Messiah Lutheran Brethren Church family knows there is LOVE, hope and peace in Jesus Christ.
We are located in the historic Pine Barrens of Central New Jersey. Please join with us as we Worship together each Sunday in our building & online below on this Website.
You can follow along from home or work with our weekly church fellowship & worship service below (scroll down) through Facebook Video Live Stream Link. Click the F to expand to full view.
If you are searching for a church, needing prayer, seeking peace OR just need to talk we invite you to look around the website and / or come visit us here in Presidential Lakes.
Messiah Lutheran Brethren Church is a local church that freely worships the Almighty God & His Living Son Jesus Christ with the fellowship and comfort of His Holy Spirit as we fellowship together at our services, events, and ministries.
For a detailed Statement of Faith and for more info on who the Lutheran Brethren are and where they fit in the family of Lutherans use this link: http://www.clba.org.
God's Grace & Peace Be With You,
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Elder Dave Blankenship
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The Scripture readings for 10/1/23 are Psalm 25:1 - 10
Ezekiel 18:1 - 4, 25 - 32
Philippians 2:1 - 18
Matthew 21:23 - 32
TODAY’S READINGS & MESSAGE
Psalm 27:1-9 Isaiah 55:6-9
Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30
Our Weekly Liturgy is below; PLEASE scroll down.
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In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
'Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand
CREATE IN ME a clean heart O God
and renew a right spirit in me.
Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your Salvation and renew a right spirit within me.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TOGETHER for our
Confession & Forgiveness
>> our confession has slightly changed & will updated this week<<
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
If We say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
LET US TAKE A MOMENT OF SELF-EXAMINATION AND REFLECT ON GOD'S PROMISE
Let Us confess our sins to God our Father:
Most Merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful & unclean. W have sinned against you in thought, word & deed. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present & eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, Renew us & Lead us, so that we may delight in Your will & walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.)
In the mercy of Almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins. Those who believe in Jesus Christ He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. May the Lord, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to completion in the day our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have posted these creeds below so you may follow along with our live readings of our weekly acknowledgements of our faith.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from
the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand
of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to
judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
I believe in one God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
Very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the Father,
By whom all things were made;
Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man,
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sits on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead:
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord and giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who spoke by the Prophets.
And I believe one Christian and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come.