10am Outdoor Service as of November 15

Dear brothers and sisters,


In James’ letter he encourages us with the image that our Heavenly Father has “no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1). In other words, while ancient sundials constantly changed the direction of its shadow or while a second hand winds around on our watches during each day, God is the same; he doesn’t change. With all the changes to our lives these past months the Lord has gifted us with a more experiential way of knowing this. Everything is changing, but God’s power and grace to sinners like us remains! Amen?


Due to County & State health orders, we're back to outdoor worship. We're thankful to our host, the Army & Navy Academy for providing us a beautiful space overlooking the ocean.

  1. First off, rejoice with us that the Lord enables us to meet as a church family! No matter where we gather, every time we do is a gift from our Father of lights (James 1).
  2. To abide by our gracious host's regulations, please continue to wear a mask when you arrive & throughout the service. Our world is being torn apart: let’s stay united in Jesus and the things that God requires while accommodating ourselves out of love in things we might consider annoying. Everyone has an opinion about these things. You may even believe someone is living out of fear; be a Christian: love your neighbor as yourself. Amen?
  3. Even though it’s SoCal, late Fall & "winter" are still colder than normal. We have access to 6 picnic benches & we'll have extra chairs as well as pop-up tents; but if you're able bring a beach chair, warmer clothes, & even a blanket. We want you with us!
  4. In the event forecasted rain/rain on the day. Members: check your weekly email for our backup plan. Visitors: click "Connect" on the navigation bar above to email/call & we'll give you details.

Love,

Elders Hanson, Lule, Miranda & Pastor Danny (The “Consistory")

Welcome

“Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Paul to the church in Rome, 15:7)


Welcome! Lots of churches say it, but what do they mean? For "liberal" churches "welcome" means "you don't have to change." For "legalistic" churches "welcome" means "you have to clean up your life first." For us, we believe Jesus invites you, whoever you are, and that he promises to change your life from the inside out one day at a time.


We know that visiting a new church can bring either great excitement or anxiety. We’ve all been there. Part of that excitement and anxiety is finding your place in the life of a new church. This site is just one part of welcoming you into our church family, helping you understand our beliefs, worship, and life together. We invite you to join us in the worship of the glorious and gracious Triune God, learn the Word of God with us, get to know us in genuine love.


The Lord be with you.

Pastor Danny

What is the Gospel?

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark's Gospel, 1:1)


The "gospel" or "good news" is God's message to a world of rebellious sinners like us that he has provided a Savior to bring us back to himself: Jesus. By his holy birth, perfect life, sacrificial death on the cross, triumphant resurrection, and ascension back to heaven, Jesus saves sinners from God's wrath and from their own sins.


This message is the heart of the historic Christian Faith and our church families' preaching, teaching, praying, singing, and fellowshipping together. We invite you to listen to this 2-minute message and then join us: Video