Pastor's Note
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16

I would like to personally invite you to join us in our worship service each Sunday morning. Worship services are held every Sunday in the sanctuary and live on Facebook. At 9:00 AM we hold our contemporary service and a more traditional service at 11:00 AM. Previously recorded services are located on our Messages page to watch anytime at your convenience.

You'll find our service is a source of blessing and spiritual nourishment that helps you grow deeper in your relationship with God each and every week.

I look forward to seeing you.

Pastor's Note
A Note from Rev. Casey Estler, Senior Pastor

The Victory that Lasts Forever

Throughout my life, I was obsessed with reading about amazing figures of history.  It was amazing to read about men and women that influenced their communities, countries, or even the world. I'm sure we all have our favorites, but for me I find myself fascinated by people like Alexander the Great. Few people in history have had such an impact as this one man. So much of history was changed in his lifetime that even the course of Jewish history was influenced by Alexander's exploits. With his ambition and insatiable desire for greatness and victory over his enemies, he was able to create a huge empire that changed the lives of millions. With a man like Alexander, we believe that it is only with his kind of personality that a person can change the world in such a radical way. However, no matter how great people like Alexander was, even his victories eventually faded into history.  We humans are finite beings and though we can achieve grand victories in one era or another, eventually that victory is forgotten (it may even become meaningless). But we still have this innate need to achieve or experience a final and eternal victory, a victory that would last longer than the era that it was achieved. We seek this out because we want to know that there will be a moment that will transcend our human condition and bring about a new era, a time where we truly leave behind the darkness and finally walk into a brighter hopeful future.

Though there are still some waiting for such a victory, we know that victory has already been had. I think the reason so many people are still waiting for that eternal victory is because they cannot believe that a peaceful loving person like Jesus could conquer evil, death, sin with words, and sacrifice such as his. According to the logic of this world, we need a warrior; we need an aggressive conqueror that lays waste to his enemies, certainly not a person that says that we should love our enemies and that we need to turn the other cheek. But that is exactly who we needed, and is, indeed, the only person that can do what even Alexander could not. Jesus Christ was sent into the world for the sake of the world, to fulfill the Law of God and bring all to the very presence of God and most importantly of all, he has given us salvation and a chance at a new life. When he rose from the grave, he achieved a lasting victory over sin, death, and evil. A victory that was not enjoyed just by those that lived in Jesus' time, but also by all people that have existed in the past and those that will exist in the future. Through his words and sacrifice, Jesus achieved a victory that actually lasts forever.

May you have a blessed Easter,
Pastor Casey