Dear friends! We invite you to our worship service.
Revolving in a world that is guided by human ambition, we involuntarily become captives of the idea that everything exists for our sake. But the world was created by God and serves His purposes.
On Sunday, following the pattern of the first Christians, we gather together to worship God, confessing the great depth of our need and devotion to Him. We set aside our day-to-day concerns to focus on Scripture so that in light of what it says we may examine our lives, pray for ourselves and one-another, and share the joy of belonging to God’s family. We strive to be in fellowship with believers and desire that the Day of the Lord would not only initiate but define the rest of the days in the week.
We invite you to come and share in our blessing of the House of the Lord!
The Mystery of Jesus’ Compassion (Mark 8:1-21)
Sermon by Andrey Gorban.
1. In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them, 2. "I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance." 4. And His disciples answered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?" 5. And He was asking them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven." 6. And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people. 7. They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well. 8. And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces. 9. About four thousand were there; and He sent them away. 10. And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha. 11. The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. 12. Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation." 13. Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side. 14. And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. 15. And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." 16. They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17. And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? 18. Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember, 19. when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve." 20. "When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven." 21. And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?" (Mark 8:1-21)
Каждое воскресенье в нашей церкви проходят два утренних богослужения: в 9.00 утра – на русском и в 11.30 – на английском. Во время богослужения транслируется перевод на другой язык с помощью специальных наушников, которые вы можете найти у центрального входа в основной зал.
You are welcome to attend the first service in Russian at 9:00 am. You may listen to English translation via special headphones found at the central entrance to the sanctuary.