Our Easter faith teaches us that we are called to serve our neighbor. Easter begs us to ask the question: “How will I now live for the Christ who died, rose, and now lives for me?” This is not always an easy question to answer and sometimes it can be hard to tell if our work is worthwhile. It may feel like the problems of this world are too much to overcome -- natural disasters, poverty, war, prejudice, and a whole host of other things. Our individual lives and collective ministries can sometimes seem small in the face of such incredible brokenness.
- Published: 30 April 2022 30 April 2022
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Originally titled ‘Hymn for Easter Day,’ Charles Wesley published the well loved anthem ‘Christ the Lord is Risen Today’ in 1739 – which was within the first year of his conversion. The song had its debut during the first worship service at the Wesleyan Chapel in London, England known as the Foundry Meeting House.
- Published: 24 April 2022 24 April 2022
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A nice thing about living in a big city is that we have access to all kinds of cultural foods. We have Mexican, Chinese, and Italian restaurants like everywhere else, but we can also find Japanese, Greek, Thai, Peruvian, German, Korean, Brazilian, and the list goes on and on. Each culture has its own unique food, and eating the food is a way to celebrate the culture.
- Published: 01 April 2022 01 April 2022
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Lent is a time to prepare our hearts for Easter and to think about our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. It spans 40 days and represents the period when Jesus was tempted by the devil in the desert. During this time, he didn't eat or drink anything.
- Published: 25 February 2022 25 February 2022
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We have PLENTY of items to sing praises to God. Work has been completed on the 1st phase of organ repair. Zach has been practicing and THIS WEEKEND we will hear our wonderful organ. The 2nd phase will be completed later this year. Today, the elevator has been repaired and now we can access Acker Hall, 1st Floor, and 2nd Floor with our repaired elevator. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
PHLC, we are truly blessed and getting close to the completion of this construction project.
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- Published: 05 February 2022 05 February 2022
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Revealing, Receiving and Following!
Epiphany starts and ends with a bang. The bright star begins the season, and it culminates with the Transfiguration a bright shining star of a different sort. This weekend the paraments are still white as we observe the Baptism of our Lord, but for the next several weeks the color will be green. During these Sunday’s the celebrations recede, and everyday life re-emerges. What the time between Christmas and Lent captures is that we limited humans can’t take it all in at once. We need a respite, a reprieve to reflect on what has been revealed as we examine our lives.
- Published: 21 January 2022 21 January 2022
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Please join us for our first concert in our Fine Arts Concert Series at Pacific Hills on December 12th at 3:00 PM. This concert will feature Dr. Mei-Hsuan Huang on the piano, followed by refreshments afterwards. This event is a free-will offering and open to the public. Pianist Mei-Hsuan Huang is Associate Professor of Piano at Iowa State University and a member of the Amara (Ames) Piano Quartet (Joanne Rile Artists Management).
- Published: 25 November 2021 25 November 2021
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Join us this Advent 2021 as we celebrate “Emmanuel – God With Us.” We offer midweek Advent services, Sunday services, and services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some of our regular worship service times have been adjusted for the next several weeks. Here is our schedule.
- Published: 18 November 2021 18 November 2021
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How did church music change during the Reformation? Every year we celebrate The Reformation and learn about many of the accomplishments of Martin Luther. I was recently reading about music and The Reformation and wanted to share this excerpt from an anonymous source explaining some of Luther's beliefs and changes to church music.
- Published: 18 November 2021 18 November 2021
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Pacific Hills is beautifying the new narthex area near the sanctuary, with mosaic art. Artist Rachel Ziegler has created custom imagery to complement Psalm 121:1, “I lift mine eyes unto the hills.”
Members are invited to participate in creating the actual art, by placing individual mosaic pieces on the art. Rachel will be on hand Saturdays November 6, 13 and 20, 9 am to noon, to guide and assist in this project. Join us in the narthex for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The piece is designed to fit the new wall in front of the coat room, and will be a prominent feature. Attendees will see the mosaic when entering and exiting the sanctuary. It is in tryptic form due to the weight of the materials, Rachel said.
- Published: 08 November 2021 08 November 2021
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