Jesus is our Messiah. He may not be the messiah we want, but he certainly is the #messiah we need. Our task is now to live lives that show we #believe this, to live lives that try to make a tangible difference in our little corner of the world. Pastor Eric's Sermon from last weekend at Mt. Olive. #be a #follower of #Jesus - let #God meet you as you are. #makeadifference . . . . #sermonquote #pastorericshafer #mtolivelutheran_sm #churchcommunity #lutheran #santamonica #california #community #faith #inspiration
What brings you joy in your life? Let us know or tag someone in the comment section.
Our children lit the way into the church for St. Lucia (Lucy) today. In Norwegian countries, there are as little as four hours of sunlight during the Christmas season. Candles both brighten the church and symbolize the Light of God entering our hearts as we wait for Christ. 🕯
Warming up for this morning’s service #churchforthewholecommunity
What makes a saint? A halo? A cincture? A cross? Surely, a Bible. No, the only thing needed is God’s love and salvation which makes each and every one of us a saint on All Saint’s Day.
We were lucky to have a chamber group from @samohiorchestras perform for the photography opening and reception of #palestineUnlimited - beautiful photographs, beautiful music, beautiful setting.
We had a wonderful opening and reception for “Palestine: Unlimited” - a photography exhibit from the ten finalists in the first annual Karimeh Abboud Award Competition at Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem, Palestine. . The photography is by Christian and Muslim students who attend the Lutheran college, Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. The university is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land. The winning students were asked to share photograph interpretations of their country and its people, to help viewers “experience Palestine as it really is.” . The display can then be viewed in the rear of Mt. Olive’s church building through the end of October.
#repost @mistressofdivinity Hey, these two pastors are wearing stokes from their #mtolivelutheran_sm vicarage! #yay!
Jesus tells us that the only things we can hold onto are the things we give away: love and mercy and kindness and compassion. Pastor Eric's Sermon from last weekend at Mt. Olive. #love and #mercy and #kindness and #compassion #wegotthis . . . . #sermonquote #pastorericshafer #mtolivelutheran_sm #churchcommunity #lutheran #santamonica #california #community #faith #inspiration