How is church like Starbucks? video

8 Apr

Javalluia! my new favorite word!!


tree63 music video- Sunday

1 Apr

Sunday is coming!!!

Happy almost Easter everyone!



Amazing Grace- moving video

31 Mar

I am without words.. speechless, and that doesn’t happen often! 🙂



What is the church? – Video

31 Mar

I love this video- lately I have been struggling with what the church is. So many times we hear opinions about the Pastor,the music, the ministries we do at the church, but this video really reminds me that those things, while they are nice to have, they are NOT the foundation of what the church is!

Thank you for the wake up call!!!

Who is Jesus? Get the facts!!

26 Mar

He is God.

The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. Matthew 26:63-64

He became a person.

The Word [Jesus] became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14

He taught with authority.

They were amazed at his teaching, for he taught as one who had real authority– quite unlike the teachers of religious law. Mark 1:22

He healed the sick.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23

He hung out with the outcasts.

That night Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners. The Pharisees were indignant. “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” they asked his disciples. Matthew 9:10-11

He got angry at the religious fakes.

How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs– beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity. Matthew 23:27

He was persecuted unfairly.

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward. Matthew 26:59-60

He was tempted in every way.

. . . for he [Jesus] faced all of the same temptations we do . . .

Hebrews 4:15

He never made a mistake.

. . . he [Jesus] did not sin. Hebrews 4:15

But you know that he [Jesus] appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 1 John 3:5

He died, rose from the dead, and continues to live to this day.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, 1 Corinthians 15:20

He made it possible to have a relationship with God.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:16-17

He can sympathize with our struggles.

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses . . . Hebrews 4:15

He loves us.

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Ephesians 3:19

Trish Russell
Connections & Small Groups Coordinator
Sacred Grounds Manager
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
8425 West Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702-873-3589 -Church Office

Service Times:
Saturday 6pm
Sunday 8am, 9:35am & 11am

Sunday’s coming video

25 Mar





Live in me – video skit

16 Mar

This video really made me think… what are your thoughts???