Second Week of Easter

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 Thomas, born a Jew in Galilee, was a disciple. He was willing to follow Jesus even under the threat of death. After Jesus had...

Easter

The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24 Have you ever said, “I can’t wait for this week to be over?” How about, “This is the worst day ever!” How many days have you just “wanted to get...

Sixth Sunday in Lent

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” John 12:23 The dictionary’s synonyms of the word “glory” include words like: adore, exalt, wonder, brilliance, grandeur, beauty. These words are all true of Jesus, but his glory comes...

Olive Branch Bulletin | April 2017

From Pastor’s Desk Jesus said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” – John 20:26-28 When human beings...

Fifth Sunday in Lent

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 Where do I fit in? It’s a question we’re always asking ourselves. When we were younger we learned through trial and error, mostly. Maybe we tried our...