As the church that serves the countryside, we commit ourselves to share Christ's love in action through our congregation, community, and the world.

"The Gospel of Mark"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, February 18, 2018.

"Breathless Moments"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, February 11, 2018.

Pastor's Monthly Message...Febuary..2018

The Religion of Sports

By the time this article reaches you, we probably will have been affected by the "Superbowl". Every year it seems we become more and more involved in our devotion and interest in sports. Most people are either involved in or avidly watch some form of physical competition.
This attraction to sports seems to be at the highest point in the fall or spring of the year when many of the professional; sports overlap. In the fall, baseball is wrapping up it's season, football is in full swing, hockey and basketball are beginning, hunting and fishing is at its best and most other activities like golf and tennis continue to attract attention.
For the most part, this is a good thing because it involves so many of us either as participants or spectators. For many, it is exciting entertainment. Some sports, like football, are annual community rituals, and add to a sense of community. For participants, on the other hand, in all sports it means added self-discipline and confidence, increased physical involvement and a healthy exercise of the competitive spirit.
Recreational sports have been with us a long time. The Lord was always an advocate of physical as well as spiritual strength, of a healthy body as well as a sound mind. In this sense the interest in sports has been good for our nation and communities.
But, as in all good things, there is a need for moderation and responsibility in our recreational pursuits. If some alien came from another planet they might well think that our national religion was football, baseball, golf or basketball. Unfortunately, they are the only "Worship" services many attend.

"Prophet or Pitchman?"

Click here to listen to Pastor Han Lillijord's Sermon, January 28, 2018.

"Go Fish!"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, January 21, 2018.

"Listening and Hearing"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, January 14,2018.

"The Day the Skies Opened Up!"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, January 7, 2018.

Pastor's Monthly Message...January,2018

Planning A Life

A Greek philosopher made the observation that an unplanned life was not very productive. Usually, he thought, individuals didn't know what they were going to accomplish, where they were going in life or how they would get there.
We, as individuals, need a plan for life, how to get rid of all the jumble and confusion. Most people, we might think, live day by day, concentrating on the pleasure of the moment, caring little for the effort that longtime goals demand. There is a natural tendency to be self-interested, but most of us don't pursue our own best interest. Instead, we follow illusions, momentary desire, mutual conflicting wants. We prefer whim rather than purpose, and we seek pleasure rather than perfection. We are so influenced by the world around us that we, all to often, choose short-term gratification over long term fulfillment.
Most of the time we find that moral errors are the result of shortcuts, attempts to get results in the wrong way. No result of any importance can be achieved in an instant.
The younger we are, the less likely it is that we have a plan for living. When we're young, our goals are usually immediate ones - things to do, things to get, things to be enjoyed today.
As we grow older and more purposeful, we begin to attempt to try to fit our various purposes together into a coherent scheme for living. We learn to plan. We learn we can't do it all at once, and we learn to be flexible in changing conditions to fit our most important goals.

"Designer Thinking"

Click here to listen to Pastor Han's sermon, December 31, 2017.

"Lord, Couldn't You Have Chosen Someone Else"

Click here to listen to Pastor Hans Lillijord's sermon, December 24, 2017.

12809 New Sweden Church Road
Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-281-0056

Rev. Hans J. Lillejord, Pastor
Cell Phone: 512-947-9044

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Services Held Every Sunday at 10:30am

Sunday School Held Every Sunday at 9:30am

Adult Bible Class Held Every Sunday at 9:15am


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