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


"Christ the King"

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon November 20,2016 is now online.

"The Big One, for Better or Worse"

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon November 13,2016 is now online.

Pastor's Monthly Message...November..2016

What Is Important?
Distinguishing between Reality and Appearance.

One of the quietest authors/playwrights in English history is William Shakespeare. when I took a college course in Shakespeare I approached it with some skepticism as to whether or not he would have much to tell me as a young man. I found that every play I read had some major theme that was relevant for all time. One of these themes was the conflict between appearance and reality. In Shakespeare words, he told us that "all that glitters is not gold" and that "not every cloud engenders a storm". He further noted that "things sweet to the taste prove in digestion sour". It is time well spent to go back to the great masters of literature and reflect on their themes because truth is not limited to a time or a people. We, like the people of Shakespeare London, are living in a world of false images where it is hard to sort out truth from reality. It's a world where a political candidates hairstyle is more important to his campaign than his stand on world issues. It is a world where we know each other so superficially that some of our best friends are those who speak to us from a television set or twitter anonymously on a cell phone. It's a world where our dream homes are the slim facades of a television movie set, a world where we as humans put on facades because we are not quite sure people will like us without a veneer.

"Up a Tree"

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon October 30, 2016 is now online.

"Uncommon Arrogance"

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon October 23, 2016 is now online.

Grab Hold, Hold On Tight, Never Let Go

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon October 16, 2016 is now online.

Pastor's Monthly Message...October..2016

Importance of Friendship

One of the most important task that has been given us by our religion is "Love thy neighbor". That directive also includes "Love your family". This directive is a charge to be concerned about human relationships in our lives. It is about the business of creating friendship with people who make us feel comfortable and with those we share honesty and trust.
This includes everybody from mere acquaintances to someone with whom we share our most intimate secrets. The relationship we have with one another will vary from person to person but some kind of bond is always there.
If we feel we don't have many friendships it is quite possible that we don't give enough time to develop them. On our list of goals or "bucket list, developing certain friendships" usually does not appear on them. We simply assume that they will happen automatically, yet, the first rule of friendships should be to assign a top priority to them.
If we are to love our neighbor and develop meaningful relationships, we have to take an interest and spend time on them. If we are to be a friend we must care about others, what they think, what they feel, about their successes and failures in life. Friendship is a circle, since it cannot include the good points and not the bad.
Quite often, friendships end because they are inconvenient. We may have good intentions and good impulses for a strong relationship, but it might be too time and energy consuming to invest in them. Most of the time we are willing to do generous things as long as they are convenient for us. But friendships are quite often very inconvenient because it always includes the "giving of oneself".
Some of the most basic aspects of friendship are loyalty, ability to keep personal confidences, openness, ability to give support, a sense of humor, frankness, as well as personal time.

"No Spirit of Cowardice"

Pastor Hans Lillejord's sermon October 2, 2016 is now online.

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Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-281-0056

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Rev. Hans J. Lillejord, Pastor
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