life of service, and participate in God’s mission to care for the needs of the sick, the poor, and the lonely to establish Christ’s just, loving, and peaceable rule in the world. 

 

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