Love in Action
Fiddler on the Roof, the 1964 musical about an Orthodox Jewish family navigating cultural change, includes a duet by the main character, Tevye, and his wife, Golde. As they watch their daughters marry for love, they contemplate their own arranged marriage.
“Do you love me?” Tevye sings. After first deflecting the question, Golde recounts the many things she’s done for or with him during 25 years together — cooked, cleaned, endured hardships, raised a family. She concludes, “If that’s not love, what is?”
When Jesus speaks of love, he uses a word that might be better translated as “serve.” Above all, love is an action. Sometimes we feel loving; sometimes not. But Jesus calls us always to act lovingly. And in the end, serving is the best way to show our love.
Hours of Worship
We gather together for worship service on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30 am. Each week, during our worship service, we celebrate through prayer, song, scripture, message, and communion. In sharing of the Lord's Supper, we remember and honor Jesus our Christ. Everyone is invited to participate.
MVFCC Volunteer Opportunities:
1. The Friendship House needs you the last Friday of every month. Sign up at church this Sunday.
2. Neighbors in Need Food Bank is looking for donations of canned and dry foods. Place in the bins provided this Sunday.
3. Our Common Table requests financial donations for growing their congregation.
4. Family Promise: We partner with Salem Lutheran Church on a rotating basis to provide food, shelter and support for families who are struggling to find affordable housing and employment opportunities.
When Joan Luise Hill’s son survived a dire medical diagnosis, two friends recognized that divine intervention had occurred. Hill wasn’t so sure, though. “How could I have experienced a personal miracle in today’s world?” she writes in The Miracle Chase (Sterling Ethos). “Wasn’t that something that only happened in the Bible or to someone else?”
Then one day, during a visit to the park, Hill learned a lesson about everyday miracles. “There’s a white rainbow!” shouted her 5-year-old son. She told him it was just a jet trail, but the boy replied, “Not to me. It’s beautiful.”
That was an “aha!” moment for Hill. “Why couldn’t a rainbow be white?” she asks. “Maybe it was time to shift my thinking. Perhaps there are ‘rainbows’ all around us; but since we only see them a piece at a time, we mistake them for something else. Miracles happen. We may not always notice them, but they exist, and the choice to recognize a miracle is up to each of us.”
As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we believe our only creed is Christ. We shouldn't burden our lives with confusing rules of fellowship. There is no test of membership beyond faith in God's love and the Christ we have in Jesus, who leads us to reconcilliaton with God and each other. Our emphasis is placed on living in ways that confirm our beliefs and understanding. At our best, we carry out a ministry that makes a difference in the world and reflects the good news of God's grace extended to all people.
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Mount Vernon, WA 98274
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Our Common Table is a new Christian Community seeking to cultivate spaces of welcome for all people where we can explore and practice life in the way of Jesus together, seek holistic justice, and love and celebrate our neighbors and neighborhood.