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John 15:3-5, 7, 16-17

3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.


As we all live in unusual days and weeks we seek places of solace and comfort. While our congregation is not meeting in person the words from John’s Gospel reminds us that we have what we need by abiding in Jesus. We are connected not just to Jesus, but through Jesus we are abiding with each other even from a distance.


You are invited to check this website and our Facebook page often for videos of worship services, Bible Studies, and daily prayer. Please feel free to contact us through this page for any questions or needs you may have. God will give us what we need to traverse these weeks through a wilderness that is unexpected. Abiding in Jesus will allow us to bear fruit even in the wilderness.


God’s Grace & Peace,


Rev. Kathy Israel-McLeod


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