Eleventh Week in Pentecost

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 It is amazing that with only a few clicks on a computer, we can dramatically alter photos. Such capabilities have led us to be a bit more wary. We find ourselves saying,...

Olive Branch Bulletin | August 2017 Newsletter

From Pastor’s Desk We’ve been talking a lot about and I’ve been thinking a lot about a pastor’s call. We issued a formal call for a graduate from our seminary in May. That call went unfulfilled along with most of the requests that other churches made for a...

Tenth Week in Pentecost

No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:14 Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union in the earlier 1960s, declared in regard to the first human to journey into outer space, “[He] flew into space, but...

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 We just finished a five-week sermon series on the Book of James. James talks almost...

Eighth Week in Pentecost

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 Scientific research among people facing serious illness or surgery suggests that prayer increases the likelihood of success. While some such studies could be explained away as psycho-somatic...